Frank Fish

Frank Fish



"The best approach to urban planning maximizes public input and encourages participation from neighborhoods most affected by planning and design proposals."

Frank believes in a comprehensive approach to planning that focuses on improving people’s lives and the environment in which they live.  With over 40 years of experience in urban planning, Frank is a founding principal of BFJ Planning and heads the firm’s master planning, zoning and economic development practice areas. He has worked on a range of planning projects from countywide master plans and statewide housing studies to large-scale development proposals for private sector clients.

Frank has led a range of comprehensive planning, zoning and development approaches throughout the country with a focus on the New York Metropolitan area. This work has included major neighborhood plans and zoning proposals in New York City, including the transfer of air rights within a special district around Grand Central Station. He has led zoning update efforts in Annapolis, Philadelphia, Trenton and Bridgeport, as well as comprehensive plans in Stamford and Fairfield County, CT, and in Rockland and Nassau County, NY. He also acts as an ongoing planning advisor to several New York municipalities on site plan, subdivision and zoning reviews.

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Frank won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Planning Federation in 2023. We are proud to benefit from his talent and experience at BFJ Planning.


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  • +1 (212) 353-7476
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  • Education

  • Pratt Institute: M.S.
  • Boston College; B.A.
  • St. Thomas Seminary, A.A.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • New York Planning Federation
  • American Planning Association