A GUIDE TO KNOWING WHETHER YOU AND YOUR CONGREGATION ARE READY TO BUILD, EXPAND, OR RE-LOCATE YOUR FACILITY

shapeimage_1 (1)In case you have not already found out what the next step may be, we hope the gathering of information that follows will assist you in discovering where to go next.

General Site Data

  1. I.  Are you and/or have you purchased new property where this project will take place?

    1. •  If so, how many acres?

    2. •  Do you know what permitting jurisdiction you will fall under? (city or county)

  2. II.  Do you have a boundary survey available for this property?

  3. III.  Have there been any topographical surveying done on this property?

    1. •  The topographical survey is used to determine the natural grading & condition of the property relative to any local floodways that may impact the storm water drainage runoff generated by the development.

  4. IV.  Do you have a geotechnical report or a class one environmental study issued for this property?

    1. •  The geotechnical report is used, and generally not done until a preliminary development of the property is established, to determine what type of structural soil the property contains and is generated specifically for building structures, parking & storm water containment structures. A class one environmental study is typically required by lending institutions to ensure that there are no subsurface contaminates onsite that will require removal and greatly impact the development cost.

  5. shapeimage_1 (2)If you are planning an addition to an existing facility, then in addition to the above questions you will need to know..

  1. Is there an existing survey of the property that shows all boundaries, structures, paving, easements, setbacks, encroachments, drives & adjacent thoroughfares?

  2. Do you have an idea where the addition may be located?

  3. What is the intended purpose of the addition?

  4. Do you feel that you have adequate enough parking & a good sense of traffic flow around the existing facilities?

  5. Are local utilities readily available for additional water, sewer & power demand & do they require impact/service fees for said utilities?