A site plan, often called a master plan is an architectural plan, landscape architecture document, and/or a detailed engineering drawing of proposed improvements to a given lot. A master plan usually shows a building footprint, travelways, parking, drainage facilities, sanitary sewer lines, water lines, trails, lighting, landscaping and garden elements and is normally required by the local Building Authority, Counsil or county to be submitted wiht the drawings and/or structural calculations to obtain a building approval.
Such a plan of a site is a "graphic representation of the arrangement of buildings, parking, drives, landscaping and any other structure that is part of a development project".
A master plan can also be a "set of construction drawings that a builder or contractor uses to make improvements to a property.
Counties can use the master plan to verify that development codes are being met and as a historical resource. Master plans can only be prepared by a design consultant who must be either a licensed engineer, architect, landscape architect or land surveyor. Our company has all of these persons under its employment.
A full and detailed site plan comprises the following:
- Property lines
- Set-back lines
- Location and distances between buildings
- Existing and proposed conditions
- Lighting poles
- Surrounding streets
- Landscaped areas
- Fire hydrants
- Plumbing lines and/or the location of septic tanks and/or a water treatment plant
- Potable water lines
- Elecrical grid system
We offer the preparation of site plans comprising the above and/or more depending on the local county's requirements. You may < contact us > for a cost proposal.