Implementation in the Design Process:
In the predesign and early design of the project, determine ideal spatial needs for existing or new development. Identify critical sites for preservation or restoration on the project site as defined by the B3 Guidelines, and determine the type of buildings and related infrastructure that will be required for the developed areas and their spatial requirements. After a site has been selected, create potential spatial footprints that preserve any critical sites identified during the predesign phase
Through the design process, refine site plans and details that preserve, protect, and/or enhance critical sites within the project area.
In the construction documents, construction administration and buyout of the project hold a preconstruction meeting to identify requirements for protection/preservation of critical sites during and after the construction process. Consider easements for critical sites that will preserve those sites beyond the life of the project.
Comprehensive County “Critical Natural Resources” map and assessments such as Minnesota County Biological Surveys, DNR Natural Resources Inventory, and Assessment (NRI/A) (in 7 county Metro Area), local NRI/A’s and other national, state, or county databases and maps not listed here may aid in identifying habitat with identified or potential threatened or endangered flora/fauna. A municipality’s current Comprehensive Plan may help identifying areas designate as parkland.