The Urban Design Section processes comprehensive and specific design
plans and conceptual and detailed site plans. It also processes
applications for alternative compliance with the Landscape Manual.
Comprehensive and specific design plans are part of a three-phase review
process for comprehensive design zones. Conceptual and detailed site
plans are generally required for certain types of uses, such as
multifamily housing, day care, and employment parks in the I-3 Zone.
Site plan review may also be triggered by conditions of a prior
subdivision or zoning case. Alternative compliance is a technique
allowing applicants to propose alternative methods of compliance with
the landscaping buffering and screening requirements of the Landscape Manual (PDF).