Our Process

holt-developing-sample-1The Development planning and approval process can be an arduous undertaking. Holt works with sellers to make the process as smooth as possible. Components of a project, such as the timely mobilization of consultants, clear and transparent communication, and substantial investment, are core to Holt’s process. The Holt Group will make sure each step is clear from the moment the seller signs the contract to the day the transaction is complete.



Due Diligence Period : 1 – 120 Days

During this period we will work to confirm that our tentative development plan will meet the jurisdictional regulations on the property, identify any issues related to our development plan, quantify any costs related to these issues as well as general planning and development costs. Outline strategy for overcoming any issues that will inhibit development plan approval.


Preliminary Application : 90 – 120 Days

Following acceptance of the Due Diligence findings, Holt’s development team will proceed with preparation of the Preliminary Plat Application. Included in this application is the proposed project layout, along with various impact reports including: transportation, geotechnical, stormwater infiltration, wetland and habitat overlays.


Application Complete : 30 Days

The overseeing jurisdiction has up to 30 days to deem the application submittal complete. In the event the application is incomplete, Holt will have an additional 30 days to provide additionally required information.


Jurisdiction Review : Up to 120 Days

Upon jurisdiction deeming the Preliminary Plat Application complete, the jurisdiction has up to 120 days for review and findings of approval or Conditions of Approval. Jurisdiction issues Conditions of Approval.


Engineering Prepared : 60- 90 Days

Upon receipt of Conditions of Approval, Holt’s civil engineer will proceed with preparation of the Construction plans. In the event that the project includes multiple phases, the construction documents related to the latter phases may not be completed until a date nearer the construction of that specific phase. Upon completion of the first draft of the final engineering plans, the engineer will submit them to the jurisdiction for review.


Final Jurisdiction Review : 30 – 60 Days

1. Upon receipt of construction plans, the jurisdiction will forward to various departments for review and comments. Based on comments, Holt’s civil engineer will complete revisions and prep for site construction.

2. Permitting and start of site construction.

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