New Development Projects

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Residential Growth Management


In 2012, voting citizens in Lafayette passed the Growth Management Initiative which limits the number of building permits allowed in a 6 year period.  This initiative set a cap of 1,200 building permits available to be issued between January 1, 2013, and January 1, 2019.  As of May 31, 2017, 148 permits have been issued against this allotment.  Read the full language of Section 6.10. Residential Growth Management.
 


Why can’t City Council discuss certain projects?

When the Planning Commission, City Council, Urban Renewal Board, or Historic Preservation Board is considering land use actions, their role is to review information to determine if it meets City codes, standards and policies. In order to create a fair environment for all involved parties, the review of information must occur only within a public meeting when the project is a scheduled agenda item, much like when a judge hears evidence of a case in court. This is considered a quasi-judicial proceeding. 

What is a quasi-judicial proceeding?


This quasi-judicial process prohibits board members from communicating with applicants, interested parties, or independent research prior to a public meeting to ensure all board members have access to the same information. The projects listed to the left are currently considered quasi-judicial, and as such, cannot be discussed by the City board(s) involved in its review. 

 


When is public input scheduled? How do you keep up to date on new projects?

 
Residents desiring to submit input on a particular project are strongly encouraged to personally participate in the public hearing or submit written comments once the hearing date is scheduled. We want to ensure your contribution is considered during the public meeting, but are unable to ensure its inclusion if submitted before a hearing date is officially scheduled. You may check the monthly Planning Commission agendas, subscribe to receive notices of monthly meetings, or contact the Planning and Building Department to learn when a hearing date is scheduled. To include written comments in the public agenda packets for consideration, the document should be submitted 6 business days prior to the meeting date. If this date is missed, comments will be provided to the Commissioners/Councilors the night of the meeting. 
 

List of most quasi-judicial application occurrences:


• Annexation review during a PC and CC meeting
• Sketch Plan review during a PC meeting
• Preliminary Plan review during a PC meeting
• Planned Unit Development (PUD) review during a PC and CC Meeting
• Final Plan during a CC meeting
• Site and architecture plan review during a PC, CC or LURA meeting
• Rezoning review during a PC and CC meeting
• Special use review during a PC meeting
• Landmark Designation or Demolition Stay review during a Historic Preservation Board meeting