Special Land Use-Regulated Land Use

Special Land Use (SLU) / Regulated Land Use (RLU) Procedures:

What you will need:
  • Site Plan Review application 
  • Petition for Special / Regulated Land Use
  • Copy of checklist used for site plan review (for informational purposes)
  • Article 21.00 Special Land Use Procedures (Taylor Zoning Ordinance)
  • Article 20.00 Regulated Land Use Procedures (Taylor Zoning Ordinance)
  • Property Development Procedures (Engineering information)
  • Requirements for Streets, Sidewalks & Other Public Places (Chapter 44-Taylor Code of Ordinances)
  • SEMCOG form
  • Water Department Regulations
  • Requirements for Letters of Credit
Pre-application Conference:
A potential applicant applying for a SLU or RLU classification must request a pre-application meeting, with the Planning Department Staff, prior to filing an application.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide the potential applicant with information regarding land development policies, procedures, standards, and requirements of the City in terms of the proposed development.

Submitting Your Project:
Application for SLU/RLU may be made by the owner(s) of record or by any person acting on behalf of the owner of record of the subject parcel. Accompanying this application should be proof of ownership, or legal sales agreement, 12 sets plans with site data per Section 19.04 for the proposed development, one digital copy of plans, and the application fee.  

Accompanying your application should be a detailed letter stating the proposed use of the property.

Applications to establish an RLU will need to refer to Section 20.03 for procedures. 

Please designate ONE contact person to work with the City.

Administrative Review:
Upon initial filing, all site plans are reviewed by an Administrative Review Committee (ARC -made up of representatives from the City’s Planning, Building, Engineering, Water, Police and Fire Departments) for their review. Plan is either forwarded to Planning Commission or returned to the applicant for re-submittal a necessary. The Committee meets each Tuesday to review plans. (Applicants do not attend this meeting). Projects have ARC recommendation prior to being placed on the Planning Commission’s agenda. 

Prior to being placed on the Planning Commission agenda, the following must be submitted to the Planning Department:
  • 12 sets of the site data required per Section 21.00
  • Building material sample board
  • An 8 ½” x 11” copy of the ARC approved plans
  • CD-ROM– containing 8 ½” x 11” copy of 
  • plans and project rendering 
Planning Commission:
Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m.on the first and third Wednesdays  of each month in the City Council Chambers. Planning Commission will review and hear comments to the proposed project at the public hearing. The applicant  is scheduled to give their presentation of their proposed development at this time. Planning Commission will either recommend approval, approval with modifications, denial, or tabling of the proposed project.  Planning commission also makes a recommendation to the Zoning Board of Appeals in the case of variances. A performance guarantee may be required at the time of approval to assure completion of site improvements.   

Performance Guarantee:
To insure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and any condition imposed thereunder, the Planning Commission may require that a cash deposit, certified check or irrevocable bank letter of credit, covering the estimated cost of improvements associated with the project be deposited with the clerk of the City to insure that the improvements are completed. The performance guarantee (if required) should be deposited at the time of the issuance of the building permit.

After Planning Commission approval, final plans are submitted to the City’s consulting engineer, for engineering review. Submittal should include a construction cost estimate and a review fee. No building permits will be issued until the engineering approvals have been obtained. Building permits are issued by the Building Department.Building:

Three (3) complete signed and sealed construction drawings and one (1) digital copy, building permit application & other required construction documents are submitted to the Building Department. Final Building approval is required for Certificate of Occupancy.

Planning Department
(same as before)

(same as before)