Preconstruction Services

Comprehensive roadmaps

Start with thorough planning

We believe that every successful project starts with thorough planning.  Our preconstruction services offer a comprehensive roadmap that mitigates risks and highlights opportunities for optimization. 

A crucial part of our preconstruction services is conducting due diligence and managing the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process.  Due diligence is an intensive examination of all project aspects including zoning, potential site issues, regulatory compliance, and more.  

On the other hand, a CUP is a type of authorization that may be required if your project involves a land use not normally permitted in a particular zoning district.  Navigating the CUP process can be complex, but at SCGWest, we’re well-versed in managing this journey for you, ensuring your project is compliant and legally sound. 

Due diligence

At SCGWest, we consider Due Diligence an essential step for any commercial construction project.  This process allows us to investigate and evaluate every aspect of your project, ensuring that all potential issues are identified early and effectively addressed. 

Our due diligence process is comprehensive, consisting of key components that provide a holistic view of the project: 

We assess the physical characteristics of the site, including its size, location, and topography, as well as the availability of utilities and infrastructure.  We also consider factors such as proximity to major roads and other facilities, which can impact the project’s viability and success. 

Our team conducts a thorough examination of any existing structures, focusing on their condition, suitability for the intended use, and compliance with building codes and standards.  We assess the integrity of key systems such as electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. 

We evaluate the project’s financial feasibility, considering factors like construction and operational costs, potential funding sources, and projected return on investment. 

We review local zoning regulations to ensure the proposed project is permitted in the selected location.  If necessary, we also manage the process of obtaining variances or other required approvals. 

Conditional use permit


A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is often a vital piece of any construction project.  Essentially, a CUP is a permit granted by the local planning authority that allows a property owner to use land in a way that is not typically allowed within a specific zoning district.  It provides a legal framework for diverse land uses while ensuring compliance with local zoning regulations. 
We play a major role in facilitating the CUP process for our clients as part of our preconstruction services.  This process involves several stages, each one handled with our trademark attention to detail and expertise: 

1. Submitting the Initial CUP Package

We start by assembling and submitting a detailed CUP package on your behalf.  This package contains information about the proposed use of the property, including architectural drawings, site plans, and a statement of justification that explains why the project should be granted a CUP. 

2. Collaborating with City Planning

Once the initial package is submitted, we coordinate closely with the City Planning Department and other relevant entities.  We receive their feedback and address any concerns or suggestions for revisions to the proposal. 

3. Resubmitting the Revised CUP

We then revise the CUP package based on the feedback received and resubmit it for further review.  This iterative process ensures that the proposed project meets all the necessary requirements. 

4. Coordinating with Municipalities

From there, we continue to navigate the negotiation process between you and the local planning authority until the permit is secured. 

Why choose SCGWest for your preconstruction service?

Choosing SCGWest means more than just expert preconstruction services.  It means choosing a partner committed to your project’s success from start to finish, offering insights, expertise, and a clear path forward. 

If you’re ready to start your commercial construction journey, we invite you to reach out to SCGWest.  Let us lay the groundwork for your project’s success.  Contact us today, and let’s build your future together. 

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