Laberge Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Nicole T. Allen, AICP as Planning Services Manager. Ms. Allen has recently expanded her role and responsibilities with the Laberge Group to fully manage the planning department and direct all planning, grants and community development projects and staff.
Ms. Allen is a seasoned manager and has overseen the successful procurement and administration of funding for communities throughout New York State. With over fifteen (15) years of experience, she has developed
and managed a wide range of planning projects, including: comprehensive plans; brownfield redevelopment plans; “town center” plans; “complete street” policies; waterfront revitalization plans; government efficiency studies (i.e. consolidation, dissolution and shared services studies); economic and community development strategies; zoning regulations, subdivision regulations; design guidelines; and recreational studies for numerous communities.
Her comprehensive experience centers around developing realistic plans, implemented over time, by linking community needs with the priorities of local, regional, and state agencies. Her zoning knowledge has assisted communities with code revisions to address best management practices and a range of new issues such as alternative energy structures. In addition, Ms. Allen has served as a planning consultant to numerous municipal boards to oversee the site plan and subdivision plan review processes.
Ms. Allen attained a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the State University of New York at Albany, a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.