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Zoning Pre-Application Process

As part of its efforts to improve the development review process, the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Development Services Division now requires that certain applications follow a pre-application process. This process provides applicants with initial comments that can assist them with their final submittals.  Applicants should review the information below for guidance with pre-application submittals and tracking.

A new web application allows the public to check on the process status of their pre-application package.

Pre-application meetings

Pre-application meetings are held every Thursday between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. To request a pre-application meeting all materials must be submitted no later than the Wednesday of the week prior. Each meeting will be 30 minutes in duration.

Meetings will take place at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 11th floor Rear Conference Room.

Pre-application meetings will be required for the following application types:

  • All Development Impact Committee (DIC)
  • Public Hearings or Administrative Site Plan Approval (ASPR) for the following applications:
    • Urban Center
    • Rapid Transit Zone
    • Smart Corridor / Mixed Use Development
    • Charter or Private schools

Pre-applications fees are $250 for all applications other than Urban Center and Developmental Impact Committee, which are $500.00 (subject to an 7.5 percent surcharge).

The following are exempt from the pre-application meeting requirement:

  • Single-family for non-use variances
  • Substantial Compliance
  • Administrative Modification
  • Spacing – alcohol, group homes, cargo containers
  • Hours of operation for alcohol
  • Cell towers
  • Signage
  • Deletion/modification of covenant (if site plan related, determination by Development Services needed)
  • Use restrictions
  • District boundary change, if no site plan included
  • Fences

Pre-application meeting requests may be made online through the Zoning Self-Service Portal.

For questions, contact Carl Harrison at 305-375-2566 or [email protected]

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