Site Control – Site and tract of building pad where proposed building is to be developed must have simple ownership clear of any encumbrances.
Plat – A plat of the property must be prepared by a licensed surveyor. Plat must show restrictions, building setbacks and easements. Plat also must illustrate land topography.
Zoning – Proposed property must be located in a principal use zone for industrial or mixed uses. If community has no zoning, then covenants or surrounding uses must be conducive to industrial use.
Building Pad – The site must have completed a building pad that would allow for the construction of a building, with a minimum size of 50,000 square-feet, expandible to 100,000 square-feet or more that could be built on the tract. The tract must be graded to include the area of the proposed building and any proposed expansion. The pad construction must be certified by a licensed engineer.
Aerial Imagery – Current aerial image of the property must be provided.
Environmental Studies – All necessary environmental studies must be completed and on file. All studies must state that the property is clear of any environmental issues that might inhibit development on the tract. Necessary environmental studies include:
- Phase 1 Environmental Study
- Geotechnical Study
Archeological and Historical Site Assessment
- Not required if site is already zoned and prepared for industrial use
- Strongly encouraged if site has not previously been zoned & prepared for industrial use, or if the site is suspected to contain historical significance or artifact(s).
Stream and Wetland Mitigation – All streams and wetlands on tract must be cleared and mitigated. The development plan must clearly define how streams and wetlands can be avoided.
Site Plan – A site plan of the property must be approved by local government. This plan must show the building footprint, locations of all utilities, parking areas, contours, erosion control, etc.
Permits / Approvals – All permits and approvals required by state and local government must be completed with documentation. Necessary permits and approvals and the responsible organizations are:
- Storm Water Construction Permit – Energy & Environment Cabinet
- Utility Line Extension Permit (if necessary) – Energy & Environment Cabinet