Planning Commission Review Process

One of the department's functions is to regulate the community's growth and development through the development review process.

  • Staff assist applicants through the review process from conceptual plan submittal through final plan approval.
  • Applications are reviewed and evaluated to ensure proposed improvements and projects follow city codes and regulations aiding and ensuring continued quality development.

In general, development review is a three-step process that varies in length depending on the type of application. The steps include:

  • Administrative review: Plans are submitted for review and comments provided by various city departments and local agencies.
  • Planning Commission: Considers public comments, then reviews and makes a recommendation to City Council.
  • City Council: Considers additional public comments, then approves or rejects the application.

Based on the complexity, it takes eight to ten weeks to progress from application submission to Council approval.