Land Use Information

Welcome! This page is intended to provide you with information about the land use application process, including application types and processes, how to look up information about a specific project, and how to provide useful comments on land use applications.


Application Types and Process

Each type of land use application follows a specific review process with review authorities.

Type I Application Process

The Type I process provides for an administrative review by the Planning Director based on approval criteria which do not require the exercise of discretion. The process does not include notice. The following applications follow the Type I process:


Type III Application Process

The Type III process provides for quasi-judicial review of an application by a Hearings Official or Historic Review Board. The process includes public notice and a public hearing. The applications below follow the Type III process:

Type IV Application Process

The Type IV process provides for quasi-judicial review by the Planning Commission and City Council of applications that involve a specific site. The process includes public notice and public hearings. The applications below follow the Type IV process:

Type V Application Process

The Type V process provides for legislative review by the Planning Commission and City Council of changes that are broad in scope. The process includes public notice and public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council. The applications below follow the Type V process:


Commenting on a Specific Project

For helpful hints about how to provide effective testimony on a specific land use application, click here.

Application Materials for Specific Projects

Use the following directions to visit the Land Use Application Search page to view the documents and application materials associated with a specific land use application/project.


See the instructions below and then click here to go to the search page:   

  1. Find a file number on your notice (i.e. A 16-1)
  2. Click on By File Number
  3. Select Type from dropdown (i.e. if the file number is A 16-1, select Annexation (A)
  4. Click in the next field (xx) and type the year (the first two digits of the file number, i.e. 16 in A 16-1)
  5. Click in the next field (xxx) and type the number (the last one or two digits after the dash, i.e. 1 in A 16-1)
  6. Click on the Search button
  7. When the Land Use Application Search Results window opens, click on the Documents link
  8. To view a specific document, click on any of the links under Document Name
  9. To find documents by document name, date or type, sort by using the up and down arrows at the top of the documents title bar (i.e. to sort so the most recent documents are at the top of the list, click the Document Date arrow twice).