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Kevin Buchheit, an urban/land use planner, is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Environmental, Commercial and Real Estate Lending and Municipal Practice Groups.

Mr. Buchheit’s career spans two states and more than 35 years, during which he worked at the small town, city, county and state levels advocating for sound community planning. His range of experiences covers the spectrum of community development from planning and zoning to impact fees and code enforcement. A Certified planner, Mr. Buchheit has been involved on the boards of two state chapters of the American Planning Association; he is a Past President of the Indiana Chapter where he has been an active member for more than 25 years. Mr. Buchheit currently serves on the Management Committee of the Urban Land Institute Indiana Council and as co-chair of its Technical Advisory Panel Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted in the preparation and presentation of successful rezoning petitions before Plan Commissions in various communities across Indiana
  • Assisted in the preparation and presentation of successful zoning variance requests before Boards of Zoning Appeals in various communities across Indiana
  • Researched numerous on-line land use ordinances and land records for communities in Indiana and nearby states
  • Analyzed draft zoning ordinances for compliance with Indiana statutes


  • M.S. in Planning, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1986
  • B.S. in Urban/Regional Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1982

Professional Associations

  • American Planning Association, Tennessee Chapter, 1986 – 1993
  • American Planning Association, Indiana Chapter, 1994 – present (President 2000 through 2001)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, since 1993
  • Urban Land Institute, since 2006

Awards & Recognitions

  • Success Story Award, Southern Indiana Rural Development Project (SIRDP), 1997 (Monroe County, Indiana, Planning)
  • Local Government Award For Excellence In Planning, Greater Nashville Regional Council, 1989 (City of Franklin, Tennessee, Planning)


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