Site Evaluation + Planning Services

People often contact Modative Architecture with an idea about a project they have in mind, but are unsure of how to get started. Common questions we receive are:

  • How much will it cost?
  • What will the city allow us to do?
  • How much square footage can I build?
  • Is it feasible?
  • How many units can I build?
  • How much parking do I need to provide?
  • What is the process?
  • How long will it take to permit or build?
  • I have a lot / want to buy a lot / want to lease a property. What can I do with it?

Modative now provides Site Evaluation and Planning Services to help answer these questions and more.

To give you a sense of what we can provide, download our free Site Evaluation and Planning Services sample report and learn more about how these services are a great way to get a project started without a huge upfront financial or time commitment.

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Site Evaluation + Planning Services

A sample case study of a commercial rehab and former auto body shop in North Hollywood, California.

Site Evaluation + Planning Services

Each Report is unique and caters to our client's specific needs. We can include everything on this list, or you can pick and choose:

  • Client Meeting: Hold a meeting with the client to gain a better understanding of the project needs and goals.
  • Property Walk-Through: Conduct a walk-through to review existing conditions and accessibility.
  • Code Analysis Report: Provide a detailed analysis of applicable building and zoning codes.
  • Project Program: Assist the client in the development of a preliminary project program and scope of work.
  • Project Schedule: Develop a preliminary project schedule. The schedule will include a timetable from design to permit.
  • Consultants Estimate: Determine the applicable consultants needed to complete the project and provide estimated fees for their services.
  • Preliminary Site Plan: A preliminary plan of the site depicting parking, building footprints, general site circulation and possible landscape areas.
  • 3D Rendering Massing Model: A conceptual study of the project's massing, outlining a general understanding of the size and scale of the project.
  • Preliminary Floor Plans: A typical space plan, depicting the overall size and shape of the proposed building, but  excluding any details yet to be determined, such as openings, fixture locations, windows and doors.
  • Preliminary Elevation/3D Rendering Study: Studies of one or two major building elevations or a conceptual 3D rendering of one or two major project facades.
  • Preliminary Construction Cost Analysis: A preliminary construction cost estimate based on the preliminary code analysis, site plan, space plan, and elevation studies. This analysis will be based on our previous project experience and reviewed by a licensed contractor.
  • Development Pro Forma: Coordinate with a financial consultant who will provide a detailed development pro forma based on the proposed project concept. The pro forma will include project hard costs, soft costs, and anticipated developer profit. The development pro forma
    may also include potential financing options. 

Download our free Site Evaluation and Planning Services sample report now.