Feasibility study

Highlights existing regulations, permits and programs specific to proposed development in the state/province, including:

  • State/provincial regulation and permits required for development
  • Applicable tax programs
  • Available incentives programs and qualification requirements
  • Utility connection process and programs
  • Current commodity pricing
  • Exemption programs
  • Labour requirements

Search and assessment

Identify properties based on desired criteria of the client. Selected locations are evaluated for potential developmental barriers by assessing various databases and documents, including:

  • Historical map review
  • Property restrictions
  • Wetlands and forested area determination
  • Soil characteristics and hydrology evaluation
  • Identify depth to restrictive layer
  • Historical weather conditions review
  • Evaluate topographic maps
  • Determine surrounding environmental hazards
  • Evaluate floodplain proximity
  • Logistics assessment
  • Proximity to utility infrastructure
  • Zoning review
  • Time frame and cost expected for due diligence work
  • Tender evaluation

Sensitivity assessment

Review already completed environmental assessment reports to determine information deficiency and provide recommendations on where further investigation activities are warranted.

Engagement and education

Work with stakeholders to obtain utility connections, grants, permits, approval and support for the project. Meetings, drawings and brochures are created to educate stakeholders who have an influence with decision-making.

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