Site Development

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Site Development applications are processed through the Building & Zoning Department.  A site development plan is required for any construction, expansion, enlargement, extension, reconstruction, or alteration of a building, structure, use, or change of use. This also includes the reconfiguration or re-striping of a parking lot. One- and two-family dwellings are exempt from this review process.

Site plan review and approval is intended to provide information to the city in order to determine whether a proposed project complies with the development standards for the City of Waynesboro.

Site Development Process

  1. Applicants and design professionals who are unfamiliar with the development requirements of the city are strongly encouraged to meet with the Site Development Team once a concept plan has been designed but prior to plan submission. The city may require a pre-application conference with the applicant for large or complex projects.
  2. The completed site development application, eight copies of the site plan, and two sets of E&S / SWM calculations are submitted to the Building and Zoning Department along with the appropriate fee.  Site development plans should not exceed 24" x 36".  Electronic versions of all documents shall also be submitted.
  3. Site plan applications are logged by Building & Zoning staff and distributed to the other city departments involved in the review process.
  4. Individual departments have up to forty five days to review the plans for compliance with the city site development standards.
  5. Comments from city departments are provided to the Building and Zoning Department.
  6. The site plan review coordinator compiles all of the comments into one consolidated response for the applicant.

Minimum Site Plan Content

  • Title of the project
  • Name(s) of design professional(s)
  • Property owner
  • Zoning classification
  • The northpoint, scale, date, and vicinity map
  • The boundaries of the property involved, all existing property lines, and all setback lines
  • All existing and proposed contours with 4 foot intervals
  • All existing and proposed buildings or structures to include square footage, number of stories, and type of construction
  • Any proposed demolition plans and details
  • All watercourses, adjacent property lines, waterways or lakes, and other existing physical features in or adjoining the project, including flood hazard areas as identified by official city flood insurance maps
  • The location, dimensions, and character of construction of existing and proposed streets, alleys, sidewalks, right-of-ways, easements, construction entrance, curbs and gutters, and all curb cuts.
  • The location and size of existing and proposed sanitary sewers; water, gas, telephone, electric, and other utility lines; and culverts and other underground or overhead structures in or affecting the project, including existing and proposed facilities and easements for these facilities.
  • All existing and proposed parking, travel lanes, driveways, entrances, exits, loading spaces, walkways, and bicycle parking requirements, indicating type of surfacing, size, angle of stalls, width of aisles, and a specific schedule showing the number of parking spaces provided and the number required (§5.1)
  • Existing and proposed storm water management facilities and erosion and sediment control measures, indicating location, size, type, and grade of ditches, catch basins, and pipes, including on-site water retention and related requirements (Chapter 30, Erosion and Sediment Control)
  • All existing and proposed landscaping (§5.4)
  • Outdoor lighting plan (photometric analysis) to include all outdoor lighting systems, including luminary size, height, and fixture detail (§5.5)
  • Information necessary to demonstrate that all construction or development will fully comply with applicable federal, state, and local requirements for accessibility to the handicapped including signage placement and signage detail (§5.1.5.d)