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The time needed to process an MDP varies, depending on the complexity and scale of the proposal. Most other Comprehensive Plan amendment requests can be processed in about 10 weeks. However, MDPs require more review and analysis. Generally, an MDP may be processed in about 3 months or less, from the time of submittal. Please note that a considerable amount of time may be required of an applicant prior to submittal for the preparation of an MDP, a pre-application meeting with planning staff, and public participation.
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A Master Development Plan is required when one or more of the following is proposed:
The approval of a Master Development Plan requires public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. The same process as amending the Comprehensive Plan with a change in growth category or designation.
Applicants must submit a master development plan map, drawn at a scale of either 50, 100, or 200 feet to one inch, or at a scale approved by the Zoning Inspector, and including information such as:
In addition, applicants must submit supporting documentation regarding traffic, screening, open space provisions, water supply, population projections, phasing of the project, as well as a public participation report. For a complete list of requirements, please refer to Article 4 of the Zoning Regulations.