River Street Planning & Development

Planning - Program Implementation

River Street develops plans that are practical, feasible and implementable. We craft action planning tools including budget and capital improvement strategies, partnership agreements, financing, zoning and code systems, bid documents, procurement processes, and regularly staff implementation committees.

In recent years, River Street has designed seven successful small business training and technical assistance programs and has provided staff to administer and lead program delivery. River Street coordinates all outreach, marketing, technical assistance, loan review and underwriting and portfolio management. These programs have assisted over 500 new small businesses to start up over the past seven years.

For many years we have assisted our clients who participate in the Community Development Block Grant program to develop and implement economic development, housing and public service projects. Tasks include grantwriting, contracting, NEPA review, consultant selection and reporting. For other clients we provide staff support on planning and zoning issues, draft operating budgets, craft partnership agreements and help to resolve disputes between community partners.


  • Budgets and Financial Materials
  • Mediation
  • Program Administration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Funding
  • Program Staffing
  • Training and Technical Assistance