Planning & Visioning

If you can dream it, we can design it. Discover how we breathe life into a wide spectrum of engineering projects with professional Planning & Visioning services.

Practice Area Leader - Planning & Visioning
Christopher Browne, LEED AP

Christopher Browne, LEED AP

Associate Principal | Vice President | Practice Area Leader - Planning & Visioning

Christopher Browne is a native Houstonian and graduate of the University of Houston College of Architecture. As EHRA's Planning and Visioning Practice Area Leader, Chris and his team dream up community concepts then create schematic plans, preliminary plats, and process plats for recordation to create new subdivisions across the Houston region. EHRA's clients have increasingly asked to be shown opportunities for new development thus the Planning and Visioning team works with other practice areas on tract feasibility studies that research potential land use, determine utility and drainage requirements and then predict density and project costs. He is currently Secretary for the Executive Committee of the Bayou Preservation Association, and Chair of Healthy Living Matters which is a childhood obesity prevention program with Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. Chris chaired the Greater Houston Partnership's Parks and Greenspace Committee from 2010-2014, contributing to the birth of the Bayou Greenway Initiative and a new comprehensive outdoor activities website for the Houston-Galveston area called He previously served as Treasurer for the American Planning Association Houston Section and is now a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Advisory Committee. Chris joined EHRA Engineering in 2007 and is celebrating 31 years as a land planner in the Greater Houston area this year. Outside of work, Chris is an exceptional tinkerer with dozens of little projects going at any time. His wife, Deann, never has to give him to-do's. They are planning their next overseas trip to Australia and New Zealand and hope to further their interest in diving, but will probably just eat lots of local cuisine. Chris will look for any excuse to eat at El Tiempo, just ask him.

Making Possibilities a Reality

At EHRA Engineering, we provide professional land planning services to guide you from conceptual design through plat recordation. Our certified planners can creatively solve site specific issues while continuously integrating with EHRA’s engineering teams to arrive at well-designed and buildable community solutions throughout the Greater Houston region.

From infill tracts and redevelopment projects to master-planned communities, we apply the same client service ethic and creativity to each project. Upon final design, we have the skillset to create rendered plans and street level graphics for marketing. Our planners are leaders in sustainable design techniques and are also experienced in public outreach, economic development and ordinance creation and review.

Our Planning & Visioning Services Include:
  • Conceptual Design
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Plat Submittal
  • Public Outreach
  • Economic Development
  • Ordinance Creation & Review
  • Expert Witness Testimony
Our Planning & Visioning Projects Include:
  • Local Government Projects
  • Infill Lots
  • Redevelopment Projects
  • Master-Planned Communities


The purpose of this project was to convert the existing at-grade crossing of Brazoria County Road 56 (CR 56) and State Highway 288 (SH 288) into a diamond interchange that includes a new overpass bridge and providing access to...

Jacobs Reserve Development

Engineering design and construction phase services of water, sewer, drainage and paving for four subdivision sections and off-site channel (123 acres out of a 400 acre subdivision). There was 60-feet of elevation difference on...

Water Crest Development

EHRA assisted with the district creation of Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 126 to accommodate a ±329 acre master planned community located in northern Montgomery County in the City of Conroe, south of League...

Towne Lake

In 2006, Caldwell Companies sought to create Towne Lake as a community where residents and services could be connected by water. Their vision included boat docks and marinas augmenting traditional walking trails to navigate a...

Willowcreek Ranch Development

A 720-acre gated master planned community located off Telge Road, just north of Willow Creek. See how EHRA was involved in this project.
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