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.