Zach Lutz

Zach is an urban planner and designer whose experience includes master planning; presentation graphics; 3-D modeling; comprehensive planning; public outreach; data modeling; and analysis, mapping, and plan design. Zach uses his educational and planning experience for public outreach, creating strategies and designs to better serve a community’s needs and desires.

Before joining REA, Zach worked at an interdisciplinary design firm, where he gained experience in public and private planning efforts. He worked on comprehensive plans, downtown plans, corridor studies, development and campus master plans, and development ordinances.

While pursuing his master’s degree in urban design, Zach used sustainability practices for a variety of projects. He worked on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, encouraging pedestrian-oriented mixed-use and scaled transit-oriented development, and integrating resiliency in physical and social design. He studied the redevelopment of the intersection of Rural Street and Massachusetts Avenue, the location of a potential bus-rapid transit line stop.

At present, Zach is working with Kenton County and most of its municipalities to establish more efficient, flexible zoning regulations. He also is working with Citizens Energy Group on a reuse and implementation strategy for the Pleasant Run Crossing, just east of the downtown.