17-13-0800  Site plan review.
   17-13-0801 Purpose. Site plans and elevation drawings are required in some (specified) cases to ensure that proposed development complies with all applicable standards of this Zoning Ordinance and is compatible with the physical character and existing pattern of development in the neighborhood in which it is to be located. Site plan review is also required for projects that propose alternative compliance with applicable on-site open space standards.
   17-13-0802 Applications.
      17-13-0802-A Filing. Applications for Site Plan Review must be filed with the Zoning Administrator.
      17-13-0802-B Contents.
         1.   Site plans must illustrate:
            (a)   building location;
            (b)   curb cuts;
            (c)   sidewalks;
            (d)   parking and loading areas;
            (e)   landscaping, lighting and signs;
            (f)   fencing and outdoor storage areas; and
            (g)   waste storage and compacting facilities.
            (h)   lighting and signs.
         2.   A map of surrounding land uses and buildings for a distance of one block in all directions also must be provided.
         3.   Elevations must be provided for all of the proposed building façades.
         4.   Building materials for the proposed building must be specified.
   17-13-0803 Review and Action – Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator must review the Site Plan application and determine whether the Site Plan may be approved within 30 days of receipt of a complete Site Plan Review application. This time period may be extended upon request or agreement of the applicant.
   17-13-0804 Review and Decision-Making Criteria. In reviewing and making decisions on Site Plans, decision-making bodies must consider whether the proposed development complies with all applicable standards of this Zoning Ordinance.
   17-13-0805 Appeals of Disapproved Site Plans.
      17-13-0805-A A Site Plan Review application that is denied by the Zoning Administrator may be appealed by the applicant to the City Council by filing a written appeal with the Zoning Administrator within 7 days of the date of the disapproval.
      17-13-0805-B In the event a written appeal is received within the time required, the Zoning Administrator must transmit to the City Clerk the appeal request and the resolution disapproving the Site Plan application. The City Clerk must file the appeal with the City Council at its next regular meeting.
      17-13-0805-C The City Council Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards must hold a hearing on the appeal at such time and place as it determines. The hearing must be conducted and a record of the proceedings must be made in such manner and according to such procedures as the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards prescribes by rule.
      17-13-0805-D The City Council is the final decision-making body on appeals of disapproved site plans. The City Council may act by simple majority vote.
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-08, p. 47220, Art. VII, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-8-12, p. 38872, § 276)