Transportation Planning and Section 106

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Wise Preservation Planning LLC
      1480 Hilltop Road
      Chester Springs PA 19425
      Phone (484) 202-8187

Wise Preservation Planning LLC is a full-service historic preservation planning firm. We research, document, analyze and ultimately help protect historic resources and our cultural landscape. Our firm serves a variety of clients, including municipalities, engineers, architects, historical societies, and owners of historic resources.

The firm was founded in 1997 by Robert J. Wise Jr., who has 20 years of experience in the historic preservation field. He is assisted by Seth Hinshaw, Senior Planner, who has been with the firm since 2001. Both planners have M.S. degrees in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and exceed the 36 CFR 61 Professional Qualification Standards established by the National Park Service for architectural historians.


Wise Preservation Planning LLC provides cultural resource management planning along transportation corridors as well as other projects requiring Section 106 evaluation. "Section 106" is part of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 that regulates the use of federal money in projects that have an impact on historic resources listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Project elements in transportation planning include the identification of the Area of Potential Effect (APE), the identification of historic resources in the APE, documentation of the history and significance of these historic resources, identification of impacts caused by the proposed project on the resources, and mitigation measures. A major element of the evaluation process is examining alternatives, such as alternative highway routes or plan as a means of addressing potential negative project effects. Wise often participates as part of a project team that includes other planning disciplines such as transportation engineering, environmental planning, and municipal and regional planning.


Transportation Planning / Section 106 Project List

Six Points Road Improvement Project, Whitpain Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa. (2001)

Route 73 Road Improvement Project, Whitpain Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa. (2003)

Phillipsburg NJ Road Improvement Project (assisted Hunter Research, Inc.) (2003)

Guthriesville General Store, East Brandywine Twp., Chester Co., (2004)

Fetters Mill Bridge consulting, Lower Moreland Twp., Montgomery Co., (2008)

Liberty Bell Trolley Line Study, multiple municipalities (assisted Waetzman Planning Group) (2005)