Site Plans

What is a Site Plan? 

A Site Plan is a detailed development plan showing how a developer plans to improve a site. City staff reviews Site Plans to ensure that a project complies with the Unified Development Code.

The Site Plan process:

  • Promotes a better site design;
  • Integrates projects more effectively into their surrounding environment;
  • Prevents the impairment or depreciation of property values;
  • Improves internal vehicular and pedestrian circulation;
  • Encourages quality and innovative site planning techniques; and
  • Protects and enhances the overall general welfare.

The City of Grand Prairie requires Site Plans for projects involving certain land uses or projects located in a Planned Development District or a Corridor Overlay District. Refer to Article 16 of the Unified Development Code for a complete list of when Site Plans are required.

Reference Article 16, "Site Plan Approval,"(PDF, 759KB)  of the Unified Development Code.

How to View Approved Site Plans

You can view Site Plans that City Council has approved by visiting the city’s Interactive Maps.

Application Process

Step 1.Schedule Pre-Application Meeting

A Pre-Application Meeting is an informational meeting with city staff to help applicants prepare a development application for submission to the Planning Division and identify any significant issues the proposed project may encounter after submission.

The Planning Division will not accept an application without first having a Pre-Application Meeting with the applicant.

City staff holds pre-application meetings via Microsoft Teams every Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Each meeting lasts 30 minutes.

Step 2.Check the Development Schedule 

Development review follows the 2021 Development Calendar(PDF, 70KB) . This calendar lists the application submission deadline and the Development Review Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Council date for each development cycle. 

Step 3.Apply

You must apply online for a Site Plan or Site Plan Amendment through the Customer Self-Service portal. First-time users will need a valid email address to set up an account, which takes five minutes.

Questions? You are welcome to call the Planning Division at 972-237-8255 or visit in person for help submitting your online application.

What Happens Next?

The Development Review Committee will review the application submission and provide comments before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council consider the Site Plan.

View the City of Grand Prairie Development Guide(PDF, 735KB)  for more information.

Requirements

Application Submittal Requirements:

*Upload these documents during the online application process through the Customer Self-Service portal.

View the City of Grand Prairie Development Guide(PDF, 735KB)   for more information.

Fees

The Fee Schedule in Article 22 of the Unified Development Code(PDF, 356KB)  lists the Site Plan fee.

You can also use the Customer Self-Service Fee Estimator tool to view fees.

Once you apply for the Site Plan or Site Plan Amendment, the Planning staff will verify that your application is complete and send you an invoice for the application fee.