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Design Review

Steps

  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Step Two
  3. 3. Step Three
  • Step One

    1. Design Review Application Submittal Requirements

    2. If applicable or determined applicable by P&Z Staff. For questions contact (208) 922-5274. Note: Pre-Applications are valid for a period of three (3) months.

    3. Detailed Letter of Explanation or justification for the application describing the project and design elements, and how the project complies with Design Review Standards.

    4. One (1) Vicinity Map 8.5" x 11" in size, at 1" = 300' scale (or similar). Label the location of the property and adjacent streets.

    5. One (1) 8.5" x 11" colored aerial photo depicting the proposed site, street names, and surrounding area within five-hundred feet (500').

    6. Provide a copy of the Deed; if the applicant is not the Owner, a notarized Affidavit of Legal Interest from the Owner (and all interested parties) stating the applicant is authorized to submit this application. An Affidavit of Legal Interest form can be found by clicking the link at the end of this application. NOTE: The original Affidavit of Legal Interest must be mailed with payment after receipt of Completeness Letter.

    7. No smaller that 1" = 300' unless otherwise approved. Two (2) 24" x 36" Large Format Plans; one (1) 11" x 17" Plan Reduction; one (1) 8.5" x 11" Plan Reduction are required.

    8. No smaller that 1" = 300' unless otherwise approved. Two (2) 24" x 36" Large Format Plans; one (1) 11" x 17" Plan Reduction; one (1) 8.5" x 11" Plan Reduction are required.

    9. No smaller that 1" = 300' unless otherwise approved. Two (2) 24" x 36" Large Format Plans; one (1) 11" x 17" Plan Reduction; one (1) 8.5" x 11" Plan Reduction are required.

    10. No smaller that 1" = 300' unless otherwise approved. Two (2) 24" x 36" Large Format Plans; one (1) 11" x 17" Plan Reduction; one (1) 8.5" x 11" Plan Reduction are required.

    11. Provide a color rendering specifically noting where each color and material is to be located on the structure in a PDF or JPG format.

    12. Site Plan

      A Site Plan that graphically portrays the site and includes the following features: 1) North arrow. 2) To scale drawings. 3) Property lines. 4) Name of "Plan Preparer" with contact info. 5) Name of project & date. 6) Existing structures; identify those which are to be relocated or removed. 7) On-site adjoining streets, alleys, private drives and rights-of-way. 8) Drainage location and method of on-site retention/detention. 9) Location of public restrooms. 10) Existing/proposed utility service and any above-ground utility structures and their location. 11) Location and width of easements, canals and drainage ditches. 12) Location and dimensions of off-street parking. 13) Locations and sizes of any loading area, docks, ramps and vehicle storage or service areas. 14) Trash storage areas and exterior mechanical equipment with proposed method of screening. 15) Sign locations (a separate sign application must be submitted along with this application; a link and upload area are provided at the end of this application). 16) On-site transportation circulation plan for motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. 17) Locations and uses of ALL Open Spaces. 18) Locations, types and sizes of sound and visual buffers (Note: All buffers must be located outside the public right-of-way). 19) Parking layout including spaces, driveways, curb cuts, circulation patterns, pedestrian walks and vision triangles. 20) Location of subdivision lines (if applicable). 21) Illustration that demonstrates adequate sight distance is provided for motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. 22) Location of walls and fences and indication of their height and material of construction. 23) Roofline and foundation plan of building location on the site. 24) Location and designations of all sidewalks. 25) Location and designation of all rights-of-way and property lines.

    13. Landscape & Streetscape Plan

      The landscape and streetscape plans need to be drawn by the project architect, professional landscape architect, landscape designer, or qualified nurseryman for development's possessing more than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet of private land. The landscape and streetscape plans must be colored. The Planning & Zoning Director or City Forester may require the preparation of a landscape plan for smaller developments by one of the noted individuals if the lot(s) have unique attributes.

    14. Landscape & Streetscape Plan Requirements

      1) North arrow. 2) To scale drawings. 3) Boundaries, property lines and dimensions. 4) Name of "Plan Preparer" with contact info. 5) Type and location of all plant materials and other ground covers (Please review the city's plant list and rely upon it to identify the site's planting strategy. Include botanical and common name, quantity, spacing and sizes of proposed landscape materials at the time of planting and at maturity. A list of acceptable trees is available upon request from staff). 6) Existing vegetation identified by specific size. Identify those which are proposed to be relocated or removed. 7) Method of irrigation (Note: All plant materials, except existing native plants not damaged during construction or xeriscape species shown not to require regular watering, shall be irrigated by underground sprinkler systems set on a timer in order to obtain proper watering duration and ease of maintenance). 8) Locations, description, materials, and cross-sections of special features, including berming, retaining walls, hedges, fencing, fountains, street/pathway furniture, etc.). 9) Sign locations (a separate sign application must be submitted with this application, a link and upload area are provided at the end of this application). 10) Locations and uses for Open Spaces. 11) Parking layout including spaces, driveways, curb cuts, circulation patterns, pedestrian walks and vision triangles. 12) Illustration that demonstrates adequate sight distance is provided for motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. 13) Location and designations of all sidewalks. 14) Clearly identify pressurized irrigation lines and underground water storage. 15) Engineered grading and drainage plans: A generalized drainage plan showing direction drainage with proposed on-site retention. Upon submission of building/construction plans for an approved Design Review application, a detailed site grading and drainage plan, prepared by a registered Professional Engineer (PE) shall be submitted to the City for review and approval by the City Engineer.

    15. Building Elevations

      1) Detailed elevation plans of each side of any proposed building(s) or addition(s) (Note: Four (4) elevations to include all sides of development and must be in color). 2) Identify the elevations as to North, South, East and West orientation. 3) Color copies of all proposed building materials and indication where each material and color application is located (Note: Submit as 11" x 17" reductions). 4) Screening/treatment of mechanical equipment. 5) Provide a cross-section of the building showing any rooftop mechanical units and their roof placement. 6) Detailed elevation plans showing the materials to be used in construction of trash enclosures.

    16. Lighting Plan

      1) Exterior lighting including detailed cut sheets and photometric plan (pedestrian, vehicle, security, decoration). 2) Types and wattage of all light fixtures (Note: The City encourages use of "Dark Sky" lighting fixtures). 3) Placement of all light fixtures shown on elevations and landscaping plans.

    17. Roof Plans

      1) Size and location of all rooftop mechanical units.