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KTUA Welcomes Tara Lake

Urban planner Tara Lake has joined KTUA as a Senior Associate on the Land Use and Transportation Planning Team. Tara is managing specific plans, park master plans, visual assessments, community character studies and other long range planning projects.

Lake has a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from UCSD and a masters in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University. She has worked at LandDesign in Alexandria, VA; the County of Arlington, Arlington, VA; the City of San Diego; the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC, now Civic San Diego), and Latitude 33 in San Diego.

Lake has a broad range of experience in entitlement planning, park planning and long-range planning in both the public and private sector. She has a strong background in public outreach and is adept at balancing the often disparate views of a community.

Sharon Singleton, Principal, says, “Tara has strong interpersonal skills, combining political acumen and a good-natured approach that lends itself to easy and cooperative relationships. She is at ease in dealing with elected officials and the public. We are excited to have her on our team as KTUA continues our involvement in projects that demonstrate the link between land use, transportation and improved public health.”