|1) Fill in Initial Application (Blue Form)
|2) Find the zone which you are located in on the
|3) Go to Article VI in the Zoning Code. In the
proper section, determine whether your proposal is permitted, requires a
special exception, or is not allowed.
|4) Now move to Article II Section 21-39 to
ascertain the allowed density, required yards, frontage, lot coverage and
other requirements peculiar to the zone which you are in. Will these
requirements restrict your proposal?
|5) After collecting this initial
information you are now prepared to decide what application and other
materials you will be required to submit. The following sections will also
help you understand the rational behind this process and some of the time
6) Is the Proposed Use A, B, or C?
|A) A Permitted Use
||B) A Use by Special Exception.
||C) Not Allowed due to use or dimensional restrictions.
|Proceed to "A Permitted Use" page and review
related text on site plan approval and environmental sensitivity.
||Proceed to "A Use by Special Exception" and
related text on special exceptions and public hearings.
||Proceed to "Not Allowed due to use or dimensional
restrictions" and related text on variance, zone changes and public
|7) Prior to making any application to the
Planning and Zoning Commission the applicant should determine if their
site is within an inland wetland. If the activity is regulated under the
inland wetlands act, the applicant must submit an application for a permit
to the Inland Wetlands Agency.
|8) Now that you have determined you will be
creating a subdivision or a resubdivision your primary guidance will come
from the city's Subdivision Regulations. But also the lots you create must
conform to the Zoning Code for the zone which you are in.
|9) As discussed in Section 3 of the Subdivision
Regulations you should first schedule an informal discussion, with the
Planning and Zoning Staff to discuss your rough sketch plan are outlined
in Section 3 of the Subdivision Regulations.
|10) Following the informal discussion you
should file an application for preliminary approval, pay the required fee
and submit preliminary subdivision plans as required in Section 3.04 of
the Subdivision Regulations.
|11) You then should appear at the next Planning
and Zoning meeting to present your proposal and have the commission
schedule a public hearing.
|12) A sign should be erected in accordance with
Section 48.03.05 of the Zoning Code, on the site at least 7 days prior to
|13) You then should appear at the hearing to
present your proposal and answer any questions.
14) Preliminary Plan approved, or
approved with conditions
14) Redesign Proposal or Abandon
|15) Submit contract documents for construction
permits to the Department of Public Works. Field construction begins under
supervision of the Department of Public Works in accordance with Planning
and Zoning Commission approval conditions.
|16) Complete all improvements, or refer to
section 5.10 regarding bonds, and apply for final subdivision approval.
The final plan must conform to the requirements in Section 3.05 of the
|17) You now have a permitted use and therefore
should return to "A Permitted Use" page and the Site Plan