It's fun to think about a future development, but is your site ready from an environmental standpoint? Take the time now to resolve any environmental concerns before you get too far along in the process and costly changes arise.
Check out a few of the items from our complete checklist.
- A wetland delineation must be conducted prior to any activities taking place on the property. If wetlands are found, a wetland application may be required.
- Will there be a net increase of more than one acre of new impervious surface once completed? If so, permanent stormwater management may be required.
- Does the site meet or exceed the threshold for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)? If so, an EAW must be conducted, which can take more than six months to complete.
- Is more than one acre of land being disturbed? If so, you may be required to have a NPDES permit, which includes a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.
- Is the development site found on prime farmland? If so, a Farmland Protection Policy Act permit may be required from the NRCS.
Download our Environmental Checklist for Developers today. Checking off the items on this list will help you feel confident to move forward with your development.