Helping Develop Communities

SMA understands that commercial properties provide social gathering places, commerce centers and grassroots investment. They serve as a place for both small entrepreneurs and large institutional businesses to flourish and serve their community.

Experience throughout the Mountain West

SMA has participated in hundreds of commercial development projects throughout the Mountain West. Out parcels, new construction, renovation, master planning and raw land development, suburban mixed-use, urban mixed-use, entertainment, adaptive re-use and in-fill residential; all are opportunities where SMA has the proven skill to work in partnership with professional developers to realize the best value from their commercial assets.

Full Range of Services

SMA provides a wide range of services to help you complete your project as efficiently as possible.

  • Driveway / DOT Permitting
  • SPCC / SWP3
  • Brownfields Management
  • Environmental Site Assessment
  • Aerial Photography / Topography
  • Grading and Drainage
  • Utility Engineering
  • Local Use Permitting

Building the Future Together

The future of commercial development is contingent on many issues. SMA will work with you to get it done.

  • GIS site evaluation (traffic count, population served, flood plains and other big data review)
  • Environmental site assessment (Phase I, II and III ESAs), environmental restoration/remediation and permitting
  • Geotechnical evaluation and reporting
  • ALTA, boundary, UAV photogrammetry and topographic surveys
  • Subdivision creation, lot splits and easement development
  • Driveway permitting, traffic impact studies (TIAs) and signalization
  • Utility design and permitting (including supply wells and on-site wastewater disposal, where required)
  • Grading and drainage plans, including stormwater pollution prevention (SWPPP) and sediment control plans (SCP)

Past Experience

Stampede Meat Facility, Santa Teresa, NM

SMA provided Phase I ESA and ALTA survey and high-resolution drone aerial survey services. In anticipation of expansion, SMA prepared driveway permits and completed drainage, parking and other site-improvement engineering designs.

Center of Recreational Excellence, Hobbs, NM

SMA provided site layout surveying services to the general contractor. The work included building gridlines, storm drainage, utilities, fencing and parking lot development. The recreational facility features an aquatics center, several fitness and equipment areas, an indoor turf field, multi-purpose courts, and a 38-foot tall multi-level adventure course for children.

Residential Development / Subdivision Design

SMA completed the design of multiple residential and commercial property development projects, providing site civil engineering services and design and construction topographic surveying services.

Park Ridge Medical Campus, Las Cruces, NM

SMA provided site development engineering services for a hospital and the surrounding office/retail/residential/medical campus on a 30-acre parcel. The services included the preliminary and final engineering design for drainage, utilities and internal roadways as well as traffic signal design and intersection upgrades for the main entrance in accordance with DOT standards. Surveying services included subdivision platting, topographic and construction surveying. 

Let's Work Together

Sustainable development is part of the core approach for SMA and is an increasingly integral part of every endeavor. From improved stormwater management to renewable energy infrastructure to Brownfield redevelopment, SMA has provided services to projects that improve our environment and provide a clear investment opportunity for our clients.

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