Trestle Strategy Group is one of the very few consultants who fully understand the intricacies of Boulder’s byzantine land use regulations, as well as the political backdrop that often informs land use decisions in Boulder. We have used Trestle for a couple of projects and found their work to be thorough, accurate, timely and a great value. I would absolutely recommend Trestle for land use and development consulting services.
Trestle Strategy Group is an invaluable partner in the development process. With in-depth knowledge of land planning, building code, local politics, real estate marketing, and graphic design, Danica Powell and Cole Meleyco exceeded my expectations at every turn. I wouldn’t consider working on another development project without them.
We at the City of Boulder are incredibly fortunate to have Danica leading the Trestle team on the Ponderosa Stabilization Program project. She has a strong dedication to and vision for this project that hinges on authentic engagement and transparency. I don’t believe you will find a team on the Front Range with greater breadth and depth of practice in this area of community engagement and technical feasibility.
We chose Trestle Strategy Group and were extremely pleased with the professionalism, dedication and experience that all the members brought to the task. The town staff and residents, encouraged by Danica Powell and her crew, provided information, data, ideas and alternatives that helped the Board to make the right decisions.
I deeply appreciate the talent and dedication Trestle brought to working on a high stakes, politically charged project on a very tight timeline. They were highly creative and consistently went the extra mile to make sure the team put our best effort forward and maximized all the possible resources and strategies available to us.
I have worked with Danica for close to two years now on our project to remodel a 30,000 square foot, partially occupied building in Boulder to create a Wellness Center for Mental Health Partners. Her expertise and passion has been nothing but outstanding throughout the entire process. Her local knowledge of everything from dealing with the City, construction and architectural knowledge, and budget tracking to current and past building regulation has been invaluable to help us keep our project on track and within budget.
Trestle is unique because of the wide range of skills their team posses and are able to simultaneously apply. Because of their experience in architecture, development, planning, and entitlement, Trestle is able to play a key role on any project team.
Having has the opportunity to work with Trestle on multiple projects, I can vouch for their talent and the top-notch service they bring to all aspects of the development process. Their talent eye for design, great understanding of entitlement process, financial savvy, and construction knowledge provides a unique partner that appreciates the interdependency of all facets of a project’s creation.
I know it was very valuable for students to see such a broad range of effective and innovative approaches to addressing problems of housing and urban development in Boulder. It is also important for students to see how broadly applicable their major (or minor) can be. Most students have a narrow definition of what a designer is (architect, landscape architect, or planner), but your approach to visioning, community engagement, and project management is proof that they can (and should) break those molds.