Land Planning & Development

Wisconsin Land Surveyor Providing Land Planning and Development Services

Before construction can begin, land use issues must be addressed by the landowners or the developers of a site. Our land planning program will help to answer the following questions:

  • Is my plan compatible with existing zoning?
  • What are the requirements for zoning changes, community unit plans or planned unit developments?
  • What is the availability of public facilities and services, such as private and public utilities?
  • Are there any drainage considerations or flood issues?

Planning Board / Town Board Consultation
Many of our clients rely on us to help present their projects to various planning boards. We help assure the board that all projects will meet municipal zoning codes, subdivision regulations, street, water and sewer specifications, etc. as well as state and federal codes, regulations and permits. Combs and Associates, Inc. will represent clients at board meetings as necessary to discuss and inform the Planning Board and Town Board of the design requirements necessary to grant approval.

Concept Plan
A concept plan will be developed based on the factors discovered during the Land Use investigation. The purpose of the concept plan is to establish the developers’ intentions for utilizing the land, indicating areas to be used for drainage purposes, open space, common community space, access to the site, and delineate areas for residential and commercial uses.

Subdivision Design
Once the developer and the local zoning and subdivision authorities have agreed with the general concept plan, the next step is to acquire an accurate topographic survey of the site. The topographic survey will allow the subdivision designer to take into consideration the specifics of any drainage concerns, points of connection with utilities, and site access issues.  Together with the considerations that need to be made in regards to the infrastructure of a subdivision, the type of construction and marketing strategies play a very important role in the design of a subdivision, whether it is a residential, commercial, industrial, or a mixed use subdivision.

Preliminary Plat
Once it has been determined that the subdivision design is functional and will meet the requirements of the developer, preparation of the preliminary plat may proceed.  At this time it becomes necessary to make detailed considerations for site grading, and to insure that appropriate drainage considerations are being made in conjunction with the requirements for the underground infrastructure, such as the depth and grade of the sanitary sewer system.  Once the design and infrastructure issues have been resolved and the requirements of the local subdivision regulations can be met, the preliminary plat can be submitted for consideration.

Final Plat
Upon approval of the preliminary plat, the final plat is prepared and submitted for approval by the various approving authorities. Upon completion of the approval process for the subdivision, including meeting all of the requirements and making all of the required guarantees, the plat is forwarded to the Register of Deeds for recording and the construction process may begin.

Land Surveying

Land Surveying

Combs & Associates has established a reputation for providing professional surveying services in a timely and cost effective manner. 

Land Planning

Land Planning

Combs & Associates is recognized in the state line area as a leader in providing site design and land planning services.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Team at Combs & Associates provides public and private groups with a wide variety of engineering and design

Machine Control

Machine Control

Machine Control modeling involves creating a 3-D version of a proposed construction project. This 3-D model is used by large earth-moving machines.

Recent Projects

Recent Projects

Since 1972, Combs & Associates has been providing Land Surveying services throughout Wisconsin. See our most recent projects.

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Land Planning & Development

Wisconsin Land Surveyor Providing Land Planning and Development Services

Before construction can begin, land use issues must be addressed by the landowners or the developers of a site. Our land planning program will help to answer the following questions:

Planning Board / Town Board Consultation
Many of our clients rely on us to help present their projects to various planning boards. We help assure the board that all projects will meet municipal zoning codes, subdivision regulations, street, water and sewer specifications, etc. as well as state and federal codes, regulations and permits. Combs and Associates, Inc. will represent clients at board meetings as necessary to discuss and inform the Planning Board and Town Board of the design requirements necessary to grant approval.

Concept Plan
A concept plan will be developed based on the factors discovered during the Land Use investigation. The purpose of the concept plan is to establish the developers’ intentions for utilizing the land, indicating areas to be used for drainage purposes, open space, common community space, access to the site, and delineate areas for residential and commercial uses.

Subdivision Design
Once the developer and the local zoning and subdivision authorities have agreed with the general concept plan, the next step is to acquire an accurate topographic survey of the site. The topographic survey will allow the subdivision designer to take into consideration the specifics of any drainage concerns, points of connection with utilities, and site access issues.  Together with the considerations that need to be made in regards to the infrastructure of a subdivision, the type of construction and marketing strategies play a very important role in the design of a subdivision, whether it is a residential, commercial, industrial, or a mixed use subdivision.

Preliminary Plat
Once it has been determined that the subdivision design is functional and will meet the requirements of the developer, preparation of the preliminary plat may proceed.  At this time it becomes necessary to make detailed considerations for site grading, and to insure that appropriate drainage considerations are being made in conjunction with the requirements for the underground infrastructure, such as the depth and grade of the sanitary sewer system.  Once the design and infrastructure issues have been resolved and the requirements of the local subdivision regulations can be met, the preliminary plat can be submitted for consideration.

Final Plat
Upon approval of the preliminary plat, the final plat is prepared and submitted for approval by the various approving authorities. Upon completion of the approval process for the subdivision, including meeting all of the requirements and making all of the required guarantees, the plat is forwarded to the Register of Deeds for recording and the construction process may begin.

Land Surveying

Land Surveying

Combs & Associates has established a reputation for providing professional surveying services in a timely and cost effective manner. 

Land Planning

Land Planning

Combs & Associates is recognized in the state line area as a leader in providing site design and land planning services.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Team at Combs & Associates provides public and private groups with a wide variety of engineering and design

Machine Control

Machine Control

Machine Control modeling involves creating a 3-D version of a proposed construction project. This 3-D model is used by large earth-moving machines.

Recent Projects

Recent Projects

Since 1972, Combs & Associates has been providing Land Surveying services throughout Wisconsin. See our most recent projects.