Land Feasibility Services at MEC
As your Melbourne commercial builders, we’re able to assist you on your commercial construction project from beginning to end. Our experience identifying zoning issues, evaluating land, and conducting cost analysis allow us to effectively carry projects from conception to completion. If you’re in the market for parcel development, MEC can help you to determine suitability for development by conducting a land feasibility inspection. Determining whether a potential site will work for a project by conducting a feasibility study helps to evaluate if a project is financially feasible and if the local regulatory bodies will allow the project.
A feasibility study works to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed construction project and the opportunities and threats present in the environment, the resources required, and the potential for success. Typically, the first step in determining land feasibility is having a land assessment completed by an engineering firm to establish if the location can work for the project. Small-scale feasibility studies explore the client’s needs, topography, and government ordinances. Larger feasibility studies also include a more detailed analysis, site drawings, and preliminary plans from the architect. The architect will also provide specifications for building materials and descriptions of the facility’s mechanical and electrical systems. These preliminary specifications help to establish a project cost estimate and take into account relevant town ordinances and land development needs. The land feasibility study will also contain a preliminary schedule including planning steps and offsite improvements that may be required by the city, such as adding traffic signals to accommodate traffic flow to and from your facility.
There are a few things to consider when conducting a land feasibility study. It’s important to research if there are any upcoming infrastructure changes from a nearby construction projects to know if any of their off site requirements will affect the site you’re considering. Keep in mind that a cheaper property may require more costly preparation for construction. If there are extensive costs to develop the site, you may be able to negotiate a better price or find a more expensive lot that costs less in the long run. Conducting a land feasibility study is usually one of the first steps in commercial construction, but other items that must be considered before construction include:
- Zoning issues and changes
- Conventional and special use permits
- Permitting issues
- Cost analysis
- Land evaluation
- Parcel size issues
At MEC we offer each of these services to streamline the construction process – saving you time, money, and headaches. A large part in preparing a property for commercial construction is also the permitting process. The permitting process usually begins by meeting with your local code official to obtain the correct resources and information to comply with the applicable building codes. The building permit gives you the legal permission to start a construction project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. There are multiple regulatory agencies that require various permits to lawfully proceed with a construction project. As your Melbourne commercial contractors, we have experience in obtaining permits from all of the following agencies to keep your project running smoothly:
- Florida Department of Transportation
- City and County Building Department
- Water Management District
- Department of Environmental Protection
- County Agencies
By working with an experienced construction and engineering firm, you can be sure that your team is experienced in conducting a proper land feasibility assessment that may save you costly construction costs later in your project. As your local commercial contractor, we understand that the permitting process can be a confusing maze to navigate without the proper direction, which is why we’re proud to offer assistance throughout this process.
Once both the land due diligence and permitting processes are complete, we’re able to offer our clients the design and construction services to help their facility doors open sooner and easier. Our team of estimating and engineering experts have developed a method to obtain some of the most accurate conceptual estimates in the industry. Whether you’re looking for a budget estimate for financing purposes or are ready to begin project estimating, our team can provide you with cost effective solutions to get your construction project started.
Thanks to our experienced team, we’re able to offer our commercial construction clients a unique and cost effective outlook on the development and construction process. From land feasibility inspections to final closeout, MEC has the expertise and knowledge to engineer and design your building for success. Contact us today to get started.