Final Site Review

Last updated Dec. 12, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Site Plan Review leads to permits for applicants who want to clear land with the goal of installing improvements on the site. Improvements may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Under this process, site layouts are reviewed to ensure that they comply with all applicable conditions of approval of a site plan. The layouts also must comply with regulations covering stormwater, tree conservation, zoning, transportation/transit, public utilities, fire protection and site accessibility.


  • Approved preliminary, administrative Site Plan or Site Review
  • Approval, if needed, from agencies such as FEMA, US Army Corps of Engineers and the NC Division of Water Quality for projects requiring land disturbance permits

Approvals or Permits Issued

  • Land Disturbance
  • Tree Conservation
  • Stormwater Tracking
  • Zoning
  • Right-of-Way
  • Building, for site accessibility & retaining walls over 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

Submittal Requirements

Required for Submittal
  • Final Site Review & Commercial Building Requirements (doc) (pdf)
  • Final Site Review & Commercial Building Data Sheet (doc) (pdf)
  • Building Code Summary Sheet (doc) (pdf), when retaining walls are proposed
  • Permit Application (doc) (pdf)
  • Financial Responsibility Form (doc) (pdf)
Required for Some Projects

Expected Processing Time

Ten business days per review cycle.

Applicants will be notified by email when their plans are ready for pickup. Plan review comments can be viewed at Online Development Center using the project transaction number.

Concurrent with infrastructure construction drawing and or building review, ten business days per review cycle.


Next Steps

Infrastructure Construction Plans if not part of the concurrent review process.

If concurrent, then building review.

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