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    Site Plan Review

    Pursuant to Section 64 of the Zoning Ordinance, a site plan application is required to aid the City in determining the conformity of a proposed building, use, or structure with specific provisions of the Zoning Ordinance as adopted by the Board of Aldermen.   There are two levels for site plan review:  Administrative and City Plan Commission.  The chart below describes the process for site plan review depending on the size / scale of the project.  


    Project Scope and Type


    City Plan Commission

    (click here for the regulations / standards for review)


    Administrative Review

    (click here for the regulations / standards for review)


    >/= 3 net new units

    1 – 2 net new units

    New construction or change in an existing use

    >/= 5,000 s.f.

    1,000 – 4,999 s.f.


    >/= 10 spaces

    n / a


    Any drive-up service window

    Any other use as specified by other regulation.

    Note:  Section 64(f) is interpreted to be “net new” units, construction, parking,etc

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