Read the draft Master Plan now!

A draft is now available for public review and comment. Click here to access a PDF version of the document. You can add your comments and questions directly to the document, contact us using the contact form below, or email Andrew McCown at A.McCown@gaiconsultants.com.


About the project

The City of Bartow is interested in undertaking a Master Planning effort that is both Citywide, as well as targeted around several key focus areas. One of the key drivers for the project is the relationship and possibilities for downtown, the adjacent residential neighborhoods, connective corridors and the expanded suburban growth areas, with a desire for increased employment / job growth while enhancing overall community character.

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We appreciate your involvement in defining the Bartow that you want to see! Your perspectives will help us decide what to invest in. We value your time and your ideas, because they will .

Bartow Walking Tour
Emerging Themes Map
Blake Drury, AICP

Director of Urban Planning and Design

Tom Kohler

Senior Director of Economic and Real Estate Services

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Andrew McCown, AICP

Urban Planner and Project Manager of Bartow Plan

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Wes Shaffer, AICP

Urban Planner 

The Community Solutions Group is a unique team of landscape architects, urban designers, land use planners, public finance and economic development specialists, and public administrators who capture the full dimensions of strategy and solution. Committed to positioning cities for a sustainable future, we are recognized for delivering insightful, thorough, and technically sophisticated solutions. We embrace a philosophy that values the complex interrelation of people, place, and policy while considering a project’s ability to positively impact its investors, community, and setting.

GAI’s Community Solutions Group listens carefully and actively, questioning assumptions with positive energy and fresh ideas. We seek to understand our client, the place and its context, and the real substance of issues before we act. We are passionate about our work, care for people, and are purpose-driven practitioners with a track record of positive outcomes.

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