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    Expiration of approved plans

    Do you expire approved plans? We have a site plan that was approved and now the applicant wants to change everything a year later. They never built any of the improvements.

    Also, does anyone charge for reviews in excess of some magic number? For applicants that just can't get through the process? Or expire applications that have been in for review but had zero response in 90 days?


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    By our ordinance, approved site plans expire after two years without obtaining a building permit. Preliminary master plans for PUDs expire after one year if the developer does not apply for final master plan approval.

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    Do you expire approved plans? We have a site plan that was approved and now the applicant wants to change everything a year later. They never built any of the improvements.

    Yep. 180 days with no progress inspection. Implemented that pretty much the day I arrived, and pissed some people off royally.

    Also, does anyone charge for reviews in excess of some magic number? For applicants that just can't get through the process? Or expire applications that have been in for review but had zero response in 90 days?


    Yep. Application fee gets you two reviews. After that they have to repay the application fee. If your design professional lacks the ability to do quality assurance, either pay up with another fee or get a new design professional. I get especially assholish with this when I see comments get completely ignored in resubmission. I like this because it forces an awkward conversation between the design professional and his/her client. Since implementing this policy, quality of submissions has improved significantly.

    We technically expire plans in process after 180 days without resubmission, but we are moving to 45 days dormant without resubmission. We will include ability to request a waiver to that deadline.

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    Our site plans expire one year after approval if the implementation of the final site plan has occurred. The Board may grant an extension.

    Interestingly, our variances also expire. In this case, they become "null and void" unless work and/or occupancy has commenced within 180 days.

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