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Rezoning/Planned Development Information

Dept/Div. Contact:  Planning Division - (209) 577-5267

   

Description:  Rezoning is the reclassification of uses or types of development that are permitted in any given area of the City. This may be limited to a single property, or may include several properties. The Planned Development Zone goes one step further by providing development entitlements in conjunction with rezoning a property.

Examples: The City's zoning ranges from R-1 (Low-Density Residential) to M-2 (Heavy Industrial). An example of a rezoning would be to convert a property under one of these classifications, such as a P-O (Professional Office) to a different classification, such as C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial).

PROCESS OVERVIEW:

Submit Preliminary Proposal

This submittal is an optional courtesy review by Planning staff, which provides applicants with preliminary feedback on development proposals prior to submitting a full application.  It does not include review by other departments or divisions.

Where to submit:

Planning Division
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
(209) 577-5267

What to bring:

  • 2 Plot Plans full-size, to scale, dimensioned*
  • 2 Building Elevations full-size, to scale, dimensioned*
  • Cover letter describing proposal; providing contact information

* Only required for a Planned Development application

Information/Forms: (#ZON2P)

Submit Concept Review

This review is an optional comprehensive review that includes comments from all City departments and divisions.

Where to submit:

Planning Division
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
(209) 577-5267

What to bring:

  • 30 Plot Plans full-size, to scale, dimensioned*
  • 2 Building Elevations full-size, to scale, dimensioned*
  • Cover letter describing proposal with contact information
  • Payment for Concept Review

* Only required for a Planned Development application

Information/Forms: (#ZON2C)

Submit an Application

Once the preliminary proposal or concept review process concludes, an application will need to be submitted. Once the application packet has been determined to be complete, most projects will take 16-20 weeks to process.  Some project may take longer than others depending on environmental impacts and other considerations.

Where to submit:

Planning Division
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
(209) 577-5267

What to bring:

  • 1 Uniform Application
  • 30 Plot Plans full-size, to scale, dimensioned*
  • 2 Building Elevations full-size, to scale, dimensioned*
  • Payment for Plot Plan Review Fee
  • Payment for Environmental Review Fee, if applicable

* Only required for a Planned Development application

Information/Forms: (#ZON2A)

Additional Requirements

Some applications may have additional requirements. These will be determined by Planning Staff after review of the initial application.

Project Review

All application packets must be received by a Planner to determine if all submittal criteria have been met. A Project Planner will be assigned to process the application and will review the application with staff members from other departments (Fire Prevention, Public Works, Building Safety, and Transportation) for their input.

Staff Report

When the project review period has ended and the identified issues have been resolved, the application is scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission. A staff report is written, and a copy is mailed to the applicant. The staff report includes staff's recommendation and conditions to be applied to the project, if applicable.

Public Notification

Public Hearing notices are sent to all property owners within 300 feet of the property 20 days prior to the Planning Commission hearing.

Public Hearing

A rezoning requires two public hearings: a hearing by the Planning Commission, and a final approval hearing by the City Council.

Planning Commission Hearing:
At this public hearing, staff provides an oral report on the proposal and the staff recommendation. The applicant is then given an opportunity to address the Commission, and members of the public are asked for input. The Commission will then makes its decision whether to recommend approval or denial to the City Council.

Appeal:
During a 15-day period after the public hearing, the applicant or members of the public may appeal the Commission's decision to the City Council by filing a letter of appeal with the City Clerk's Office (fee). Denials by City Council cannot be appealed.

City Council Hearing:
The format for the City Council hearing parallels that of the Planning Commission, as delineated above. If the rezoning is approved, there is a second reading of the action at the following Council meeting. The rezoning does not become effective until 30 days after second reading. Denials by City Council cannot be appealed. 

POST-APPLICATION INFORMATION

Subsequent to project approval there may be additional processes required before a project can be constructed, such as obtaining a building permit; additional fees may be incurred.

 

Related Forms & Handouts (#ZON2)

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Have Questions?

Contact our Planning Division at (209) 577-5267.

This page was updated on: Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:48:28 PM

 

  

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