In the arena of comprehensive land use and regulatory planning, MPA’s services include the development of land use regulations and preparation of public-private design guidelines and development criteria for local governments, as well as for private community developers. Michael Pape and other key personnel also have past and current experience as appointed and elected local government officials, which lends a valuable perspective to the firm’s work in this area. For private development projects, MPA’s services often commence with land planning of commercial, institutional, recreational, and residential uses. MPA's approach includes determining program requirements and development feasibility, providing community liaison, and coordinating all areas of project planning and design. Experience in land use amendments and development permitting has given MPA a strong background in working with other design and technical professionals.