The deadline schedule is for any application that must go to the Planning Commission and City Council for approval. Click here to view or print the current deadline schedule: (Note: the schedules were revised to reflect new City Council dates in January and July 2013, adjusted because of New Year's Day and July 4th holidays.)
2012 Deadline Schedule
2013 Deadline Schedule
For applications that require public hearings, it takes a minimum of 3 months to go through the public hearing process from the date of submittal to a final ordinance, assuming everything flows smoothly and all deadlines are met. (If you have a simple project and need a fast turnaround, let us know; it may be possible to shorten review time, or advertise both hearings at once.) Often the process takes longer, depending on the complexity of the project, quality of plans submitted, neighborhood concerns, advertising issues, and other factors. Two public hearings are required for most public hearing applications (e.g., rezoning, preliminary development plan, special use permit) - one at the Planning Commission and one at the City Council, followed by an ordinance at a subsequent City Council meeting.
Planning Commission or City Council Approval without Public Hearings
Applications that do not require public hearings, such as preliminary and final plats, can be processed in a slightly shorter time frame. Final plats go to the Planning Commission and then on to City Council for an ordinance. Preliminary plats are only considered by the Planning Commission, unless there is an appeal of their action to City Council.
Applications that are handled administratively (i.e., those that can be approved by staff), such as final development plans and minor plats, do not follow this deadline schedule. For administrative applications, the initial staff review after submittal is 10 business days. After plans are resubmitted, all subsequent reviews are completed in 5 business days.
Click here to view a flowchart: Development Review Process Flowchart
Click here to see how many copies of drawings are needed for each application type: Development Process Copies