Systems Planning has responsibility for several areas of the development review process. Questions regarding these areas should be directed to the staff person noted below. Other questions about the review process should be directed to the Planning and Development Services Unit.
What We Review
Utilities and Public Rights-of-Way
Systems Planning Unit staff review development petitions primarily for:
- Proposed public utilities (water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer)
- Sidewalks and street lights
- Public right-of-way access and/or modification to public streets
- Utility system capacities and impacts related to development proposals, including sanitary sewer mitigation and Footing Drain Disconnects
For more information, contact Alison Heatley, Senior Project Engineer or Troy Baughman, Senior Project Engineer.
Public utility and right-of-way standards and construction processes are under the supervision of the Engineering department.
Solid Waste and Recycling
Systems Planning Unit staff reviews the following refuse and recycling issues as part of the development review process:
- Collection systems
- On-site storage containers
- Container screening requirements
Natural Features and Environmental Impacts
Systems Planning Unit staff provides support to the Environmental and Developmental Coordination staff in the Building Services Unit in reviewing petitions involving the following natural features and environmental impacts:
- Public street trees
- Landmark trees
- Landscaping and screening
- Steep slopes
- Invasive species
For more information on these issues, contact Kerry Gray, Urban Forestry & Natural Resources Coordinator.
- Floodplain management
- Storm water management
For more information on these issues, contact Jerry Hancock, Storm Water & Floodplain Program Coordinator.
- Soil erosion and sedimentation control
- Grading and drainage
For more information on these issues, contact Peter Stephens, Land Development Coordinator.
Environmental code links and Building Services Unit staff contact information may be found at the Environmental and Developmental Coordination webpage.