Before you build on that site – is it right? Site feasibility studies by Matthew J. Sutton, P.E., LEED AP BD+C

When owners seek to select a site for their building project, questions such as: “Will this site work for my project?” and “Are there any major challenges with this site?” typically come to mind. With the high costs associated with land acquisition and development along with a myriad of development regulations, a site feasibility study can help to provide owners with the information they need to make informed decisions.

A site feasibility study can help owners determine the realistic development potential of a site and identify the potential costs of development. Site feasibility studies can also help owners compare the advantages and disadvantages of multiple sites. A site feasibility study investigates site development information as it pertains to owners’ project and may include the following:

  • Zoning regulations
  • Potential site layout and grading
  • Availability of utilities
  • Traffic and access
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Development costs
  • Suitability for development
  • Site renderings for visualization/marketing purposes

Selecting a proper site is critical to the success of a project.  Schemmer has proven experience assisting owners with projects from the site feasibility stage through design and construction completion.   Schemmer can help you define and achieve your goals for your project!