Land Planning

Once a property is acquired, the land planning process begins. Done correctly, this process culminates with a shovel in the ground, appropriate permits in hand, and all interested parties excited about development. At Missouri Land Company, the land planning process is systematically comprehensive and consists of five distinct stages, described below. We implement this land planning process—working in concert with city and local officials—for all of our client projects and are able to facilitate this process on behalf of clients as well.

Step 1: Research and Analysis

Conduct meticulous research about the property, noting specific challenges. This includes an analysis of any property concerns, the capacity of the property, and more. Water, sewer, electric, gas, and other utility assessments—and related costs—are also evaluated. This information is essential to informing Step 2.

Step 2: Build Consensus

Communicate purpose of the property to, and get support from, local municipalities and jurisdictions. Presenting the highest and best use of the property to all decision makers will most effectively generate consensus among all stakeholders.

Step 3: Present Options

Building on the goodwill generated in Step 2, Missouri Land Company then presents these options to potential end-users and stakeholders to collectively—and concretely—determine which option will move to development.

Step 4: Design Phase

Once consensus is reached on a development option, the land planning process moves into the design phase. In addition, re-plotting, rezoning, and other permits and approvals that may be needed to execute this development plan will be obtained. Then, contractors will be selected and cost estimates will be finalized.

Step 5: Approval

The completed land development packet will be submitted to appropriate governing bodies and stakeholders for approval, including all timelines and significant project benchmarks. Then, construction can begin.

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