Park Avenue, New York
25 Circle St/ #101
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 454­4670

What You Need to Consider Before Buying a Property October 2, 2017

Park Avenue, Rochester
What You Need to Consider Before Buying a Property, Rochester, New York

Thinking about buying a property or existing building? Before you do, consult with an architecture firm to make sure you can use the property as you intend to. At Pardi Partnership Architects PC in Rochester, NY, their specialists know many people make the mistake of purchasing a parcel of land or structure without researching the factors that could restrict how they use it. Before you make this major financial commitment, hire them to ensure you’re not wasting your money.

Why You Need to Consult an Architecture Firm Before Buying Property

Environmental Restrictions

The way you plan to use the property may violate environmental regulations. If there are nearby wetlands, for instance, you can’t store or use potentially harmful chemicals. If there were previous spills on the property, you need to supply your contractors with the necessary environmental reports to ensure their safety.

Zoning Laws

ArchitectureThe zoning laws of a given municipality determine what types of developments are permitted. For example, you normally can’t build a commercial development in a residential zone. And depending on your plans, factors such as boundary line setbacks and preserved areas could prevent you from using the land according to your needs.

Preservation Districts

If you buy land with historic structures on or near it, the municipality might prevent you from making substantial changes. An architecture firm will review all the historic districts in the area before you make your purchase.

Community Involvement

Sometimes, the members of a community support a new development, especially if they believe it will boost the local economy. In other cases, such as installing telecommunications facilities or other eyesores, the community will protest the project. 

Pardi Partnership Architects PC in Monroe County, NY, has experience working with community groups to help developers get the necessary approval and support. If you’re thinking about buying a piece of land or building for a new project, call (585) 454-4670. They will review your plans, letting you know if you can use the property as you wish. Contact the architecture firm online for more information.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Pardi Partnership Architects PC
What to Expect During a Design-Build Project, Rochester, New York
There are a number of stages involved in bringing an architectural conception to life, but between all of the moving parts, the process can often feel disjointed. A design-build proj...read more
Commercial Architecture Pros on the Components of a Thorough Building Design Energy Analysis, Rochester, New York
There are many traits that separate strong commercial architecture firms from weak ones. Key among these is the ability to draft a building design geared towards energy efficiency. W...read more
3 Key Reasons to Hire an Architect for Your Project, Rochester, New York
You might think only major commercial developments require an architect, but their expertise is essential for the success of any project. Whether you’re building a new home or remode...read more
3 Easy Ways to Keep Commercial Architecture Costs Down, Rochester, New York
When it comes to designing a new building, keeping the construction costs reasonable is likely a top priority. Owners and developers want to get the most for their investment without...read more
3 Cutting-Edge Trends in Modern Commercial Architecture, Rochester, New York
Commercial architecture is always evolving, with innovative ideas and advanced materials shaping the way stores, office buildings, and industrial facilities look and feel. Changes in...read more