The site plan/development review process assures that the design and location of commercial and industrial areas will be in conformance with applicable zoning standards, are in harmony with existing and future development, and follow generally-accepted principles of commercial, industrial, and urban design.
This process applies to all new development and also the redevelopment, enlargement, or extension of more than twenty-five (25) percent of commercial or industrial uses and structures, and residential structures containing five or more dwelling units. (Sec. 17.34.020). Submittal deadlines and meeting dates may be found in the development review schedule (PDF).
Procedure in summary:
Submittal of application, fee, and detailed site plan showing the proposed use and development;
City staff review;
Plan revisions and resubmittal;
Planning & Zoning Commission review and recommendation for approval or disapproval; and
City Council review of recommendation and decision.