Development Option


The purpose of a development option plan is to review a development option that requires a determination of compliance with these land development regulations (LDRs) prior to preparation of physical development, use, or subdivision permit applications, but does not require public review.

When Is This Required?

A development option plan is required for development options that are below a certain threshold for project size or number of units and do not involve subdivision. Development options that require a development plan are identified in the standards for each zone, found in Articles 2-4, Subsection D.4, Permit Requirement Thresholds.


  • How Long: Up to 90 days after application deemed sufficient
  • Who Decides:
    • Final Decision: Planning Director

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How to Apply

A pre-application is required prior to submission of Development Option Plan. An environmental analysis may be required. Applications must be submitted within 1 year of pre-application conference.

Please submit an application packet with nine hard copies and one digital copy (via email to that includes the following:


The development option plan fees are $500.