SITE PLAN REVIEW
The Codes Administrator shall require that all applications for building permits for new buildings or expansion of
any existing buildings in multi-family, commercial and industrial zoning districts be subject to Site Plan Review in
accordance with these regulations. Developments shall implement the applicable regulations and requirements
specified in the zoning regulation, shall be encouraged to implement the objectives of the City’s Comprehensive
Plan and to foster compatibility among land uses in the City of Louisburg.
The provisions specified for site plan applications within this procedures manual are intended to only be a summary
of the requirements specified in the adopted zoning regulations for the City of Louisburg and the City of Louisburg
Growth Area. Developers should consult the applicable zoning regulations for a complete list of submittal
requirements for site plan applications.
An application fee and deposit shall be paid at the time the site plan application is submitted. The deposit shall be
used to cover expenses incurred by the city in the processing and review of the application. If the city’s processing
and review costs exceed the amount of the initial deposit, the applicant shall be required to pay the additional
In order to request approval of a site plan application:
1. The applicant shall first meet with the Codes Administrator, the city’s planning consultant, the city engineer
and all other applicable city staff members to receive a complete explanation of the zoning requirement in
question, the site plan application procedure and the application form and to discuss all relevant issues
relating to the site plan application.
2. The applicant shall submit a completed site plan application form along with 15 copies of the proposed site
plan and payment of the appropriate application fee and deposit. The Site Plan shall include data, details,
and supporting plans which are found relevant to the proposal as specified in Section 616 of the City of
Louisburg Zoning Regulations and Section 616 of the City of Louisburg Growth Area Zoning Regulations,
whichever is applicable. The number of pages submitted will depend on the proposal’s size and complexity.
The applicant shall make notations explaining the reasons for any omissions. An application shall not be
processed unless it has been fully completed, the site plan submitted and the application fee and deposit
3. Site Plans shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer, architect, land surveyor or landscape
architect at a scale of 1 inch equals 20 feet, on standard 24” x 36” sheets. In addition, the site plan is
required to comply with all other applicable provisions of the zoning regulations. The additional provisions
include, but are not limited to, Design Standards specified in Section 618 of the City of Louisburg Zoning
Regulations and the City of Louisburg Growth Area Zoning Regulations and the Landscape and Buffer
Requirements specified in Section 620 of the City of Louisburg Zoning Regulations.
4. Review of the site plan shall be performed by the Codes Administrator or the city’s planning consultant, and
submitted to the Planning Commission for approval. The Planning Commission shall perform their review
of the site plan and staff findings at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission for
which the item may be scheduled and shall adjourn and reconvene as is determined necessary.
5. Standard of Review: The recommendations of the Codes Administrator or the city’s planning consultant
shall be based on the following standards:
A. The extent to which the proposal conforms to the provisions of the City of Louisburg Zoning
Regulations or City of Louisburg Growth Area Zoning Regulations, whichever is applicable.
B. The extent to which the development would be compatible with the surrounding area.