This is a typical arch viz job.
Planning is needed, the local council would like to see what you plan to do. All they can see is a pile of rubble where something old has been demolished.
You also need a marketing image to tout the project months before it’s finished – not everyone can read a 2D CAD file and buy into a project.
So we photograph the site as is, use your architect’s CAD files to model the development, then photocomposite the model in situ so everyone can see what it will look like.