This is going to be a long, long process. You probably think the hassle of construction is first and foremost. Wrong.
Site plan – how many units?
That depends on county drainage and detention requirements and availability, other non-homesite land requirements (e.g. green space, sightlines, setbacks, etc.) Also depends on county requirements for size of home sites. How much of property is environmentally protected/non-developable? Need geotech reports and wetlands analysis.
Water and sewer feasibility study. What capacity can locality provide? We need to reserve this capacity. We also need to pay to run the municipal services to the property. As @PhillipMerrill told me, fire (hydrant) flow requirement drives design.
Traffic Analysis – what improvements are needed to public R.O.W.?
So, layout and gov’t regulations are intertwined. Untangling this is first and foremost. And thank goodness we don’t need zoning change!!
And to answer a subsequent post, of course we are using engineering firm.
Still looking to connect with anyone having experience in this area.