A special approval of use may be applied for when a property owner wants to develop or redevelop
property for a use that requires a special approval of use according to the City of Temple Terrace Land
Development Code. The special approval of use is reviewed and approved based on compliance with
specific requirements regarding parking, landscaping, building placement, drainage, access
management, etc. for the proposed use. A public hearing is required before the City Council, which
makes the final decision. From filing to final decision, the process typically takes a minimum of three
(3) months. The planner assigned to your petition will be your main contact person throughout the
The Property Owner/Applicant conducts a Pre-Application Conference with the
Community Development Department staff to discuss the proposed project.
Property Owner/Applicant submits Special Approval of Use Application and
supporting information/documents. Community Development reviews submitted
materials and prepares documents for Agency/Committee Reviews.
• The Hillsborough County Community School Board (reviews and
reports on the application for consistency with School Concurrency
Regulations if applicable).
• The Hillsborough County City County Planning Commission
(reviews and reports on the application for consistency with City of
Temple Terrace Comprehensive Plan).
• The Development Review Committee (comprised of representatives
from the various City departments that review and report on the
application based on their specific duties and responsibilities).
Public notice of the request will be done with a newspaper ad, posting of a sign,
and a letter to property owners within 100 feet of the property 10 days prior to
the public hearing.
The planner assigned to your petition will prepare a staff report for the
City Council and schedules a meeting date before City Council. The City
Council makes the final decision, taking into consideration the staff
reports, and the testimonies of the staff, the petitioner, and the public. The
required public hearing will be scheduled during regular City Council
meetings, which are held the first and third Tuesday of each month.
No site plan review required
Less than 5 acres
5 - 10 acres
*Plus Advertising Cost
* Advertising Cost is to pay for the legal advertisement required by Florida Statute in the local newspaper as well as notice to the
surrounding property owners. These advertising requirements are performed by the City Clerk and the property owner will be billed
separately by that department subsequent to advertising.
NOTE: Please fill out the Authorized Agent Affidavit if the application is being applied for by someone other than the
At the Pre-Application Conference, Community Development staff will provide you with the specific
conditions of the Special Approval of Use based on your proposed use. Please explain on a separate sheet of
paper how your project will comply with these specific conditions.
Please include the following information in the application package:
Executed Special Approval of Use Application
Narrative description of the proposed use (i.e., hours of operation, number of tables, entertainment
Floor plan of the proposed use
Map or aerial photograph (to scale) showing existing uses of land within two hundred (200) feet of the proposed use
Written Explanation of Compliance with conditions of the specific use approval
Authorized Agent Affidavit (if applicable)
Additional Owner Signature Sheet (if applicable)
Ten (10) copies of the preliminary site plan in accordance with Section 12-378
A Transportation Concurrency Application
Traffic study (if applicable – determined after Transportation Concurrency Application reviewed by staff)
Landscape Plan and Tree Survey (1:20 scale)
Submittal request may also require:
Property Deed with Legal Description. Must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
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 time of application.
Signature of Applicant/Owner
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 officers.
By checking this box, I acknowledge that I am electronically signing this form and that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
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