On today’s episode we are talking about the major considerations when designing a new development site. 

Developers often look at a site from the perspective of how many units of finished product you can place on the parcel of land. This is an area that is fraught with complications.

I can tell you from first-hand experience that the number one constraint on virtually every project is road access and parking. It is relatively easy to increase density by going vertical. However every time you do so, The density is going to gobble up more land for parking. Whether you’re building an apartment complex, or a small residential subdivision, or even an office complex, parking and driveway requirements will dictate the design of the overall project.