Planning/Engineering - Applications & Forms

The Planning and Engineering Divisions process a variety of development applications including applications related to annexation, zoning, subdivisions, and site development. Some applications are processed administratively (i.e., review and approval by applicable city staff) and most others require review and approval by an approving authority such as the Planning Commission and/or City Council.  Any questions that you may have about the development application process can be directed to Diane Phin at 303-655-2059, or by email.

Application Assistance

The Planning Division will assist you in determining which application type(s) your project requires and can explain the processing timeline. Please contact the Planning Division early in the process and prior to any significant investment in your project.  A planner is available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.via phone or email to answer any questions you may have about new development, and can review the steps you will follow for the ultimate success of your project review.  We highly recommend requesting a Pre-Application Conference (PAC) prior to submittal of any land use application.  Please go to the Land Use Application Electronic Portal and select Pre-Application Conference. Once you have filled out the form and selected a meeting time and date, your meeting will be confirmed by the Planning Division. 

NOTE:  For a PAC meeting, your form must be submitted and in our office by 5:00 on Thursday for the following Wednesday's PLC meeting.  There are three meeting blocks available on Wednesday mornings, and applications are scheduled for these meetings on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Land Use and Development - Application Process

Application for Land Use and Development is an online submittal process.  If you are ready to register and submit a land use application, click here to advance to our online application services.  For your convenience, please find checklists below for each land use application that will be accepted through this digital process.  Checklists by application type are offered for your quick reference to submittal requirements only; a checklist is not part of your submittal package at the time of online application.  For any land use application to be referred out for the following week’s Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting (initial review meeting), all submittals must be complete and submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Development Application Checklists
   - Annexation
   - Conditional Use 
   - Downtown Plan
   - Final Development Plan
   - Final Subdivision Plat (Minor)
   - Final Subdivision Plat and Civil Plans
   - Preliminary Plat
   - PUD Major Amendment Plan
   - PUD Minor Amendment Plan
   - PUD Plan
   - South 4th Avenue Development Plan
   - Subdivision Plat Amendment
   - Use By Right
   - Zone Change
The additional applications located below for Residential Design Standard review and Sign Permits are not currently part of our online application process; staff will accept submittal of RDS and Sign Permits in our offices located at 500 South 4th Avenue from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Residential Design Standards (RDS) - Applications and Forms
  - RDS Application
        Data Sheet - Multifamily Residential
        Data Sheet - Single Family Residential
        Data Sheet - Single Family Compatibility 

Signs Permits - Applications and Forms
   - Permanent Signage Application
   - Temporary Signage Application
   - Comprehensive Sign Plan Application
   - Example Site Plan and Elevations
   - Multiple Sign Addendum