Feasibility Study Phase
Discuss customer agency's location preferences.
Assess the following factors:
Interaction with the public.
Interaction with other federal, state, or local agencies.
Access to transportation, including highways, mass and public transportation,
parking; and availability of amenities and services, such as retail, business
services, and child care, among others.
Review opportunities to support local planning initiatives.
Consider the location and development of the project, the development of the
site, and other facilities.
Identify the site requirements for new buildings.
Include the following factors:
Visibility of the site and the image of the facility.
Number of access points from local streets.
Character of entry.
Capacity for surface and/or structured parking.
Provision of public open space, such as plazas and parks.
Unique foundation requirements.
On-site loading and materials handling.
Minimum site area.
Refer to The Site Selection Guide for more detail on site requirements.
For R&A projects, prepare the following analyses:
Summarize the building type and characteristics, including construction types,
special features, and overall size.
Identify recommended improvements to mechanical systems and building
envelope; perform security and risk assessment; identify hazardous materials;
evaluate life safety systems; review compliance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, historic preservation requirements, and green building
requirements; assess interior renovations and life-cycle cost considerations.
Develop interior planning concepts and sketches, as needed, to assess capacity.