Land Development

Your vision. Our engineers.

Every plot of land is unique. The topography, the shape, the availability of utilities, and the jurisdictional restrictions impact the design options for every development site. At CGA, our in-house civil engineers and land surveyors analyze all of these factors in creating a plan to fit your needs.

We’ve created designs for large and small sites all over Iowa, including Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Healthcare, Institutional, Educational, Governmental, Recreational, Agricultural, and Mixed Use. If you’re deciding between multiple site options, we provide crucial information to help you make an informed decision through our decision matrix.

Services Offered

  • Detailed land survey
  • Boundary survey
  • Easement exhibits
  • Land entitlement
  • Re-zoning
  • Cost Estimating and Budgeting
  • LEED certification
  • Site demolition plan
  • Layout plan
  • Utility plan
  • Grading plan
  • Pollution prevention plan
  • Landscaping plan
  • Specifications
  • Stormwater calculations
  • Pavement design
  • Transportation studies
  • Bidding and negotiations of contracts
  • Construction administration (shop drawing review, site visits, observation reports, attendance at construction meetings, and a final walk-through)
  • Construction observation

We are
land experts.

Schedule Your Consultation with Adam Daters, P.E.

Meet with our Expert Engineer to Discuss Your Land Development Needs

Adam Daters, P.E. CGA Professional EngineerAdam Daters, P.E., brings a wealth of experience and expertise in land development. He’s here to help you navigate your project’s challenges and find the most effective solutions. Whether you’re looking for advice on site planning, sustainable design, or regulatory compliance, Adam is ready to assist.

Why Schedule a Meeting?

  • Receive personalized advice tailored to your specific project
  • Understand the latest trends and best practices in land development
  • Discuss your project’s unique challenges and opportunities

Ready to Take the Next Step? Please click below to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Adam at a time that works best for you. Let’s bring your vision to life!

Step-by-Step Process

  • The first step in every project is Due Diligence. No matter if we are starting from your concept or even another firm’s survey, CGA always walks through our Due Diligence checklist to keep your project on track.
  • CGA will complete or review your conceptual design to identify the ideal placement for roadways, utilities, parking lots, buildings, stormwater management facilities, and other infrastructure. We can provide multiple design options and creative solutions to any challenges the land presents.
  • Using our state-of-the-art equipment, CGA’s surveyors complete topographic surveys of the potential site or sites. If needed, a boundary survey is also completed. The information gathered on site along with utility and property information is compiled to create a background map for use in design.
  • CGA completes the preliminary design with the information gathered in the first three steps and makes needed adjustments.  Our deliverable at the end of this phase can be accompanied by additional exhibits to ensure our design intent is understood. CGA coordinates with government entities to ensure compliance with all city/county ordinances, complete applications, and attend staff and/or public meetings.
  • The owner and jurisdictional feedback of the Preliminary Plan allows us to refine the final design and construction documents. Our final documents focus on the details to reduce questions and delays during construction.  The final construction documents include specifications or reference standard specifications to ensure quality products and installation during construction.
  • CGA assists with estimating costs, bidding, and contractor selection.
  • CGA oversees project construction to improve quality and performance for our clients. This includes anything from product reviews and spot checks to full-time construction observation and administration.
  • CGA performs final walk-throughs and works with the contractor on punch list items for project closeout and acceptance.