Development Review Process

The development process has been revised to produce a more streamlined approach to the review of development plans.  The attached processes outline the development process when preliminary and final plats are filed simultaneously or separately. Revisions to the development approval process will achieve the following goals:

  • To ensure that all planning and engineering issues are resolved before a preliminary plat is approved, it is proposed that all issues would be resolved and approved by the Farmington Planning Commission before the preliminary plat is forwarded to the Farmington City Council for approval.
  • That city staff will have the professional discretion to determine the suitability and appropriateness of the information requested and submitted to accurately and prudently review development plans.
  • That the proposed development will meet all city standards and provide an asset to the community.

To ensure that the development process is effective and timely, it is important to understand that both the city and the developer are responsible for certain issues effecting the process. Please review the following responsibilities to ensure that the process is a positive experience for all affected parties.

Developers Responsibilities (click here)

  • Information requested by staff must be submitted in an acceptable format for review.
  • Information requested by staff must be submitted in a timely manner to allow staff adequate time to review the information and recognize that the respective developer’s proposal is one among many and will be reviewed in the order received.
  • Questions and/or issues which emerge during the review process must be responded to by the developer in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • The developer must be responsible for preparing the plat in accordance with explained City Code provisions and in an acceptable manner.
  • The developer must conduct him/herself in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Plat submittals and supporting engineering information must be provided to staff by the developer’s project staff without excessive staff inquiries and telephone calls concerning the timeliness of the information requested.
  • Developers must be held accountable for their portion of the information requested and that their failure to do so will ultimately result in delays in the private development planning review and approval process.