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A brief reference to Planning Commission procedures
Preliminary and a Final Development Plan are required for all new construction
and expansions/ additions to existing structures. The Planning Commission
may also require the submission of a Development Plan when there is a proposed
change in use of a property.
All Preliminary development Plans must be reviewed by the
Planning Commission at their monthly public meeting. Final Development
Plans may be approved by staff if: (1) the Planning Commission does not
request review of the Final Development Plan, and (2) the Development Plan
conforms with the approved Preliminary Plan. There is no filing deadline
for the submission of a Final Development Plan except, if the Final Development
Plan is required to be heard by the Planning Commission. Modifications or
revisions of a Final Development Plan may require Planning Commission review at
their monthly public meeting.
Development Plans may be:
2) Approved with Conditions - The Planning Commission may
conditions regarding the location,
character, or other features of the
proposed use as it deems appropriate.
Development Plan approval is
1) Provide for uses that are beneficial to the community.
2) Properly integrate the uses permitted within each district
with other uses.
3) Provide appropriate provisions for the impact of the
Material that must be
submitted by the scheduled deadline:
1) A completed application form.
2) The review fee.
3) Seventeen (17) copies of the Development Plan, containing:
- Proposed use
- Topographic information
- Off-street parking and loading plan
(including VUA information)
- Circulation diagram
- Building footprint and sidewalks
- Species specific landscaping plan
- Conformance with required setbacks
(with setback lines shown on plan)
- Preliminary Drainage Plan
- Utility, access, and drainage
- Proposed sign locations, lighting,
dumpster location, and traffic
- All required statistical
information and certifications
Preliminary Development Plan approval by the Planning Commission, the required
Construction Plans, including any additional Drainage Plans, may be
submitted. Following approval and certification of all required
preliminary plans and conditions of approval, the Final Development Plan may be
filed. One (1) mylar and eight (8) prints must be submitted, containing all
required information and certifications (please refer to Appendix III of the Subdivision
and Development Regulations), prior to approval and
No building permits may be issued until the Chief Building
Official has received an approved Final Development Plan. No Certificate
of Occupancy may be issued by the Chief Building Official until all required
improvements have been completed or bonded in Accordance with Article VI of the Subdivision
and Development Regulations.
This is not a legal document. It
does not replace nor amend the existing regulations governing the development
plan process. Requirements for
Development Plan approval are detailed in the
Subdivision and Development
Regulations and the Zoning Ordinance. For additional
information, contact the Planning Commission office.