William Thibault, AICP

William Thibault is an accomplished urban planner with years of successful experience in all aspects of planning in the private and public sectors.  He is a former planning director and HRA executive director, now the principal of Thibault Planning Development Associates LLC.  He uses strategic planning to uncover a vision and goals for major planning projects.  He has extensive, successful experience in large-scale redevelopment, mixed use development and writing and illustrating design standard ordinances.  He founded Thibault Associates in 1988, a firm which provides a full range of planning, development, redevelopment and housing services.  He personally manages projects, applying creative and technical skills to produce the highest quality products.

Selected Project Experience

  • Comprehensive plans for numerous cities based on a vision and community goals arrived at through a strategic planning process.
  • On-going planning consulting services for several cities.
  • Market and housing studies which led to new housing developments in several cities.
  • Diversified District - City of North St. Paul
  • Highest and Best Use Study - City of Wyoming
  • Downtown Design Standards - City of Watertown.
  • PUD plans and ordinances for specific residential areas and for downtowns.
  • Zoning and subdivision ordinances for several cities.
  • Special ordinances on tree preservation, signs, housing design standards, off-street parking, telecommunications, park and open space.
  • Conservation subdivision plans and ordinances allowing cities and developers to break away from conventional development patterns.
  • Silver Creek Village near Park City.
  • Excelsior Boulevard Redevelopment District (as Executive Director HRA).
  • Oak Park Village (as Executive Director HRA)
  • Downtown Plan and Design Standards - City of Zimmerman.
  • Block and Medical Center Studies - City of Lindstrom.
  • Housing Market Study - City of Plymouth.
  • Housing Market Study in the City of Maple Grove.
  • Diversified Development District (as Planning Director, City of St. Louis Park).
  • Downtown Redevelopment Plan and Design Standards - City of Victoria.
  • Casey Lake Park - City of North St. Paul.
  • Home Ownership Programs.
  • Housing Bond Programs - Spring Lake Park, North St. Paul.
  • Cost-revenue studies to determine how land should be used or how to fund needed improvements and services.
  • Land Development Concept Plan, Zoning PUD - City of Medina.
  • New PUD Ordinance - City of Golden Valley.
  • Transportation Plan & Trails (as part of numerous Comprehensive Plans).