A site plan review may be applied for when a property owner wants to develop or redevelop property
for a use other than single family residential. The site plan is reviewed and approved based on
compliance with applicable Land Development Regulations requirements regarding parking,
landscaping, building placement, drainage, access management, etc. There are three basic steps to the
site plan process: Pre-Application Conference, Preliminary Site Plan Review (Pre-SPR), and
Final Site Plan Review (SPR).
Applicants can choose to have staff identify issues with a conceptual site plan and proceed with a Final
Site Plan Review or go through the Preliminary Site Plan Review to solicit non-binding comments
from City Council, however, if the Preliminary Site Plan Review is selected, the applicant will then
need to go through the Final Site Plan Review (both processes have a separate application fee). A nonpublic hearing (except where a public hearing is otherwise required due to other application or City
requirement) meeting is required before the City Council, which makes final decision on site plan
approval. Administrative approval of a final site plan may occur if the proposed development does not
significantly modify an existing site, as determined by the Community Development Director.
The timeframe from submitting the application to the Community Development Department to final
approval depends on the number of revisions submitted, reviews from other agencies (including State
of Florida agencies), complexity of the proposed project, etc. The planner assigned to your petition
will be your main contact person throughout the process.
Property Owner/Applicant conducts a Pre-Application Conference with the
Community Development Department staff (other departments or agencies may
attend as deemed necessary by the department) to discuss the proposed project.
The specific submittal requirements for supporting studies, permits and/or
documents will be established by the Community Development Department at
Property Owner/Applicant submits Site Plan Application, Preliminary or Final
Site Plan and supporting information/documents. Community Development
reviews submitted materials and prepares documents for applicable Agency /
Committee review to solicit comments on the submitted application.
• Development Review Committee (DRC) - Representatives of City
departments, each with their own specific duties and responsibilities.
• Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission (HCCPC) –
Known as the Planning Commission (C3PC on flow chart), it reviews the
request for consistency with City of Temple Terrace Comprehensive Plan.
• Hillsborough County School Board - Reviews the request for consistency
with school concurrency regulations, if applicable.
• Other Agencies the City may deem necessary to review the request.
Following the Applicant’s receipt of comments from the various agencies
listed above, a Preliminary or Final Site Plan is submitted to the Community
Development Department. The planner assigned to your petition will prepare a
staff report for the City Council. The Community Development Department will
determine when the applicant has sufficiently addressed the DRC and Other
Agency comments to request a meeting date before City Council. The planner
will work with the City Manager’s and City Clerk’s Offices to schedule the item
for City Council’s next available meeting. It may take up 2-3 weeks to get
on to City Council’s agenda. The City Council makes the final decision,
taking into consideration the staff report, comments and reports from other
agencies, and the testimonies of the staff, the petitioner, and the public. The
required public meeting will be scheduled during regular City Council meetings,
which are held the first and third Tuesday of each month.
If a Preliminary Site Plan Review was processed, the next step will be
the Final Site Plan Review, in which case the applicant will need to go
to Step One a Pre-Application Conference meeting to review any
changes (if any) made based on the completed Preliminary Site Plan
Less than 5 acres
5 - 10 acres
Internal Administrative Review
NOTE: Please fill out the Authorized Agent Affidavit if the site plan approval is being applied for by someone other
than the property owner.
Please include the following information in the application package:
Executed Site Plan Review Application (including all signatures and notarization)
Site Plan Review Fee (Varies based on acreage or if administrative)
Authorized Agent Affidavit (if applicable)
Additional Owner Signature Sheet (if applicable)
Six (6) copies of preliminary/final site plan (1:20 scale) per Sections 12-377 and 12-379
Transportation Concurrency Application (including documentation for calculations)
Stormwater/Drainage/Street/Access/Parking Improvements Plan
Property Deed with Legal Description and Hillsborough County Tax Folio Record
Boundary Survey or Sketch (Acreage, legal description, and signed and sealed by surveyor)
Landscape and Irrigation Plan
Tree Survey, Tree Removal Plan, and Existing & Proposed Tree Canopy Coverage
Lighting Plan and Photometric Study
Signage Plan, including colored sign graphics of all signs
Colored Building Renderings/Elevations (height and facades of all sides of the building) –
If in the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area, include horizontal and vertical
dimensions of variations in facade and window areas of the building and floor plan.
Cover letter – Summary of proposed project, including proposed waivers (if known)
USB – Electronic copy of application materials (PDF, spreadsheet, etc.)
Submittal Requests may also require:
Traffic study (City may require after review of Transportation Concurrency Application)
Drainage Calculation and Proof of SWFMD Approval
School Concurrency Application (for residential projects)
Other miscellaneous coordination letters (TECO, SWFMD, etc.)
I hereby certify that I am (we are) owner(s) of record of the above described property or I (we) have written
permission from the owner(s) of record (copy of authorized agent affidavit attached) to request this action. I
hereby certify that the information submitted on this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge
at the the time of application.
NOTE: All persons having a legal or equitable ownership interest in the property must sign the application. Publicly held
corporations must provide the name and address of the corporation and principal executive offers.
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