Administrative Review

Administrative Review is a staff level review. City staff is responsible for reviewing and approving or denying applications, according to the standards of review in the Municipal Code. However, staff may refer any such application to the Planning & Zoning Commission if the proposed project involves significant issues of policy or design, or any issues of public controversy. Staff works directly with the applicant to determine a public hearing date and time. Public hearing notices are sent to property owners within 100 ft. of the subject site ten days in advance of the hearing.

Project scopes subject to administrative review include:

  • Residential alterations or additions less than 400 square feet, except second story additions
  • Commercial construction or additions less than 400 square feet
  • Accessory structures greater than 120 square feet and less than 200 square feet
  • Large Family Daycare (Minor Conditional Use Permit)

Planning & Zoning Commission Review 

The Planning & Zoning Commission is responsible for reviewing and approving or denying applications, according to the standards of review in the Municipal Code. The Planning & Zoning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Public hearing notices are sent to property owners within 100 ft. or 300 ft. (depending on application scope) of the subject site ten days in advance of the hearing.

Project scopes subject to Planning & Zoning Commission review include:

  • New commercial construction or additions of 400 square feet or more
  • Any commercial project that changes roof lines
  • All exceptions to district height limits
  • Any project, including signs or awnings that replaces or conceals existing exterior architectural details
  • Master sign program (Sign Permit Handout)
  • New residential construction or additions of 400 square feet or more
  • Accessory structures of 200 square feet or more
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)/Secondary Residential Unit
  • All second story residential additions
  • Any new residential construction or addition that significantly changes roof lines of an existing structure
  • Applications referred by Community Development Director
  • Conditional Use Permits (Conditional Use Permit Supplemental Questionnaire)
  • Parking Exceptions/Reductions
  • Variances (Variance Supplemental Questionnaire)
  • Tentative Parcel Map or Subdivision Map

The Planning Review Process is separate from the building permit process

After approval has been granted from either City staff or the Planning & Zoning Commission, the applicant may begin the building permit review process. For additional information on Building Permits, please visit the Building Division.