Find parcels near grid infrastructure

This is an efficient way to quickly identify initial parcels for a site area based on criteria like a parcel's proximity to grid infrastructure and size.

Overview

Automatically pull in parcels close to an area of interest based on their proximity and size. See property boundaries and landowner/parcel ownership and metadata (read more about our parcel data and parcel usage).

This is often the first place to start when beginning a greenfield land search.

Run a parcel search

  • On a project, go to the Parcels tab (below project map)

  • Click See Actions button

  • Select Project Tasks > Parcel Search

Click on Parcel Search task under 'See Actions' button in Parcels tab
  • Input search area distance*

    • How far from primary substation(s) OR line(s) do you want to search for parcels; search will look for parcels that are inside of or that overlap that search area.

  • Input minimum acreage* (per parcel)

    • This setting helps you target parcels that are large-enough for consideration. Note: this is on a per parcel basis (not site area minimum)

      • If you're trying to get to a total site acreage of 500 acres, but are willing to look at 100 acre parcels, then enter '100' as the minimum.

  • (Optional) Input any additional search criteria desired (See more details about Advanced Search -- including parcel search by Owner Name, School District)

Input search requirements
  • Click Get Count in the parcel search modal

  • The modal will display how many parcels meet the search criteria

  • Review the 'Get Count' results

    • If count seems about right, proceed to the next step. If parcel count is too high (or too low), adjust the search area and/or minimum acres values and re-do the 'Get Count' step.

You can click 'Get Count' as many times as desired. Parcels are not actually pulled in OR counted towards the annual parcel usage allotment until the next step.

If the 'Get Count' number of parcels is higher than desired, try reducing the Search Area distance and/or increasing the Min Acres to further limit the parcel search (or add a max acres limit).

Pull parcels into project ('Run')

Once the 'Get Count' parcel number has been calculated and reviewed, pull parcels into the project:

  • Click Run in the parcel search modal

Click 'Run' to pull parcels into project (parcels will count towards parcel allotment)

The parcels will load in and be visible in two places on the project:

(1) Project map: Parcel/property boundaries are displayed as blue polygons (with blue parcel marker/dot)

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(2) Parcels tab: Parcels will be listed in the Parcels tab below the project map.

Check out other methods to search for/add parcels to a project.