Site Plan Review Process 
A site plan review is required for all proposed uses and certain existing uses within the City where an alteration, addition, expansion, change or conversion constitutes an increase or reduction to the existing structure of more than 500 square feet or ten percent of floor area, whichever is less.  Site plan reviews are not required for individual single-family developments. Requests should be submitted 30 days in advance and an application fee is required. 
A preliminary meeting is held with the City Zoning Administrator in order to determine what issues will be discussed before the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission's role is to ensure that the requested changes will not adversely affect the surrounding areas.  In addition to the preliminary and final site plan review requirements, all developments must adhere to the current design standards as adopted by the City Council.