There exist many different types of land development designs, such as for family, commercial, retail, and industrial. Even though they differ in type and orientation, they all have common fundamentality. Whether a master-planned community, planned unit developments, or new towns, these large-scale development projects can be constructed successfully if properly visualized and planned. The core of this success lies in the fundamentals of land development designs.
It may sound old school, but it is a great idea to walk around the land to see what the land has to offer. You should carefully analyze the surroundings and try to visualize what your addition will offer.
After proper analysis of the land, you should look for ways to make the design most efficient. For example, spaces like intersections take up space and are high cost. Similarly, incorporating stormwater management in the earlier design will help you in cost-effectiveness and ROI.
No matter how efficiently you have planned your design, it will still require adjustment from an engineer. Therefore, you should work towards the feasibility and infrastructure of the plan as well. Hiring an engineer can help you save problems regarding infrastructure like sewer, transportation, gas, electric, fiber, storm sewer, and many more.
You must keep track of how you started and what changes have been made. Topographic maps are essential to analyze the geological and hydrological aspects of the property. Combining them with an assessment photo can help you easily visualize the changes. You can use the latest technology like drones to have a complete overall view of the land to determine your shortcomings and improvements.
In every field, it is required of the specialists to stay up to date. Therefore, you should understand the everchanging dynamics of the market and trends. If you are a family home developer, you should understand what is liked by most nowadays. For example, whether to have no staircase, small staircase, or any other similar requirements of your customer, product, and market will help you stay on top of the game.
It is very common but important advice in any field you are working on, to be creative. Since you have to use the land to the best of your abilities, therefore, you have to look into the thing from all different angles, sometimes from very odd angles too.
The economy, market trends, interest rates, and consumer taste is out of our hand in the world of land development. However, what we can do is, stick to the fundamentals and work towards increasing our ROI, decreasing the costs, give ourselves opportunities for success, and promote satisfaction for our customers.