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Landscape Plan Review by a Government Agency

 

 

What Happens When You Submit a Plan?

landscape plan reviews by agenciesA beautification project on public property is a wonderful idea, but the execution of the idea is a lot more complex than you might expect. Your group may think they can grab some shovels and plant some trees and flowers anytime they like. Why would anyone be critical of a voluntary attempt to add plants and make an area prettier than it was before? It’s public land, so that’s okay, right? Without going through the proper channels, even well-meaning groups can run into problems when they decide to enhance public lands with landscaping.

Agencies tasked with stewardship of public lands require anyone who proposes to alter or disturb the land in their trust to submit a landscape proposal for review. The agency needs to make sure regulations and policies governing the use of public land are followed, and it is responsible for protecting public land from harm. The agency also wants to make sure no one gets hurt while installing or maintaining approved landscaping. It’s surprising how many things can go wrong when a group decides to plant something within the rights-of-way or easements. The agency, having seen years and years of proposals, knows what can go wrong and how to help things go right. A landscape plan review is a helpful way to avoid problems and keep everyone safe. It results in a better design.

Services

 

 

What We Do

interstate landscapeBiagi Landscape Consultants LLC provides several services for people who are designing or planning a landscape project.  Having a review of your design can save you money.  Your can make design improvements on paper, prior to submitting your drawings to government agencies or installing expensive plant material in the ground.  The critiques can help you avoid costly resubmittals, delays, and fixes.

You probably don’t go to a movie before checking the reviews.  So, you can see the benefit of getting a review of something as expensive as a new landscape!  Biagi Landscape Consultants LLC has reviewed thousands of landscape plan proposals for both small and large-scale public landscapes, and we know what can make your project successful.

It can take about two months to go through a simple landscape plan submittal and a year or so can go by between a preliminary field plan review and final field plan review. It is costly to have to wait through the red tape more than once.

We don’t create the design drawings for you, so be sure to read the legal disclaimer below.  Read this before paying for any of our services. 

Biagi Landscape Consultants, LLC provides planting plan critiques and reviews.  We do not provide legal or design advice.  The landscape architect, designer, or the engineer who stamps your plans is ultimately responsible for your final design and contract documents.  Our reviews provide recommendations, which do not require changes to your design plan unless you choose to make those changes.  They are comments that can act as important guidance for your consideration, but should not be deemed stipulations for your design.  Reviews are a tool for you to help you discuss any needed design revisions with your landscape architect, designer, or engineer.  

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Payments for completed reviews can be made here.

Project Over Politics

 

 

 

Project Over Politics

finished landscape grant project

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout your grant process, focus on the project rather than the politics. It is easy to lose that focus, so be sure to appoint a single individual as the heart and soul of your concept, who will follow-through the weeks and

Landscape Grant Checklist

landscape reviewsThings to Review

New funding for your local landscape project is exciting! The grant funds will make it possible for your group to provide community curb appeal and encourage economic development for your area. But, before you ship that application package for review, be sure to check these things.