Building: Site Plans
One of the first steps in planning to build any structure is the development of a good site plan. And, to develop a good site plan requires a certain amount of pre-planning information gathering. The following is a list of information that should be obtained to help in preparing a site plan.
- A legal description of the land on which you plan to build.
- A platted survey of the parcel, drawn to scale if possible.
- The size, location, and use any easements recorded on the property.
- Use of adjacent land parcels and location of any buildings thereon.
- Location of underground and overhead utilities. These would include sewer, water supply, electric, telephone, cable TV, etc.
- Name or number of adjacent streets, roads, or highways, and location and size of their rights of way.
- Zoning. Limitations on land use, allowable size and height of buildings, yards or separation requirements.
- Natural features-trees, springs, sinkholes, rivers, creeks, rock outcroppings, abrupt changes in contours, and soil type.
- Proposed location of new building on the property.
- Existing and finished grade elevations.
- Assigned number address.
- 100-year floor boundary elevation. This information is available at the Building Department, and is taken from the FEMA maps.
Example Site Plan
Download this site plan illustration.