The City of Town and Country requires that all nonresidential developments and construction and subdivisions being developed as planned residential communities go through the city review process called a Site Plan Review. The Site Plan Review addresses general planning considerations, including consistency with good planning practice and compatibility with adjoining permitted and existing development.
The city's Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen review all aspects of the planned development, from effect on natural resources to lighting, before making a decision on approval or disapproval of the project. The public is encouraged to participate through a formal public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning Commission, through letters or other comments submitted to the city, and at meetings of the Board of Aldermen when the site plan is reviewed and its approval by ordinance is considered.
Site Plan Review Process
Submit a complete, signed Application for Site Plan Review (PDF), with required application fee. With the application form, submit copies of the proposed Preliminary Site Development Plan, including all the information required by Section 405.260 of the Municipal Code. City staff will review the application and Preliminary Site Development Plan for compliance with city codes, plans and regulations and may ask for additional information or clarification. When city staff considers the application to be complete, you will be asked to supply 13 additional folded copies of the plan and other materials for review by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Appear at a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission to present your request. City staff will publish a notice of the public hearing, will mail it to your neighbors, publish it on the city website and will post a sign with copies of the notice on your property. The Planning and Zoning Commission will make a recommendation, with proposed conditions if applicable, to the Board of Aldermen. The commission may also ask for additional information and may continue their consideration of the site plan to the next commission meeting.
Submit the design and materials of proposed structures to staff for the Architectural Review Board (ARB), with the required application and accompanying information. The ARB will make a recommendation regarding the design of the project to the Board of Aldermen.
Present the Preliminary Site Development Plan and the architecture of the buildings to the Board of Aldermen (meets monthly on the second and fourth Monday), after submitting 13 folded copies of the plans and supporting information to city staff to be forwarded to the board. The Board of Aldermen will consider the request for approval of the Preliminary Site Development Plan at 2 separate meetings and may approve an ordinance approving the site plan and authorizing preparation of a Final Site Development Plan, to be recorded when all other city requirements are satisfied. The board will also review and make a decision on the design of the development’s structures, after considering the recommendation of the ARB. Although the board generally does not hold a formal public hearing on the site plan, it will solicit public comments about the proposed development at the board meetings when the proposed development is reviewed.
Standards for Site Plan Review - Both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen will base their decision about the site plan on “general planning considerations, including consistency with good planning practice and compatibility with adjoining permitted development” and whether the proposed development is “conducive to the proper development of the city. A recommendation of approval shall include recommended conditions to be included in the final site development plan.