Site Plan Review

Site plan review is required for all commercial development projects involving the construction, exterior alteration, relocation, occupancy, or change in use of any building. The Site Plan Departmental Review Committee is composed of multiple City department staff working together to render decisions on applications as a single decision-making body. Department staff with review and decision-making responsibilities include Planning, Building Inspections, Fire, Public Works, Engineering, Police, and Electric Utilities. Site plans are reviewed by the committee and approved for development by the Board of Aldermen, Board of Adjustment, or Zoning Administrator in the case of conditional use, special use, or zoning permit projects respectively. An application with 14 sets of folded site plans must be submitted to the office of the Zoning Administrator at least 7 days prior to the scheduled Site Plan Departmental Review meeting. Review meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Development Services Conference Room, 3rd floor, Dunn Building, 248 Craven Street.

2014 Department Review Schedule


City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Planning/Inspections Main # (252) 639-7581
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