Current Planning

The Current Planning Division coordinates the review processes for development plans, subdivisions, special use permits, planned developments, and variances.  To facilitate these processes, the City offers a First Step Meeting, where representatives of various City departments provide information and assistance.  Click here to download a brochure on First Step Meetings. After attending a First Step Meeting, some developments over a certain size must first hold a neighborhood workshop

Development Review - Most types of development require a separate development plan approval prior to applying for building permits.  Development plans are either reviewed by the Development Review Board in a public hearing or approved administratively by City staff, depending on the size and nature of the development. Click here for a Guide to the Development Review Process or for a flowchart of the steps involved.

2017-2018 EPlan Review Schedule for DRB, SUPs and PDs (Plan Board)

Special Use Permits - Some activities or developments may only be allowed by special approval from the City Plan Board through the special use permit process.  Requests for a special use permit are usually accompanied by a development plan.

Variances - The Development Review Board may grant variances from building heights, yard setbacks, and certain other requirements in the Land Development Code. 

2017-2018 Variance Schedule for DRB Review.

Click here to download a Zoning Compliance Permit Form. Be sure to visit the Planning Department's forms and applications page for additional information.