Specific Design Plan (SDP)

Specific Design Plans (SDP) are the last phase of a three-phase review process when a development proposal is in a comprehensive design zone (CDZ). SDPs include detailed site and landscape plans, tree conservation plans, recreational facility plans, and building elevations. A determination must also be made that the development will be adequately served by public facilities. They must conform to the design and approval conditions of any preceding Comprehensive Design Plan and/or Preliminary Plan of Subdivision. A Homeowner's Minor Amendment to an SDP is required for making home improvements that require permits. Ryan Homes

Pre-Application Conference: Optional

Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting: Optional

Subdivision and Development Review Committee (SDRC): When reviewed by the Planning Board, Specific Design Plans are required to be reviewed by SDRC.

When reviewed by the Planning Director, amendments to Specific Design Plans may be referred to SDRC, at the discretion of the section Supervisor or at the request of the applicant.

Decision-Making Body: Specific Design Plans are generally ruled upon by the Planning Board, however, limited minor amendments may be ruled upon by the Planning Director.

1–9 lots or Dwelling Units (DUs)
10 or more lots or DUs
$2,000 plus $10 per lot or DU
Nonresidential:$2,000 plus $30 per acre
1–9 lots or DUs
All Others

Public Notice Requirement: Public notice of Planning Board Hearings is satisfied by mailings to adjoining property owners, parties of record, civic associations registered with M-NCPPC, and municipalities and by posting signs with notice of hearing date 30 days prior to hearing.

Estimated Review Time:  3 months


Fill out this application form and email the PDF along with required submission materials to DRDApplications@ppd.mncppc.org.

Important and Required Documents

Application Forms and Filing Instructions

Fee Information

Landscape Manual

Environmental Documents

Parks and Recreation Documents

For Residential Applications Only

For Homeowner Minor Amendments Only

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Relevant Development Review Bulletins

Guides and References