Community Planning Partners is now Summit Design and Engineering as of June 1, 2018


RICHMOND, V.A., June 1 2018 – Summit Design & Engineering, PLLC (“Summit”) announced its acquisition of Richmond-based Community Planning Partners, Inc. (CPP), a leader in comprehensive community and development planning, as part of its growth plan to enhance Summit’s service offerings and further expand its reach in Virginia. With Summit’s office in South Boston and its future location in Franklin, Virginia, the new Richmond location will serve as the primary office in the state.

Headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Summit is known for its experience, quality and service in engineering, architecture and survey. By bringing on CPP’s expertise and services, Summit now offers clients a full range of services and can carry out any project of any scale from beginning to end.

CPP offers services that complement and promote the work of local planning, community, and economic development departments, as well as non-profits and housing authorities throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. Summit has partnered with CPP for many years to work with various clients in both the private and public sectors including the Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority. The Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority is a client committed to providing affordable housing, revitalizing communities and creating alliances with public and private sector groups. The CPP team assisted in helping the Housing Authority maneuver through the project from a planning perspective while Summit provided site engineering, structural engineering and architectural services.     

“We are extremely excited to welcome CPP’s employees and clients to the Summit team,” said Jim Parker, PE, PLS, president and CEO of Summit. “We have been long-time partners with CPP and have always admired and respected their work and expertise. The addition of CPP’s service offerings to our firm allows us to better serve our clients, and it further distinguishes us in the industry through the talent and the breadth of services that Summit and CPP combined will offer.”

“CPP is excited to join the Summit team,” said Craig Wilson, AICP, president and CEO of CPP. “Summit’s emphasis on quality work and building relationships falls perfectly in line with CPP’s values, and we have valued our partnership over several years. The decision to join Summit allows us to tap into the North Carolina market and to offer clients a seamless transition through each project phase. We are excited for CPP’s next chapter as part of the Summit team.”

All five of CPP’s employees will join the firm, and the CPP office, located at 2201 W. Broad Street, will become Summit’s Richmond location and serve as the firm’s primary Virginia office. The firm has plans to grow as it is currently hiring engineers for the Richmond office.