Prior to submitting a development application for a Type II, III or IV land use approval (e.g., site plan reviews, subdivisions, shoreline permits, variances, etc.) applicants are required, unless waived by the planning official, to have a pre-application conference with the appropriate City staff who will be reviewing the project application. Staff from planning review, building and fire plan review, water and sewer engineering, stormwater engineering, transportation engineering, and the parks department will review the application material submitted. Pre-application conferences can be done for Type I procedures as well but are voluntary.
The pre-application conference is intended to acquaint City and other agency staff with a sufficient level of detail about the proposed development to enable staff to advise the applicant of applicable review procedures, standards and fees. At the conference, City staff discusses a set of detailed written comments with the applicant in regard to applicable standards and any potential issues that have been identified.
When the project is located within the boundaries of a City-recognized neighborhood association, the chair of the association is invited to attend the meeting in order to collect information about the development and share it with the neighborhood and to identify areas of potential concern early in the review process.
No pre-application conferences are scheduled for Sept. 3, 2015.