Steve Long, with 40 years of public sector experience, recently joined the Masterplan team as a consultant focusing on the board of adjustors and zoning ordinances. Graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s in urban planning and design, Steve began his career at the City of Dallas’s Department of Planning and Development, eventually becoming the board of adjustment administrator. During his tenure, he handled over 3,500 requests, developing communication systems and providing comprehensive support to applicants. Known for his attention to detail and dedication to serving constituents, Steve’s expertise enhances Masterplan’s zoning board support and client projects. In his short time with the team, Steve has already proven invaluable, and his addition is welcomed as a respected leader in the Dallas community. 

Contact Steve: 

P: (214) 766-5120


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Overcoming Challenges: A Case Study of Extra Space Storage

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Masterplan’s Permitting Marvel: Celebrating the Remarkable Career of Senior Consultant Ethel Green

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What You Need To Know Before Opening A New Location

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