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Master Planning

Master planning is a long-term strategy for a specific site that serves as a framework for current and future development and growth.  At Tippetts/Weaver we take a collaborative approach to master planning that is forward thinking. A master plan is helpful on projects of many different scales, they are not only for large commercial projects. Residential sites often develop over time and are built in different phases making a master plan very useful. The planning process typically begins with a meeting with the appropriate stakeholders to review the known information and program requirements. Followed by a careful study of program and site-specific parameters.

A few of the items studied in a master plan are:

  • Overall site organization; Circulation, Site Access & Approach
  • Zoning, Planning & Entitlements
  • Site’s Building Program Requirements & Opportunities
  • Relationship of Buildings to Each Other and to Outdoor Spaces
  • Building Height, Massing, Orientation, Views, Daylighting & Sustainability
  • Project Funding, Phasing & Scheduling

Feasibility Study

A feasibility study is an analysis of a building and/or site for a particular purpose. Feasibility studies are often completed before a building or lot of land is purchased to ensure a positive outcome for the project. During a feasibility study many factors are evaluated to determine the possible strengths and weakness of a particular program for a building and site with the ultimate goal of evaluating the viability of the project.

Some of the elements that are considered during a feasibility study include:

  • Site Conditions: Site Access, Soil Conditions, Grade, Utilities
  • Zoning/Government Ordinances & Entitlements
  • Building Conditions Assessment
  • Program & Building Use Assessment
  • Conceptual Budget
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Procurement Options
  • Uses of Adjoining Land
  • Environmental Impact
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