Welcome to D.B. Hartt, Inc., a firm dedicated to providing superior consulting services in all phases of city planning to a variety of public and private clients. Our expertise is both broad ranging and intimately familiar with community and regional planning, zoning matters, and land development.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life and physical planning in a community by employing innovative techniques and sound planning principles so that competing interests can make informed decisions, resulting in responsible use of land.

Our goal is to produce the highest level of planning and development services within our clients' budgets, schedules and other constraints. D.B. Hartt delivers products that are user-friendly including an easy-to-read format and illustrations for clear understanding. We also realize that most projects seriously impact a community, so our projects include up-front community involvement. We have a proven reputation for superior facilitation skills and building community consensus.

To date, D.B. Hartt, Inc. has completed more than 30 comprehensive plans and has updated over 30 comprehensive zoning codes. In total, the firm has worked with over 200 communities in Ohio alone.


D.B. Hartt, Inc. was recently selected to serve as Executive Director for the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The transition will begin in January 2011. Visit the Ohio Chapter website at www.ohioplanning.org.

In November of 2009, the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association presented David Hartt with the Outstanding Planner Award for “outstanding achievement and sustained contribution to the profession through distinguished service”. Click below to read an article about Mr. Hartt and his award.
Outstanding Planner: David Hartt