Developable Area Assessments: How Much Usable Land is There?

Purchasing or Selling a Property? Are there any environmental features on the property, and you want to know how much usable land there is? What the setbacks are?

All-Terrain Consulting specializes in developable area studies, and has been working hand-in-hand with property owners, realtors, and developers in the Greater Vancouver area to help determine the developable area on properties where environmental contraints such as watercourses, streams, ditches, ravines, sensitive wildlife habitat, wetlands, or forested areas are present.

We inform the client how to maximize the developable area on their property and the steps they require to obtain the necessary approvals. We provide property feasibility reports outlining all planning and environmental issues associated with the subject property.

AutoCAD drawings with an aerial view of the property are also provided in the report for developable area studies in order to show buildable areas, if environmental setbacks are required, as well as road allowances and other planning issues (see example below).

All-Terrain Consulting can also provide cut-out buildings to scale (house size, garage, pool, outbuildings, etc.) in order for the client to better visualize the buildings on the map and if your desired development layout will or won't work for you based on the setbacks provided.

We can also chat and meet with municipal and government officials and include it into our reports to remove the guess-work out of property development, and to ensure you achieve your goals.

The advantage for a property seller to get a developable area study: the report and drawing gives the seller the property background and its highest and best land use, allowing them to get full value for their property (at its current and/or potential future value).

The advantage to the property buyer to get a developable area study: the report and drawing gives the buyer assurance that the property information being offered is accurate, and eliminates the risk of unknown issues concerning the subject property (whether environmental, zoning, etc.)

An additional service offered by All-Terrain Consulting Ltd. for Developable Area Assessments is a drone fly-over to take aerial photos to better assess the entire property.

For more information, please have a look at our brochure. For any questions please feel free to give us a call: (778) 230-4174