Aesthetics/Visual Studies

UltraSystems conducts visual analyses to provide a basis for assessing potential project impacts in terms of NEPA and CEQA significance criteria. The assessment includes an inventory of potentially sensitive viewing areas, including scenic vistas, major view corridors, historic buildings, and monuments; (2) visual simulations to provide a simulation of the view’s appearance once the project is in place; (3) identification of the project’s potential aesthetic impacts by comparison of existing views with simulations and in association with land use regulations; and (4) evaluation of mitigation measures or revised design features, if significant impacts are identified. UltraSystems aesthetic/visual studies meets resource agency guidelines and NEPA and CEQA regulations.