Scope of Services


optimizing real estate potential through innovative design concepts supported by sound engineering and financial principles

Santa Fe Planning Group, Inc. is a professional team of land use planners, engineers, real estate financial specialists and construction managers. Whether you are in search of new real estate acquisitions; or if you are faced with disposal of an existing real estate asset, the team at Santa Fe Planning Group can effectively manage the process and enhance the “upside potential” for any property or development.

Placita de la Tierra Land Planning, Santa Fe, NM


  • Real estate search & evaluation of alternate properties
  • Due diligence
  • Preparation of the development program
  • Provide alternate design concepts and prepare the master plan
  • Evaluate financial feasibility of all options
  • Interface with neighborhood organizations
  • Manage the project entitlement process and lead the regulatory agency and public hearing process


  • Review local development codes & evaluate the financial feasibility of the existing real estate asset
  • Explore alternate uses & recommend alternative development programs to reposition the project
  • Construction budgets and schedules
  • Design concepts to improve the sales potential and “curb appeal” of the subject property
  • Assist in preparing the marketing package
  • Present properties to an extensive client list of real estate developers


Design services are provided for a wide range of projects including land subdivision and housing communities; resort, recreational, and park projects; as well as commercial and industrial development.

The firm’s varied background provides imaginative design concepts, backed with sound engineering principles. This is combined with concern for project costs from initial design through construction. We strive throughout the project to work closely with the client and to work as a team in collaboration with others involved. Our goal is to solve the problems of the site, to maximize the attributes of the property, and to provide the best possible design solutions.

Golf community elevation rendering

Land Analysis and Site Selection

  • Investigation of site features
  • Topography, drainage, soils, solar exposure, vegetation, views, road access and utilities
  • Aerial photograph interpretation
  • Review of zoning and subdivision regulations
  • Development feasibility studies

Land Use Planning, Master Plans, Project Approvals

  • New communities
  • Urban renewal
  • Commercial projects
  • City parks and athletic fields
  • Open space planning
  • Resorts
  • Amusement parks

Landscape and Environmental Design

  • Alternate schemes are prepared illustrating the layout of buildings; vehicular circulation and parking; pedestrian circulation; recreational amenities; open space; grading, drainage and utility layout
  • Environmentally sensitive site plans, based on preservation goals and terrain management (erosion control and revegetation plans)
  • Landscape planting and revegetation plans


  • Renderings and perspective drawings for promotional purposes
  • Design concepts for signage and project identification