Definition

During land development, parcels are typically converted from a low intensity use (such as farming) to a higher-intensity use (such as single-family residential housing). As part of land development, larger parcels are commonly divided into smaller parcels. Physical improvements are also made to the land and supporting infrastructure as part of the land development project.

Land Development Tasks

As part of their work on land development projects, our civil engineers and land surveyors regularly perform the following type of activities:

  1. Review of client ideas for land development.
  2. Preparation of development concepts and sketches.
  3. Preparation of development applications and tentative subdivision maps.
  4. Execution of preliminary field surveys.
  5. Review and negotiate conditions of approval issued by public agencies for the land development project.
  6. Execute final field surveys.
  7. Prepare final maps.
  8. Design site improvements.
  9. File final subdivision maps and subdivision improvement plans with the regulating government agency.

Work Products

The work products produced by our team for land development projects include: design sketches, land planning exhibits, tentative subdivision maps, development applications, final subdivision maps, and subdivision improvement plans.

Technology

Our team uses the latest CAD, GIS and graphic design software in support of land development projects.

Coordination With Others

As part of the land development process, our team works closely with land attorneys, land planners, land title professionals, real estate agents, land owners, community groups, and government agencies.

Related Services

Services related to land development provided by our team are topographic surveying, boundary surveying, land planning and civil engineering.