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  • Local Jurisdiction and Design Features

    While most quick-serve restaurants, fast-casual diners, retail stores, and other commercial developments have standard designs, which are recognizable and often play a part in a brands’ marketing strategies, how these commercial developments look often varies based on location. To see design features on our Popeyes project in Raleigh, click the button.  Click here

  • QSR Redevelopment Case Study

    Site Plan with Areas to be Removed/Replaced Case Study National Redevelopment Program With a commitment of $214 million to modernize more than 400 McDonald’s locations in North Carolina, Commercial Site Design partnered with the fast food giant to redevelop one of its Raleigh locations.   With a corporate goal of transforming the customer experience “inside and…

  • Commercial Site Design’s Year in Review: 2018

    Commercial Site Design, a Raleigh-based civil engineering and land surveying firm specializing in multi-unit, rollout commercial developments, released its year in review.  The firm’s 2018 was marked with steady corporate growth and consistency among clients. “Our goal in 2018 was to better serve our clients,” says Brian Soltz, one of the founding partners at Commercial…

  • A Brief Guide to SIR and Its Importance

    The site investigation report, often referred to as SIR, is one of the more important steps in the commercial development process.  It offers a glimpse into the property, allowing the developer to decide if it’s the correct location for the project. WHAT’S A SITE INVESTIGATION REPORT: Site investigation is the process of collecting information on…

  • Commercial Site Design to Exhibit at ICSC Southeast Conference & Deal Making 2018

    Commercial Site Design, a Raleigh-based civil engineering firm specializing in multi-unit, commercial development rollouts, has announced it’ll be an exhibitor at ICSC Southeast Conference & Deal Making in Atlanta, Ga.  The conference is held October 23-24, 2018 and is located at Cobb Galleria Centre.  “ICSC Southeast has always been a well-run and useful event,” says…

  • Renovation of a Parking Lot and ADA

      For most retail businesses, the parking lot is one of the most important features and serves as a starting point for customers.  Having a freshly paved and painted parking lot can enhance the perception of any business, but this upgrade can cause issues with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design. If you are planning…

  • South Carolina Experience

    Located within two hours of our corporate office in Raleigh-N.C., South Carolina has always had a significant importance for us and our clients. Because of our clients’ proximity and desire to grow their business, South Carolina has become one of our most sought-after locations. Each year, the Palmetto State sees millions of cars traveling its…

  • The Expansion of Cook Out is one of the reasons for Commercial Site Design’s Growth

    Throughout the Southeast, when you mention a Cook Out tray, people know you’re talking about an option at the quick-serve restaurant Cook Out and have an opinion on what is the best combination of one entrée, two sides and a milkshake.  As the restaurant’s popularity grew throughout the South, Cook Out expanded from a local,…

  • The Expansion of Southern Brands and the Surprising Industry Behind the Growth

    At 12:30 a.m., fans of Biscuitville Southern Fresh camped out hoping to win breakfast for a year.  At 5:00 a.m., when the restaurant officially opened for business, a line wrapped around the building.  This biscuit-focused restaurant is a familiar trend in the quick-serve industry.  Southern brands are growing in popularity and national brands are trying…

  • Milestone: 1,000th project; Taco Bell

    Situated in the Sandhills of North Carolina, is an eight-year-old Taco Bell that symbolizes a significant accomplishment and defining moment for Commercial Site Design.  Reaching 1,000 projects is special, and for Commercial Site Design, this project came in the shadows of an economic crisis.    “In 2008, the recession caused a significant downturn in the…