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Dave DeGrandpre, AICP
Principal Planner

Phone: 406-885-7526


Dave has practiced land use planning for 20 years.  After serving as the Senior Planner and Planning Director for Lake County, Montana,  Dave opened Land Solutions in 2005.  Working on public and private sector projects has enabled Dave to develop a well-rounded understanding of community design and development, growth management, finance, legal defensibility, and effective public process.   

Joel Nelson
Community Planner

Phone: 406-261-3021


Joel is a senior level planner with 14 years of public and private sector planning experience.  While possessing wide-ranging knowledge of local government planning challenges, Joel's specialties include writing and administering zoning, subdivision, floodplain management and lakeshore protection regulations and growth policies, as well as reviewing development projects for local governments.

"I would highly recommend Land Solutions to any community or organization that needs consultation in creating an overall plan or specific project plan."

"I am SO happy with the Downtown Plan. You guys have been great to work with."

Carla Parks, Former Mayor,

Thompson Falls, Montana

Sandra Jones, Mayor

Roundup, Montana

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