There are four types of decision-making procedures when it comes to developing a property. The step-by-step processing requirements are found in the Zoning Code.
• Type I Procedure - Type I procedures apply to ministerial permits. Type I applications are decided by the planning official without public notice prior to the decision and without a public hearing. Type I development applications include minor site plan reviews, minor variances, minor critical use permits, etc.
• Type II Procedure - Type II procedures apply to quasi-judicial permits and actions that contain some discretionary criteria. Type II applications are decided by the planning official with public notice and an opportunity for comment. Type II development applications include major site plan reviews, short subdivisions, etc.
• Type III Procedure - Type III procedures apply to quasi-judicial permits and actions that predominately contain discretionary approval criteria. Type III applications require a public hearing and are decided by the Hearings Examiner. Type III development application include conditional use permits, subdivisions, public facility master plans, etc.
• Type IV Procedure - Type IV procedures apply to legislative matters. Type IV applications are considered initially by the Planning Commission or Hearings Examiner with final decisions made by the City Council. Type IV development applications include planned developments, rezones, map amendments, etc.
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