Services

The activities of the RPCGB benefit local governments in the region in several ways. In many instances, the activities of the RPCGB are prerequisite to the eligibility for Federal project construction funds for local governments. Although not an exclusive benefit to any one government, these certification activities are considered a major responsibility of the RPCGB. These activities result in substantial benefits to the region and help assure eligibility for public and private funding when member governments need financial assistance for projects such as transportation, economic, and community development.

Funds contributed by member governments are matched with various Federal and State grants which enable the RPCGB to undertake the following activities. Many of these services are provided as part of the overall operations of the RPCGB staff, while others are provided on a contract for fee basis negotiated to benefit RPCGB member governments.

Regional Planning/ Intergovernmental Cooperation

A major emphasis of the RPCGB is overall regional, multi-jurisdictional planning, including the following:

  • Regional Comprehensive Planning
  • Special corridor and multi-jurisdictional studies
  • Strategic development planning
  • Water Quality and other environmental management planning

Community Planning

The RPCGB is a resource used by member governments for a variety of purposes. The RPCGB has staff expertise and can assist governments in the following areas:

  • General community plans to meet Local, State, and/or Federal needs
  • Housing counts and structural condition surveys
  • Land use surveys
  • Community and Public facilities’ analysis and needs assessment
  • Zoning Ordinances and Maps
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Preparation or updates of municipal base maps

Transportation and Transit Planning

  • Long Range and Transportation Improvement Program
  • Planning for Urbanized Area
  • Transit Planning
  • Traffic counts and surveys
  • Corridor analysis
  • Limited traffic operations and safety studies and plans
  • Other specific studies and plans
  • Highway and traffic safety
  • Greenways, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Information Management & GIS

The IM Division is responsible for all information technology requirements and data management for RPCGB’s divisions, as well as services to member governments that include the following:

  • GIS data development and analysis
  • GIS deployment assistance
  • ASDC affiliate and data repository
  • Redistricting and site analysis
  • Population and Employment data and forecasts

Economic Development

  • Business Assistance and Regional Revolving Loan Program
  • Economic development data and planning
  • Community profiles and brochures for prospective industries
  • Industrial site inventories and studies
  • Development needs analysis
  • Federal and State assistance for economic and
  • Community development projects
  • Assistance in securing business financing
  • Community Development
  • Assistance in securing Federal and State aid
  • Distribution of program information and regulations
  • Preparation of pre-applications and applications
  • Assistance with grant administration and management

Community Development

  • Assistance in securing Federal and State aid
  • Distribution of program information and regulations
  • Preparation of pre-applications and applications
  • Assistance with grant administration and management

Governmental Services and Special Projects

  • Special assistance to rural areas
  • Capital improvements programs and budgets
  • Financial Capability Studies
  • Operating budgets
  • Utility Studies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Special Studies
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Annexation Studies
  • Downtown traffic circulation and pedestrian movement plans
  • Parking Studies
  • Retail and Industrial market analysis