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Plan West Inc. has been helping people achieve their land planning and land development goals for over 38 years.  Our team combines land use planning and site design to solve problems and facilitate approvals.  The Plan West philosophy and passion are based on helping our clients create financially successful projects while creating great places and great neighborhoods.

Land use planning at Plan West provides opportunities for development with flexibility that allows future projects to respond to changing market conditions.  Site and detailed design provides the unique character, sense of place, enhanced livability, and recognized market edge.  We treat entitlements as an art for obtaining approvals throughout the planning and design process.  With all of our services, we strive to balance the ambitious with the pragmatic

The operating philosophy of Plan West enables us to provide our clients with the personal attention of our principals and senior staff.  Our understanding of the real estate markets, combined with our technical skills, helps us focus consulting teams on timely solutions to achieve project goals.

A tribute to our personal approach and project success is an overwhelming majority of our projects come from repeat clients and personal referrals.

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David R. Brehm

With over 30 years of professional experience, David directs the entitlement process while carefully guiding the zoning, site design, landscape architecture, and detailed design of a variety of development projects.  His collaborative approach and rapport with municipal staff has been helpful in obtaining timely approvals.  His design and organizational skills have been a major factor in helping to establish flexible, but focused, zoning documents that are market driven and instrumental in creating pedestrian friendly neighborhoods and livable communities.


Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
Pennsylvania State University – 1975


Registered Landscape Architect - State of Colorado – 2008
Registered Landscape Architect - State of Tennessee – 1981
CLARB Certified - 1992

Professional Affiliations / Activities

Urban Land Institute

National & Denver Home Builders Association
HBA 50 Plus Housing Council

Denver Planning, Land Use Code, Consolidation Advisory Committee

Highland United Neighbors Inc. (HUNI), Denver Neighborhood Organization, Founding President, Planning and Development Committee

Gates Family Foundation, Member of the Public Art Selection Committee

Denver Community Leadership Program (DCLF), CU-Denver Graduate School of Public Affairs


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