Bringing Our National Experience to the Table

MDC is comprised of a diverse and talented group of professional planners that have coordinated and managed successful planning and development projects across the United States.

What We Do

Comprehensive Plans and Area Plans

Our planners have written and managed comprehensive, land use, and strategic plans for a variety of jurisdictions. MDC has completed specialized downtown, corridor, and small area plans for the development or redevelopment of sites within mature communities.

Development Services

MDC provides a variety of development services to private sector clients including project coordination, zoning analysis, permit expediting and entitlements, expert testimony, and other services.

Zoning Code Drafting

Our staff provides zoning and subdivision code/ordinance updates and rewrites in multiple states.

Planning Staff Services

Our team provides a variety of planning staff services to multiple jurisdictions in the Cincinnati/Dayton Metropolitan area.

About McBride Dale Clarion

Anne F. McBride, FAICP and C. Gregory Dale, FAICP founded McBride Dale Clarion, a community planning consulting firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1999. MDC provides planning, zoning and development services to a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout the country. Our planners have decades of combined experience in obtaining development approvals for private sector clients and drafting plans, zoning codes, and development regulations nationally. Our success in the preparation and implementation of development approvals, community plans, land use, and zoning documents in many communities at various scales is proof of the array of skill the staff of MDC can provide to local communities.

In addition to the services and products created for public sector clients, MDC provides development services for numerous private clients and serves as planning staff for local cities and townships, and on planning and zoning boards for their own communities. The extensive experience in not only drafting planning documents but also working in development services, analyzing zoning regulations and plans for enforcement purposes, gives McBride Dale Clarion a unique and advantageous perspective for our clients. These unique qualities allow MDC to customize planning products that reflect the values and issues for our clients.

Our Philosophy


Respect Individual Community Character and Values

MDC team members have significant experience drafting innovative plans and regulations to ensure that new development respects and protects established community character. Our planning processes help define valuable public input to identify community character and design preferences, as well as establish guiding principles for plan recommendations.


Sound Intelligent Information

As important as community values and character are to the planning process, it is also essential to understand the technical realities of executing a vision. The professionals of MDC have the ability and experience to conduct a thorough analysis of existing conditions and trends in a community. This allows for true issue identification and a solid foundation for the planning process that can parallel the public opinion and input.


Practical Actions

We have a track record of successful implementation strategies. We are creative thinkers, but we are also hard-nosed and realistic when it comes to drafting plans and strategies that work in practice. Team members are intimately familiar with the range of land use and economic development tools available to make codes and plans functional, including private/public partnerships, intergovernmental land use planning, and regulatory agreements.

Years Established

Award Winning Plans

AICP College of Fellows Members

AICP Certified Planners

Office Staff

Contact Us

5721 Dragon Way, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45227

(513) 561.6232

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