Feb. 1, 2013
Earlier this week at the Formal Council Meeting, the Mayor and City Council approved implementation of the Five Day Development Site Plan Review process, reducing the time it takes to begin construction.
This recommendation resulted from the work of the Development Process Ad Hoc Task Force, co-chaired by Councilmen Tom Simplot and Sal DiCiccio. The new process will begin July 1, 2013.
“As the economy improves, our city needs to keep moving in the right direction, and this streamlined process will help companies build business quicker and create jobs faster,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “It’s one more step toward making Phoenix a globally competitive city.”
“This represents an enormous step forward in our ongoing efforts to make it faster and easier for business owners to get in, and out, of the development process – so they can start generating revenue and putting people to work,” said Councilman Simplot.
“These reforms make Phoenix the best in the nation for doing business, creating jobs and allowing the private sector to grow the regional economy,” said Councilman DiCiccio. “These give big and small businesses, in Phoenix or those considering moving here, a distinct and valuable advantage doing business here in Phoenix. They can walk in to city hall and walk out with what they need to get their businesses started.”
This process reduces the turnaround time for most site plan reviews to five days, from the current time of one to 30 days. The site plan serves as the foundation of a development process, creating a plan for: the building’s location on the site; infrastructure, such as water, electric and gas; landscape, parking and ADA requirements, and more.
The implementation includes the addition of five new permanent positions and contract staff for a period of six months. Planning & Development Department contingency funds set aside for this purpose will be used to fund these positions. No general funds will be used.
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