We approach planning much as we do all opportunities; with pragmatism and creativity. Combining site-specific information (such as topography, natural resources, and existing development on-site), with regulatory criteria, and local ordinance requirements we work to create conceptual and long-term master plans that move our client’s vision to reality.
Every great land development project needs a solid plan as the foundation. Without this crucial piece of design, sites never realize their true potential and become victim to an ad-hoc style of development, wedging uses together, creating poor internal site circulation and wasted space within the development as well as reduced income potential for landowners.
During the planning process, we meet with local, state and federal regulators to ensure the design not only fits the site and the restrictions but to identify potential red flags from a permitting perspective early in the planning process. This is extremely important to both budget and timeline. Understanding the regulatory obstacles at the outset allows for simplified navigation throughout the permitting and development process.
- Industrial/Business Parks
- Feasibility Assessments
- Sand, Gravel and Quarry Mining
- Wetland Assessments and Mitigation
- NHDES and USACOE Permitting
- NRPA/NEPA Studies
- Local Permitting
Site Evaluation & Regulatory Permitting
The site alternatives and selection process is often an evolutionary one that begins with defining the project needs and objectives. Over the past 25 plus years, Sebago Technics, Inc. has participated in the site selection process and permitting for projects ranging in size and complexity. While there are commonalities in the process, no two projects are exactly the same. As a result, we apply our knowledge and depth of experience to develop specific solutions to each and every project. We have gained a tremendous amount of experience over the years with permitting projects in many regulatory environments.
In the development of a design, we strive to anticipate the regulatory issues and address them in the design process so that they do not become obstacles later in the process. When considering alternative sites or alternative site designs, we are able to quickly summarize the permitting considerations as well as the cost and performance considerations.
When it comes to permitting, we have had a great deal of experience with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). We have developed working relationships with the project analysts at the MDEP and the ACOE and as a result, have been able to shepherd projects through the permitting process with successful outcomes for our clients.
Community planning can mean several different things. Sebago Technics can fill any and all of a community’s planning needs. We are ready to step in when a community is between planners or on a temporary basis. If it’s ordinances that a community needs, we can draft a new ordinance or make amendments to existing one. Whether it’s a master plan for a piece of property or a Comprehensive Plan, we have the skills needed. Planning at Sebago Technics has the full backing of engineers, landscape architects, traffic engineers, 3D modeling, drone aerial photography and environmental scientists. That means that a Sebago Technics plan is not only technically sound, but it can also come with graphics and visual displays that can explain words with pictures.
- Comprehensive Planning
- Master planning
- Ordinance drafting
- Development proposal review
- Report writing
- Interim or planner as needed