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The following information shall be clearly provided on the site plan. Site Plans shall be submitted in a 24 by 36-inch format and digital format unless otherwise approved by the administrative official.
1. Name, address and telephone number of property owner, including telephone and fax number.
2. Name, address and telephone number of applicant, if different than property owner.
3. Name, address, and telephone number of plan preparer.
4. Certification of architect and civil engineer licensed in the State of Iowa, including seal, date, and signature on all applicable drawings prior to City Council approval of the Site Plan. Other certification may be requested when appropriate by the administrative official.
5. Certification of a registered land surveyor licensed in the State of Iowa, including seal, date, and signature on applicable drawings prior to City Council approval.
6. Current zoning of property, listing the property’s existing zoning consistent with the City of Waukee’s Official Zoning Map and also including any overlay districts the property may be within and the land use identified in the current City of Waukee Comprehensive Plan where the property is located.
7. Legal description of site, including the plat name and lot number for all new Site Plans. Building permits shall only be permitted on a platted lot of record.
8. Total area of the site, indicated in acres and square feet.
9. Open space, indicating the total area of the proposed site in square feet, the area of open space within the site, and its percentage of the total site. The calculation should include all open space pervious areas and permitted pedestrian plazas. The total area of the site reserved for parking facilities, the open space within the defined parking area, and its percentages of the total parking area should be calculated and indicated in square feet.
10. Pervious and impervious surface, indicating the total area of the proposed site in square feet, the area of pervious surface and the area of impervious surface, including all structures.
11. All proposed uses for the site and buildings, as known at the time of application.
12. The total amount of parking stalls required based upon the proposed building uses of the site. If more than one building use is proposed for the site, each individual parking stall requirement should be indicated separate of the total.
13. If applicable to the proposed building uses of the site, the number of required and provided queuing spaces should be indicated.
14. If applicable to the proposed building uses of the site, the number of required and provided loading stalls should be indicated.
15. All setback requirements of the applicable zoning district within which the proposed site is located.
16. The 100-year flood elevation, based upon the most recent FEMA Flood Insurance Study or the on-site stormwater management facility. Normal pool elevation should be indicated if the on-site stormwater management facility is a retention pond.
17. General and survey information, as follows:
A. North Arrow. Included on Site Plan and all other applicable sketches, drawings, and details.
B. Scale of Drawing. A minimum scale of 1 inch = 80 feet is required.
C. Vicinity Sketch. A minimum scale of 1 inch = 800 feet should be used to indicate the properties within 600 feet of the proposed site location. The boundary of the proposed site location should be clearly defined in relation to other properties shown within the vicinity sketch.
D. Site Boundary. All property lines should be delineated with a heavy line.
E. Bearing and Distances or Curve Data Along Boundary. Information should be indicated as platted. Any measured information different than platted should be identified.
F. Names of All Adjoining Property Owners. All property lines adjacent to the proposed site or across street right-of-way should be indicated with the owner and/or subdivision name(s), in addition to any adjoining lot numbers as appropriate.
G. Existing Features. All existing physical features should be indicated on the site plan including but not limited to plant materials, drainage ways, structures, fences, and any encroachments. Projects involving numerous existing features may be requested to submit a demolition, removal, or relocation plan as determined to be most beneficial.
H. Soil Tests and Similar Information. If deemed necessary by the administrative official, soil tests and similar information may be required to determine the feasibility of the proposed development in relation to the design standards set forth herein.
I. Topography. The existing and proposed topography should be indicated with a maximum of two-foot intervals. Spot elevations may also be required at the request of the administrative official.
J. Limits of Phased Construction. If the site is to be developed in more than one phase, the limits of each proposed construction/development phase should be indicated including all facets of the phasing proposed.
K. Additional Information. Drawings or other materials necessary to describe a proposed project may be requested by the Planning and Zoning Commission or administrative official. The applicant may include additional information or materials such as sketches, videos, models, or photos, if they help explain the proposal.
18. An accurate representation of the proposed building footprint, including exterior structures incorporated into the building mass and proposed internal demising walls known at the time of application.
A. Size. The total square footage of each proposed floor, the number of floors, and the amount of finished area on each floor, including any proposed basement area. For all multi-family and townhome proposals the total number of units proposed for each building footprint should be indicated.
