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Council Adopts Zoning Code Amendment to Extend Expiration Dates for Land Use Approvals and Related Actions


On May 20th, 2009, City Council adopted a Zoning Code amendment that extends for a limited period the expiration dates of land use reviews and related land use actions. The amendment goes into effect on May 27th, 2009. The Code amendment is in response to the current economic downturn, and the difficulty developers and homeowners are having in proceeding to the building permit or land use review phase of their projects.

Currently, an approved land-use review expires if a building permit is not issued within three years of the land use decision, and approved preliminary plans for land divisions expire if a final plat application has not been submitted within three years of the decision on the preliminary plan. Pre-application conferences expire within a year of the date the conference was held. Final plat applications are voided if the applicant has not responded to BDS requests for additional information within 180 days. The proposed Code amendment extends these timelines as follows:


Action Date of Action New Expiration Date
Land Use Decisions For decisions that became effective between 5/27/06 and 12/31/08 Building permit must be issued by 6/30/12
Preliminary Plans For decisions that became effective between 5/27/06 and 12/31/08 Final Plat application must be submitted by 6/30/12
Pre-Application Conferences For conferences held between 4/1/07 and 12/31/08 Conference valid until 12/31/10
For conferences held between 1/1/09 and 12/31/09 Conference valid for two years from date conference held
Final Plat Applications For Final Plat applications submitted prior to 12/31/09 Application voided if no activity for 365 days


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