The purpose of Pre-Development meetings is to create a one-stop shop, a means of meeting with all departments involved in the development process at the same meeting. These meetings are scheduled to introduce the developers to local development regulations and the officials responsible for most aspects of development. These meetings provide an opportunity for the developer to discuss their proposal with City officials. These meetings are strongly encouraged for each new development as each official directly responsible for the review of the project is in attendance.
Pre-Development meetings are typically scheduled on every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each meeting is scheduled to be one hour long. During the meeting, a checklist is completed by Staff that explains the various city ordinances pertinent to that project, permitting and development processes, and rules and regulations adopted by the City. In addition to the completed checklist, all relevant information is provided to the applicant at the end of the meeting and made available on the City website.
The meeting is attended by representatives of the following City departments:
Public Works Engineering
Building Permits Department Fire Marshal
Economic Development Corporation Projects
Parks & Recreation
A Pre-Development meeting can be scheduled by clicking on the link for Pre-Development Meeting Request. This will take you to the eTRAKiT site. Applicants will need to create a public login in order to use the application system, then select "apply" under projects button and select pre-development. For additional information please contact the Planning Department, at 281.652.1742 or 281.652.1770.