Certain activities require additional zoning approvals.  Click on the name of the Board or Commission that grants the approvals for information about the process and submittal requirements. 

Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines for 2017


New Construction

All new non-residential construction and all new residential construction of three-family or more requires approval of the Board of Site Arrangement except in the D-1 Downtown zoning district. 


Additions

All additions to non-residential and three-family or more residential require Board of Site Arrangement  review if the addition is substantial, according to the following chart, except in the D-1 Downtown zoning district:

When Existing Structure is… A Substantial Expansion is…

  • 0 - 1,000 sq. ft. ... 50% or Greater

  • 1,001 - 10,000 sq. ft. ... 40% or Greater

  • 10,001 - 25,000 sq. ft. ... 30% or Greater

  • 25,001 - 50,000 sq. ft. ... 20% or Greater

  • 50,001 sq. ft. and larger ... 10% or Greater


Downtown District Developments

All exterior modifications in the D-1 zoning district, including new construction, additions, or other building, site, and sign changes, require approval of the Downtown Design Review Committee.


Planned District Developments

All exterior modifications in the C-2, M-2, and M-3 zoning districts, including new construction, additions, or other building and site changes, require Planned Development approval. A Planned Development requires review by the Planning Commission and final approval by City Council. Minor amendments to an existing site can be approved by Planning Commission.


Special Use Permits

Each zoning district contains a list of land uses that are permitted in the district, but only after review by the Planning Commission and approval by City Council. The Special Uses vary by district. Refer to the summary chart of Special Uses, by district.


Signs

Electronic message signs must be approved by the Planning Commission.


Variances

Any element of planned construction or land use that does not satisfy the regulations of the Zoning Code can be approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals, with some limitations.