Development Applications and Review

The development review process ensures that all proposed development is in agreement with the City's plans, policies, and ordinances. A vital element of this review process is a comprehensive review of each land development application by the Development Review Committee (DRC), comprised of key city staff members. The DRC, through it's pre-development meeting, is also available to meet with developers, engineers, and property owners about potential land developments. Although not required, a pre-development meeting may be scheduled with Sharon Davis in the Planning Department at 972-291-5100, ext.1081 or via email.

If an application is submitted, the Schedule of Deadlines for Development Applications will help you with the deadlines of the application process.

The Development Review Committee

The Development Review Committee is made up of representatives of various city departments including:
The following are benefits of a pre-development meeting with the DRC:
  • Opportunity to consult with staff while considering development
  • Understanding the full development costs of requirements and review process
  • Avoids unnecessary expenses and loss of valuable time by identifying potential problems during the concept stage
  • Coordinates the review efforts of several municipal departments in a single meeting
  • Opportunity to explore solutions to problems discovered during the review process

            Development Process

Development Process