© 2018 veraCity, LLC.  

Land Use Planning | Project Management | Administrative Services

for Private Sector, Institutional, Special District and Public Sector Clients

 

Our Mission is to provide services to clients that need assistance and expertise to implement private sector minor to moderate scale development projects, or need public sector regulatory drafting, temporary staffing, grant writing or special project coordination.

Public Sector Land Planning

and Development Review

  • Amendment of Existing Regulations

  • Development of New Regulations, e.g. Zoning Code, Sign Code, Cannabis, Vacation Rentals

  • Development Review and Design Review 

  • Annexation Analysis

  • Land Use or Special Use Master Planning

  • Process Improvement Analysis

  • Act as "On-Call" Planning or Management Staff to support peak workloads or times of transition

Private Sector Land Use Submittals

  • Regulatory Research, Analysis and Advisement

  • Preparation of Land Use Applications—Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Non-Profit

  • Review of Approved Land Use Entitlements to manage Permit Processing, Implementation of Approved Conditions or Proposed Amendments

  • Preparation of Graphics and GIS Map Exhibits

  • Facilitate work with other Design and Technical Professionals necessary to complete the work

Capital Project Management

  • Grant Applications for Capital Projects

  • Grant Administration

  • Public Trail/Greenbelt Planning and Project Development

  • Property Negotiation

  • Request for Proposals for Professional Qualifications or Services

  • Management of Professional Services contracts, on client’s behalf

  • Project Budgeting

  • Bid Document Package Preparation, on client’s behalf

  • Project Permit or Licensing Submittals—State & Federal

  • Management/Maintenance Planning

Administrative Services
  • Meeting Organization & Facilitation—Lead or Assist

  • Meeting Preparation and Noticing

  • Reporting (Minutes)/Decision and Task Tracking

  • Required Filings (Local/State/Federal)

  • Process and Form Development

  • Budget Development and Oversight

  • Database Management

  • Public Information Materials for Website, News Media, Newsletters, Advertisement

  • Special Event Development and Implementation—Lead or Assist

  • Community Survey Administration

 
HOW veraCity HELPS YOU
 
WHY veraCity CAN WORK FOR YOU
  • veraCity, LLC is owned and operated by two seasoned, Glenwood Springs based Land Use Planning and Project Management professionals, Ellie Caryl and Andrew McGregor. 
  • We each have over three decades of experience working for local governments and the private sector. 

  • We know and appreciate the varied communities of the Eagle, Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys and respect that each has its own processes and goals.  We've collaborated with a wide range of citizens, elected officials, developers, property owners and agencies in the region and can put our knowledge and experience to work for you.     

  • We are a small firm with an interest in keeping costs reasonable for our Clients, and working in close collaboration to define goals,  schedule and budget.

 

  • We work with a network of GIS mapping, graphics, engineering, surveying and legal professionals that we can partner with on a client’s behalf to deliver a useful and accurate product.

 

WHO IS veraCity

ANDREW MCGREGOR

ELLIE CARYL

Andrew’s career in public sector land use planning has spanned more than three decades, including 19 years with the City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado as the Community Development Director, and previously as a planner with the City of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County, Colorado, and with Coconino and Mohave counties in Arizona.
Since leaving the public sector in 2016, Andrew has been self-employed working for private clients and as administrator of a local metropolitan district.  Andrew co-founded veraCity, LLC in 2018 with Ellie Caryl.
Andrew’s extensive experience includes:
  • Comprehensive and neighborhood planning
  • Development review, zoning adjustment and design review

  • Land use, design and zoning code draft regulations and implementation

  • Annexation analysis

  • Meeting organization and facilitation

  • Management overseeing multiple departments and employees
  • Liaison to numerous councils and commissions, boards and citizen committees
  • Municipal trail planning and construction
  • Budget development and management
  • Capital and Capacity grant writing
  • Attainable housing regulations and programs
  • Historic preservation regulations and programs
  • Floodplain administration
  • Recreation and airport department oversight

OUR PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Planning Association - Colorado Chapter

 

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

 

American Trails 

 

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association

Ellie’s career experience includes a mix of public and private sector, most recently serving as the ECO Trails Program Manager of Eagle County, Colorado for 19 years before co-founding veraCity, LLC in 2018.  While with ECO Trails, Ellie generated $3.7 million in grant funding, lead construction of 17 miles of county-owned trail projects and completed an additional 19 miles of pre-construction trail planning.
Previously, Ellie held public sector Current Planner or Long-Range Planner positions with Eagle County and Town of Minturn, Colorado and the City of Flagstaff, Arizona as well as private sector positions with planning and development consulting firms in Colorado and Arizona.
Ellie can offer you the following skills and experience:
  • Capital and Capacity grant writing and partnership development
  • Trail route planning including property research, feasibility studies and initial cost estimating
  • Local, state (e.g. CDOT) and federal government agency permit processing including submittal of NEPA compliant studies
  • Railroad coordination and permit processing
  • Building public support through news, print and web media, special events, and presentations
  • Negotiating right-of-way and easements with private landowners including appraisal, impact and mitigation study processes
  • Request for qualifications, proposals and bid packages
  • Managing consultants, contractors and the construction process through completion
  • Building public support through news, print and web media, special events, and presentations
  • Budget development and management

  • Internal and appointed committee organization and facilitation

  • Development review, zoning adjustment and design review
  • Land use, design and zoning code draft regulations 
  • County comprehensive plans 
  • Special topic plans including Sub-Area Land Use, Trails, Open Space and Watershed Resources
 

CONTACT veraCity

Andrew McGregor

Phone: 970-618-0860

Email: andrewveracity@gmail.com

Ellie Caryl

Phone: 970-618-2228

Email: ellieveracity@gmail.com