Heritage Land Development is a full service land development company created specifically to assist the landowner in the development of their property. By working with a talented team of engineers, land planners and market researchers, we can offer innovative approaches to land development tailored to the needs of the particular property. Each project varies in scope and deserves special consideration to effect maximum and best usage within the current market.
Preliminary Property Analysis and Evaluation of Highest and Best Usage:
Conduct a thorough analysis of the property, including zoning, government constraints, topography, location, availability of utilities, development opportunities and market conditions.
Creation of Conceptual Development Plan:
After the analysis has been completed and it has been determined that the property represents a viable development opportunity, a concept plan will be prepared depicting a possible lot layout. This will give an idea of the expected yield based on any topographical constraints, property setbacks, environmental areas, utility easements or other factors that may affect the site.
Bid Process for the Development Team:
A bid package, including the property analysis and concept plan, will be distributed to local engineering firms to solicit competitive bids for the project. In evaluating the bids, Heritage Land Development will analyze the costs, review creative solutions to any problem areas, evaluate tasks and processes that can be streamlined and set up an engineering schedule that will ensure the project is completed in a timely manner. If necessary and applicable, we will also solicit cost proposals for wetlands and forest delineation, construction of improvements, well drillers, excavators, paving companies, etc.
Budgeting of Development Work:
Prior to beginning any subdivision work, Heritage Land Development will prepare a detailed working budget for the landowner. This gives the landowner a fairly accurate accounting of all out-of-pocket expenses that can be expected during the subdivision process.
Scheduling and Overseeing Perc Work:
In areas where public utilities are not available, Heritage Land Development will schedule and coordinate percolation testing of a site, working closely with representatives of the Bureau of Environmental Health to determine the maximum number of lots obtainable on a property.
Submission of All County and State Required Phases of Development:
After an engineering firm has been selected, Heritage Land Development will monitor preparation of the engineering plans that will be prepared according to local jurisdictional procedures and regulations, coordinate the plan submission to the reviewing agencies and its subsequent review by the those agencies. The County plan review process is very detailed and often times unpredictable. Our staff will work with all agencies to solve problems if, and when, they arise during the course of the review process.
Direct Management of All Contractor Services, Including Cost and Budget:
Once the proposals from the various contractors have been received, reviewed and the contracts awarded, Heritage Land Development will oversee and manage all construction activities, schedule and attend construction meetings with the contractors and the appropriate inspectors for the local jurisdiction, and ensure that all work was performed within the required specifications.
Interactive Communication Between Engineer, Contractors, County Officials and Client:
Heritage Land Development will remain in constant contact with the landowner, providing regular updates on the progress of the engineering work, review or development status, schedule, budget, milestones, and/or any problems or requests which may arise.
Road and Utility Construction and the Creation and Recordation of Developer Agreements, Bonding and All Special Easements or Agreements: Heritage Land Development will work in conjunction with the various County departments in the preparing, recording and implementing all special Developer Agreements, special required easements and acquiring proper bonding as required prior to initiating construction.