Development Process in Keller

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Development Review Committee (DRC)

The Development Review Committee (DRC) is comprised of City staff members from, but not limited to, the departments of Community Development (Planning), Building Inspections, Economic Development, Keller Fire-Rescue, Parks & Recreation, Keller Police, and Public Works. The DRC reviews all development applications for compliance with the City's Unified Development Code (UDC) and other applicable City ordinances.
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Applications, Fees, and Procedures
Development Process Schedule
Keller Unified Development Code
Public Hearing Process

Decorative chevron design for the corresponding bullets DRC Pre-Application Meeting
Application Submittal and Review Process
Re-submittal
Planning and Zoning Commission
City Council and Final Action

Pre-Application Meeting with DRC

Before submitting any development application to the City, all applicants are encouraged to confer with the Development Review Committee to discuss proposals. The purpose of the Pre-Application meeting is for the applicant to become familiar with the City's development procedures, applications, scheduling, and information requirements for applications. It also gives them a chance to go over any applicable City ordinances as it pertains to each proposal. Following the completion of the meeting, the DRC staff members may confer with the applicant to discuss any matters that will assist the applicant in preparing a complete development application. There is no review fee required for a Pre-Application conference with the DRC.

The Development Review Committee meets with potential applicants weekly by appointment.  To schedule an appointment with the DRC, contact the Community Development Department at 817-743-4130 or communitydevelopment@cityofkeller.com.

Submittal and Development Review Committee (DRC) Review Process

The applicant submits a complete application, required fees and 10 copies of initial plans for review by the Development Review Committee on any Friday by noon, except for preliminary and final plats, which must follow the Development Process Schedule.  Applications and process flowcharts are available on the Applications, Fees, and Procedures page »

For each project, a Project Manager will be assigned who will help guide the applicants through the process as smoothly and efficiently as possible while meeting the requirements of the City's Unified Development Code (UDC). The application will be distributed to DRC members on Monday and they will have one (1) week, or five (5) days, to review the application. Upon the completion of the review, the Project Manager compiles the reviews from the DRC members, forwards the comments and mark-ups from the first review to the applicant, and notifies the applicant on whether the project requires a re-submittal. If the application complies with City ordinances, it may be approved by Staff or scheduled for the Planning & Zoning Commission and/or City Council for consideration.

Re-submittal

If an application requires a re-submittal, the applicant revises the plan to address comments made by the DRC and resubmits copies for the second review on any Friday by noon. The revised application will be distributed to DRC members on Monday and they will have one (1) week, or five (5) days, to review the application. Upon the completion of the review, the Project Manager compiles the reviews from the DRC members, forwards the comments and mark-ups from the second review to the applicant, and notifies the applicant on whether the project requires a re-submittal. If the application meets the requirements of the UDC, it may be approved by Staff or scheduled for Planning & Zoning Commission and/or City Council consideration. This process continues until all Staff comments have been addressed and the application complies with City ordinances. The applicant may schedule a meeting with the DRC members at any time to discuss the comments.

 

Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z)

If the application requires recommendation or approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), Staff places the project/proposal on the P&Z meeting agenda for their consideration.  Staff prepares a report and forwards the report and plans for P&Z's consideration. P&Z conducts a public hearing, if required, discusses the project, and votes for approval or denial, or makes a recommendation to the City Council. P&Z generally meets twice a month on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Keller Town Hall located at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

City Council

If the application requires approval by City Council, the application is placed on the City Council agenda after it has received a recommendation from P&Z. Staff forwards the staff report, the P&Z recommendation, public responses (if any), and plans to the City Council. City Council conducts a public hearing, if required, discusses the project and votes for approval, approval with conditions, or denial. City Council generally meets twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Keller Town Hall located at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

Public Hearing Process

Some development applications require a public hearing process in accordance with state laws. Written notice of all public hearings are sent to all owners of property, or to the person rendering the same for City taxes, located within the area of application and within three hundred feet (300') of any property affected thereby, within not less than ten (10) days before a scheduled P&Z meeting is held. The notice may be served by using the last known address as listed on the latest approved tax roll and depositing the notice, postage paid, in the United States mail. Notice of the public hearing is also published in the newspaper not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the City Council meeting date.

City Staff will place at least one sign on the property for which the application has been proposed ten (10) days prior to the P&Z meeting date. This sign will, if at all possible, be placed adjacent to a public street. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the sign remains on the property until the City Council's final action. City Staff will remove the sign from the property after the final action by the City Council, or upon withdrawal of the application by the applicant.

Building Permit Application for Construction

After the development application is completed and approved by the City, a building permit can be obtained through the Building Inspections Division. Please visit the Division's Web page for permit applications, guidelines, and fee information ... More »

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