The Development Application is a comprehensive application form for all development cases related to platting, zoning, and exceptions for the City of Grand Prairie. Provided are the recommended steps and corresponding information for pursuing a development case. If you have any questions please contact the Planning Department at (972) 237-8255 or E-Mail.
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A Pre-Development conference is a preliminary informational meeting between an applicant and staff. This meeting is used to help the applicant prepare a development application for submission to the Planning Department, and/or identify any major issues that the proposed project may encounter after submission. A Pre-Development conference is recommended when submitting for any site plans or specific use permits, but is not a mandatory part of the development process.
You may fill out the application online and print it out to be submitted in person to the City of Grand Prairie Planning Department. The form is not available for submission via the internet, it must be printed and submitted in person to the Planning Department counter in the Development Center by the deadline indicated on the Development Calendar. The application form cannot be faxed. All Preliminary and Final Plats, and some Replats, require the applicant to fill out and complete the Engineering Checklist to be submitted along with the Engineering Plans to the Engineering Department at the time the Development Application is submitted.
The following information is required for all application submissions:
1. Development Application
2. Application Fee
3. Certified Property Tax Certificate
4. 25 Copies of the Plat/Site Plan at 25" x 36", Tri-Folded
If you are applying for a Specific Use Permit (SUP) it is strongly suggested that an Operational Plan be provided at the time of submission. An operational plan is a one to two page written document that briefly describes your business. It should include a brief history of your company, and should briefly describe what your company does, and should list all of the operations that will be conducted and equipment that will be stored on site. It should include your hours of operation and number of employees. Additional information specific to a particular use may be requested during the review process.
The Development Review Committee (DRC) is a inter-agency committee comprised of representatives from various government agencies and utility companies such as SBC, ONCOR, ATMOS Energy, ATT&T, and the city's Departments of Planning, Building Inspections, Transportation, Engineering, Fire and Law Enforcement.
DRC members discuss Development Application submissions with planning staff at regularly scheduled Pre-DRC meetings -- which are generally scheduled for one week after the submission deadline. Each department provides written Pre-DRC comments for each case reviewed by the DRC. The planning staff ensures that those comments are conveyed to the applicant, and that they understand what is needed to proceed to the next steps towards approval. Planners then prepare recommendations that are presented to the Planning & Zoning Commission as part of a public hearing.
DRC meetings are open to the public but are not public hearings.
Upon request, staff will meet with community representatives to discuss relevant issues about all development application submissions. To schedule a meeting, please contact the Planning Department at (972) 237-8255 or E-Mail .
Applicants attending a DRC meeting will be responsible to provide three copies of the original submission reflecting the changes identified by staff in the Pre-DRC comments.
Prior to filing with the county applicants will be required to receive city approval and signatures from the planning department. After filing with the county applicants will be required to provide the City of Grand Prairie with one 24" x 36" reproducible black ink mylar with original signatures from the engineer/surveyor and the county prior to receiving a building permit.
If you need assistance with filing your submission or have questions concerning this process, please call the City of Grand Prairie, Texas Planning Department at (972) 237-8255.
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