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DESCRIPTION
A site plan is a plan for the physical development of a parcel, illustrating the locations of buildings and walkways, the layout of parking areas, the locations of open space areas and similar features. Site plans are usually accompanied by detailed landscape plans and engineering plans showing the proposed utility and drainage improvements. In order for a site plan to be considered for approval, the property must have the proper land use and zoning designations to accommodate the proposed use. Site plan review focuses primarily on technical matters, such as required building setbacks, or the number of parking spaces. Consideration is also given to the visual appeal and neighborhood compatibility of the proposed structure.

SITE PLAN CLASSIFICATION

Class I:
Approval of items listed in Section 2.4.5(I)(1) such as but not limited to: walls, fences, slabs, dumpster enclosures, sheds, etc., which do not require Board review; and changes in architectural elevations which require Board review.

Class II:
Approval of a modification to a site plan (other than Class I applications), which requires no review of Performance Standards found in Section 3.1.1, but which requires action by a Board.

Class III:
A modification to the site plan which represents either a change in intensity of use, or which affects the spatial relationship among improvements on the land, requiring partial review of Performance Standards found in Section 3.1.1.

Class IV:
A modification to a site plan which represents either a significant change in the intensity of use or significant changes which affect the spatial relationship among improvements on the land, requiring full review of Performance Standards found in Section 3.1.1.

Class V:
New application for development of vacant land for modification of a developed property when no valid site plan of record exists and which requires full review of Performance Standards found in Section 3.1.1.

APPROVAL PROCESS
After a technical review by staff, consideration of the plan by the advisory board which has jurisdiction. If located in a historic district, review is by the Historic Preservation Board (HPB). Master plans for Planned Residential Developments are reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z). All other site plans go before the Site Plan Review and Appearance Board (SPRAB).

Action by the advisory boards is final, but subject to appeal by the City Commission




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