While preliminary development plans include the general concept for the entire development, final development plans provide specific information about proposed construction and typically focus on one phase of the development.
As part of the final development plans, details of the site layout, including access, parking, landscaping and site grading, are finalized, and building architecture is established. Additional details, such as site lighting and signage, also may be reviewed.
Final development plans are reviewed against the approved preliminary development plan for consistency. Although some minor modifications may be allowed, substantial changes require a new preliminary plan to be filed.