My application for Design Review was deemed “incomplete.” What does that mean?

According the the City’s Planning Process all planning applications are reviewed by a City Planner to ensure that the application is complete. The review period can take as long as 30 days. At the end of the review period, the Planner will deem your application either Complete or Incomplete. If it is deemed Incomplete, the Planner will send you a list of items required to complete your application. These items may include additional details on the plans, survey information, neighbor-consent, fees, etc.

If a written determination of completeness is not made within 30 days after receipt of the application, and the application is for a development permit, the application is automatically deemed complete.

When an application is resubmitted, a new 30-day review period begins. In most cases, the second review period will result in a complete application. However, some applications are resubmitted without addressing some of the original issues which would make it incomplete until all issues are addressed.

Determinations of completeness may be appealed. However, appeals often will delay processing of the application even further and it is recommended that applicants meet with the Planner one-on-one to get a thorough understanding of what is necessary in order to make the application complete.

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