Land Use Permitting & Development

Land Use Permitting & Development
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The process of developing land requires strategic coordination of many regulatory and non-regulatory groups’ interests. During this process, issues such as suitability for the intended use, integration with existing site features, and impact on the environment need to be considered. Potential State regulations that may affect a given project include the State Storm Water Permit and State Specific Department of Environmental Protection Site Location Permit. State and Federal regulations may require Natural Resource Protection Act Permits. Several levels of permitting are required depending on the project impact. We are well versed on all aspects of local, State, and Federal permitting.

We also understand the financial requirements projects face and can give guidelines to the advantages of scheduling projects in order to minimize financial burden.

During the land development process, it is necessary to determine whether wetlands will be disturbed. We provide Wetlands Mapping and Delineation, Wetlands Impact Assessment, and Wetlands Mitigation services. When wetlands are involved, we take pride in meeting project goals while striving to protect those resources. Our services are consistent with State and Federal requirements, and our employees are among the few in Maine who have successfully completed training courses provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Whether you are planning a small subdivision or a large complex, we are prepared to assist you with the planning and implementation of your project in a manner that will minimize overall cost, development time, and environmental impact, while maximizing the potential of your property. We are available to assist you with essentially all the services required to develop your property.


  • Planning
  • Surveying
  • Stormwater Management
  • Road, Site & Utility Design
  • Traffic Impact Assessment & Permitting
  • Construction Monitoring & Administration
  • Local, State & Federal Permitting


  • RH Foster
  • AIM Development | Whole Oceans
  • Hammond Lumber
  • MRC/Fiberight Site Development
  • Convenient MD
  • Town of Baileyville
  • Hartt Transportation
  • Northern Light Health
  • Darlings Auto
  • University of Maine at Augusta
  • Eastport Port Authority
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Schoodic Woods Campground
  • Brewer Housing Authority
  • Machias Savings Bank
  • Key Bank
  • City of Saco
  • Aroma Joes
  • KOA