From blight to bright
A blank slate is a void to some people and a world of possibilities for others. Here at EnSite, we help people see the opportunities in space and make abstract ideas come to life.
For us, a blank slate most often comes in the form a vacant lot. As a multidisciplinary firm, we understand the redevelopment potential of these vacant properties and help our clients form a plan for the future.
In 2016, EnSite was selected as the land development consultant to represent Avesta Development Group on a 2.9-acre project to be completed in two phases. The first phase included an environmental assessment and due diligence to discern the viability of the project. This included market analysis, data mapping, and research on consumer trends. Understanding the broad context helped to guide the right decisions.
After careful evaluation of the property’s developmental opportunities, EnSite moved forward with the second phase, which consisted of full development permitting for an approximately 8,171-square-foot medical office, associated infrastructure, landscaping and irrigation design.
EnSite prepared documentation and helped the client navigate the permitting process through Lee County, the Florida Governmental Utility Authority, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Transportation. This attention to detail allowed development to proceed without roadblocks. Now, two years later, the facility is fully constructed.
EnSite also prepared a master plan for the site. That plan will allow for the owner to maximize the area and build on an additional 7,000 square feet. The master plan used in conjunction with the site plan and permitting allowed EnSite to provide Avesta with a sustainable development plan.
The new facility represents the successful conversion of this previously unused space into a viable contributor to the community. It’s just one of many examples of EnSite’s commitment to providing developers the tools to become a part of local and regional economic success