The term site plan has two definitions. site. This drawing instructs the building contractor where to locate the new house on the
Typical site plan. The second use of the term site plan is by landscape architects, architects, and engineers to describe the scaled drawing that shows the proposed landscape design or layout of a site. The preliminary design and master plan discussed throughout this book are both site plans. As used by developers and building contractors, site plan refers to a drawing that shows the proposed location of a new house within the lot with dimensions and setbacks from the property lines (Figure 6—11).