The Brent Planning Solutions Team provides full-service project management, land use planning/permitting and environmental planning services. We are proud of our well-earned reputation for delivering exemplary services to some of the area’s finest clients.
Laura S. Brent, AICP, owner of Brent Planning Solutions, offers a balance of professionalism and visionary leadership to the environmental/land use planning field. Laura has extensive experience in urban planning within the Puget Sound region and is a recognized expert in permitting, project management and the implementation of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Throughout her career, Laura Brent has been recognized as a local leader and innovative entrepreneur. The Snohomish County-based land use consulting firm is experienced and knowledgeable about the ever-changing local, state and federal regulations. Bringing decades of experience, Laura effectively manages staff while coordinating sub-consultants and meeting project timelines and budgets. While representing hundreds of public agency projects and private developments, Ms. Brent has provided permitting expertise on federal, state and local levels, and is well respected by those jurisdictions as an outstanding professional in the field. As the owner of her own firm, Brent Planning Solutions, Laura Brent strives to build connections with leaders in the region to provide integrated services for all aspects of your project. Ever building on her contemporary planning knowledge, Laura strives to balance economic growth with protecting our natural environment and preserving the high quality of life we enjoy in the Puget Sound region. In today's land use environment, both development planning and permitting needs to be approached with a new awareness and sensitivity. Laura and her consulting teams have the management skills required to balance the needs of agencies, jurisdictions, communities and - most importantly – you – the client.
Paula Townsell, Special Project Planner, is a strong consulting team leader who will deliver expertise in environmental assessments, feasibility studies and land use applications. Paula Townsell and Laura Brent have worked together on land use projects and permitting solutions through significant regional growth of the last three decades. Their blend of planning knowledge, experience and problem solving has resulted in a positive, effective and very successful approach, which stands the test of time. Paula's expertise includes visioning the project processes, providing detailed project research, understanding current codes/regulations and preventing potential project impacts, as well as thorough and timely oversight and completion of permit applications and environmental documents. Her work as a consultant with the Brent Planning Solutions team serves to strengthen our commitment to providing the highest quality of services resulting in excellent results while mindful of maintaining competitive costs for our clients.
The Local Community (Volunteer Work and Sponsorship)
Brent Planning Solutions has a rich history of volunteer work to support the needs of the community. As a further commitment to our high quality of life in the Puget Sound region, we actively participate with both our time and resources to support area non-profits with various fundraising events, provide corporate sponsorships, and also have direct involvement in local community projects including: