Pre-application Review Team Consultations

Pre-application Review Team (PRT) consultations are available weekly to help applicants identify and understand the allowable uses, development standards, and processes that pertain to their request.


What is a PRT consultation?

A Pre-application Review Team (PRT) consultation is an opportunity for prospective applicants to get answers from staff about development proposals in an informal setting. City staff from the Planning Department, Fire Marshall's Office, Solid Waste, and Parks & Recreation provide advice about relevant City standards and processes.

PRT consultations are for informational purposes only; they are non-binding and do not constitute any type of approval. PRT consultations do not include review of proposals for subdivisions or street vacations. Any statements regarding zoning at a PRT Consultation are not certificates of zoning. The interpretation of specific uses allowed in any zone district is the responsibility of the Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO).

A PRT consultation with staff is required for some applications. (See Table 6-1-1 in the Integrated Development Ordinance.) PRT consultation notes submitted with an application fulfill this requirement, and a $50 fee will be charged as part of the application.


Schedule a PRT Consultation

Subdivision requests require a PRT consultation. Those are conducted by the DRB as a "sketch plat."

PRT consultations for other requests are requested via an email to [email protected] with the following items:

  • PRT Application Form
    • You may include up to 5 questions you need answered from staff.
      • A PRT is not appropriate to answer all due diligence questions, which often require hiring an agent to do extensive research.
      • You may need follow-up PRT consultations to answer more questions. 
    • If you need to request a record of a prior approval, please make an IPRA request here.
  • Zone Atlas page with the property location marked
  • Any information relevant to the questions you need answered

Requests are processed in the order they are received. 

  • Due to high demand, PRT consultations will only be scheduled if all the items above are completed. For the most accurate and comprehensive responses, please complete the request as fully as possible and submit any relevant information.
  • You will receive an email with PRT notes from staff. If you still have questions about your PRT, you can contact the staff who sent you the notes. If you still have questions, you may request an appointment to follow up via Zoom or in-person.
  • There are 6 PRT appointments available per week via Zoom or in-person by request. 
    • Appointments are available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in 30-minute slots from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Request Form

The request form can be printed, filled out, and scanned to be submitted as an email attachment or downloaded to be filled out and emailed as an electronic form.

Zone Atlas Page

The City's Zone Atlas is available online here.

  • You can look up which Zone Atlas page includes your property by typing your address in this online map.
  • You can download the relevant Zone Atlas page here.

Which Site Plan? Online Tool

This online tool is available to help potential applicants understand which site plan might be required. Note: This tool assumes that the appropriate zoning is in place that allows the desired use and that a Conditional Use approval has already been granted, if required.

PRT Location Map

PRT consultation notes and applications can be viewed using this online map.