Zoning Feasibility Studies and Planning

A Zoning Feasibility Studies is research performed to determine the developmental potential of a particular property and/or group of contiguous properties.

In order to complete a Zoning Feasibility Study data, such as boundary, topography, and existing features (i.e. woods, streams, ponds, rock outcrops, etc.) is obtained and compared to design criteria and allowable uses permitted in the Zoning, Subdivision & Land Development Ordinances and other applicable regulations.  Information can be acquired in numerous ways such as Tax Records, USGS & County GIS Mapping, internet sites, and available survey data which is then digitally assembled into a base plan.

The base plan enables a client to consider a property’s relative purchase and/or an acceptable value.   It also assists in creating a proposed layout by which a potential buyer can decide if that particular property fits his/her needs with respect to its intended use.  This is accomplished with minimal financial commitment and eliminates and/or enlightens a buyer to potential pitfalls associated with the property.

Previous Zoning Feasibility Study Projects

The Davis Property
A collection of three contiguous parcels of approximately 72 acres in which multiple layouts were drawn to decide the best use for the property.  The end result was a mixed community containing single-family dwellings and townhomes, along with a section sited for commercial use.

The Quarry Development
A 14 Acre +/- site surrounded on all sides by a PennDOT right-of-way.  The client needed to determine the amount of functional property as well as permitted uses to determine the property’s potential, and whether a commercial center was a viable option.

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