Planning & Design Services
LDS provides land use planning and design services for small and large-scale projects. A thorough site analysis is essential in the beginning phase of any land use project. Whether the objective is to build on the site or restore it back to its native habitat, LDS can determine the constraints and opportunities of a particular place by assessing both natural and cultural elements. Through observation, data collection and mapping, LDS looks at hydrology, soils, topography, vegetation, circulation, climate, existing infrastructure and other pertinent items to get a better understanding of the land. These findings are then synthesized into a road map to inform the design and most appropriate and environmentally sensitive course of action. At this point, LDS will work closely with the client to create a conceptual design and site plan that illustrates the various ways to manage or develop the site. LDS also leads design charettes to give stakeholders and community members an opportunity to weigh in on a design and planning project.