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Site Plan Review

Application | Submittal Checklist | Process Brochure | Contacts

Site plan review is the interdepartmental and interagency review of a proposed development that assures the site is compliant with city and state code requirements. Reviews include, but are not limited to:

  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Drainage
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting
  • Stormwater management
  • Streets
  • Traffic

When is it required?
Site plan review is required for all additions or new construction with land disturbance greater than 2,500 square feet throughout the city, excluding single-family development of two or fewer lots.

Norfolk Stormwater Design Guidelines effective July 1, 2014
Norfolk Stormwater Design and Construction Manual (VSMP Construction General Permit Information)
Construction General Permit Fees

How long does the site plan review process take?
Typically the site plan review process normally can range between 2-6 months for review and final approval. Times will vary based on the scale and scope of the project.

To schedule a pre-application meeting, please contact Suzanne Riegle at

Requirements

  • 2 folded copies of the proposed site plan (maximum size 24" x 36"; rolled plans will NOT be accepted)

After Site Plan Approval is Issued
Post-Plan Approval Permits & Inspections Checklist
Please review your approved site plan, and check with the departments listed, to ensure that you have been issued all required permits and have scheduled and completed all required inspections prior to requesting your Certificate of Occupancy.  This list is NOT exhaustive, and not all permits and inspections apply to all projects.

Revisions to Approved Site Plans

Minor Revisions
Submittals of revisions to approved plans that include revisions to 3 or fewer plan sheets must be submitted as follows:

  • A letter from the engineer that includes a bulleted list of all revisions
  • 1 digital copy of the revised plan sheets, with revisions clearly clouded/called out

Please e-mail these items to Suzanne Riegle at 

Major Revisions
Submittals of revisions to approved plans that include revisions to 4 or more plan sheets must be submitted as a new site plan review (see requirements above), and must also include a letter from the engineer that includes a bulleted list of all revisions.