In the months or years leading up to any large construction project, a great deal of work has already taken place to ensure the project complies with state and federal regulations.
Pre-planning helps ensure your project remains on track while also alleviating unexpected and costly surprises (e.g. you learn of a threatened species within the construction zone, bringing all work to a grinding halt).
Studies, reports, permissions, and permits are long lead items and require consultation with development professional as early as possible, as any one of these things may slow the start of breaking ground, even on a site you on which you currently operate.
Lot lines, easements, and surface water issues may require real estate transactions.
Due to the complexity of these issues, it’s highly advisable to hire a knowledgeable Owner Project Manager who can help advise and navigate the various commissions, permitting, and reviews needed. An OPM with an extensive network can also recommend or hire other professional firms, such as environmental engineers, as needed.
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