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  A Site Plan is a detailed site layout containing sufficient information to evaluate the land and architectural aspects of the proposed development. The purpose of a Site Plan is to ensure compliance with the Unified Development Code (UDC) and the compatibility of a development with neighboring development as well

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A Variance allows for a departure from the required zoning standards of the Unified Development Code (UDC). Variances are intended to resolve practical difficulties created when the literal enforcement of the zoning requirements would result in unnecessary, physical hardships resulting from the following: Size, shape, or dimensions of a site

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A Stormwater Permit is an administrative permit intended to protect water quality and manage stormwater runoff generated by land development. The permit requires a drainage study by a licensed professional engineer showing drainage calculations before and after the proposed development or land disturbance. A required drainage plan indicates any necessary

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A Special Use Permit (SUP) is a permit issued by the City Council that allows the establishment of certain uses, in certain districts, that are considered worthy of additional scrutiny in their proposed location. Such uses typically require special review for design, location, and impact on surrounding properties. These uses

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A Special Exception from the requirements of very limited provisions of the Unified Development Code (UDC) may be considered by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA).  A Special Exception is most widely used for residential setback modifications, but also applies to the expansion or extension of nonconforming structures, sites and

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Zoning is the establishment of districts, or zones, within the city limits. The purpose of zoning is to regulate the use of property to protect neighbors from incompatible land uses, ensure efficient distribution of uses throughout the city, and institute development standards for safety and aesthetic reasons. Zoning districts, such

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Subdivision platting is the process of creating or combining lots out of an existing tract of land. A plat is an official, surveyed document that creates lots for residential and commercial developments and makes a lot considered “legal.” No permits may be issued on land that is not a legal

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There are two Letters of Regulatory Compliance available from the Planning office. A Zoning Verification Letter is a letter provided by the Planning Department that indicates to a property owner that a specified use, clearly identified in the application, is permitted within the Zoning District. A Zoning Verification Letter does

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The 2030 Comprehensive Plan guides the long-range development of the community. The plan amendment process is established to provide flexibility in response to changing circumstances and to accommodate changes meeting the plan’s intent and principles. Amendments are made once a year at the Annual Update, except for rare circumstances (with

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A Certificate of Design Compliance (CDC) is a permit issued by the Historic and Architectural Review Commission (HARC). The purpose of the certificate is to protect the historic character and structures of Georgetown. HARC determines whether to grant a CDC based on the design standards established in the Downtown Design

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