Conceptual Site Plan (CSP)

Note: Conceptual Site Plans (CSPs) are only applicable to development proposals reviewed under provisions of the prior Ordinance (applications accepted prior to April 1, 2022, and for a period of two years following).

Conceptual Site Plans (CSP) show basic relationships among the proposed uses and illustrate approximate locations of structures, parking areas, site access, open space, and other major site features. They may be somewhat detailed or more schematic and depict proposed uses as bubbles connected with arrows or other graphic symbols. CSPs are required in certain zones and must be approved before a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision in accordance with Section 27-270 Order of Approvals of the Zoning Ordinance.



Pre-Application Conference:  Optional

Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting:  Optional

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

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

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


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

Revision to an approved Conceptual Site Plan:
1–9 lots or DUs: $500
All Others: $2,000
M-X-T Zone Applications: $3,000 plus $200 per acre for the first 100 acres, plus $50 per acre over 100

Fee limit: $50,000
Amendment to an approved Conceptual Site Plan: 1/2 of Original Fee

3-4 months

Application Instructions

The new Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations go into effect on April 1, 2022. For a period of two years (until March 31, 2024), Applicants have the option to submit under the requirements of either the new or prior Ordinance. [Note: Review under the prior Ordinance requires a Pre-Application Conference and Statement of Justification to explain why the applicant has not chosen to develop under the provisions of the new Ordinance.

Any application accepted prior to the effective date of the new Ordinance will be reviewed and decided in accordance with the provisions of the prior Ordinance. See the Transitional Provisions Quick Reference for more information. 

Fill out this application form and email the PDF along with required submission materials to

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Development Review Division

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