Breedlove Land Planning Shares the Love

Each year Breedlove Land Planning makes a donation to each employee’s charity of choice. We support many different causes – from curing disease, improving childhood literacy, to protecting animals and our environment. For Valentine’s Day we would like to share these special organizations with you since they hold a special place in our hearts.

Alzheimer’s Association– Seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

American Rivers – Works to protect and restore our nation’s rivers, combining national advocacy with field work in key river basins to deliver the greatest impact.

Atlanta Humane Society – Works to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes.

Books for Keeps – Works to improve children’s reading achievement by addressing barriers related to the accessibility and appeal of reading material. They give books to children whose reading opportunities outside of school might be otherwise limited due to geography, income, or other factors.

Caring for a Cause – A non-profit that helps families in need through community events and fundraisers. The organization assists families in the McDonough, GA community financially as well as supports them with other needs that arise from unforeseen events.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality pediatric care to kids from all walks of life.

Community Cures – Works to bridge the gap of resources within the inner city communities by introducing awareness about social issues and providing resources and outlets for youth.

Downtown Academy – Seeks to provide children of inner-city Athens, Georgia an excellent and rigorous Christ-centered education that builds knowledge, character, and purpose.

Extra Special People – Creates opportunities for people with disabilities and their families to engage, connect, and thrive.

Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes – A residential care program that helps children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused. When children come to Youth Homes, they are placed in a family setting with a safe, loving, nurturing environment in which to rebuild their lives and prepare for a bright future.

Haven House – A domestic violence shelter and program serving victims of family violence in Henry, Jasper, Butts and Lamar Counties.

Histiocytosis Association – A global nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of patients and families dealing with the effects of histiocytic disorders while leading the search for a cure. Histiocytic disorders are a group of diseases that occur when there is an over-production of white blood cells which can lead to organ damage and tumor formation.

Oconee Animal Shelter – Protects animals by providing a safe, compassionate shelter for lost, stray, and unwanted animals in Oconee County, Georgia.

Outdoors Without Limits – Promotes awareness and teamwork between disabled and non-disabled individuals through education and outdoor recreational activities.

Reading is Essential for all People – REAP improves reading proficiency in public school students through free teacher training and enrichment.

Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Susan G. Komen’s goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026 by finding new treatments for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer and ensuring that all people have access to and utilize high-quality breast cancer care.

United Way Atlanta – Brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive. United Way Atlanta focuses on issues most strongly affecting children, family and community well-being, invests funds where they have the most leverage in addressing those issues, and deploys the power of 16,000 volunteers toward work across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church


Georgia Tech Carnegie Courtyard Renovation Underway

Breedlove Land Planning is leading the way in renovating the historic Hill District of the Georgia Tech campus. This iconic corridor is the university’s administrative center, and is located adjacent to the President’s office. Site improvements include new hardscape, drainage, planting, waterproofing of the Carnegie Building and Tech Tower foundations, and the re-installation of a historic fountain. CWI Construction is currently installing these improvements and the project should be completed by the end of February 2018.

BLP is Excited to Sponsor CMAA-SAC’s February Breakfast Meeting

Please join us for CMAA-SAC’s K12 panel on February 20 at The Buckhead Club. The AEC industry is ever changing with new approaches, techniques, technologies and advancements. Currently there are pending legal changes for CM procurement and contracts here in Georgia. Hear from Mike Rowland with GADOE about the background and impact of the new legislation under review in the House and what that means for procurement of AEC services for K12 facilities. Also hear from representatives from multiple school systems about their criteria for procuring work under a CM arrangement versus other delivery methods and the work they have on the horizon for Q1/Q2 that your firm might want to pursue.

Click here to register.

GSU Alpharetta Campus Labs Now Open

Georgia State University’s Alpharetta Campus Labs and Student Learning Center opened this month, bringing much needed science labs to the campus and eliminating the need for offsite lab work by the university’s Perimeter College students. The two-story building provides space for two biology and two chemistry labs, and is connected via a two level corridor to the existing GSU Alpharetta Campus building.

The project also added a Student Learning Center, and reconfigured office spaces so that student organizations and departments have dedicated space on the Alpharetta campus.

Breedlove Land Planning provided site design services, which included reconfiguring a portion of the parking lot and the site utilities to accommodate the addition. The site plan also includes plans for a future addition with the same footprint that would be a mirror image of this project.

NPDES – New Electronic Submittals

As a local leader in site design and permitting, Breedlove Land Planning strives to remain at the forefront of any major regulatory or permitting changes that may impact our clients and their projects. One such change we want to make you aware of relates to the permitting process for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD), the entity that oversees compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Coming this August, all submittals to GA EPD must be filed electronically through their GEOS system. This will affect any necessary plan reviews, Notice of Intent and Notice of Termination Filings as required for compliance with erosion and sedimentation control regulations.

In the past, Breedlove Land Planning has handled the GA EPD permitting process for our clients by preparing the required plans and forms as needed.  However, the new GEOS submittal process will require the CLIENT/ Property Owner to take the lead. The Property Owner must first register an account through GEOS and connect the associated preparer (i.e.- Breedlove Land Planning) to the project account. From there, we can prepare any required documents as we have in the past.

As this change begins to take effect, Breedlove Land Planning stands ready to assist our clients as they navigate the new process.

Follow this link to GEOS for more information and resources: