Whether you are interested in land development for a single-family, multi-family, retail, commercial, or industrial purpose you need a few simples to moderately complex land development rules to follow. Land development design is a detailed process that requires lots of planning and critical thinking.
The land development rules are simpler and easily understandable even a person who doesn’t know the industry well can use it for his/her betterment. If you are planning to get your land developed for any purpose you should know the basic rules as well.
As mentioned above, there are several different types of land development. But regardless of the type, you have to follow these six basic rules anyway.
You have to use the space more wisely;
The first thing you need to consider is, to use the available space more wisely. The available space should be constructed in a way that is safe and economical. The design or the architecture piece you are going for should be efficient enough to leave no space untouched. Avoid using intersections as they only take space and add a noticeable amount to the total cost. Do not forget to incorporate stormwater management to reduce the cost.
You have to make engineering Adjustments;
Land development is incomplete without a few basic engineering adjustments. Even the space that looks ready-to-use may leave you in question.
The plan that looks perfect on paper and the space that seems workable will always have some technical issues, that can only be resolved with engineering adjustments. The common technical issues are; sewer, water, transportation, storm, gas, telephone, electricity, and grading, etc. You need to make these small engineering adjustments to find a cost-effective solution to your hurdles.
You have to listen to the land;
A lot of us “totally” neglects that listening to the land contributes to successful development. So, carefully analyze what the land is offering and what your development will impact on the surroundings, whether it suits or go against the picture. Try avoiding mistakes and challenging situations to successfully develop a cost-effective solution.
Assign the right person for the job;
It is often observed the wrong person makes you pay more for the same thing that a competent person complies in fewer money and resources. So, assign the right person for the job who knows his role and duties.
Design and construct the important areas first;
It has often been said to utilize your energy for complex tasks first, leave the easier ones for the end. For example, for building an economical home you must have to start by designing from the outside in and save the streets for the end considering it a finishing touch.
Do not forget to use topography
Topography plays an important role in the successful development of land. Use the geological and hydrological characteristics of the land to determine how the property has changed over the years. Last but not least, use three-dimensional maps to get a more detailed view.
Lastly, these are just the basic rules that you should follow for successful development. Do not just try to incorporate these alone as they are still a lot more to figure out.