Pre-application Review

Pre-application Reviews are available weekly to help applicants identify and understand the allowable uses, development standards, and processes that pertain to their request.

What is a Pre-application Review

A Pre-application Review (previously known as a PRT) is an opportunity for prospective applicants to get answers from City staff in the Planning Department about City standards and processes that may be relevant to their development proposals.

These reviews are intended for informational purposes only; they are non-binding and do not constitute any type of approval and are not certificates of zoning.

A Pre-application meeting with staff is required for some applications. (See Table 6-1-1 in the Integrated Development Ordinance.) Pre-application review notes received from staff shall be included with an application to fulfill this requirement. A $50 fee will be charged as part of the future application when required.

Scheduling a Pre-application Review

Subdivision requests require a Pre-application meeting, which are conducted by the DFT (Development Facilitation Team) as a "sketch plat."

Pre-application reviews for all other proposals are requested via an email to [email protected]. Please submit the following items with your request:

  1. PRT Application Form
    • You may include up to 5 questions you would like Staff to answer.

Note: A Pre-application review is not a full project review or intended to answer all due diligence questions, which often require hiring an agent to do extensive research.

  1. Zone Atlas page with the property location indicated.
  2. Any information relevant to your questions, such as a conceptual site plan.

Requests are processed in the order they are received.

  • Pre-application review requests will only be scheduled for complete applications.
  • Applications must be submitted by 12:00 PM on Wednesday each week. 6 pre-application reviews will be conducted per week on a first come first serve basis.
    • City staff will review each Pre-application Review application internally and send written comments answering relevant questions within 10-business days.
    • If additional information is needed upon review of city Pre-application Review Notes, the applicant may request a follow-up call or meeting. Contact information is provided with the notes.