Land Development & Planning




Land Development & Planning Services


The Land Development and Planning professionals at RDA use a broad range of expertise in assessing the physical properties and constraints of any given subject property. Our services begin with a full feasibility assessment, in order to identify development opportunities and constraints of a parcel. We then analyze the site’s potential and seek to optimize the end-product, while striving for the most economic and sustainable development achievable.

RDA has provided land development planning and engineering services on thousands of private and public sector projects since 1982. Services that RDA provides to our clients include, but is not limited to those listed below.

RDA Land Development Services

  • Site Layout and Design
  • Subdivision Layout and Design
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Waterlines
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Storm Sewer
  • Roadways
  • Dry Utilities (e.g. cable, electric, fiber, etc.)
  • Stormwater Management Design including Best Management Practices
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Design
  • Landscaping Plans
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Assessments
  • Flood Plain Studies
  • Parking and Pavement Design
  • Grading Studies and Earthwork Assessments
  • Specifications
  • Cost Estimates
  • Bid and Contract Documents
  • Site Development and Environmental Permitting Services
  • LEED Design & Computations
  • Construction Administration

RDA Land Planning Services

  • Master Planning and Site Layout
  • Feasibility Assessments
  • Land Use and Zoning Entitlements
  • Preparation and Processing of Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Generalized Development Plans, Rezoning Plans, Special Exceptions, Special Use Permits, & Similar Zoning Plans
  • Proffer Interpretations
  • Parking Tabulations
  • Litigation Support

RDA prides itself on our ability to build strong relationships with our clients and to see each and every project through to successful completion. The professionals at RDA understand our client’s needs, as well as the ever-changing development conditions throughout northern and central Virginia; based on decades worth of experience. Our ultimate goal is to turn our clients challenges into opportunities, so that we can make their vision a reality.

RDA Delivers Expertise, Experience and Service

RDA understands that we are only as good as the work that we do – our work is our reputation. This simple fact is what our business is built upon and a principle that we take to heart. Let us put our reputation to work delivering your land development and land planning services needs.

Contact: Charles Henegar, Vice President of Land Development

11100 Endeavor Court
Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20109

Phone: (703) 368-7373


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Sample Projects



Prince William County, Virginia

Andrew Leitch Waterpark is a 10-acre development located in Woodbridge, Virgina. The development includes a splash pad, water slides, wading areas, and additional water features. The design included associated park amenities and parking. The splash pad at Andrew Leitch Waterpark is currently the largest in Northern Virginia.

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A pond improvement project to restore hydraulic capacity and reduce long-term maintenance needs for an existing dry detention pond with an approximate 72-acre drainage area in Springfield, Virginia. Design elements included pond regrading, the design and installation of a sediment forebay, grade control structures, imbricated stone rock weirs, and control structure improvements. RDA also provided construction oversight/administration services and as-built survey services during construction.

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Located within the Pohick Creek Watershed in Lorton, Virginia, this project improved hydraulic performance for an existing dry pond with an approximate 117-acre contributing drainage area. The project included the design of a new sediment forebay and access road, new BMP/low-flow control structure, an outfall plunge pool and downstream channel improvements, and micro-pools and elongated flow path through the pond floor to increase nutrient removal. RDA also provided construction oversight/administration services, as-built survey services during construction, and a pre- and post-construction volume analysis to determine the amount of sediment removed by the contractor.

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Manassas (HQ)

11100 Endeavor Court
Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20109

Manassas (Satellite)

7655 Coppermine Drive
Manassas, VA 20109



927 Maple Grove Drive
Suite 105
Fredericksburg, VA 22407



4301 Dominion Boulevard
Suite 100
Glen Allen, VA 23060


Virginia Beach

272 Bendix Road
Suite 330
Virginia Beach, VA 23452



520 Lew Dewitt Blvd
Suite 301
Waynesboro, VA 22980