Planning

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PGA’s Planning Group strives to achieve greater outcomes for our clients and the communities we work with. We do this by providing plans and documents that lead to implementation. We use strong planning processes which identify incremental phasing of projects and improvements and financial options to fund projects that get built.

Our number one goal as professional Planners is to enhance the quality of life within our communities. We work alongside the people who live, work, and play in the communities of each of our projects to gain a deep understanding of the uniqueness of the area and the needs and desires of the people who use the facilities and amenities we plan for. Integrating transportation and land-use planning strategies and policies is the key to ensuring we create great places and spaces for everyone to enjoy. We believe in bringing people together to make lasting decisions about the built environment.  We use highly collaborative methods with stakeholders to achieve consensus for path forward by engaging everyone in the process: residents, business owners, community leaders, elected officials, and government agency staff.

Our team members are recognized throughout the state and nationally as subject matter experts on planning topics like Complete Streets, bicycle and pedestrian safety, context classification, and context sensitive design. We have performed new Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) analyses for FDOT, have led initiatives to integrate transportation and land-use planning along corridors, and policy implementation.

Specialties include:

  • MPO/TPO and policy planning
  • Multimodal planning
  • Safety action plans
  • Roadway safety audits
  • Traffic analysis
  • Corridor studies
  • Integrated transportation and land use studies
  • Trail network planning
  • Public Involvement

Senior Staff

Peyton McLeod

Peyton McLeod, PTP

Associate, Planning Group Manager

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Peyton McLeod

Peyton McLeod, PTP

Associate, Planning Group Manager

Areas of Expertise:
Multimodal studies/planning/safety analysis; Traffic impact analysis

Peyton can frequently be found on the tennis court, playing board games with his wife and two sons, or in front of the TV watching college sports or the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lucas Cruse

Lucas Cruse, AICP

Chief Planner

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Lucas Cruse

Lucas Cruse, AICP

Chief Planner

Areas of Expertise:
Complete Streets planning and design

Lucas started in Illinois, and he has since lived and worked in all four corners of the US. Outside work, most of his time is spent with his twin daughters, Avery and Stella, and his partner, Brooke. He also plays guitar and schemes regular trips to the southern Rocky Mountains.

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Katie Habgood

Katie Habgood, AICP

Chief Planner

Areas of Expertise:
Complete Streets and Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

Katie has nearly 20 years as a Transportation Planner includes six years in the public sector at a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and more recently in the private sector here in Tampa. Outside of work, Katie is an avid reader, sewist and quilter, hiker (ask her for local trail recommendations!), and mom to two.

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