Development Application

All parties interested in subdividing and developing property must process a development application consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. First, developers and property owners meet with city staff to informally learn what is allowed on a particular piece of land and to present a sketch plan.

After learning if the proposal meets the requirements for use of the land, the developer makes a formal application to the city. Staff members from multiple departments, including Planning, Building, Engineering, and Public Safety, review the application to assure consistency with the city's ordinances, good site design and planning principles, appropriate state regulations, as well as, the city's long-term plans. State law allows a maximum of 120 days for the city to act on the development application after it is accepted for processing.

Applications will be processed only when all required items are submitted.

The city council sets fees. The fee and meeting schedule is updated as changes are made.