Development Review Process

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Overview

The development review process implements the land use review processes defined in the City of Rancho Cordova Zoning Code and California State statutes such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Subdivision Map Act. The process commences with submittal of a Planning Application Form (300 KB), as provided by and submitted to the Planning Department. Submittal requirements are listed on the application form. Once the application is deemed complete, the application is routed to other departments/agencies for comments, a public hearing is noticed and scheduled, and action taken on the request.

Projects are evaluated for compliance with the City's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, applicable Specific Plans and other related City standards. The complexity of the development review process varies depending on the size and complexity of the new development or use under consideration, and the level of compatibility with the current land use designation of the subject parcel(s).  

Projects that do not require one of the following entitlements will be reviewed for consistency with development standards during the Building Permit plan review process. 

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