Preliminary Site Development Plan

Farmer's Insurance Building

Preliminary Site Development Plan – Checklist

A preliminary site development plan shall be required for all office, commercial, and business complexes in a conventional zoning district.

  1. All site development plans are to be drawn to a standard engineer's scale. The actual scale used will depend on the development and shall be subject to the approval of the City Planner.

  2. Identify existing uses, activities and influences on the site and adjacent properties, within two hundred (200) feet.

  3. All public streets and easements which are of record. Sufficient dimensions and information to indicate existing and proposed rights-of-way, pavement width and type, number of lanes, medians and median breaks, sidewalks, existing and proposed driveways.

  4. Any buildings which exist or are proposed to the degree that their location and size are shown. Indicate the status of structures on the site (i.e., vacant, to be removed; good condition, interior remodel only; new, as is; etc.). Indicate the style, type and construction materials of buildings on adjoining properties (i.e., two-story, brown brick ranch residence; 20 foot tall tinted concrete panel industrial building; etc.)

  5. Existing and proposed finished grades or contours at two (2) foot intervals. Identify any land areas within the one hundred (100) year floodplain. Existing streams, drainage channels and other bodies of water. All existing and proposed slopes in excess of ten (10) percent.

  6. The location, size, cross-section and calculation of any drainage structures, such as culverts, paved or earthen ditches or storm water sewers and inlets.

  7. Location, massing and pattern of existing vegetation. Indicate proposed on-site preservation.

  8. Existing zoning and land use of site and surrounding properties.

Proposed development of the site including:

  1. Proposed location of buildings and other structures, parking areas, driveways, walks, noise generation sources (refrigeration units, mechanical equipment, loading docks, etc.) screening, drainage control, landscaping and proposed utility connection layouts for water and sewer. Sufficient dimensions to indicate setbacks, relationship between buildings, property lines, intersections, easements, parking areas and other elements of the plan. If applicable, indicate focal points, site amenities, views within and vistas from the site which are to be emphasized.

  2. Building elevations depicting the architectural style, size, exterior construction materials, colors, of the buildings proposed. Where several building types are proposed, such as, one and two unit dwellings, apartments and commercial buildings, a separate sketch shall be prepared for each type. If an architectural theme is planned, elaborate on the intent and extent of the scheme and provide details, focal points, etc., (i.e., material, rustification, period lighting, pavement patterns). Elevations shall be drawn to a standard architectural scale and dimensions provided to determine relationship between various elements, building height, proportion, adequate screening of mechanical equipment, etc.

  3. A schedule shall be included indicating total floor area, dwelling units, land area, parking spaces, land use intensity and all other quantities relative to the submitted plan that are required to determine compliance with this ordinance.

  4. Proposed neighborhood amenities, if required, and construction phasing.

  5. General extent and character of all proposed landscaping noting common and botanical names and planting size. Site plans submitted for a plan review, special use permit, or final plat shall submit a complete landscaping plan pursuant to Section 18.62.030.

  6. Proposed utility connection layouts.

Other relevant information including:

  1. Name and address of the landowner.

  2. The boundary lines of the area included in the site plan, including bearings, dimensions and reference to a section corner, quarter corner or point on a recorded plat.

  3. North arrow and scale (standard engineer for site development plan and standard architectural for building elevations/details).

  4. A small key map indicating the location of the property within the City.

  5. Name and address of the architect, landscape architect, Planner, engineer, surveyor, or other person involved in the preparation of the plan.

  6. Date of preparation of the plan.


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