37.01    Site Plan Review

37.02    Application Requirements

37.03    Review Criteria

37.04    Site Plan Appeals

37.01 Site Plan Review

Site plan review is intended to ensure that proposed development plans for more complex projects or projects on sites with city-wide importance comply with the provisions of this section. Site plan review is conducted administratively by the zoning administrator or his designee unless referral to the design review board is specifically stipulated. Site plan review is required for projects in the overlay (HPOD) and commercial (NC, CS, RS) districts or on such other properties as required by city council as a condition of rezoning. (Ord. 04-91 § 1 (part))

37.02 Application Requirements

Applications for site plan review, when required herein, shall be submitted to the zoning administrator with exhibits consisting of:

a.    A graphic depiction of intended improvements to the site, drawn to a suitable scale, showing at least the following:

1.    Dimensions of the site, subparcels, if any, and streets, sidewalks, pathways or easements within or adjacent to the site;

2.    Locations and dimensions of all principal and accessory structures;

3.    Parking, loading, circulation and maneuvering areas consistent with appropriate code requirements;

4.    Landscaping, drainage, open space and pedestrian connections;

5.    Phasing lines indicating incremental development parcels, if applicable.

b.    Illustrative materials, including but not limited to the following, in the form of artist renderings, elevations, schematic drawings or photographs of projects similar to that which is intended, depicting:

1.    Architectural design treatments applicable to all four elevations of principal structures and to portions of accessory buildings visible from public streets or adjacent properties;

2.    Landscape materials, including parking lot islands, where appropriate;

3.    Signage treatments and/or entry monumentation;

4.    Street furniture, paving treatments, site lighting and related elements. (Ord. 04-91 § 1 (part))

37.03 Review Criteria

The proposed site plan shall be approved, with appropriate modifications, upon findings of consistency with city requirements pertaining to:

a.    Property development standards of the district in which the site is located;

b.    Applicable engineering design guidelines pertaining to ingress/egress, drainage, utility placement and related matters;

c.    Design review criteria for appearance, site and building massing, and compatibility with desired neighborhood character. (Ord. 04-91 § 1 (part))

37.04 Site Plan Appeals

Applicants for site plan review may appeal decisions of the zoning administrator, in whole or in part, by filing a request for design review board hearing, pursuant to Section 3.04. (Ord. 04-91 § 1 (part))