The purpose of a pre-application conference is to create a one-stop shop meeting with all departments involved in the development process at the same meeting. These meetings are scheduled to introduce the developers to local development regulations and the officials responsible for most aspects of development. These meetings provide an opportunity for the developer to discuss their proposal with the Development Review Committee (DRC) made up of City officials. These meetings are strongly encouraged for each new development (excludes applications for building permits for single-family detached or duplex dwellings, residential accessory buildings or structures, or signs). These meetings provide an opportunity for the developer/owner to discuss their proposal with the DRC. These meetings are strongly encouraged for each new development as each official directly responsible for the review of the project is in attendance.
Pre-application conferences are scheduled on every Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Each meeting is scheduled to be one hour long. During that meeting, staff explains the various City regulations pertinent to that project, permitting, and development processes adopted by the City. All relevant information is provided to the applicant at the end of the meeting and made available on the City’s website.
The meeting is attended by representatives of the following City departments: Planning Department, City Engineer, Public Works Department, Building Department, Fire Marshal, and the Fire Department.
A pre-application conference can be scheduled by completing the attached Pre-Application Conference Request Form and sending it to the Planning Department. For additional information please contact the Planning Department at 281-232-6871.
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