November 13, 2019

From creating new master and recreation plans to adding a new member to our team, and everything in between, BRI has had a busy and fulfilling fall. To learn more about what we've been up to, please read the fall edition of our Northern Michigan Newsletter. 

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December 20, 2018

It's been a great year working with our community neighbors (and beyond) in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Our year-end edition of the Northern Michigan News is out: meet our new Parks & Recreation Planning Professional in the Petoskey office, learn more about the the now complete (and award-winning) Petoskey Downtown Greenway, and more.

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November 29, 2018

We are delighted to learn that the Petoskey Downtown Greenway South Segment (DGS) has been selected by the Michigan Recreation & Park Association (mParks) to receive a Park Design Award.

This South Segment of the Petoskey Downtown Greenway (DGS) is a 1,560’ long, nonmotorized accessible paved trail that links downtown Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park to the historic Emmet Old Town neighborhood. The trail also represents the second phase in the city’s efforts to complete a 1.1 mile, regional nonmotorized accessible trail that ut...

November 16, 2018

Beckett & Raeder, Inc., is pleased to have a role in Negaunee taking important steps forward by approving the city’s first-ever economic development plan.

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September 12, 2018

Ann Arbor, Michigan – September 12, 2018 – Beckett & Raeder, Inc. (BRI) will receive three Planning Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP/APA Michigan) this year. The awards ceremony will take place at MAP’s annual conference, Planning Michigan, on September 20, 2018 at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Planning for Community Resilience in Michigan: A Comprehensive Handbook, 
    Best Practice Award

  • Jackson Downtown Streetscape, Urban Design Award

  • Project Rising...

August 9, 2018

We’re pleased to work with the Traverse City and Garfield Township communities to consider the future of these important public spaces. Looking forward to what the coming months bring.

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July 12, 2018

Beckett & Raeder (BRI) enjoys working with many Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula communities. With offices in Petoskey and Traverse City, we are also members of the greater northern Michigan community. Please take a moment to read the summer 2018 BRI Northern Michigan newsletter. Current client projects in Northern Michigan and BRI news are highlighted, including new BRI Engineering staff, a new vision for the Cadillac Corridor, Climate Health Adaptation efforts across the state, an award for BRI, and the City of Peto...

June 20, 2018

Marisa Laderach, GIS Specialist at Beckett & Raeder, Inc. has just accepted an award on behalf of the firm at the IMAGIN conference in Traverse City. The IMAGIN (Improving Michigan’s Access to Geographic Information Networks) conference is the statewide GIS conference held in Michigan each year. Alongside longtime client Acme Township, the two were recipients of the GIS Innovation award, which is presented to an organization that finds innovative ways to use geospatial solutions. 

In particular, a solar suitability analysis...