Planned Developments - Final Plan

Your planned development district has just been approved by the Springfield City Council. Here is the next step in developing your property.

The Planned Development
The planned development contains 2 major components. The 1st, the preliminary development plan, which is the ordinance approved by City Council. The ordinance contains the standards and requirements for your development. The ordinance also describes the form of the 2nd major component, the final development plan. This plan must be approved as described by the ordinance before any development, or any improvements related to the development can begin.

Final Development Plan
The final development plan is a site plan that shows the City of Springfield that the proposed development will conform to all of the standards and requirements in the preliminary development plan ordinance approved by City Council.

The site plan must contain the following information:
  • The uses, or use categories, to be allowed on the site or within the district
  • The intensity of development (e.g., the proposed building square footage, number of dwelling units, etc.)
  • The bulk, area and height of development (e.g., setbacks, building heights, amount of impervious surface and open space, exterior design of structures, etc.)
  • The required public improvements (e.g., street and intersection improvements, sanitary sewers, storm sewer and detention improvements, topography, additional right-of-way, etc.)
  • The access to public thoroughfares (e.g., location, number and design of vehicular access to public streets, etc.)
  • Parking (e.g., location, number and design of off-street parking facilities)
  • Signage (e.g., location, number and design of permitted signs)
  • Perimeter Treatment (e.g., landscaping, fencing, etc.)
  • Exterior lighting (e.g., location, number and design of exterior lighting to demonstrate that surrounding property will not be adversely affected)
    • Light distribution curve data may be submitted separately from the site plan
  • Project phasing (e.g., planned stages of development, staging of required improvements)
Review Procedure
Your planned development ordinance establishes the approval procedure of the final development plan. It may have to be returned to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for approval or be approved administratively by the Administrative Review Committee or, if the Final Development Plan needs to be subdivided. Check Exhibit 1 of your planned development ordinance under the heading "Final Development Plan" to see the requirements.
Regardless of which body is charged with approving the final development plan, it must 1st be reviewed by the Administrative Review Committee. Start this process by submitting application fees online through e-Plans.