2.3 Site Analysis

Site analysis is the evaluation and documentation of natural and built elements on the site, culminating in development of a compost site map that can be used as the basis for LID site design. Often, the site analysis performed for LID planning and design purposes will also meet the 2004 SWMMEW requirements for a Stormwater Site Plan. The scope of the site analysis may vary with the type and size of the project, individual site characteristics, and requirements of the local jurisdiction.

The remainder of this section provides detail on site analysis and documentation of the following project site elements:
  • Topography.
  • Hydrologic patterns and features.
  • Soil and subsurface hydrologic characterization.
  • Native vegetation and soil protection areas.
  • Wetlands.
  • Riparian management areas.
  • Streams.
  • Floodplains.
  • Access.
  • Utilities.
  • Land use controls.