Land Planning

Land Evaluation

Joyner Keeny has provided Land Planning Services or Feasibility Studies for more than 30 years. From determining the potential of a tract of land to evaluating the highest and best use of a land sale, Joyner Keeny has provided these services to farmers, landowners, developers, and builders.

We have the experience and knowledge to provide cost analysis for residential and commercial subdivisions and site plans. In addition, Joyner Keeny, PLLC has the experience to provide construction costs and economics reports that are needed for financing, and project evaluation. We have also assisted court ordered commissions with evaluating the divisions of and estate division.

We will provide a comprehensive map and report that depicts:

  • Maps that depict overlay of:
    • Soils of septic system (Soil Conservation Service)
    • Topographic contours (US Geographic Survey)
    • Base flood
    • Floodway (FEMA)
    • Wetland
    • Stream buffers
    • School district
    • Annexation
    • Zoning
  • Estimate Costs for:
    • Streets
    • Water and sewer lines
    • Storm drainage
    • Nutrient buy-down
    • Retention ponds
    • Curb and gutter of streets
  • Other related services:
    • Land Development Study and Mapping
    • Land Planning
    • Site Assessment
    • Feasibility Study
    • Site Cost Analysis
Land Surveying

We have been performing all types of boundary and topographic surveys for more than 30 years.

The “ALTA/ACSM survey is one of the most widely used and recognized surveys for commercial property, which meets or exceeds the ALTA/ACSM standards. These nationally set standards were jointly developed by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). It provides the title company, lender and other clients with information such as easements, deeds or record, right-of-ways and other standards as outlined by the ALTA/ACSM in order to insure the title of land.

Since the ALTA/ACSM survey is nationally recognized and accepted by title companies and lending institutions, it is the most common survey for commercial and industrial property transactions. These surveys are also our specialty.

With multiple Professional Licensed Surveyors on staff and being licensed in multiple states in the southeast, we can provide anything from mortgage surveys to ALTA surveys for a corporate buyout.

Joyner Keeny, PLLC uses the most scientific equipment available, which equates to accuracy and efficiency. Using our GPS equipment we provide surveys with accurate ties to grid that were once very costly. All work is confidential.

Land Surveying Services include:

  • Residential and Commercial Subdivision Layout and Design
  • ALTA/ACSM surveys
  • Mortgage loan surveys
  • Farm surveys
  • USDA/FHA/VA surveys
  • Metes and bounds descriptions
  • Easements surveys and maps
  • Recordable maps
  • Final plat
  • Subdivision maps
  • Court order surveys
  • Condemnations surveys
  • Estate division surveys
  • Petitioning for estate divisions
  • Stateline surveys
  • County line surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Location of structures for GIS
  • GPS surveys – VRS, OPUS, RTK,
  • Establish 1st order horizontal control
  • Establish horizontal control for grid ties
  • Wetland surveys and map
  • Recombination plats
  • Brownfield Mapping
  • Elevation Certificate for new construction
  • LOMA—Letter of Map Amendment—short and long forms
  • LOMR—Letter of Map Revision
  • Establish Base Flood on your property
  • Establish Floodway on your property

Sample Land Surveying Projects:

  • Golden East Mall
  • K-mart
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Belmont Lake Preserve
  • Ford’s Colony
  • Martin Marietta
  • Titan America
  • QVC
  • RBC Centura
  • Universal Leaf
  • Whitaker Industrial Park
  • Flood Buy-out surveys
  • Blue Book---50 1st order horizontal control at Global Transpark in Kinston, NC
  • Aerial photogrammetry control and panel for NCDOT
  • Control corners at various sites in eastern NC for proposed route survey
  • Control corners for subdivision ties NCDOT highway projects
  • Construction staking for heavy highway on US 17 Bypass, Windsor, NC
  • Construction staking for Road widening for Fire Tower Road, Greenville, NC
  • Construction staking for various Wal-Mart Super Center site i.e, Nashville, NC; Siler City, NC; Tarboro, NC; Rocky Mount, NC
  • Boundary Survey for Fort Steward, GA
Design Services

We can provide all the design services shown below for residential or commercial subdivisions. We have more than 35 years of experience in land planning and design of subdivisions. With our vast experience we can provide you with the most efficient designs, using the latest software and hardware required to reduce costs in the office and in the field. Our design services include:

  • Land Planning
  • Subdivision Geometric Layout and Design
  • Subdivision Permitting
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Construction Management
  • Storm Water Management
  • Storm Water Design
  • Nutrient Calculation for the Tar River and Neuse River Basins
  • Grading Plan
  • Erosion Control Plan
  • Detention / Retention / Basin Design
  • Roadway Design
  • Cost Analysis


Recent Projects using our Design Services:

  • Villas at Belmont Farms
  • Baywood Subdivision, Nash County, NC
  • Willow Run, Nash County, NC
  • Briar Creek, Nash County, NC
  • Williams Point, Nash County, NC - Water front
  • Fords Colony at Rocky Mount


  • Carter Grove, Nash County, NC—water front lots
  • Greystone, Nash County, NC—upscale lots in the City of Rocky Mount
  • Baytree, Nash County, NC—lots for mobile home
  • Birchwood section 7, Nashville, NC
  • Flagmarsh, Edgecombe County
  • Cottonwood, Nashville, NC
  • Hope Farm Place, Tarboro
  • Cottonvalley, Tarboro, NC
  • Old Carriage Farm, Old Carriage Road, Nash County, NC
  • Wesleyan Village, duplex lots, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wesleyan Villas, duplex lots, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Willow Run, duplex lots, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Shiloh Church Road Subdivision, Wilson, NC
  • Batts Farm Subdivision, Wilson, NC—approx. 60 lots
  • Spring Forest, Nash County, NC