Site Development

Developing Stand Out Sites

What Is Site Development in Civil Engineering?

Site planning and development is the first and most important step in turning your land into a valuable asset. At F&V, we provide practical, compliant, and cost-effective solutions designed to maximize site potential, move site plans forward and deliver successful projects.

F&V has in-house staff – civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists, permitting specialists, wetland scientists, and landscape architects – with the technical and regulatory expertise to meet and exceed your project objectives and make the best of your unique site.

Simply, site development works to find a balance of site performance and budget objectives to enhance the economic viability of your site, no matter the size. F&V provides creative design solutions to maximize site development potential, move site plan approval forward, and deliver financially successful projects.

Site Development Services

F&V’s areas of expertise as a site development company include:

  • Erosion control and stormwater management
  • Industrial facilities
  • Healthcare and education campuses
  • Landscape design
  • Multi-unit residential properties
  • Office parks
  • Planning and zoning approvals
  • Plats and site condominiums
  • Public meeting facilitation
  • Regional retail
  • Site planning/concept development
  • State agency approvals
  • Stormwater management plans
  • Sustainability
  • Urban site and high-rise redevelopment
  • Utility infrastructure permitting
  • Wetland mitigation design

Site Development Planning & Design

  • Site planning and concept development: F&V identifies your site’s challenges and existing conditions from environmental impacts and liabilities, permitting requirements and subsurface characteristics. We provide land acquisition and planning, feasibility studies, surveying, wetlands delineation, zoning, and conceptual planning.
  • Sustainable design: F&V is committed to practical sustainable design strategies that preserve natural environment and support future growth in communities that is smart and sustainable. We integrate low-impact design principles with aesthetically pleasing landscape and civil/site designs to create cleaner and safer environments, which contribute to a better quality of life for our client communities.
  • Landscape design: F&V’s landscape design services blends art, science, and technology to inspire meaningful change to the environments in which we exist. We create designs meant to be experience.

Site Development Permitting & Approval

  • Public meeting facilitation: F&V regularly hosts and attends public meetings to facilitate input from the client, key stakeholders, and the public. These meetings include design charrettes, public workshops, and other public input/engagement.
  • Utility infrastructure permitting: F&V has assisted our clients with completing permit applications and related documentation for numerous local, State and Federal permits. We have developed professional relationships with staff at many of the reviewing agencies which assists our clients in expediting permit review.
  • Planning and zoning approval: Our staff of highly skilled professional land use planners, as well as planning and CAD Technicians, performs initial project evaluations, design commercial and residential layouts, and completes the full range of environmental, zoning, and other permit applications to obtain governmental approvals.

Site Development Environmental Factors

  • Erosion control: We provide natural solutions to erosion-prone areas through softscaping and native plantings to create and restore wildlife habitat.
  • Stormwater management: We work to reduce and improve stormwater quality by collecting, storing and reusing stormwater runoff for site irrigation.
  • Wetland mitigation: F&V staff has expertise in restoring, creating or enhancing wetland to compensate for permitted wetland losses.

Why Use F&V’s Site Development Services?

At F&V, we approach site development from a practical, developer’s mindset. We’re experts in the local approval and permitting processes and have successfully pursued variances, zoning changes, special exception uses, site plan approvals, land divisions and plats.

We make sure your goals are understood and met on-budget now, but are also good for your wallet in the future. Whether we’re working as a team leader or an integral team member, we bring high performance and value to your projects.

No matter if you’re developing a single building, skyline-high condominiums, retail centers, or professional office space, we have the knowledge and experience to develop your site into something spectacular.

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