1. Establish the project's goals and objectives.
Clearly define the goals and objectives of the project, so that you can assess whether or not the proposed site is right for your needs.
2. Assess the current site conditions.
Conduct an on-site inspection to assess the current condition of the site, including any existing structures or landscape features. Take note of any potential safety hazards, such as broken glass, sharp objects, and unstable ground.
3. Identify land use restrictions, permits, and zoning requirements.
Research any land use restrictions, permits, or zoning requirements that may affect the project. Check local and state laws to ensure that all legal obligations are met.
4. Analyze traffic patterns and access roads.
Evaluate the current and potential traffic patterns to determine if they are sufficient for the project. Consider access roads, parking areas, and other transportation factors.
5. Evaluate environmental impacts.
Assess the environmental impact of the proposed project. Determine if there are any concerns regarding air and water quality, wildlife habitats, and other natural resources.
6. Review potential safety risks.
Examine any potential safety risks that may be associated with the project, such as hazardous substances or poor air quality.
7. Conduct a detailed survey of existing structures or facilities.
Survey any existing structures or facilities on the site, including any buildings, equipment, and utilities. Note any maintenance needs or potential upgrades.
8. Calculate public utility costs.
Calculate the estimated cost of public utilities to ensure that the project’s budget is sufficient for all necessary services.
9. Develop a list of stakeholders to involve in the decision-making process.
Identify all stakeholders that should be included in the decision-making process, such as local residents, business owners, government officials, and other interested parties.
10. Take into account long-term planning considerations.
Consider future plans for the project and any potential changes that may be needed down the road. This will help you plan for the long-term success of the project