[This article originally appeared in the New England Real Estate Journal, March 1, 2003.]
These days any substantial, commercial real estate project will require site plan approval from the Planning Board in which the property is located. Here are some practical tips for making the site plan approval process easier and, hopefully, successful:
In addition, many Planning Boards appreciate use of the preliminary consultation process so that they can be aware of upcoming projects and better control their agendas.
The site plan review can sometimes be a difficult process. Following these tips before the Planning Board’s consideration may eliminate potential headaches before they begin.