Development Process

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Development Plan 

The Development Plan review process is a coordinated process by which the Planning Department works with internal and external stakeholders to identify the requirements and conditions of approval for a proposed development project. Issues identified during the review are resolved before plan check submittal, Planning Commission or City Council hearing date.

Projects requiring Development Plan review must complete the Development Plan (Long Form) application. This includes: new buildings, an expansion or modification of an existing building with a project value of $75,000 or more. It is highly recommended that a planner is contacted before the project is officially submitted for this process. For further information, please contact the Planning Department. 

Conditional Use Permit "CUP"

A Conditional Use Permit "CUP" is required for certain activities and uses which are permitted by the zoning code, only if they can be found to be compatible with surrounding uses. These situations are considered on a case-by-case basis. It is the responsibility of the applicant to show that the use being proposed is acceptable in the proposed location and is of general benefit to the City, compatible with all surrounding uses, and consistent with the City’s General Plan and Zoning Guidelines. For additional information about the CUP Application process please contact the Planning Department. 

After Submitting a Project 

After an application has been submitted the project will be assigned to a planner who will also act as the project manager to facilitate discussions with different external agencies and internal City divisions regarding the proposed project. The planner will then provide the applicant with comments or corrections to address in a series of submittals until the project complies with the City's Guidelines and is deemed complete . To better understand the steps and procedures towards the approval process please refer to the City's Development Guidelines or the flow chart below:



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