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Step 3: Development Review

1st City Review

The review team and referral agencies will review your project documents to ensure that your project is following required planning, engineering, and emergency standards.  If you have questions regarding any of the comments you receive during this process, contact your designated planner to discuss or schedule a meeting if necessary.

Need to Know: Be Prompt and Thorough! Responding, based on the project timeline, to reviewer comments and resolving ALL issues thoroughly will facilitate movement through the development review process.

2nd City Review

Comments Issued - After the first review, your designated planner will provide written comments via the eTRAKiT system.

  • Applicant Revises Plans - Revise your plans in response to the comments provided by the review team.  

  • Re-Submit Plans - Once you are ready to re-submit, contact your designated planner to schedule a time to review and submit your revised plans. If your submittal is determined to be complete, you may re-submit your plans for the 2nd City Review.

The review team and referral agencies will review your project documents to ensure that the project is following required planning, engineering, and emergency standards as addressed in review team comments.

  • Second Set of Comments Issued - After the second review, your designated planner will provide written comments to the applicant via the eTRAKiT system.

  • Applicant Revises Plans - Revise your plans in response to all comments.

  • Re-Submit Plans - Once you are ready to re-submit, contact your designated planner to schedule a time to review and submit your revised plans. If your submittal is determined to be complete, you may re-submit your plans for the Decision Review.

Decision Review

The review team and referral agencies will complete a third review of your project documents and will determine if your project is ready for a recommendation of approval, approval with conditions, or denial.

Warning: If it is determined that your project is NOT ready for a decision during this review, you may have to begin the Development Review Process again.

Project Types

Administrative Approval

  • Your designated planner will make a recommendation.

  • The Community Development Director will review the recommendation.

  • A written determination of approval or denial will be issued.

Public Hearing

Planning Commission Public Hearing  

  • A staff report will include a recommendation and be presented to the Planning Commission.

  • The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing.

  • You will present your project. Residents may comment. You may respond.  

  • The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council

Need to Know: Bring Your Consultants! It is highly recommended that you bring your full project team to the Planning Commission Public Hearing AND City Council Public Hearing in order to answer any questions that may arise.

City Council Public Hearing

  • City Council will review the Planning Commission recommendation and staff report.

  • City Council will hold a public hearing.

  • You will present your project. Residents may comment. You may respond.  

  • City Council will approve or deny your project.

  • If approved, you will be ready to begin a Final Review.

Post-Council (Final) Review for Public Hearing Projects

If your project requires a City Council Public Hearing and is approved, you will then be able to submit for Final Review. The final review process includes the same steps as the preliminary review; you will have the opportunity to receive and respond to comments in eTRAKiT. You will be required to provide detailed documentation.

Important: Expect highly technical and detailed comments during this process. You will be required to provide detailed responses. Document detail will also be heightened.