Site selection and assessment is the initial phase of commercial land development, and it involves a lot of research that determines whether a proposed project is feasible and sustainable. Significant factors that go into site selection and evaluation include:
- Property size
- Location visibility
- Traffic flow
- Zoning restrictions
- Competitors and their performance
- Other nearby tenants and their sales records
Site selection is the most important decision for almost any design-build project. It plays a huge role in your business’s success—or lack thereof. If a commercial property price seems too good to be true, it probably is. It’s important to note the factors above when determining if the site location will be sustainable for your business.
Throughout this initial pre-construction phase, site investigation reports (SIRs) are also performed. These reports are a collection of data that assesses potential site issues and what needs to be done for a site to meet all requirements. Site requirements include:
- Building permits
- Fire department requirements
- Building, parking, and landscape setbacks
- Lighting ordinance
- Access and DOT requirements
- Utilities such as water, sewer, gas, electricity, etc.
As mentioned above, building permit requirements are necessary for commercial land development. The building permit process isn’t always linear, and can sometimes require many additional steps. By hiring full-service land development contractors, they keep the construction process moving forward according to plan.
Building permit requirements vary from one town to the next. Because of a general contractor’s experience with various projects, they’ve had the opportunity to build strong relationships with local municipalities. This gives them the advantage of submitting permits quickly and correctly the first time around, ensuring that development projects progress according to the client’s timeline.
In addition to general construction site permits, many industries require trade-specific permits. Companies in HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical industries must undergo their own building permit processes. If your project requires building permits geared toward a particular industry, general contractors have a network of reliable and highly skilled subcontractors who can help you file the necessary licenses to keep the process streamlined.
From obtaining building permits to the construction itself, full-service general contractors support you through every step of the commercial development process. They ensure the client has everything they need for a high-quality commercial property.
Business owners have a lot to prioritize throughout the day. By hiring a full-service general contractor, they can focus more on day-to-day operations. This eliminates the added stress of finding a site, obtaining all the necessary permits, and looking for architectural, engineering, and construction contractors. Full-service general contractors have everything you need under one house.
We know you’re capable of juggling all these tasks, but full-service general contractors make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. From design to the construction itself, Calahan Construction works with you every step of the way.
For over eight years, Calahan Construction Services has helped commercial land developers like you construct high-quality buildings in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Whether you’re looking to build a new office space or a shopping center, we have everything you need to build the property of your dreams.
Calahan Construction has been a trusted full-service general contractor across the Front Range since 1937. Many retail developers in the area trust us because we have a client-focused small business approach that produces big business results. But don’t take out word for it—see what our clients have to say about our work!
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