If you’re planning a development project, state and federal regulations require you to know the current boundaries of wetlands on your property in order to avoid and/or minimize wetland loss. Failure to comply with these guidelines can cause lengthy and expensive project delays due to unexpected permit requirements. Our environmental experts have put together a few important FAQ’s on wetland assessments and delineations to help you keep your project moving smoothly.
Any project that has the potential to disturb wetlands, waterways, woodlands, or other resources that may impact endangered resources should undergo an Endangered Resources Review. Learn about WDNR requirements and the steps your team can take to maintain compliance and avoid costly project delays.
Just about every project has some sort of challenge. There are physical challenges such as, wetlands, endangered resources, environmental corridors, storm water planning, setbacks, topography, proximity to services (or lack thereof), and access. Then, there are financial challenges like supply and demand, changes in the economy, and over-extension. What makes this private development a great case study is that all these challenges were experienced.
The development review process must ensure that your community grows responsibly, safely, and sustainably. It is important to review plats, CSMs and construction plans, in comparison to your community’s zoning and land division ordinances. It’s also critical to get feedback from staff, elected officials, and the public. Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) has helped communities create and organize their processes by developing checklists, flowcharts, and other procedures to funnel developments through the bureaucratic and political landscape.