Site Plan Review benefits owners, design professionals, and the general public. The Site Plan Review process helps to:
City staff will review Site Plan Review applications for conformance to City policy and regulations (zoning, parking and design, site design, landscaping, traffic engineering, circulation, utilities, stormwater) and will render decisions on site plans prior to submittal of plans and documents for building permits.
Staff began Early Site Plan Review as a Pilot Program in 2015 and it is now required for all projects meeting the "applicability" criteria below. Staff will continually review the effectiveness of applicaiton procedures and make adjustments as needed. Feedback from applicants and other stakeholders is encouraged.
Projects with any of the following characteristics require Site Plan Review in accordance with Topeka Municipal Code
18.260 (Site Plans) or
TMC 18.235 (Landscape Plans):
A Site Plan Review application is not required for projects not meeting the applicability conditions. However, a site plan is or may be required with the building permit application.
A Site Plan Review application is not required for site plans already approved as part of a site-specific Conditional Use Permit. Review and approval of a site development plan associated with Planned Unit Development Plans follows the Site Plan Review process.
Site Plan Review applications shall include all requirements listed in
TMC 18.260 Site Plans and
TMC 18.235 Landscape Plans and shall be prepared by a qualified design professional. If a stormwater management report and/or drainage calculations are required these must be signed, sealed and stamped by a professional engineer. A Traffic Impact Analysis by a professional engineer may be required by Public Works.