The DRC Process
About The Development Review Committee (DRC) Process
The City of Parkland has established a development review system to ensure development requests are processed with a minimum amount of delay, and applicants are kept advised as to the status of their project and a line of communication to the various city staff members who are involved in reviewing the plans.
All development requests are submitted to the Planning Department at City Hall, 6600 University Drive. If the application and plans are complete, and allowing for sufficient review time, the project will be scheduled for the next available Development Review Committee staff meeting.
The Development Review meeting is attended by staff from several city departments that have the responsibility for reviewing development proposals. This may include representatives from the Planning Division, Engineering Division, Building Division, Sheriff’s Office, Coral Springs Fire Department, and the Environmental Resources Division. Staff comments pertaining to each project will be available to applicants at least three days prior to the meeting. These comments are faxed to the applicant and/or consultants listed on the project’s application.
At the DRC meeting, each project is listed on the agenda, and the applicant is allotted time to review the staff comments and ask any questions they may have. Although this meeting is not intended to be a work session, staff will be available to provide guidance to the applicant as to what changes, if any, will be needed to bring the project into compliance with all City codes. At the conclusion of each project review, the applicant is advised of one of the following outcomes:
- The project has received DRC approval and what steps will be needed to obtain necessary permits.
- The project was not approved, but only minor revisions are required in which case the project should be resubmitted for staff review only (no formal DRC meeting required).
- The project was not approved as it requires major modifications, and it will need to be resubmitted for another DRC review.