The due diligence required is to make sure that you are not overbuilding, get some basic new construction sf pricing which can be easily done.
Any questions, please call John - 561-400-1700.
You will need an Architect and a Land Use Attorney. I am a licensed Florida Architect (as well as a licensed Florida Realtor) and my firm is located in Boca Raton. Visit our site when you have time http://www.ccsarch.com to learn about us...we do both commercial and residential work. I can recommend a couple of Land Use Attorneys.
As the Architect, we hire the engineers. My firm a terrific team for geotech, structural and mep.
We work with you to develop your design concept in tandem with what can and can not be built on the site and e develop the concept in tandem with your criteria. We assist you in developing your criteria in case you have no idea where to start.
Also, please be certain to interview several architects. Architecture and construction is a long processand involves a lot of trust. You need to 'click' with your Architect and vice versa.
Not all professionals are equal. We can discuss this over the phone or lunch if you like.
I agree with Michele that your lender might specify other criteria as well.
Also, I can help you find the property since I'm a residential realtor with Coldwell Banker in Boca. If it's a commercial venture then I can recommend some great commercial brokers.
Let me know if you want to get together to discuss.
Cynthia Spray, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
CCS Architecture and Interior Design
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Michele Burda, P.A.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
1 S. Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton FL 33432