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Concurrent Review

Last updated Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 pm

Concurrent Review is the combined submittal and review of both Final Site and Infrastructure Construction plans. This review process is designed for applicants that wish to install public or private infrastructure associated with a development project. Approvals to begin land-disturbing activity and install improvements on the site are obtained through this process.

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. This process is allowed for both legacy and UDO zoning districts.

In UDO districts, building and site plans can be reviewed at the same time. Prior coordination with Development Services staff is strongly encouraged so that a project timeline may be developed and potential challenges may be discussed.

Concurrent Review Process Enhancements

We have recently enhanced the Concurrent Review process by creating a new project data sheet, checklist, and signature block. For more details, see our flyer or visit our blog.

Links to the new documents can be found on this page under the Submittal Requirements tab.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Payment for Infrastructure Construction Plan review (see Development Fee Schedule)

Expected Processing Time

  • Ten (10) business days per review cycle (this includes initial reviews, revisions, and mylar)

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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