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.
Department Review meetings are normally held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Development Services Department Conference Room. Applications must be submitted with 15 sets of folded site plans by 12:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month to the office of the Zoning Administrator. See below Departmental Review Schedule for Submission Deadlines and Meeting Schedule.