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Concurrent Site Review

Last updated Jul. 06, 2017 - 11:27 am

Concurrent Site Review is the combined submittal and review process that allows a development project to obtain ALL site approvals (land disturbance, infrastructure installation, TCA permits, etc.).

During a Concurrent Review, City staff review the plans for compliance with regulations related to stormwater, public utilities, transportation, fire, urban forestry, planning and zoning.

If the client is only seeking a land disturbance permit to clear and grade land, and not wishing to establish a use or install infrastructure, the Mass Grading process may be an option.

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Concurrent Review Process Enhancements

NOTICE: Receipt of this approved ‘Mylar’ set of plans does not authorize any work on site or on infrastructure. Work may commence upon permit issuance only after the following occurs:

  • Eight (8) hardcopies and one (1) digital copy (on CD or Flash drive) of this plan set provided back to the Customer Service Center,
  • Contractor’s Information provided for all permits,
  • All Administrative items (sureties, payments, TCA fence inspection, fees paid, etc.) are satisfied and Holds removed.

Prerequisites

  • Approved Preliminary Plan or approved Administrative Site Review
  • Off-site sewer easements must be recorded with the Department of City Planning prior to submitting a package for Concurrent Review
  • Approval, if needed, from agencies such as FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NCDOT, and the N.C. Division of Water Quality for projects requiring land disturbance permits

Approvals or Permits Issued

  • Right-of-Way
  • Driveway
  • Street Improvements
  • Water and Sewer main line installation
  • Water and Sewer service installation (stubs)
  • Site accessibility
  • Land disturbance
  • Tree conservation
  • Stormwater pipes
  • Stormwater tracking
  • Zoning
  • Building, for site accessibility & retaining walls over five (5) feet in height
  • Flood, when the property is located within a flood hazard area
  • Neuse River Buffer, for property within the Neuse River buffer
  • Watershed permit
  • Electrical (when site lighting or a pump station is proposed)

Key Steps in the Process

1. Six (6) sets of plans are submitted.

2. Due to the complex nature of concurrent review, all review comments will be entered into the City's database and may be viewed online via the Online Development Center. This excludes comments made by Public Utilities and Transportation, which will be provided via blueline (mark-ups).

3. Once the City allows the submittal of a mylar, the applicant submits one mylar set and the most recent set of blueline (mark-ups) for Public Utilities and Transportation to the City. The mylar is signed and public improvement quantity fees are assessed.

4. The applicant picks up the mylar from the City at the Records section of the Development Services Customer Service Center. At that time, all public improvement fees will be paid.

5. The applicant returns eight (8) copies of the signed mylar as well as a copy of the approved set as a PDF on a CD or flash drive within five (5) business days. Final review for any approved permits will be completed within two (2) to three (3) business days.

Submittal Requirements

TypeDescription
Required for SubmittalSubmittal packages should be delivered to the Development Services Customer Service Center.
Required for Some Projects

Resubmittal Information

Requirements for resubmittal of Concurrent Review:

  • Six (6) sets of revised plans
  • CD of revised plans
  • Two (2) markups from previous review cycle (labeled Transportation and Public Utilities)
  • Payment for Infrastructure Construction Plan review (see Development Fee Schedule)
  • Six (6) copies of written response sheet (attached to plans)

Submitting a Concurrent Mylar:

  • One (1) clean set (Mylar for signatures)
  • CD of revised plans
  • Two (2) markups from previous review cycle (labeled Transportation and Public Utilities)
  • Payment for Infrastructure Construction Plan review (see Development Fee Schedule)

Revisions to Approved Plans

The following guidelines apply when submitting blueline revisions to approved plans:

  • A NEW transaction number will be issued for each Concurrent Revision
  • Six (6) new sets of revised mylars and six (6) copies of the approved mylars (bluelines) shall be submitted
  • Six (6) revision letters (attached to the plans) and one (1) signed Field Revision Form shall be submitted
  • CD of revised plans
  • Field Revision Form
  • Payment for Infrastructure Construction Plan review (see Development Fee Schedule)

OR

If changes are minor and the City will accept a mylar:

  • One (1) clean set (revised sheets for mylar signatures) and one (1) approved mylar set
  • One (1) revision letter and Field Revision form
  • CD of revised plans
  • Field Revision Form
  • Payment for Infrastructure Construction Plan review (see Development Fee Schedule)

Expected Processing Time

  • Ten (10) business days per cycle for initial reviews of Concurrent Site (Blueline and Mylar).
  • Five (5) business days per cycle for revisions to approved Concurrent Site (Blueline Revision and Mylar Revision).

Fees

  • Payment types include cash, MasterCard, Visa or check made payable to the City of Raleigh
  • See Development Fee Schedule for specific fees

Next Steps

Recorded Map submittal or building permit submittal, whichever is applicable to the project.

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