For Context Design Group, the goal of site planning is not to merely fit all of the required components onto the site. Unlike most design firms, our Site Planning methodology integrates al aspects of Site, Facility, and Process seamlessly on the proposed facility and the process that it will contain. Only after identifying these parameters will we begin an in-depth analysis of the particulars of the site, including sustainability to proposed program, zoning restrictions, topography / vegetation, views and vistas, utilities/site access, site infrastructure, circulation, solar orientation/ wind patterns, etc. Context Design Group will weigh all of the above factors in relation to the proposed project. We will then develop several site layout schemes that investigate vehicular/pedestrian circulation access points, building expansion master plan, cut/fll balancing (including proposed floor elevation), truck access points (shipping / receiving), building visibility and orientation, etc.

Additionally, we can analyze multiple sites simultaneously to determine the pros and cons of each alternative. This information is then reviewed with the client and design team to evaluate which solution best fts the functional and contextual requirements of the project. Our team can facilitate discussions with local economic development representatives as well as assemble data on local jurisdictions’ code requirements and other information pertinent to project development. Our team will follow through a checklist of the tasks necessary for the client to complete in order to obtain a complete due diligence set of information for potential site options. 

Our designers understand the information needed to make informed decisions regarding project location, permitting, and constructability in respect to various site parameters. By taking advantage of Context Design Group’s site planning service, our clients can be assured that they will select the best available piece of land and develop it in a way that best supports their business and aesthetic goals. This ensures not only the most effective use of capital, but also the short- and long-term success of the facility.