Site selection considers permits, size requirements, infrastructure, services, the environment and customer usability. Siting a new depot involves selecting potential locations, public consultations and economic assessments.
Selecting potential site locations
Convenience and accessibility is critical. The location needs to address available infrastructure, future growth, community impacts and many more requirements.
One of the best ways to optimize a design that meets the needs of the public is to consult them to learn what they want.
Estimating site construction and operating costs is influenced by the size, services provided, site design and features. During the planning stages, include funds for engineering designs, geotechnical testing, possible environmental assessments and public consultation. Other costs may include provisions for hydro, potable water/sewage/storm-water management, land acquisition and associated legal/real-estate fees.