Modifications to the exterior of buildings located within the historic district require review. Often, projects can be reviewed and approved by an administrative process in as short as three days. Other projects, of greater scale, can be considered by the Planning Board concurrently with applications for either site plan approval or subdivision approval.
The Land Use Code is the guiding document used to regulate the use of land within the City. From time-to-time, modifications of the code are necessary to facilitate development or correct deficiencies. Early coordination with the Director is important to insure a successful project.
Subdivision approval is required for the division of land. A two-part process, including a pre-application meeting is mandatory.
Site plan approval is required for certain changes of use, construction projects, and to prove compliance with the Land Use Code. Dependent on the scope of the project, site plans are either reviewed or approved by staff, a minor review committee, or by the Planning Board.