Chapter 17.80


17.80.010    Purpose.

17.80.020    Committee membership.

17.80.030    Review requirement.

17.80.040    Procedure.

17.80.050    Committee review.

17.80.060    Appeals.

17.80.070    Content of application.

17.80.080    Preliminary site plan review.

17.80.090    Additional information for review.

17.80.100    Duration of approval.

17.80.110    Waiver of site plan review.

17.80.010 Purpose.

The purpose of site plan review is as follows:

A. To promote the public health, safety and general welfare;

B. To supplement land use regulations to lessen traffic congestion, promote coordinated development and conserve and restore natural beauty and other natural resources;

C. To provide procedural guidelines for review of development within the city;

D. To foster communication among all involved in the development of property within the city;

E. To ensure uniformity in the application of codes, regulations, policies and other regulatory devices that affect land development;

F. To protect the use and enjoyment of surrounding properties;

G. To implement the Comprehensive Plan. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.020 Committee membership.

The site plan technical review committee shall consist of the following members: code compliance officer, street superintendent, city planner, engineer and representatives of special purpose districts as appropriate. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.030 Review requirement.

Site plan review and approval shall be required prior to the use of land for the location of any commercial, industrial or public building or activity and for the location of any building in which more than five dwelling units would be contained. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.040 Procedure.

The applicant shall complete the application forms and all other required information, including a filing fee, and file the application with the code compliance officer. The code compliance officer shall distribute copies of the application to all other members of the TRC 10 days prior to the meeting together with written notice of the meeting date, time and place. The TRC shall meet at a time and location to be determined by the code compliance officer. The applicant shall be notified in writing of the meeting date, time and place at least 10 days prior to the meeting, by the code compliance officer. The applicant is required to attend the meeting. Failure of the applicant to attend the meeting, may delay review of the application. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.050 Committee review.

The TRC shall review the application to ensure compliance with the purpose and intent of this chapter. The TRC may do the following:

A. Approve the application as submitted;

B. Approve the application with conditions;

C. Continue consideration of the application until another meeting to allow the applicant to provide additional information;

D. Table the application to allow the applicant to further refine or redesign the project to meet city criteria; or

E. Disapprove the application as submitted.

Approval of the application means that the applicant can then seek the issuance of a building permit. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.060 Appeals.

In the event that an application is conditionally approved or disapproved, the applicant may appeal the TRC’s decision to the planning commission. Such appeal shall be submitted within 15 days after notification of the TRC’s decision. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.070 Content of application.

Each application shall contain the following information:

A. The title and location of the proposed development, together with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the record owner or owners of the land and the applicant, and if applicable, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any architect, planner, designer or engineer responsible for the preparation of the plan and of any authorized representative of the applicant;

B. The proposed use or uses of the land and buildings;

C. The site plan drawing or drawings at a scale of less than one inch for each 50 feet shall include or show:

1. The location of all existing and proposed structures including, but not limited to, buildings, fences, culverts, bridges, roads and streets on the subject property, and major structures on adjacent properties,

2. The boundaries of the property proposed to be developed,

3. All proposed and existing buildings and setback lines,

4. All areas, if any, to be preserved as buffers or to be dedicated to a public, private or community use or for open space under the provisions of this title or any other city ordinance, and all information regarding percentage of area covered, locations and general types of landscaping,

5. All existing and proposed easements,

6. The locations of all existing and proposed utility structures and lines,

7. The stormwater drainage systems for existing and proposed structures,

8. All means of vehicular and pedestrian ingress and egress to and from the site and the size and location of driveways, streets and roads,

9. The location and design of off-street parking areas showing their size and locations of internal circulation and parking spaces,

10. The location of all loading spaces including, but not limited to, loading platforms and loading docks where trucks will load or unload;

D. Topographic map or maps which delineate contours, both existing and proposed, at intervals of two feet or other intervals as deemed necessary, and which locate existing streams and landscape or orchard;

E. The existing zoning district of the proposed development site and any other zoning district within 100 feet of the site;

F. The proposed number of square feet in paved or covered surfaces, whether covered by buildings, driveways, parking lots, or any other structure covering land, and the total amount of square feet in the entire proposed development site;

G. The proposed number of square feet in gross floor area for each commercial and industrial use. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.080 Preliminary site plan review.

Prior to applying for site plan review, a developer may file a request for a preliminary site plan review which shall contain in a rough and approximate manner all of the information required in the site plan application. The application must clearly state that it is a request for a preliminary site plan review. The purpose of the preliminary site plan review is to enable a developer filing the plan to obtain the advice of the TRC about the applicability of the intent, standards and provisions of this chapter to the plan. After the filing of the preliminary site plan, the TRC shall make available to the developer its written advice regarding the compatibility of the preliminary site plan with the intent, standards and provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.090 Additional information for review.

The TRC may require the applicant to submit any additional information or material which it finds is necessary for the proper review and hearing of the application. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.100 Duration of approval.

Approval of the site plan shall be effective for 18 months from the date of approval by the TRC. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.80.110 Waiver of site plan review.

The code compliance officer may waive the requirement of site plan review if the code compliance officer finds the objectives of this chapter have been met and that the developer concurs with the code compliance officer’s findings and decision. (Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)