Loucks’ real-world approach and multidisciplinary expertise add significant value to the eminent domain process. Our engineers identify concerns related to earthwork, stormwater management, utility design, and overall constructability of the planning concepts. Our planners and site designers analyze natural constraints of the property and collaborate with the engineers to provide sound design concepts that illustrate reasonable development potential, while incorporating costs and other constraints that affect each parcel.
Specifically, our team has testified in more than 40 expert witness cases, including flooding issues, civil engineering site design, earthwork operations, retaining wall design claims, and commission hearings. Loucks’ comprehensive understanding of government processes, regional trends, and development implementation give our team an integral understanding of city and regional land use policies as they relate to the planning process.