LSL Planning, Inc.

LSL Planning, Inc.

The LSL Team

LSL’s reservoir of talent is unmatched for its depth, years of experience, and range of planning skills. Specialists in master planning, zoning, transportation, and many other areas of practice bring a national perspective and fresh insights to each assignment. Every client is served by senior-level professionals totally committed to excellence and client service.

Founding Partners

Bradley K. Strader, AICP, PTP
Planning Division Manager
With nearly 30 years of professional experience, Brad has prepared dozens of master plans, corridor studies, transportation plans and zoning ordinances. He has also co-authored several planning handbooks, including the "Planning and Zoning Handbook" for the Michigan Association of Planning and the MDOT guide "Evaluating Traffic Impact Studies." In demand for his broad planning knowledge and experience, Brad regularly conducts seminars on planning, zoning, and transportation topics and is a frequent speaker at state and regional planning conferences. He was a cofounder of LSL Planning, and is now a planning manager for SAFEbuilt.

Paul M. LeBlanc, AICP
Planning Manager
Paul was a co-founder of LSL and now a planning manager for SAFEbuilt. Paul is approaching 40 years of community planning experience throughout the Midwest. He has worked with a multitude of public and private-sector clients on varied assignments, including award-winning master plans and corridor studies, as well as zoning and land development regulations. A recognized zoning expert, Paul is frequently called upon to testify in zoning litigation matters.

Planning Staff

Brian Borden, AICP

Senior Planner
In high demand for his development review skills, Brian serves many communities throughout southeastern Michigan. His experience runs the gamut from commercial and industrial properties to condominium and residential developments. Brian blends his local government and consulting experience to assure high quality reviews and targeted zoning amendments for his communities.

Charlotte Kraus
Office Manager

Sherrin Hood, AICP, FBCI
Senior Planner
With over fifteen years of planning and zoning experience, Sherrin provides both day-to-day planning services and manages special projects to an array of clients. Her positions as former municipal planner and zoning administrator for both rural and fast-growing communities have proven helpful when crafting clear, practical and enforceable zoning solutions. Sherrin is certified through the Form-Based Code Institute, and has helped many communities develop, refine and enforce codes for downtowns, transportation corridors, subareas and special districts. She has managed development of DDA/TIF plans, Complete Streets projects, parks and recreation plans, farmland preservation programs and master plans, and has assisted with environmental, public involvement, visioning and other specialized projects.

David Jirousek, AICP
Senior Planner
David Jirousek has 12 years of town, county and regional planning experience in both private sector consulting and public sector planning. Prior to joining LSL, David served as a planning consultant, County Director of Planning and Building Services, Senior Town Planner and Regional Planner. Current assignments include ongoing zoning administration, master plan updates, zoning ordinance revisions, special projects, and plan implementation.

Kathleen Duffy, AICP, NCI
Project Planner II
Along with her master’s degree in urban planning, Kathleen draws on her undergraduate background in architecture to provide both community planning and design services at LSL. Her experience in neighborhood planning, housing, historic preservation, and urban design provides a strong base for comprehensive plans and neighborhood revitalization. Kathleen assists managing a wide variety of LSL projects including comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, community development projects, transportation plans, and public involvement.

Daniel Beard, FBCI

Assistant Planner

With degrees in planning and urban design, Daniel utilizes his knowledge and technical skill to provide services on a variety of planning and design projects. He has contributed to several recent LSL projects, including comprehensive plans, motorized and non-motorized transportation plans, and form-based codes. Daniel has also provided urban design services, led public involvement efforts, and composed plan documents for multiple LSL clients. His experience allows him to bring a fresh perspective and the latest design techniques to the LSL team.


Maxwell Dillivan

Assistant Planner

Recently arriving to LSL with degrees in geography and urban planning, Maxwell brings the latest skills and techniques in the field providing services in planning and design. His background includes geographic information systems (GIS), research and data collection, motorized and non-motorized transportation planning, environmental planning, and urban design. Maxwell assists on a diverse set of projects at LSL ranging in size and scope. He has created plan documents for public and private clients including sub-area studies, parks and recreation plans, and comprehensive plans.

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