Developing Innovative Ideas
For Your Tomorrow


The firm specializes in serving as an Owner’s Representative and managing complex design/construction projects. We execute various services, such as researching fund availability, assisting in applying for those funds, development feasibility studies, design, scheduling, and project management.


Innovative Planning’s team is trained to research, analyze, and plan regardless of the topic. Clients trust us to deliver projects with innovative concepts, reliable information, and strategic recommendations.


Innovation comes by breaking barriers and not working within a structured framework. Innovative Planning’s design process is flexible and fluid. As a result, the client gets what they want….not what the designer wants.


City of Carmel

City of Carmel Redevelopment Commission (CRC)

2014 - 2017, Innovative Planning led the development initiatives for the CRC. During that time, public-private-partnerships (P3) were structured resulting in over $1 billion of private investment within a 2-mile radius of downtown Carmel, IN. P3 projects included- but not limited to: City Center by Pedcor Companies, Midtown by Old Town Development, Ambrose, Monon and Main by Lazzara Group, The District by Edward Rose, and Proscenium by Anderson Birkla; and led design projects like the Monon Trail Urban Section Enhancements, Monon Plaza at Sun King, Carmel Ice Skating Rink and Carmel Christkindlmarkt, and the Sophia Square Public Plaza.

Eleven Park

Eleven Park

Eleven Park in Indianapolis, IN is a transformative mixed-use develsopment that includes a professional soccer stadium. The proposed $550M development will generate and support local business, contribute to local culture; and engage fans with intentional design. Innovative Planning’s scope is to bring this development to life by helping the Developer structure a public and private partnership with Indianapolis and the State of Indiana, facilitate an efficient and creative design process for a professional soccer stadium and the development’s mixed use buildings including apartments, office, retail, and a hotel.

Ritz Charles

Ritz Charles Renovation

Ritz Charles in Carmel is one of the leading banquet halls and wedding receptions locations in Central Indiana. Innovative Planning is working with the Owners to design exterior and interior updates to the facility to create a remarkable and memorable experience. We implemented a swift and fluid design build process with the selected contractor. Key design principles included: (a) create a gracious and straight forward entry sequence, (b) focus views away from back of house activities, (c) update the exterior and interior venue space to create moments to remember.


Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW)

ROW is a collective impact initiative that has changed the quality of life and ecology along Indianapolis waterways and surrounding neighborhoods since 2010. Innovative Planning led ROW during its initial years providing visionary and adaptive leadership, initiating and implementing placemaking projects, seeking / writing / managing grants, doing public outreach and advocacy, and stakeholder management. Innovative Planning wrote a $1 million grant for ROW from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Fund and was awarded the full amount. We also led and facilitated community forums in Indianapolis neighborhoods for ROW projects.

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