Before we dive into the specifics of planning applications, it’s important to remember that every jurisdiction has different application requirements. 

However, typical planning application drawing packets include: 

  • Cover Sheet
  • Site Plan
  • Traffic Study/Letter 
  • Drainage Study/Letter 
  • Photometric Analysis 
  • Architectural Elevations
  • Preliminary Utility Plan 
  • Preliminary Grading Plan
  • Preliminary Landscape Plan 
  • Coordinate Utility Entry Locations
  • Emergency Vehicle Turning Exhibit 


As the applicant, you’ll need to fully understand the scope of work required to assemble a complete submittal. To that end, we’ll engage with a number of consultants to assist you, including: 

Project Facilitator 

The Project Facilitator will start by generating a timeline for the project and a list of items needed for the submittal. They will work with you to gather all of the supporting documentation necessary for the development of your project and ultimately make the submittal on your behalf.    

Project Architect

The Project Architect’s primary role in this phase is to further develop the schematic building design and coordinate design information between each of the consultants, including utility entry locations, completing development plan application and project statements.  

Civil Engineer

The bulk of the effort in this phase is done by the Civil Engineer, developing the cover sheet, site plan, preliminary grading and utility plans, drainage study/letter, and emergency vehicle turning exhibits.  

Landscape Architect 

The Landscape Architect will generate the preliminary landscape plan, showing plant specifications and placement. 

Traffic Engineer 

Newer developments can require full-blown traffic studies – plus out lots and stand-alone sites often require their own traffic studies. These specifics will be determined in the Pre-Application Phase. 

Lighting Consultant 

Our Lighting Consultant will prepare a photometric analysis for the site if required by the jurisdiction.