Development Review

Development Review

One of the Planning Department’s main services is processing development review applications. We believe a quality submittal is the best way to expedite any development review process so this guide is intended to help you understand the process as well as assemble a quality submittal in the most efficient and straightforward way possible.

All development review applications fall into one of three groups: land use, site development or subdivision. Within those three groups, there are administrative and public hearing projects.

  • Administrative projects are approved or denied by the Director of Planning and Community Development
  • Public hearing projects go first to Planning Commission for a recommendation and then to City Council for a final approval or denial.

For a more detailed overview of the process, please see the administrative process flowchart (PDF), the public hearing process flowchart (PDF) and/or the Board of Adjustment process flowchart (PDF).