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The Development Review Committee (DRC) is made up of City staff representing various City departments and divisions including Urban Design & Planning, Engineering, Transportation, Sanitation, Police and Fire, among others who provide their respective discipline’s input regarding development applications subject to the development review provisions of the City’s Code. In general, the applications fall into the following categories and review thresholds:

Site Plan Level II

Site Plan Level III

Site Plan Level IV

Development Review Committee
(DRC)
  • New Nonresidential greater than 5,000 SF
  • Residential 5 units or more
  • Nonresidential use within 100’ of residential property
  • Redevelopment proposals
    (if threshold met)
  • Change in use
    (if greater impact)

 Planning and Zoning Board
(P&Z)

  • Conditional use
  • Parking reduction
  • Flex allocation
  • Cluster development
  • Modification of yards
    (RMM-25, RMH-25, RMH-60)
  • Waterway use
    (some exceptions)

City Commission
(CC)

  • Rezoning
  • Right-of-way vacation
  • Plat approval
  • Public purpose use
  • Land use amendment
  • Specified development, yard modifications in certain beach districts

City Commission (no P&Z review)

  • Plat Amendment
  • Vacation of Easement

Development Review Committee Agendas, Comments and Plans

Development Review Committee Process Flowchart

See the detailed 2017 Development Review Committee (DRC) Meeting Dates and Deadlines schedule
See the detailed 2018 Development Review Committee (DRC) Meeting Dates and Deadlines schedule

2017 Development Review Committee (DRC) Meeting Dates
Please note that an application is not scheduled for a DRC agenda until it is deemed complete by Staff

January 10, 2017
(Deadline: December 9, 2016)
(Deemed complete: December 16, 2016)

May 9
(Deadline: April 7)
(Deemed complete: April 14)

September 12
(Deadline: August 11)
(Deemed complete: August 18)

January 24 
(Deadline: December 23, 2016)
(Deemed complete: December 30, 2016)

May 23 
(Deadline: April 21)
(Deemed complete: April 28)

September 26 
(Deadline: August 25)
(Deemed complete: September 1)

February 14
(Deadline: January 13)
(Deemed complete: January 20)

June 13
(Deadline: May 12)
(Deemed complete: May 19)

October 10
(Deadline: September 8)
(Deemed complete: September 15)

February 28 
(Deadline: January 27)
(Deemed complete: February 3)

June 27 
(Deadline: May 26)
(Deemed complete: June 2)

October 24 
(Deadline: September 22)
(Deemed complete: September 29)

March 14
(Deadline: February 10)
(Deemed complete: February 17)

July 11
(Deadline: June 9)
(Deemed complete: June 16)

November 14
(Deadline: October 13)
(Deemed complete: October 20)

March 28 
(Deadline: February 24)
(Deemed complete: March 3)

July 25 
(Deadline: June 23)
(Deemed complete: June 30)

November 28 
(Deadline: October 27)
(Deemed complete: November 3)

April 11 
(Deadline: March 10)
(Deemed complete: March 17)

August 8 
(Deadline: July 7)
(Deemed complete: July 14)

December 12
(Deadline: November 10)
(Deemed complete: November 17)

April 25 
(Deadline: March 24)
(Deemed complete: March 30)

August 22 
(Deadline: July 21)
(Deemed complete: July 28)


 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Development Review Committee representatives from applicable City departments are present at Development Review Committee meetings for questions and comments. Development Review Committee comments are available by noon on the Friday before the meeting.  All prior Development Review Committee comments are available to view on-line. Optional 15-minute time slots are available during Development Review Committee meetings for scheduling to applicants, to obtain signatures on completed Development Review Committee plans, including Pre-Planning and Zoning Board, Pre-City Commission and Final Development Review Committee plans, from all representatives at one time, in preference to scheduling individual appointments.  Appointments are subject to availability.  Please call 954-828-6136 by Friday at 12:00 noon prior to the Development Review Committee meeting date to schedule an appointment.

