Costs for developing commercial properties can vary widely depending on the site conditions and scope of the project. Unexpected costs may be the determining factor in whether or not a project is viable making a realistic assessment critical. Factors for each potential site such as soil conditions, utility service status and development fees are important to know when considering a location.
Having a local expert who has a history of working with the area city councils and planning committees gives my clients an advantage in seeing the potential issues with zoning, permitting and project approval as early as possible in the process of site selection and development. As part of my service to clients I leverage my extensive local knowledge to assist with SWOT(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.
Getting approval for a project is a highly political process with unique challenges in each municipality. Often the standard application approach misses actions that may be key in getting the desired result. Planners working directly for developers may be hesitant to go outside the normal application process. In cases where I feel that municipal staff is unlikely to make a favorable recommendation to council I have lobbied councilors directly in order to get the votes necessary for approval.
Over the course of several years working for clients Couche-Tard (Mac's Milk) and McDougall Energy I have done site analysis for hundreds of gas station sites across Ontario.
A site plan for a proposed gas station and donut shop
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