Since 2011, Elizabeth Decker has led JET Planning in applying land use tools to realize community goals and site development potential.




Elizabeth Decker is a land use planning consultant, whose expertise is centered around creating, applying and interpreting development regulations. Ms. Decker has eight years experience as a planner, the majority as sole proprietor of JET Planning, and completed a graduate degree in planning at Portland State University. Her work spans comprehensive planning through code enforcement on behalf of cities, and as an applicant negotiating the land use permitting process, with a particular focus on expanding housing opportunities through zoning code amendments. Prior to planning, her background included an undergraduate degree in history and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer.


JET Planning provides land use planning services to local governments and private clients in Washington and Oregon. As a small firm, JET has developed broad expertise in every aspect of planning projects, from scoping through final delivery, with a particular focus on writing and implementing zoning code. Its small size also allows for flexibility to partner with multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex projects. Work for public and private clients helps to inform our approach for both types of projects.


Elizabeth believes that land use planning tools should be crafted to implement a community's vision and goals, whether it be facilitating affordable housing, protecting environmental resources, or encouraging industrial development. She strives to realize private development projects that creatively balance the owner's intentions and the site's potential, defined by its physical characteristics and applicable regulations. 


For public clients

  • Development Regulations Audits
  • Development Code Updates
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Sub-area and Specialty Planning
  • Development Review
  • Consulting Planning
  • Public Engagement

For private clients

  • Entitlement Work
  • Site Zoning Analysis
  • Master Planning
  • Representation in Planning Processes