Conceptual

A number of steps are required in the early phases of developing property prior to the subdivision and site-planning processes that precede construction. Below are some application types that can occur in the early phases of development.

Annexation


Annexation is the process of officially including a property within the town’s boundaries. Once the property is annexed into the town, the owner begins paying taxes to the town. The property can then take advantage of services offered by the town, such as snow removal and police protection. It is property owners that most often start annexations.

Annexation applications must go through the Major Application Process. They must also go before the Planning Commission and board of trustees for approval.


Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) for Planned Unit Development (PUD)

Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) for Planned Unit Development (PUD) refers to a zoning overlay that allows developers to modify the requirements of the underlying zoning district. In order to do this, they must exchange dedication of additional open space or similar public improvements. The PDP identifies which requirements will be modified, and what the developer will provide in exchange for the town’s approval of the modifications.

PDP for PUD applications must through the Major Application Process. They must also go before the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees for approval.

Preliminary Plat

Preliminary Plat is the result of the early planning stages of property development. It creates the general road network, land use mix, parks/open space location, and general utility provisions. While this plat includes much of the required planning work at the front end of the process, it does not create legal and buildable lots. The Preliminary Plat may be done in conjunction with the Final Plat if the developer prefers.

Preliminary Plat applications must go through the Major Application Process. They must also go before the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees for approval.

Zoning

Zoning most often occurs at time of annexation. At this point, town staff works with the property owner to figure out what zoning district works best for the property. This is based on the town’s policies and the owner’s future plans.

Zoning applications must go through the Major Application Process. They must also go before the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees for approval.