Apply for a Site Plan Review

Are you planning a development that'll significantly affect the neighborhood? You may need to apply for a Site Plan Review. 

Online Form

We don't accept online applications for this service

You can complete the paper application. Click the Paper Form tab of this page for instructions and to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need help applying. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!

Paper Form

Consult with us

The Site Plan Review procedure intends to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. Site Plan Reviews evaluate the:

  • Site design
  • Effect on the environment
  • Vehicular and pedestrian circulation
  • Demand for public services

We recommend you request a meeting with us before you begin. Pre-application meetings help ensure a smooth application process.

Give us a call or email before you apply. Our phone number and email address are in the Contact Us section. Site Plan Review may be done by the Planning Director, or in some cases by the Planning Commission. We'll help make sure your application goes through the right process. Use the application on this page for either one.

Review the Site Plan Review requirements

Pages 4 and 5 of the Site Plan Review application (below) lay out the requirements and procedures of the review.

Talk to your neighbors

Contact our office to determine if a neighborhood meeting is appropriate for your plan. When you talk to your neighbors, you'll be able to receive comments and resolve conflicts before review.

Check Section 5.12.06 of the Zoning Ordinance for recommended outreach procedures.

Staff reviews your application

We'll review your application - either completing the review at the staff level (Director Review), or forwarding to the Planning Commission as necessary. We may contact you with questions or for more information, or recommend changes for clarity. In some cases, the Planning Director or Planning Commission may require a public hearing.

Present your proposal

For Commission Site Plan Review, planning staff will forward your review request to the Planning Commission. Here's what to expect at the commission meeting:

  • Planning staff introduces and explains your request to the Planning Commission
  • You'll be asked to present information on your proposal. The Planning Commission will ask any questions they have, and you'll have a chance to respond
  • The Planning Commission deliberates on the request in open session. The Planning Commission may approve, approve with conditions, deny, or table the application

We'll follow up in writing

We will send you a letter with the decision of the Director or Planning Commission. The letter will include any conditions of approval. If your application is denied, you can appeal the Director's decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals. However, Planning Commission Site Plan Review decisions cannot be appealed to the BZA.

Phone

Call our office if you need help applying. You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!

In Person

Consult with us

The Site Plan Review procedure intends to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. Site Plan Reviews evaluate the:

  • Site design
  • Effect on the environment
  • Vehicular and pedestrian circulation
  • Demand for public services

We recommend you request a meeting with us before you begin. Pre-application meetings help ensure a smooth application process.

Give us a call or email before you apply. Our phone number and email address are in the Contact Us section.

Review the Site Plan Review requirements

Pages 4 and 5 of the Site Plan Review application (below) lay out the requirements and procedures of the review.

Talk to your neighbors

Contact our office to determine if a neighborhood meeting is appropriate for your plan. When you talk to your neighbors, you'll be able to receive comments and resolve conflicts before the Planning Commission review.

Check Section 5.12.06 of the Zoning Ordinance for recommended outreach procedures.

Visit our office

Visit us to consult about your site plan and this process. We'll provide a copy of the application. If you have a printer at home and want to bring it with you, click the link below.

Click here to download the Site Plan Review application

We’ll review your application

We'll review your application before submitting to the Planning Commission. We may contact you with questions or for more information, or recommend changes for clarity. The Planning Director or Planning Commission may decide to hold a public hearing.

Present your proposal

Planning staff will forward your review request to the Planning Commission. Here's what to expect at the commission meeting:

  • Planning staff introduces and explains your request to the Planning Commission
  • You'll be asked to present information on your proposal. The Planning Commission will ask any questions they have, and you'll have a chance to respond
  • The Planning Commission deliberates on the request in open session. The Planning Commission may approve, approve with conditions, deny, or table the application

We'll follow up in writing

We will provide you a letter with the decision of the Planning Commission. The letter will include any conditions of approval. If the Planning Commission denies your application, there are no appeals.