The site selection request form

We need a bit of info from you on your request. The site selection request is where you tell us that info.

The site selection request form is where you give your site selection search a name, choose the minimum and maximum parcel sizes that you want included in the search, tell us about any additional selection requests that you have, and choose whether or not to dissolve parcels with the same landowner.

  • Name: Name your site selection request. You can change the name at any time before or after your site selection search is completed by using the eyeball icon next to the  layer name in the site selection tab.
  • Min/Max Parcel Size: This is where you can choose the minimum and maximum parcel sizes that you want included in the search. This is not required, but we recommend you choose a minimum parcel size of at least 20 acres to weed out small residential parcels.
  • Dissolve parcels with the same landowner?: If checked, Transect will dissolve parcels with the same owner name or same mailing address. These parcels will be included in the final parcel layer if their collective acreage fits within the minimum and maximum parcel size.
  • Add Buildable Area Layer: A Buildable Area is the portion of a parcel or set of parcels that is available for you to place the actual footprint of your project.  For instance, you might purchase or lease a 1,000-acre site, but 500 acres are covered by floodplains or forested wetlands - environmental constraints that you don't want to build on - which means that only 500 acres are actually "buildable." Our Buildable Area tool in Site Selection allows you to define the landscape characteristics that you don't want to build on (we call them exclusion areas) in order to find parcels that have approximately the right "buildable" acreage you need for your project. Learn more about buildable areas here.