Feasibility Study Phase
Setting the Level of Tenant
Develop housing plans.
Determine appropriate types and quantities of work space (offices and open-
Interior designers and space
plan areas) and support space (meeting and conference rooms; lobbies; filing;
planners play important roles
local area network, or LAN, closets); and special space (libraries, cafeteria,
in assisting the customer
agency to develop their
Assess the head count and growth functions. Discuss any significant future
desired level of TI investment
changes to the customer agency's size and operation that can impact the
early in the project.
Review the planning horizons and timeline with the customer agency to assess
their impact on the customer agency's requirements and future operation.
Develop a list of project goals.
Define the criteria for a successful alternative. These goals and criteria form the
basis for creating and evaluating the alternatives.
Drivers identified for customer requirements and project goals
Comprehensive list of goals and criteria for customer agency requirements,
site requirements, and asset recommendations
Review of project's potential to benefit local plans
This task typically takes four (4) weeks.
3.3 Define Alternatives
After identifying the project's goals and assessing the customer agency's needs and the
asset's requirements, the Feasibility Study defines a number of alternatives that may
satisfy these goals. Alternatives include alteration, new construction, lease, purchase,
build-to-suit lease, disposal, outlease (including Section 111 historic outlease), status
quo, and combinations thereof. The status quo alternative helps to define the urgency
of the project, but it also may identify a realistic fallback position (in whole or in part).
Alternatives should be identified broadly and creatively and then narrowed down as the
analysis progresses. The customer agency, project team, and the Feasibility Study
contractor should all participate in the development of alternatives.