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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.

Please click the following link to view:

Development Review Committee Agendas, Backups and Case Comments

In general, Development Review Committee applications fall into the following categories and review thresholds:

Development Review Committee Process Flowchart  

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)

  • Vacation of Easement

Development Review Committee (DRC) 2018 Meeting Dates and Deadlines

 January 9, 2018
Deadline: December 8
 January 23
Deadline: December 22
 February 13
Deadline: January 12
 February 27
Deadline: January 26
 March 13
Deadline: February 9
 March 27
Deadline: February 23
April 10
Deadline: March 9
April 24
Deadline: March 23
 May 8
Deadline: April 6
May 22
Deadline: April 20
June 12
Deadline: May 11
June 26
Deadline: May 25
 July 10
Deadline: June 8
July 24
Deadline: June 22
 August 14
Deadline: July 13
August 28
Deadline: July 27
 September 11
Deadline: August 10
September 25
Deadline: August 24
October 9
Deadline: September 7
October 23
Deadline: September 21
November 13
Deadline: October 12
November 27
Deadline: October 26
December 11
Deadline: November 9
December 25
Meeting Cancelled

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.