Karl Schoettler, Partner
Mr. Schoettler joined Collins & Schoettler in 1991. He came to the firm after working as a planner for the City
of Atascadero in the central California coast region.
At Collins & Schoettler he has prepared numerous planning documents, including General Plans and elements, environmental impact reports, initial studies/ Negative
Declarations, Environmental Assessments, community and specific plans and zoning ordinances. He has also performed daily planning functions for a number of
Central Valley cities.
While working for the City of Atascadero, Mr. Schoettler was responsible for project reviews, environmental analysis and public contact.
He reviewed many development projects, including a number proposed in sensitive hillside locations.
Mr. Schoettler recently completed a General Plan for the City of Farmersville. Following adoption this plan, he won local and state
awards from the American Planning Association and then went on to win the national planning award in its category.
Prior to that, Mr. Schoettler prepared a smart-growth oriented Specific Plan for the City of Reedley. This plan won local and state
awards from the Local Government Commission for its innovative neo-traditional development and design policies. Mr. Schoettler facilitated numerous community
meetings in the preparation of the specific plan.
Mr. Schoettler has also devised an innovative system of zoning brochures which are being prepared for local communities. These
brochures convert planning and zoning topics into an easily understood format that members of the public can take home. This system was given a special award
by the Central California Chapter of the American Planning Association in 1995.
B.A. Geography (Environmental studies emphasis) California State University,
Fresno. Core program completed in masters program of city planning, City and Regional Planning Program, California State
• APA National Award, California and Central Cal chapter - Farmersville General Plan
• APA Central California Chapter - 2030 Firebaugh General Plan
• APA Central California Chapter - Sanger Design Guidelines
• APA Central Section - Reedley Specific Plan
• Local Government Commission Ahwahnee Award - Reedley Specific Plan
• APA Central California Section - Special Award for Zoning Brochure project.