Draw on local data
Penciler is a powerful web-based tool for multifamily housing development that lets you create and compare many different building options for a site, helping you to make better-informed site acquisition decisions.
Test multiple site options
Penciler draws on local site and zoning data, giving you the ability to test multiple site options in real time and in context. Test multiple scenarios under various site and zoning assumptions.
Immediately visualize results
A proprietary building layout algorithm designed by UrbanSim, allows you to automatically generate buildings, visualize their floor plans and massing in context. Penciler can help you analyze the costs for each option and understand the impacts of policy changes.