B. Entryways. The location of all proposed entries, service doors and overhead doors.
C. Mechanical Units. The proposed location and type of all proposed ground mechanical units, including air conditioning units, telephone pedestals, transformers, coolers, or other similar units. For roof mounted mechanical units, the proposed location and type of ladder to access the roof should be indicated.
D. Trash Enclosures. The proposed location of all trash enclosures for the site and a detail of the structure.
19. All proposed sidewalks, trails, and pathways, including the width, thickness, and type of pavement. All sidewalks, trails, and pathways must be constructed to Waukee Standard Specifications as applicable to the project.
20. Pedestrian corridors from any public street to all proposed principal buildings.
21. All proposed emergency exits where a sidewalk is not indicated shall provide a stoop of an approved dimension, determined to be adequate in providing a safe exit from the building.
22. All existing and proposed access drives to the site from a public street, including appropriate spacing as determined by the Waukee Major Streets Plan.
23. All public improvements required of the developer. The amount of improvements required shall be determined by the Waukee Comprehensive Plan, the Waukee Major Streets Plan, a traffic impact analysis, or any other approved documentation identifying the amount and type of improvements necessary to accommodate increased activity to the site or to facilitate future development as it relates to the development of said site.
24. The use of private streets shall be allowed if the proposed private streets meet the following criteria:
A. Proposed private streets are built to Waukee Standard Specifications for public streets.
B. They are maintained by the property owners requiring the private streets through a Homeowners Association or through an approved development agreement between the developers and the City.
C. The width and thickness of the private streets as determined by the City Engineer or a traffic impact study in accordance with the City specifications.
D. Sidewalks should be installed on both sides of the private streets unless additional landscaping or open space is incorporated into the site in an amount approved by the City Council in relief of one sidewalk per street.
E. A public ingress/egress easement is provided over the private streets’ location.
F. Street lights should be installed on all private streets unless an alternative plan for providing lighting within the development is presented and accepted by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
25. Any Shared Access Drives. Any project where the development of townhomes provides access to garages from a public street shall provide a shared access drive between two or more units in order to minimize the amount of obstruction to the flow of traffic along said public street. Any development of commercial property where shared access is anticipated shall provide an easement and conceptual building footprints for all proposed lots which are proposed to share the access drives.
26. All Proposed Parking and Loading Areas. Parking and loading areas shall meet the requirements of Chapter 168 of this Code of Ordinances, and be in accordance with the requirements of the City specifications and all other applicable State and federal regulations.
27. A complete traffic circulation and parking plan, showing the location and dimensions of all existing and proposed parking stalls, loading areas, entrance and exit drives, sidewalks, dividers, planters, and other similar permanent improvements, in addition to indicating traffic movements within access drives, in order to better identify any potential traffic impediments based upon the proposed parking configuration and access drives.
28. Individual parking stalls, as appropriate and differentiated from parking aisles. Stalls intended to accommodate accessibility for persons with disabilities should be indicated appropriately.
29. Proposed loading areas and queuing spaces, indicating traffic movements where applicable to determine maneuverability within the site. Individual loading docks and queuing spaces should be indicated on the site plan.
30. A lighting plan indicating the location, type, height, power rating, and any shielding methods required of all existing and/or proposed lighting fixtures.
A. A manufacturer’s cut-sheet shall be provided for each type of lighting fixture incorporated into the site layout including its materials and color. Information required from the cut-sheet shall include the description of lamps, supports, reflectors, and any other components of a particular lighting fixture. The site plan shall indicate all proposed lighting as depicted by the manufacturer.
B. A photometric plan shall also be required identifying the horizontal illumination of the site and the vertical light trespass along the perimeter of the site. The photometric plan shall show point by point foot-candle reading for the entire site at a minimum spacing of 10 feet between each point, including two feet past the property line.
31. The location and type of all existing and proposed signage. All signage shall meet the requirements of Chapter 167 of this Code of Ordinances.
32. A landscaping plan, including the size and type of all proposed trees and plantings and any existing trees larger than six inches in diameter proposed to be removed. All landscaping necessary for fulfillment of requirements of this Code of Ordinances shall be indicated on the site plan.