Kaitlyn Harrison is an assistant planner with Good City Company and supports the City of Los Altos. With the City of Los Altos, Kaitlyn will provide counter and telephone services, and act as a generalist in current planning needs for clients and the public. She also serves as a deputy project manager for large commercial projects. Ms. Harrison strives to offer clients and the public with how to interpret and apply Municipal code regulations, design guidelines, and general resources to their projects. Her career in planning was first nurtured in 2015, where she spent time studying abroad in Florence, Italy. The experience motivated Kaitlyn to learn more about Urban Design, and how it impacts communities.
Walking down the Florentine streets, inspired her to study the effects of design and policy decisions on walkability in Downtown Sacramento, as it relates to Sacramento’s Vision Zero Plan. Design, walkability, and safety remained a theme as Ms. Harrison transitioned from academics to interning with CommUniverCity. During her internship, she worked with small businesses in East San Jose focusing on design and policy interventions to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by increasing active transportation, space activation, and business accessibility.
Prior to joining Good City, she was an assistant planner with another company where she became adept in current planning items and supported the Environmental Section in the completion of CEQA documents. Her current planning experience ranges from the Municipal code review of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), and design review of Single Family homes in the City of Sacramento. She reviewed ADU requests for consistency with the Municipal code to ensure plans met local guidelines, ordinances, and district-specific-guidelines.
Kaitlyn also performed design reviews for ADU requests as well as Single Family homes. Utilizing City architectural standards, she ensured that renovations, additions, and new developments were consistent City codes. Additionally, Kaitlyn provided plan checks for small commercial projects and subdivisions to ensure that plans met local standards and codes to move projects forward swiftly and efficiently.