Understanding the Development Review Process

Current Planning staff review and coordinate all applications for

The development review process begins with a pre-application conference between the applicant and staff and concludes with a final recommendation from the Planning Commission or City Council.

Staff review includes the placement, type and intensity (or density) of uses, access, traffic impacts, stormwater management, building design and landscaping.

The Unified Development Ordinance, the Comprehensive Plan and the Design Guidelines and Standards are all tools used to ensure that proposed development meets the requirements and expectations of the city.