Practices / Transportation & Planning

Stewart is highly respected in the transportation and planning fields, offering various services that meet the needs of our clients across the Carolinas. We consistently strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients and assist in improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Community Planning

Long Range Services

  • Comprehensive and Land Use Plans
  • Small Area Plans
  • Urban Design
  • Downtown and Streetscape Plans
  • CAMA Land Use Plans
  • GIS Mapping
  • Scenario Planning / Land Use Suitability Analysis
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Community Engagement and Meeting Facilitation

Current Planning Services

  • Land Development Ordinance Assessments
  • Unified Development Ordinances
  • Code Writing
  • Development Plan Compliance Review

Stewart’s community planning team is a response to our clients’ needs for building healthy, equitable, resilient, and connected communities. Now, more than ever, our towns, cities, and counties are adapting to changing demographics, land use trends, environments, and technologies.

Many firms can write and update land use plans and development codes. Stewart is different in that we also utilize these documents on a daily basis. Stewart brings together planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and engineers to provide a data-driven and design-oriented approach that results in better plans and stronger communities. Our planners work with municipalities and counties across North Carolina and South Carolina, focusing on small to mid-sized communities and building on Stewart’s firm-wide focus on interdisciplinary collaboration.

As former public sector planners, we also possess insight into the complexities of governing. Our experience allows us to manage competing interests, clearly explain complex concepts, and develop realistic implementation strategies. We consistently strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients and the communities where we work.


Stewart has been named a Preferred Partner by the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM). The League endorses a very limited number of consultants that meet certain criteria and standards, including superior qualifications and an excellent record of service to municipalities.

Community Viz

Stewart is one of only four firms worldwide endorsed as a Gold Consultant by CommunityViz.


  • NEPA Environmental Documentation
  • SEPA Environmental Documentation
  • Corridor Studies
  • Bike/Ped Mobility Plans
  • ADA Transition Plans

Stewart is highly respected in the transportation field, offering roadway, greenway, mobility, and bridge design as well as transportation planning. We have proven expertise in working with our clients to achieve their vision, within desired schedules and budgets. Many of our engineers and planners started their careers at NCDOT, and we have a thorough working knowledge of the standards and requirements of transportation design in North Carolina. Stewart’s experience with a wide range of clients, including municipalities, state departments of transportation, and private developers, allows us to tailor our approach to our clients’ needs. Our approach to collaboration can be found throughout each of our projects.

Viewed as an extension of their team, our clients know whenever they partner with Stewart, they don’t have to worry whether or not a project will be delivered on time or on budget. We pride ourselves on always being accessible throughout the duration of a project and going above and beyond to deliver the best outcome for our clients.


Roadway Design

  • Bridge Approach Designs
  • Multi-Lane Widening
  • Interchange Designs
  • Intersection Designs
  • Traffic Control & Pavement Marking Plans
  • Signing

Structure Design

  • Highway
  • Railroad
  • Pedestrian
  • Culvert Design

Related Team

Doug Taylor, PE

Vice President | Practice Leader

David Ruggles, PE

VP | Manager of Bridge Design


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