Smith Planning Group is a full service civil engineering firm which excels in problem solving and managing multi-disciplinary project teams. Our experienced team collaborates to maximize the long term value of our projects. Our experience across a broad range of project types and sectors brings value and stability to any project.



A well prepared feasibility study is an essential prerequisite for a successful project. It provides the client with critical information about many aspects that directly affect the profitability and schedule of the project. Our expertise covers issues such as zoning limitations, federal, state, and local codes and regulations, drainage and flood plain studies, utility availability, required access and roadway improvements.



Our site development projects vary in size and complexity from a single office building to large apartment complexes and schools. In addition to the site plan requirements imposed by the regulatory agencies, our staff has the experience to address complex engineering issues that are associated with these projects such as major drainage studies, water quality, and utility analyses.

Commercial Development:

  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Planned Development Area

Institutional Development:

  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Universities
  • Daycare Centers
  • Churches



Smith Planning Group has designed many subdivisions in Northeast Georgia. Our professional staff has the experience and the expertise to tackle the many challenges these projects present due to environmental and regulatory restrictions. Coordination between our engineering, planning and design processing departments during the design and approval process of these projects ensures that all potential regulatory and construction issues are addressed in a timely fashion. Our familiarity with the regulatory review requirements is an important factor in facilitating and expediting the approval process.

Residential Development:

  • Single Family
  • Multi Family
  • Student Housing
  • Retirement Communities
  • Age in Place, Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Golf Course Communities
  • Planned Unit Development
  • Agricultural Urbanism / "Agri-hood"



Smith Planning Group has the staff and experience to design water, wastewater, roadway, and drainage improvements for our public and private clients. Our projects include water distribution system analysis and design, wastewater collection and lift stations, utility relocation projects, new roadway design and road widening projects, storm water detention facilities, and floodplain studies.

Infrastructure Improvement:

  • Street & Roadway Design
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics Modeling
  • Flood Plain Studies
  • Stormwater Detention/Retention
  • Modeling & Design
  • Lift Station Design
  • Permitting


Preparation of site development construction plans is often the most work and time intensive part of the design process. It requires dynamic multi-disciplinary collaboration to meet budgetary and schedule milestones. Smith Planning Group's 25+ years of design development experience is paramount in our delivery of high quality and comprehensive development plans and specifications. Engineering problem solving is critical during this phase to anticipate and reduce construction challenges. Our design professionals thrive on seeking out creative ways to solve these problems in order to meet the overall project's milestones.

  • Site Engineering
  • Grading & Storm Drainage
  • Stormwater Management & Hydrology Reports
  • Water Quality Treatment
  • Utility Design
  • Domestic & Fire Water Service
  • Sanitary Sewer Design
  • Septic Design
  • Traffic Analysis


Smith Planning Group's services continue through the execution phase of the project to its completion and acceptance for occupancy. Services include assisting clients with bidding and awarding the construction contract, performing construction observation, reviewing shop drawings and pay requests from contractors, assisting in equipment start-up, performing final inspections and punch lists, and project closeout.

Construction phase services help to ensure projects are properly built. Smith Planning Group provides a vital communication link between clients, project managers and contractors, and supplies compliance documentation for the owner once the project is finished. Our knowledgeable construction inspectors are highly trained on construction materials, techniques, and technologies to confirm that projects are constructed in compliance with construction practices, specifications and project plans. Their documentation of work, materials, testing and construction practices ensure the construction items are built in compliance with the project's plans and specifications.

Whether you are looking for assistance with ADA compliance, trail development, parks and recreation, municipal services, mixed-use or urban development our construction inspection specialists will make sure your project is completed as intended. We offer unmatched attention to detail and project knowledge along with timely communication between the client, project manager and contractor to facilitate teamwork and move projects toward an efficient and successful completion. You can rely on to provide thorough, responsive service for a variety of project needs:

Construction Phase Services:

  • Bid & Construction Contract Documents
  • Project Budgets & Cost Controls
  • Project Scheduling
  • Site Inspection
  • Construction Administration
  • Cost Estimates


  • Natural Resource Inventories
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Stream Identification
  • Floodplain Mitigation
  • Stream Buffer Variances & Mitigation
  • ACOE Nationwide Permitting
  • Water Quality Treatment
  • Floodplain Mapping & Consulting (LOMA, LOMR)