Pre-Application & Case Submittal Process
Most projects are required to go through some aspect of the entitlement process, and many of those are required to go through one or more public hearing processes for approval. There are different types of public hearings that may be a required as a part of the entitlement process.
The main step in the process are:
Public Hearing & Entitlement
Attend public hearing with board or commission and be granted entitlement
Single-family residential, interior commercial tenant improvements and minimum permits are examples of projects that typically go straight to plan review and are not required to obtain any reviews and approvals prior to issuance of permits.
Step 1: Pre-Application Process
A Pre-Application (PA) meeting will determine what process will be required. The table of the public hearing process provides a general guide of processing based on project type. Most projects also have requirements for Neighborhood Notification. Entitlement process will determine what Neighborhood Notification requirements will apply.
Complete Pre-Application Form
Submit Pre-Application request and pay application fee.
Pre-Application Meeting with Project Coordinator
You will be contacted within one week to schedule your pre-application meeting. This meeting provides the city and the applicant a more complete understanding of the size, scope and feasibility of the request. The pre-application meeting is typically a 1/2 to 1-hour meeting in which the applicant meets with their assigned planner to discuss the project request.
Most projects also have requirements for Neighborhood Notification. Entitlement process will determine what Neighborhood Notification requirements will apply. When applicable, post the white sign following the Site Posting Requirements for Projects Under Consideration (PDF)
Step 2: Formal Application Submittal
The formal submittal process can only begin after the pre-application meeting has occurred.
Complete Application & Checklist Requirements
Submit complete case application and checklist requirements, per submittal instructions, provided to you at your pre-application meeting. If you are missing any information contact your project coordinator and/or visit our forms page. An appointment must be scheduled to submit an application by calling Current Planning at 480-312-7767.
During this meeting Planning staff, with the applicant, will review the application for completeness and issue a letter to the applicant.
First Review (substantive review)
A comprehensive review of the application will occur and a first review comment letter will be issued to the applicant (usually within 30 days). This letter typically identifies issues that need to be resolved before a public hearing date is scheduled.
Applicant submits revisions
Once the first review comments have been addressed, the applicant needs to schedule a meeting with the Project Coordinator to submit revisions (resubmittal meeting).
Staff review of new/revised submittals
After a few weeks, if all issues are addressed, applicant will be notified by the Project Coordinator of the hearing date. Applicant will need to post necessary signage as required, and prepare for hearing.
Step 3: Public Hearing and Entitlement
Applicant will need to attend the public hearing and be prepared to answer any questions the Board or Commission may have. The applicant may contact the Project Coordinator with any questions about the hearing.
After the public hearing, the applicant will receive a letter and any other information to proceed to the next steps.
The table of the public hearing process provides a general guide of processing based on project type.
|Project Type||Final Plan||Staff Approval||Development Review Board||Board of Adjustments||Planning Commission||City Council|
|Amended Development Standards|
|ESL Hardship Exemption|
|General Plan Amendment|
|Master Sign Plan|
|Municipal Use Master Site Plan|
|New Construction - Major|
|New Construction - Minor|
|Release of Easement|
|Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment|
|Conditional Use Permit|
|Wash Modification (ESL)|
|Wireless Communication Facility|
Application materials, all maps, plans, and other accompanying data are public record and are available for public inspection during office hours in the Records Division.