Mesa considers administrative approvals for some site plans.

Mesa City Council meeting

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

The city of Mesa is looking at allowing for administrative approvals of site plans for some small buildings and development projects.

The Mesa Planning Commission will be briefed on potential proposals at its March 25th meeting. The goal is to create a more efficient and predictable process for developments and renovations.

It currently takes an average of 64 days for site plans reviews to make their way through staff meetings and analysis and public hearings. Twenty-eight of those days are taken up by the hearing process.

Mesa could look to allow city staff and managers approve or deny site plan changes for smaller buildings and projects.

A number of other Valley cities have various approaches to administrative approvals.

The Planning Commission could give staff more guidance on how to draft the proposed changes which would eventually need approval by the City Council.

Here is the staff presentation on the issue:

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