City of Houston Drainage Fee Appeal

2018-05-18T16:32:53+00:00

Working for a Houston-based planning firm on behalf of a private industrial client, Ms. Donatto (now a partner at Anthem, LLC) acted as Project Manager on a successful appeal to the City of Houston for the amount of fee charged due to a miscalculation of impervious cover. Ms. Donatto prepared and presented information to the appeals committee resulting in a net savings of over $75,000 per year in fees for the Client.

City of Stafford RFP Response

2018-05-18T16:24:01+00:00

Ms. Donatto was responsible for the design of the response template in Adobe InDesign, coordination of a six-member national team, organizing and defining team roles and responsibilities, and development of thirty pages of original content regarding the Team’s strategic approach including the topics of: urban planning, zoning, transportation/ mobility, geographic information systems (GIS), public outreach planning, and economic development policy.

Texas General Land Office RFP Response

2018-05-18T16:20:50+00:00

Ms. Donatto was responsible for the design of the response template in Adobe InDesign, coordination of a six-member national team, organizing and defining team roles and responsibilities, and development of thirty pages of original content regarding the Team’s strategic approach, including the topics of: urban planning, redevelopment strategy, socioeconomic challenges, public outreach planning, existing land use versus proposed land use, and affordable housing at the state and local levels.

H-GAC Pearland / Brazoria County SPI

2018-05-18T16:16:23+00:00

The Houston-Galveston Area Council conducted a series of Strategic Planning Initiatives to provide funding and planning assistance to areas in order for those areas to evaluate how they would best implement the Regional Transportation Plan. As a sub-consultant to AECOM with another firm, Ms. Donatto (now a partner at Anthem, LLC) was responsible for overseeing Transportation Modeling, Land Use Scenario Development, and Implementation Strategy.

Four Corners Shopping Center Chapter 380

2018-05-18T16:10:33+00:00

This project involved the negotiation of a Chapter 380 Agreement for the redevelopment of a private shopping center in Tomball, Texas. When the developer purchased the property, it was only 32% occupied and in steep decline. Ms. Donatto acted as Project Manager to work with the developer and the municipality to negotiate a Chapter 380 Agreement to allow for reimbursement of improvements to the Center to hasten its growth.

City of Houston Deannexation

2018-05-18T16:06:40+00:00

The context of the deannexation was complex and required in-depth research on historic property values and projected future property values under multiple possible scenarios. The property in question was undeveloped and in the City of Houston city limits but located directly adjacent to the developed property in an Industrial District Agreement (IDA) area- technically, the City of Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.