What Makes a Good Site Plan? Creativity, Thought, and Humanity.
In the past 25 years, Corcoran Ota principal Michael Corcoran has drawn hundreds of residential site plans. His key piece of advice? Balance. “You always want the plan to be a brilliant design, but that doesn’t come free. There are always trade-offs,” he says. “It should be special, but above all, it has to work.”
And a site plan that works, from our perspective at COG, is one that thoughtfully balances the harder-to-quantify needs of the people who will eventually call each project home with the bottom-line needs of the developers who wish to build it.
Here’s how we think about it every time we put pencil to paper: