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Planning and Review Process

PLANNING AND REVIEW PROCESS

For projects requiring Municipal Planning Board Approval:

Pre-Application Meeting

Applicants shall meet with the staff prior to submitting the application to discuss the procedures and requirements which will apply to the proposed development. Click here to contact us to setup a meeting.

Uploading Your Application

Applicants shall submit all materials in graphic or typed forms as necessary to satisfy the requirements. If any of the items required to be submitted are irrelevant or not applicable to a proposed development, such item(s) may be omitted. The applicant shall identify in writing the items missing and include a brief explanation of why they are irrelevant, not applicable or not submitted. The Zoning Official shall be authorized to waive submittal requirements where deemed appropriate. No application shall be deemed accepted unless it is complete. Deadlines for applications shall be established and followed. To discuss the procedures and requirements which will apply to the proposed development, click here to contact us to setup a meeting.

Technical Review Committee (TRC)

Upon acceptance of the application, all members of the TRC shall receive an e-mail with a link to the plans. TRC members shall review the application to determine whether or not it conforms to applicable provisions of City Code and state law, and on the basis of this determination, the TRC members shall recommend approval, denial, or approval with conditions.

Municipal Planning Board (MPB)

The Board shall review the application to determine whether or not it conforms to applicable provisions of City Code and state law. The MPB will also review the recommendation of TRC and recommend approval, denial, approval with modifications, or refer the matter back to the TRC for further consideration based upon specific instructions. Learn more about the Municipal Planning Board.

City Council

When the TRC or MPB recommends approval of an application, it shall be forwarded to the City Council for final review and approval or denial. City Council shall approve the application if it conforms to applicable provisions of the City Code and state law. Learn more about City Council.

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