FINAL DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE - APPLICANT FOLLOW UP PROCESS

After the DRC meeting, applicants should follow applicable process outlined below in order to receive Final Development Review Commitee sign-off:

For projects which DO NOT require either Planning and Zoning Board or City Commission review and approval (i.e. Development Review Committee Site Plan Level II only):
Please schedule an appointment with the Project Planner to go over Development Review Committee comments.  Provide responses to original Development Review Committee comments in electronic format. Project Planner will invite other members as applicable to go over the responses and plan changes. Once deemed complete, applicant will submit six (6) complete sets of revised signed and sealed site plan documents (including site plan, landscape plan, elevations, floor plans, and any other documents requested by the Development Review Committee) to the Urban Design and Planning counter. Please include an electronic version of the plans with your documents. The Project Planner will approve/assign the “Development Review Committee Sign-Off” stamp and will e-mail all Development Review Committee members who had comments that the application is ready to be routed for signatures.Please note it is the applicant’s responsibility to route the plans to the appropriate Development Review Committee members for review and sign-off (signatures are not required from those Development Review Committee members that do not provide comments).  The Development Review Comittee members and their phone numbers are included in the Development Review Committee comments set.  If you must leave the plans with any DRC members, please leave a phone number where you can be reached when the review is completed.  The Project Planner is the last person to sign the final Development Review Committee approval.  Once all appropriate sign-offs are received, one (1) set of plans shall be retained by the Urban Design and Planning Division, and remaining sets shall be used as part of the building permit submittal when application is made. Applicant may request less copies if not all six will be needed. However, please keep in mind replacement sets are often requested. If subsequent revisions are made to the plans, re-review by Development Review Committee members may be required. 

For projects which DO require review and approval by the Planning and Zoning Board or City Commission:
Schedule an appointment with the Project Planner to go over Development Review Committee comments.  Provide responses to original Development Review Committee comments in electronic format. Project Planner will invite other members as applicable to go over the responses and plan changes. Once deemed complete, applicant will submit one (1) set of revised signed and sealed site plan documents (including site plan, landscape plan, elevations, floor plan(s), and any other documents requested by the Development Review Committee) to the Urban Design and Planning counter to have the “Pre-PZ or Pre-CC Plan Approval Required” stamp affixed, as approved by the Project Planner. Include an electronic version of the plans with your documents. The Project Planner will e-mail all Development Review Committee members who had comments that the application is ready to be routed for signatures. Please note it is the applicant’s responsibility to route the plans to those Development Review Committee members that had comments at the Development Review Committee meeting prior to submittal of the application to the Planning and Zoning Board or being placed on a City Commission agenda.  The Development Review Committee members and their phone numbers are included in the Development Review Committee comments set.  If you must leave the plans with any Development Review Committee members, please leave a phone number where you can be reached when the review is completed. 

When all required sign-offs are received, applicant shall file an application to the Planning and Zoning Board including all required documentation.  For those projects requiring review and approval by both the Planning and Zoning Board and the City Commission, the case will proceed to the City Commission after the Planning and Zoning Board has acted upon it.  A separate application for the City Commission is not required; however additional copies of reduced plans must be submitted.  Contact the Project Planner for specific requirements. (15 half-size copies of the site plan are required for Planning and Zoning Board submittal and 17 reduced copies of the site plan sets are required for City Commission submittal).

After the Planning and Zoning Board or City Commission (whichever has final review authority) has approved the plans, Final Development Review Committee approval is required.  In most cases where no significant changes have been made by either the Planning and Zoning Board or City Commission, an informal routing of six (6) sets of plans can be done, as per above.  In cases where significant modifications to the plans have been made, as determined by the DRC staff, a formal Development Review Committee re-submittal and review may be required. Please note the Final approval date is the date on which the project was approved by the applicable approving body; Site Plan Level II -  Final Development Review Committee approval date, Site Plan Level III – Planning and Zoning Board approval date, Site Plan Level IV – City Commission approval date.