Zoning Overlay

Ever heard of Zoning Overlays? Zoning Overlay zoning is a regulatory tool that creates a special zoning district, placed over an existing base zone(s), which identifies special provisions in addition to those in the underlying base zone. The overlay district can share common boundaries with the base zone or cut across base zone boundaries. Whyte …

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Municipal Infrastructure Agreements

We are working on several MIAs (municipal infrastructure agreements) for a client’s property which includes approaches, sidewalks and curbs and gutters. These agreements ensure city standards are met as well as to ensure the developer pays for the portion of infrastructure that they intend to benefit from.

Velocity and Sewage and Piping Systems

In sewage piping and pumping systems, the flow velocity must exceed certain limits to maintain smooth flowing operation and to avoid settling and sedimentation of solids. On the other hand, the flow velocity should not exceed certain limits to avoid potential wear and tear due to erosion and abrasion.

Parking Lot Design

A parking lot design is heavily influenced by the purpose it serves. For example, a truck stop gas station will have a thicker asphalt then a regular gas station to accommodate the extra weight of larger vehicles. The soil subclass, the type of vehicles and the volume of traffic all impact the thickness of the …

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