A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) can properly evaluate hazardous chemical impacts or any other concerns related to development or purchase of a property. Westwood has helped clients review environmental impacts at all levels of development and redevelopment, with the goal of understanding and managing project risks before too much time and effort has been spent.
When pursuing a new development within a community, or financing a redevelopment, it is crucial to not only know the zoning parameters of the city and its comprehensive plan for the future, but how to navigate them.
The approved development for Pentagon Village is extensive, as a 12-acre mixed use redevelopment. However, the area is actually located within a 100-year floodplain! But instead of large ponding areas, Westwood presented a unique design to safely manage stormwater that also made the goal development density a reality.
Current ADA requirements affect best practices for re-sealing and restriping parking lots. Learn how Westwood helps companies achieve ADA compliance and more.
One area of site planning which can cause a lot of issues is the layout of front entry areas for retail or industrial uses. Senior landscape architect Jeff Westendorf explains the key factors to consider for front entry design to avoid extensive redesign or costly issues later in development.
As environmental due diligence leader, Andy has 20 years of experience providing environmental due diligence consulting services for land and power projects. He’s supported projects for developers, realtors, engineers, architects, attorneys, municipalities, and financial institutions.
UAV/drone imagery was essential for Spire Credit Union to efficiently complete an ALTA survey in less than ideal winter conditions. Whether it’s for new development, reconstruction, or existing building and site improvements, let Westwood help visually document your next project.
A Phase I ESA is the smart investor’s tool to protecting oneself from potential environmental liability lying beneath the surface. Do your due diligence so you don't unknowingly purchase a contaminated site and get stuck with the clean-up responsibility.
When dealing with an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey, there is no such thing as an “update,” there is only a new survey. Brent Peters explains why, from a surveyor's perspective. Get an ALTA survey before your next real estate investment to properly manage and mitigate risk.
As Westwood’s Director of Land Survey Service, Nate Carlson has a large repertoire of experience in all things survey. He keeps up with the latest technologies and enjoys solving problems for clients, but what does he enjoy doing in his free time?
One way to learn more about why a building may be under priced is to conduct a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), sometimes referred to as a Property Condition Report.
The Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys have become the bridge that allows all of the parties involved in a real estate transaction to understand a piece of real property on common terms.