Site Selection Studies
AKRF’s site selection studies pinpoint the best possible locations for our client’s projects. What sets us apart is our ability to seamlessly integrate GIS tools with our environmental, planning, and engineering capabilities so that our analyses are sensitive to the complete set of issues that can influence a project’s successful outcome.
Our specialists have developed GIS-based screening tools to evaluate the suitability of potential sites based on land use data, historic and cultural resources, economics, natural resources, travel demand forecast, air quality, and water resources. AKRF’s extensive experience with permitting strategies and regulatory considerations is also integral to our site selection studies practice.
Taking into account the core goals of the proposed project, AKRF conducts the site selection process on both a macro and micro level, examining sites from all the angles. Through sophisticated geoprocessing analysis, we identify sites available and suitable for development, performing due diligence of candidate sites while projecting future conditions of the surrounding study area. The scope of our services includes:
- Due diligence
- Feasibility studies
- GIS mapping technology
- Demographics and market data
- Historic and archaeological surveys
- Wetland delineation
- Threatened and endangered species assessment
- Soil and groundwater site investigation
- Travel demand projections
- Air quality analysis
- Permitting and compliance
Contact an AKRF expert for additional information.