Kell McAboy, AICP has joined SCJ Alliance as a Senior Planner. SCJ is a consulting firm specializing in transportation planning and design, civil engineering, and land use/environmental planning.
“Kell thrives in working through complex regulatory environments, finding solutions that benefit both the community and individuals and that are legally defensible,” said SCJ Senior Vice President Jean Carr, LEED AP BD+C. “She has experience across Washington State and great expertise related to the State’s Shoreline Management Act and Growth Management Act. We look forward to our clients benefitting from Kell’s many skills.”
McAboy heralds most recently from the Port of Tacoma where she was the Senior Planner for five years. Prior to that she served Mason County as the lead planner for complex and controversial land use and shoreline permit applications. McAboy also has planning experience with the City of Spokane and City of Airway Heights, located just east of Spokane.
Consistent with SCJ’s culture, Kell has a collaborative approach to problem solving. She was the project manager for many successful endeavors including the Port of Tacoma’s Land and Transportation Plan, Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements (CSHI), Shoreline Public Access Plan, Tideflats Area Transportation Study.
Since its founding in 2006 as Shea Carr Jewell, SCJ has grown steadily from three employees in one location, to nearly 60 employees in six locations across three states — Lacey, Seattle, Vancouver and Wenatchee, WA; Boise, ID; and Westminster, CO.
Some of SCJ’s current high visibility efforts include planned transportation improvements around Joint Base Lewis-McChord spanning five miles and four interchanges; civil engineering for WinCo Foods across the United States; an environmental assessment of the historic Tumwater Brewery site; civil engineering design for a 120-acre industrial parcel for the Port of Tacoma; and the High Roller in Las Vegas, the world’s largest observation wheel.