Site Development Plan


The site plan review provisions and regulations are intended to promote the safe, functional and aesthetic development of property and to ensure that new structures, utilities, streets, parking, circulation systems, yards and open spaces are developed in conformance with the standards of this Code and the Comprehensive Plan.  The site plan review shall consider the siting of structures and related site improvements to promote harmonious relationships with adjacent development.

61.581 Site Development Plan Required:

Site development plan review is required for all site development in the City requiring a development permit except a detached single family dwelling, duplex or two-family dwelling.  Site development includes the construction or modification of structures, parking lots and the creation of impervious surfaces.  Site development plan reviews also apply to any change of use on a site, as determined by the Zoning Administrator.  This review shall occur prior to the issuance of a building permit.  When a Site Planning Permit application is reviewed, or when the Final Plan for a Planned Development is reviewed, the site plan review is included as part of those reviews.

61.582 Contents: 

Refer to the document Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Manual Informational Supplement, Appendix B (K thru L) to determine site development plan requirements.

Site Development Plan submittal checklist

61.583 Approval: 


The site development plan shall be reviewed under the Type I review procedure. Development must commence within one year of site development plan approval, unless approved otherwise, or the approval becomes null and void.

61.584 Review Criteria: 

The approving entity shall approve a site development plan if all of the following findings are made:

A. The proposed development is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

B. The proposed development complies with all applicable laws and ordinances.

C. The site plan layout satisfies the purpose, intent and all development standards of the zoning district unless a variance is approved.

D. The proposed development, wherever practical, indicates all utility service transmission systems (including, but not limited to, water, sewer, natural gas, electrical and telephone lines) are placed underground.

E. The proposed development will occur in a manner that will not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for uses permitted by applicable laws and ordinances.

F. The proposed development is consistent with adopted policies and standards for access, grading, drainage, erosion control and stormwater management.

G. The proposed development is consistent with any approved General Development Plan, Conditional Use Permit and Traffic Impact Study approved for the property.

H. There has been complete compliance with all issues addressed in any applicable development agreement.