M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/4/2018 - Ordinance No. 23477-12-2018

DATE: 12/4/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **G-19424 LOG NAME: 06X-TEAM ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AMENDMENT
CODE: G TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Adopt Ordinance Amending the Fort Worth Building Administrative Code to Facilitate an Expedited Plan Review Program (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council adopt the attached ordinance amending the Fort Worth Building Administrative Code to establish a process and fees for expedited plan review for building permit issuance.

 
DISCUSSION:

At the request of the development community, Planning and Development staff is proposing to add an expedited plan review service. This service will allow developers and others seeking a building permit to schedule a meeting with a plan review team and their design professionals within two weeks of submitting plans, address any issues identified on the spot and potentially issue a building permit in one sitting.

This multi-disciplinary staff team providing expedited plan review service, the X-Team, would consist of 3 Sr. Plans Examiners (building, electrical, and mechanical/plumbing), a Sr. Zoning Plans Examiner, an Engineering Tech II, a Fire Dept. Lt. or Fire Protection Engineer, a Coordinator, and a Sr. Customer Service Representative. Partner development reviewing departments, Code Compliance-Health, Water, TPW-Stormwater and Traffic, would also need to commit staff on an as needed basis to provide expedited reviews for these projects.

X-Team reviews could be performed on projects with final plats recorded, all engineering and infrastructure approved and with the appropriate zoning in place. Applicants requesting an X-Team review will pay all associated building permit fees plus an additional fee of $1,000.00 per hour.

The ordinance will have an effective date of January 1, 2019.

This action impacts ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of this recommendation the department is responsible for the collection and deposit of funds due to the City. The anticipated revenue has been included in the FY2019 Budget.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Jay Chapa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Randle Harwood (6101)
Additional Information Contact:
Allison Gray (8030)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Administration Code X Team amend 2018.doc