Commercial Siteplan – Site planning and design is a very interesting challenge for sustainability development. CALL TODAY (435) 623-0897. Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs, which makes the design elements fundamental in enhancing the functional characteristics of the community but should be in harmony with the natural setting of the surrounding area. There are instances that these detailed site plans are often ignored or neglected.
Site planning is critical in any commercial site plan and architectural drawing, which may require close attention and collaborative design planning. Creativity and design excellence should cover protecting the local communities’ valuable characteristics as well as enhance connectivity.
Sustainable site planning can only be achieved when the contractor brings all the project stakeholders together and that is what we intend to do – get you involved in the entire design and development process! Not all segments of the community measure quality of life by the same yardstick.
Streets, pedestrian paths and bike paths should be fully connected and optimize safe integration with the area’s vehicular traffic. The site plan, as much as possible, should preserve the natural terrain and encourage the use of drought tolerant landscaping. The goal is to minimize waste and understand as well as integrate the natural environment.
The efficiency of the design and site planning allow resolution of all possible issues including site specific environmental and soil conditions that may affect sustainable landscaping, site design, storm water management and storm water reuse.
Because sustainable commercial site plan applies the practices and principles of creating a healthy and productive environment, the approach should integrate surface covering and landscape that cleans and restores water quality.
Introducing more sustainable practices to site development during the site planning stage is a shared responsibility between the community, stakeholders, and the contractor. Factors like the materials to be used and the methods of the design and construction should be thoroughly examined and discussed, which may include environmental risks.
We are all aware that the issue of local control and practices, which is almost always focused on the conditions and needs of the local community, aren’t addressed in a single ordinance, but in a set of regulations. Recently, green building has been encouraged in many states and by the federal government. In fact, tax incentives were offered in some states for the use of green methods and materials.
Ludlow Engineering and Land Surveying ensures that the commercial site plan is consistent with the community’s desired character, such as flood control facilities that can serve to control and convey storm runoff. Most developers only think of what they can give and totally ignore the community’s needs and its desired character. We try to give you the balance in our Civil Engineered site plans.
Examples are pedestrian oriented design and orientation of the site and of the buildings, enjoyable public and private spaces, or mixed used developments. The purpose of the site plan is to make sure the development concept adheres to the zoning requirements for land use.
Our goal is to give you a commercial site plan that is environmentally responsive and also, minimizes damage to the local ecosystem, but may serve as an economic engine that brings about ecological restoration while in the process of improving the surroundings. The key is to establish a sense of place or place making, which is an important dimension of a sustainable community design.
The overall planning context is fully considered, which helps you determine the project’s compatibility with the surrounding area. Understanding the natural conditions of the land using site analysis may help address development constraints and opportunities, which is the main reason site planning involves the consideration of distribution of buildings, parking, driveways and landscaped open space areas of the site.