Hunt & Associates

City Building and Town Planning

"Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood."
--Daniel Burnham


The Hunt & Associates team is comprised of seasoned professionals possessing both public and private sector experience as practitioners and policy makers.  This is an important feature of the firm, as planning and development involve both sectors to bring city-building projects to fruition.   

Our staff and partners have practiced extensively in most aspects of community building, including urban planning & land development  and city & county managment.   Outstanding service to our clients is our firm's priority and their success means our success.  In short, we will deliver exceptional work products and remain accessible to our clients through project completion and beyond.

What clients and employers have to say about us:

"I experienced Mr. Hunt's ability to engage the community in a planning and design Charrette which he successfully conducted for the Park Street redevelopment project  for a walkable mixed use vision that connects with our popular Fifth Avenue district.  Mr. Hunt was well organized and has excellent communication skills.  He had enthusiastic community involvement including respective property owners and other stakeholders.   I would recommend him for organizing and facilitatng  Charrettes for any community."
--Bill Barnett, Mayor, Naples, FL

"Mr. Hunt has a unique mix of urban and rural planning experience.  He possesses outstanding development and grant writing abilities.  He also provides strong managerial expertise and motivates people of all ages and backgrounds to deliver successful projects and programs.  He brings added value in a multitude of  critical areas to every project he works on." 
--Mike Arms, Chief of Staff, Knox County, TN

Mr. Hunt was instrumental in the successful creation of the City 's BASF Waterfront Park.  He also established the Wyandotte Community Alliance, a nonprofit development corporation engaged in housing development and neighborhood revitalization.    He developed and  administered  our successful Neighborhood Preservation Grants and Revolving Loans programs.  Our downtown revitalization plan (using the Main Street approach) was greatly advanced by his expertise in historic preservation and downtown planning.
--Ken Munson, Commissioner, City of Wyandotte, MI

"Chet Hunt understands community development issues and solutions as well as anyone I've known in my 33 years of public service.  His knowledge in the field is only equaled by the ethical manner in which he conducts himself."

--Dr. Robert E. Lee, Executive Director, Center for Florida Local Government Excellence at Florida State University

"Chet Hunt is particularly adept at formulating creative approaches to address community problems and capturing illusive opportunities." 
--Russ Adams, AICP, Director of Planning and Development, Lake Charles, LA

“I worked with Mr. Hunt to develop a 50 unit workforce housing project for the City of Pigeon Forge.   In the primarily service economy with tremendous tourism and very high land costs, Mr. Hunt formulated an effective financing package and led the  development to provide the City with a well designed and very successful affordable housing project.   Mr. Hunt linked the project with the city’s transportation system to provide convenient access to job centers along the Parkway.  The project continues to be highly successful and I would not hesitate to work with Hunt & Associates on another community development project.”
--Mike Ragsdale, Mayor, Knox County, TN

"Chet Hunt is a true visionary when it comes to city development.  He led our downtown master planning process , the subsequent design guidelines and corresponding form-based codes to create a walkable, mixed-use, urban village.  Any City would greatly benefit from his vast knowledge, creativity and expertise in City Planning."
--Laurie Carlson, Broker, Century 21 Realty, Cape Coral, FL