Development Process

The Development Review Process consists of several steps designed to help move projects from concept to construction.

Development Process

The approval process begins with a pre-application meeting to allow staff an opportunity to review conceptual plans and provide information to the applicant. The information is used to generate plans for the formal submittal.

Once plans are formally submitted, the development review team comments on the plans and a recommendation is forwarded to the Planning Commission in a staff report.

Upon approval by the Planning Commission, and in some cases the City Council, the next step in the process is the submittal of construction documents.

Once the construction documents and a building permit application are submitted, City staff conducts a review and a building permit is issued.

As the construction process proceeds, several building inspections are completed. Once the project is built, a certificate of occupancy is issued.

A complete listing of the development review steps is contained in the process maps linked to the right.