An approved site plan is required before a building permit may be issued for new buildings or the expansion of any existing multi-family, commercial, or industrial building. Site plan review is intended to address the regulations of the Zoning Regulations, the objectives of the Comprehensive Plan, and to foster compatibility between land uses in the City.

Procedures for site plan review are set forth in Section 31-21 of the Zoning Ordinance. Developers should consult the applicable zoning regulations for a complete list of submittal requirements for site plans. Applicants must submit six copies and one electronic copy (i.e. CD-ROM, USB) of the site plan. All site plans shall be prepared and sealed by a registered professional engineer, architect, or land surveyor at a scale no smaller than 1 inch equal to 50 feet, on standards 24” by 36” sheets.


Review Decisions & Procedures

Site plans are subject to administrative review by the City’s Site Plan Review Team, which reviews the site plan for consistency with City planning policies and objectives and compliance with all applicable regulations and standards. Departments contributing to site plan review include Community Development, Public Works, Fire Department, and Jackson County Water District.

The procedures are as follows:

  1. Schedule a Pre-Application Meeting
  2. Submits a complete Development Services Application & Site Plan
  3.  Departments review the submitted site plan (Review Sheets
  4.  City Planner notifies applicant of approval, conditional approval or denial with 15 business days
  5. Once approved, a site plan is signed by the Director of Community Development and returned to the applicant 

Elements of a Site Plan

The site plan shall include one or more scaled maps or drawings at a scale not smaller than fifty (50) feet to the inch which clearly and accurately includes but not limited to the following information: 

  1. Complete lot dimensions and legal description of property. 
  2. Location and dimensions of all existing and proposed buildings showing exterior dimensions, number and area of floors, elevation of lowest floor to be served by sewer, and distance from property lines. 
  3. Location of all easements, both public and private. 
  4. Location of all utilities to serve the lot, including the location of all existing fire hydrants within 600 ft.
  5. Sanitary sewer shall show two manholes and location and elevation of stub, if any, that serves the property. Note: If no sanitary sewer is available, then the site must be served by an alternate sanitation system as approved by the Jackson County Health Department. 
  6. Location of fifty year floodplain of any storm drainage system on-site. If the lot is within a designated FEMA floodplain, all information as required by Section 11A of the Code of Laws of the City of Grandview is to be provided. 
  7. Elevations of the centerline of the proposed driveway at the top of the street curb, right-of-way line, and garage floor. If no curb exists, then the elevation of the edge of pavement shall be shown. Note: Refer to city driveway standards. 
  8. Total area of open space of the lot to be left as a permeable and uncovered surface that contains living material (minimum of 25% of lot area is required). 
  9. Additional graphic information as may be required by the Director of Community Development or other city agencies to make determinations required by the applicable city codes and ordinances.