About

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Susan Riggs, AICP

Groundprint, LLC is a Bozeman, Montana based consulting firm that specializes in planning, land use regulations, entitlements and urban design. We believe a quality place is made up of connected neighborhoods with a mix of uses and housing types, green spaces, art, thriving commerce and engaged citizens.

As a certified planner, owner Susan Riggs has uniquely experienced the public, private and non-profit sectors over the past 17 years. In 2017, she established GroundPrint, LLC, to focus on helping the community development branches of non-profits navigate the planning process. Clients have included the Downtown Partnership, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) and the Trust for Public Land. Susan is an alumnus of Intrinsik Architecture, Inc. where she gained extensive experience in the private sector specifically focusing on site and neighborhood design, master planning, municipal and county entitlements, design review programs, feasibility studies and technical assistance grants. Prior to that, Susan worked for the City of Bozeman Department of Community Development where she developed a strong knowledge of the complexities of implementing land use regulations and municipal plans through managing both current and long range planning projects including site plans, conditional use permits, annexations, zone map amendments, growth policy map amendments, subdivisions and planned unit developments.

With a degree in Urban & Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Susan advocates for the Jeffersonian spirit of community and has served on the North 7th Urban Renewal Board and the Gallatin County Planning Board.