The goal of the Planning Division is to process Planning and Zoning Commission applications in eight to 12 weeks. Once a complete application is submitted, it is routed to the City’s Development Staff for review.
The Development Staff is a team representing the City’s Community Development, Economic Development, Administrative Services, Public Works, Fire and Police departments. A single review letter incorporating all of the staff’s comments is forwarded to the applicant about four weeks after the original submittal.
If revisions are requested, the applicant should respond to staff’s comments and submit revised plans within 10 days in order to remain within the eight to 12-week time frame. If additional revisions are required, the applicant submittal and staff review process will continue until the documents are deemed sufficient for Planning and Zoning Commission consideration. Once the application documents are in order, the request is forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission for consideration.
Recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission
The Planning and Zoning Commission is a recommending body to the City Council.
The commissioners will make findings of fact on each of the applicable standards if any, and vote to recommend approval or denial of the request.
If deemed necessary, the Planning and Zoning Commission may also recommend conditions of approval for certain requests.
Steps after the Planning and Zoning Commission
After a recommendation is made by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a particular request, it is then forwarded to the City Council for final consideration.