Development Applications & Review

Applications and re-submittals may be e-mailed to:  

Someone from the Planning Department will contact you when your application has been received and to arrange payment. 

Pursuant to state legislation that became effective on September 1, 2019, see Ordinance No. 2019-684 as a result of House Bill 2439 and Ordinance No. 2019-685 as a result of House Bill 3167. 

The development review process ensures that all proposed development is in agreement with the City’s plans, policies, and ordinances. A vital element of this review process is a comprehensive review of each land development application by the Development Review Committee (DRC), comprised of key city staff members. The DRC, through it’s pre-application meeting, is also available to meet with developers, engineers, and property owners about potential land developments. Although not required, a pre-application meeting may be scheduled with the Planning Department by calling (972) 291-5100, ext. 1080 or at

The Development Review Committee

The Development Review Committee is made up of representatives of various city departments including:

The following are benefits of a pre-development meeting with the DRC:

  • Opportunity to consult with staff while considering development
  • Understanding the full development costs of requirements and review process
  • Avoids unnecessary expenses and loss of valuable time by identifying potential problems during the concept stage
  • Coordinates the review efforts of several municipal departments in a single meeting
  • Opportunity to explore solutions to problems discovered during the review process