Terra Nova Planning & Research, Inc.

Andrea Randall

Ms. Randall has been employed as an urban planner since 1993, and has developed a broad range of experience in land use and environmental planning, economic planning and analysis, GIS and database development, and other associated skills and capabilities.

Since joining Terra Nova in 1998, Ms. Randall has been involved in a wide variety of land use and environmental planning activities with progressively increasing responsibilities. She has been actively involved in the preparation of General Plan elements and associated environmental analysis for the cities of Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta and Desert Hot Springs; as well as environmental assessments for planned communities and major recreation projects, including championship golf courses and associated facilities. She recently completed her work on the update to the Apple Valley Climate Action Plan

Ms. Randall has also assisted in the preparation and processing of a variety of NEPA and CEQA documents, and has secured Streambed Alteration Agreements from the California Department of Fish & Game and Section 404 Permits from the Army Corps of Engineers. She also had a primary role in the preparation of the US BLM NEPA EIS for the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan amendment. She played an important role in a 10,000-acre annexation and associated analysis on lands near the Colorado River, and has assisted in securing state and federal incidental take permits for major developments in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. Ms. Randall has also conducted predevelopment planning analysis for a variety of projects, including new headquarters for the Institute of Critical Care Medicine, the Palms and Desert Star golf courses, as well as residential subdivisions.

As a planner with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Ms. Randall provided research and analysis on park planning projects, needs assessment studies, and analysis of recreation programs.

As a research analyst for Navigation Technologies, Ms. Randall was responsible for developing information and databases for GIS mapping systems, coordinating the resources of more than 100 public and private sector organizations. Her research and analysis involved housing development, transportation systems and networks, traffic regulations, and local planning policies. She was also responsible for tracking and monitoring new development and construction activities on a regional basis.

Ms. Randall graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Affairs and Planning from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is also a graduate of the Land Use and Environmental Planning Extension Program at the University of California-Riverside.