Site Plan Review (SPR) and the approval process is generally for new residential development involving four or more dwelling units and one- and two-family dwelling development on very large lots, new commercial buildings and additions, or parking lot reconstructions that involve more than a partial mill and overlay. Regulations regarding Site Plan Review are found in Section 61.400 of the Zoning Code.
A site plan must be submitted to and approved by the planning commission before a permit is issued for grading or the erection or enlargement of any building except for development of three or fewer dwelling units and including the list of development types specified in Zoning Code Sec. 61.402(b) . Most projects are delegated to City staff for review and approval, but staff may recommend that the project be reviewed by the Planning Commission.