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Land Sub-Division Costs, Plans, and Permits for Residential and Commercial Development Projects

By | April 20th, 2018|Land Development, Land Subdivision, Land Surveys|

This land subdivision guide provides an overview of the steps required to take your land subdivision for a residential or commercial development project from the drawing board to reality. A sub-division or subdivision is a parcel of land of significant size split from a larger tract. The subdivision might be divided into smaller parcels for residential or commercial development or a blend of both. The focus of this guide is commercial development projects, but the principles will apply to larger residential developments, as well. Here are the most common commercial development project types: Business Parks, Office Buildings, Retail Parks, Shopping Malls/Districts, Municipalities, Private Businesses, and Warehouse Districts. […]

Land Survey Cost vs. a Plot Plan – When Do you Need a Land Survey?

By | August 27th, 2017|Land Surveys|

There are many reasons to have land surveyed, whether it is property you own or a piece of ground you’re considering buying. This article answers questions about: When to have land surveyed Preparing for a land survey What the survey includes Who pays for the survey The cost of a land survey and factors that determine cost Affordable alternatives to a land survey The Reasons for a Land Survey The surveyor has one of two primary tasks in each surveying job: Precisely establish a parcel’s legal boundaries when it has not been surveyed before, mapping those boundaries and producing a legal description of the boundaries that determine what ground the parcel entails Determine where the boundary lines are on a previously surveyed parcel. For example, the survey might read something like: “Southwest quarter of Northwest quarter (SW ¼ of NW ¼) and East Half of Southeast quarter of Southwest quarter (E½ SE¼ SW¼) of Section four (4), Forest Township, containing ten (10) acres of land, more or less.” A surveyor uses the information to determine what area constitutes the parcel legally described. The surveyor works to find the metal pins used to mark the corners of a surveyed parcel or establish where those pins should be placed. […]