Land Development

Every successful development project is the result of strong collaboration between owners, investors, and developers with their design team of architects, engineers and construction managers. Our team has built land development expertise to lead land planning, civil engineering, landscape design, and land surveying activities for individual development projects ranging in nature from small scale development through large scale mixed use multi-phased projects. We have a history of providing successful projects for the single and multi-family residential markets, retail markets, and commercial markets.

Our integrated design team of recognized experts brings credibility to any development project, as well as access to the services needed to execute your vision, anticipate project risk and react quickly to the needs of the project and the involved professionals. With specialization in complex entitlement processes, best storm water management practices, and maximizing site efficiencies Midwestern has built our development consulting teams with your project in mind.

Case Studies


Project Highlights

  • Redevelopment of a 1-acre downtown site to accommodate a 14-story mixed-use building (plus 2 below-grade parking levels), retail and apartments
  • Controversial large-scale project due to local zoning in downtown and being next to a historic district
  • Site improvements included public streetscaping
  • Mixed use with ground level retail
  • Largest residential structure in the City of Ann Arbor
  • Significant bike parking on site
  • Low impact development



  • Redevelopment of bus station and Chamber of Commerce Information Center into seven-floor hotel with retail space
  • Preserved and incorporated historic facade and streetscape design elements
  • Significant coordination with major MDOT road reconstruction project


  • Utilized and improves existing utility and street infrastructure
  • Stormwater detention improves water quality and reduces rate of discharge
  • Sanitary sewer mitigation offsets proposed peak flow by 120%



  • Rezoning and lot combination to create 20-acre parcel
  • 216 two-story apartments with garages
  • Amenities includes clubhouse, pool, playgrounds, extensive trail system
  • Two-acres dedicated to woodlands for city park
  • Preservation of mature oak hedgerow


  • Utilized existing utilities and transportation infrastructure
  • Provided complete stormwater management system
  • Preserved significant portions of woodlands, and hedgerows


Project Highlights

  • Planning, engineering and landscape design services on a 44,000 sf mixed use facility
  • Worked closely with municipal, regulatory agencies and all stakeholders
    Resolved regulatory issues
  • Optimize site plan
  • Green building initiatives
  • Restored and expanded existing wetlands



  • Removal of invasive plant species
  • Bioswales and underground detention storage
  • New wetland plantings to augment existing wetland


Land Development

  • Commercial
  • Condominiums
  • Governmental
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Office
  • Recreational
  • Residential
  • Retirement Community
  • Subdivision

Landscape Architecture

Site Planning

Master Planning


Sanitary Sewer Design

Water System Design

Lot Fit Studies

Stormwater Management

  • Collection
  • Treatment
  • Detention/Retention
  • Site Grading
  • Stakeholder Meetings
  • Municipal Meetings

Earthwork Analysis

Hydraulic Studies

Roadway Design

Construction Inspection


Value Engineering


MDOT Prequalified

LEED Accredited Professionals

Award Winning Designs

MDEQ Certified Stormwater Management Operators