What You Need to Know About Land Studies in South Florida

Looks can be deceiving, as the saying goes, and this is especially true when developers are searching for land for a construction project. A piece of land may look ready for a development, but may have all kinds of legal or environmental constraints.

This is especially true in South Florida. The best way to find out the full story of a plot is to have a feasibility study conducted on the land. This will ensure that your project is feasible and won’t get bogged down in red tape before you even begin.

Why You Need Someone Local 

A land study is an in-depth look at whether a tract of land is viable for your construction project. It takes into account all aspects of the project to paint an objective picture the project’s costs, strengths, and risks, including zoning issues. It’s best to get a local company to handle it for a simple reason: they have the pulse of local politics.

They know if city commissioners just got bad publicity for a development and are unlikely to approve anything for the time being. They also know that first looking at developing a warehouse in, say, Doral may make the powers-at-be in Hialeah more amenable to work with you.

Beyond Politics 

They can also provide invaluable on-the-ground expertise about recent past projects in the area. If a recent (successful or failed) project in the area had headwinds based on an endangered species in adjacent wetlands, it could significantly impact the land’s purchase price, and thus your profitability.

In the end, having a reputable team on-site that has experience working with the city and country you’re looking to enter can provide your project with distinct competitive advantages based on their past record.

At Seacoast Construction, feasibility studies are an essential part of our pre-construction coordination process. We are experienced in navigating environmental, zoning, health, and planning rules and regulations in South Florida. If you’re looking to build and are in the market for land, let us help you with your project. Call us at 786-433-8740 to schedule a consultation.

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