Site plans are development plans for the improvements on a piece of property. Developers of new projects are encouraged to meet with County staff prior to starting on their site plans.
Site Plan Review:
Site plan review is required prior to the issuance of building permits, occupancy permits, zoning permits or zoning certificate approval in the following cases:
- Any development or use in any Multiple Residential, any Business, any Industrial, any Mixed Use or any Public Use Overlay zoning district
- All cemeteries, with the exception of cemeteries for family members on private property
- All churches and hospitals
- Any development or use on a utility lot involving a building
- Any enlargement, reduction or reconfiguration of a parking lot
- Any change or enlargement of a use, or enlargement of a building or structure for which a site plan is required:
- That requires 5 or more additional parking spaces, or
- When a site plan is not currently on file in the office of Community Development
- Wind energy systems
- Wireless telecommunication facilities
- Any new structure permitted by Special Use Permit or where required by the board of zoning appeals
What is Required on the Site Plan: Who Reviews the Site Plans: How to Submit a Site Plan:
The site plan, drawn to scale, must be submitted to the Community Development Department. The scale shall be one inch equals a stated number of feet (in multiples of 10). The site plan must contain or be accompanied by the following:
The Community Development Department routes the plans to all departments and coordinates their comments. The following agencies and departments review all applicable site plans:
Eight copies of each site plan along with applicable fees and checklists for each reviewing agency shall be provided upon first submittal, and any re-submittal after that, to the Director of the Community Development Department.
How Long Does it Take:
The time frame for approval of a site plan varies, depending on the amount and type of comments received from reviewing agencies. Reviewing agencies are given 10 business days for review and comment of an acceptable site plan. An acceptable site plan means that all required information and checklists are included and all fees have been paid. An application for approval of a site plan shall become void and cancelled in the event the applicant fails to diligently pursue correction of any deficiencies noted within 90 days. Contact the Community Development Department for information regarding required fees and checklists.
A flow chart outlining the review and approval of site plans can be found here.
Following the Site Plan:
Once approved, the site plan must be followed. If changes are necessary, the site plan must be amended, prior to the changes being made.
Who Reviews the Site Plans:
How to Submit a Site Plan: