conservation principles and technologies to make homes more efficient,
responsible, and marketable
Equity looks beyond conventional subdivision paradigms to help landowners
identify a particular property's true development potential. By planning
thoughtfully, steering clear of important natural resources, employing
innovative septic and stormwater management technologies, and making use
of unconventional regulatory frameworks, we help landowners find and responsibly
make use of overlooked development potential.
and manage teams of fieldwork professionals, including ecologists, engineers,
soil scientists, and surveyors, with a view toward controlling costs,
expediting development design and regulatory reviews, and minimizing landscape
times, the best way to prevent opposition to new development is to proactively
involve neighbors in the planning process. Open Space Equity can help
you conduct charettes to identify community concerns, gather ideas, and
create a development plan that meets your goals while responding to reasonable
input from neighbors.
that all developments should include one or more significant conservation
components, such as an open space set-aside, use of alternative energy
sources, or energy-efficient construction. Open Space Equity can help
you identify important resources on a property and develop and implement
plans for conserving those resources in the context of your overall development
goals. We can also help you evaluate and select new technologies and construction
techniques for producing and conserving energy.
Development Site Planning
Equity specializes in designing site plans that maximize resource conservation,
minimize site disturbance, and yield new construction that is visually
and functionally compatible with its surroundings. Whether you're building
a single house on a rural property, undertaking a residential subdivision,
or considering a mixed-use development in a village center, we can help
you develop a thoughtful plan that achieves your goals while treading
gently on the landscape.
and other developments that are constructed over time, it's often helpful
to establish up-front standards and guidelines for how structures will
be designed and built. In addition to fostering functional and aesthetic
cohesion, good architectural planning can increase the value and desirability
of a property because it provides buyers with assurance that they won't
find themselves living next door to structures unsuited to their context.
or worse, significant site design work often takes place during the regulatory
review process, when land-use commissions may request or require site
plan modifications. Although we strive to anticipate and pre-empt regulatory
surprises through careful planning and pre-application discussions with
land-use commissions, we also excel at achieving good site design results
within the limitations presented by regulatory frameworks.
Once a development
design has been finalized and approved by
the appropriate regulatory entities, Open Space Equity can help you manage
the construction process
Talk to us about how to make your development
initiative more cost-effective and environmentally responsible.
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Box 50, Washington Depot, Connecticut, 06794