Working closely with town staff and communities, the ESC is committed to understanding that they consider to be important to how development within the Town occurs. For example, in South Kingstown the ESC developed a build-out analysis model that would be flexible, repeatable, and easier to maintain and update every year. The scope of work had three major parts: (1) replication of the Town's previous method and output; (2) model design and implementation; and (3) installation of the model and training of the Town staff on operation.
Considerable time and effort went into needs and existing capacity assessment. It also required the ESC to work with the Town's data thoroughly so it could understand the data's limitations strength, and weaknesses.