Developing a site plan isn’t difficult but it must be sized properly and take a lot into consideration. Get a detailed drawing of the site, figure out the infrastructure, and then, the buildings. Then make sure you’re following all the local coding for power, water, sewer and data transmission lines.
The first thing before even thinking about a property layout is to have a detailed map of the site itself. This should include any natural artifacts such as trees, large rocks, or even the slope of the land. Then also, fill in the edges with what ever is there as well.
By creating a detailed map first, you can plan accordingly to what is already there. Then it’s on to infrastructure. This means where are the water, phone, cable, and power lines. Or if they are not already on the property, where are they coming from and how are they going to go across the property.
Then you can begin to look at how you want the buildings arrayed on the property. Be sure to speak with your building department, there are codes that are required in all aspects of putting a lot together. The last thing you need is to fall in love with a layout that will not make the local codes.
Putting a layout design together does take time, while it’s nice to look at the lot and dream about where your house might go, the septic as well as power and water might make it unfeasible. So make sure you start at the beginning by determining where the natural artifacts are, then move on to where the infrastructure will come on to the property before you start dreaming about the views out your home.
Remember, getting it all together takes time. Almost every step must been overseen by your local code enforcement department. Also, what you think might work, may not be feasible.