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Site Development Plans
The purpose of a site development plan is to confirm that all development is consistent with the requirements of City Codes and previously approved plans. 

Preliminary Site Development Plans
Preliminary Site Development Plans give the public an opportunity to provide input on a site and save an applicant the time and money of preparing a full site plan.  A Preliminary Site Development Plan reviewed as part of a rezoning is approved by City Council.  All other Preliminary Site Development Plans are approved by the City Planning Commission.  A Preliminary Site Development Plan is required if the proposed development is adjacent to residentially zoned property or property which is indicated for residential uses on the Future Land Use map in the City's Comprehensive Plan.  Click HERE for an overview of the Preliminary Site Development Plan process. 

Administrative Site Development Plans
An Administrative Site Development Plan is reviewed by and approved by the Development Services Department.  The Administrative Site Development Plan is the engineered certified plan of improvements, certified by a registered civil engineer licensed in the State of Iowa.  Click HERE for an overview of the Administrative Site Development Plan process.

The City of Cedar Rapids encourages customers to use the new Citizen Access Portal site so that City staff can accept, reivew and approve land development plans electronically, saving you time and money.
Citizen Access Portal

Application Information
Submittal Requirements - Administrative Site Development Plan
Submittal Requirements - Preliminary Site Development Plan
Land Development Fees
Submittal Schedule and Review Process
Will My Plans Require a Demolition Review?

Related Links
Zoning Ordinance - Chapter 32
Subdivision Ordinance - Chapter 31
Metro Area Design Standards
Economic Development Services

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