New development and land-use change can have a significant effect on scenic resources and the quality of the visual environment. Having the power to see the impact of visual environmental changes before they’re made can help guide decision-making, assess and gain public support and address any unforeseen subjective issues that could arise. CLA SITE has undertaken many visual impact assessments for a wide range of development projects, effectively communicating the visual impacts of projects to both authorities and communities alike.
CLA SITE has built up significant experience in all industry sectors and can represent clients as an expert witness if necessary. Services provided to developers and review agencies focus on compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Program Policy, and local planning and zoning.