About Burton Planning Services

Our mission is to provide our clients with sustainable planning, engineering and environmental solutions that are timely, affordable, and customized for the client’s specific needs. Burton Planning Services (BPS) strives to make communities livable, healthy, and sustainable. BPS was formed in 2008 by Kimberly Burton, P.E., AICP CTP, LEED AP ND. The company is DBE/MBE/WBE and EDGE certified. BPS is also a licensed engineering firm with a multi-disciplinary staff of 15 professionals with skillsets in hazard mitigation, environmental studies, city & transportation planning, economic & community development, civil engineering, zoning, graphic design, as well as public involvement.

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Burton Planning Services
252 Electric Ave
Westerville, OH 43081 (MAP)


Key Staff Email:
Kimberly Burton, kburton@burtonplanning.com
Richard Carr, rcarr@burtonplanning.com
Kim Littleton, klittleton@burtonplanning.com
Elvin Pinckney, epinckney@burtonplanning.com
Michael Blau, mblau@burtonplanning.com
Lindsey Elam, lelam@burtonplanning.com

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Key Staff

Burton Planning Services was formed in 2008 by Kimberly Burton, P.E., AICP CTP, LEED AP ND. Since 2008, BPS has grown into a firm of over 15 people.  The key planning and environmental staff are listed below.

Kimberly Burton,  P.E., AICP CTP, LEED AP ND



Ms. Burton has over 20 years of experience working in the public and private sectors, focusing on community & transportation planning, hazard mitigation, environmental studies, and noise and air quality analyses. Ms. Burton also teaches planning courses at the Ohio State University.

Richard Carr


Director of Operations

Mr. Carr has over 20 years of experience in business management and operations. He manages the business operations for BPS, and he assists with fieldwork. Mr. Carr is also U.S. EPA trained in Renovation, Repair, and Painting to assist with housing rehabilitation inspections.

Kim Littleton, AICP


Community Planning Manager

Mr. Littleton has over 30 years of experience in community planning and zoning. He has completed numerous comprehensive plans, community revitalization studies, and zoning & development regulations, in addition to public involvement activities.

Elvin Pinckney


Senior Environmental Specialist

Mr. Pinckney has over 40 years of experience as a nationally-recognized noise and air quality expert. Prior to joining BPS, he served as the Ohio DOT’s Noise and Air Quality Program Manager. Mr. Pinckney is also a licensed Lead Risk Assessor experienced with housing rehabilitation projects.

Michael Blau, LCI


Transportation Planner

Mr. Blau has over 5 years of experience as a transportation planner, focusing on pedestrian, bicycle, and transit planning. He is also an expert in connected/autonomous vehicles, public health, and green infrastructure. Mr. Blau is a Certified Instructor for the League of American Bicyclists.

Lindsey Elam, LEED Green Associate


Community Planner

Ms. Elam has two years of experience as a community planner, focusing on community engagement and outreach strategies, social media interaction, and graphic design. She has also worked on a range of community planning, zoning, hazard mitigation, and environmental projects.