Alternative Design 1 Application
Important Information
Please Read All Instructions Before Completing and Submitting the Application
**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED.**
**Please do not ask staff to accept incomplete applications**
A complete application will consist of Exhibits A, B and C and a legible site plan and elevations (if applicable)
drawn to scale, specifying the request.
Do not drop off an application without seeing a staff member.
Staff cannot fill out the paperwork for you. Staff can guide you through the process, but cannot tell you how to write the responses to the
criteria in Exhibit B.
The application must be notarized. Please do not sign the application unless you are in front of a notary.
There is a separate fee for each type of request. For instance, if you are asking for a parking reduction and an alternative buffer, the fee
would be $200, with the parking reduction being $146 and the alternative buffer being $54.
A site plan showing all improvements (structures, parking areas) and all trees is required for all alternative design requests.
Specific requirements:
Type of Request Drawings Required
Parking Reduction Site plan with parking table.
Yard Reduction
Site plan with all existing and/or proposed buildings, driveway and
trees (size and specie) within 20'.
Structure/Fence Height Site plan with trees (size and specie) and building/fence elevations.
Signage
Site plan showing all existing and proposed signs on the property,
noting sign type, setbacks, height and area, as applicable. Elevations of
proposed signs fully dimensioned.
Buffer Waiver
Site plan showing all existing and proposed improvements and the
location and specific details of the requested buffer waiver.
Reverse Framing
Site plan showing the location of the proposed fence and pictures of
adjacent property showing existing fencing or obstruction.
Front Yard Average
Survey showing subject property and the other properties as required
by Code.
Overlay Compliance Check with staff regarding information needed to process request.
Time frame for review is a minimum of fifteen (15) working days.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
LAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
CITY OF TAMPA
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ALTERNATIVE DESIGN EXCEPTION 1 APPLICATION
NOTE: Please be aware that these guidelines are provided as a guide to assist you in submitting your
Alternative Design Exception 1 application. These guidelines are derived from Chapter 27 Zoning and City Policy.
**INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED.**
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
It is highly recommended that you speak with a representative of Land Development Coordination
prior to requesting the letter to ensure that you are receiving the correct letter for your needs. Staff cannot
instruct you on how to answer the questions justifying your request.
I. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION - (ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN OR NEATLY
PRINTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Application Fee(s):
Alternative Zoning Buffer or Reverse Framing: $55.50
Setback Averaging, Alternative Review for an Overlay District, Yard Determination: $166.50
Alternative Parking: $1
50
There is a fee for each type of design exception requested. Please verify the fee with staff.
Bank or business check, or money order payable to the City of Tampa; MasterCard/Visa/DISCOVER/AMEX
PERSONAL CHECKS and CASH ARE NOT ACCEPTED
Exhibit A - Please complete all information on this form.
Exhibit B - Description of alternative design exception.
Affidavit to apply for a Zoning Code Related application and Authorized Agent for an Application to the City
of Tampa.
Additional required items for submittal: Any evidence that you wish the zoning administrator or designee, to
review when making a determination as to the alternative design. One site plan is required to be submitted with
the request. Please note that this is a different application process from a building permit and LDC will need a site
plan. Site plans submitted as part of a building permit application may not be available in Accela.
II. SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION: The application package shall be submitted in person to:
Land Development Coordination Division
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
(813) 274-3100
You may also submit the application online at https://aca.tampagov.net/citizenaccess/default.aspx
III. REVIEW OF AN APPLICATION: The review of an application for an Alternative Design may take up
fifteen (15) working days to review. The zoning administrator or designee shall grant a request or the
zoning administrator may deny the request.
IV. REVIEW OF THE DETERMINATION. If the applicant wishes to seek a review of the Alternative Design
Exception 1, the review shall follow the standards setforth in Section 27-61.
Application for
Alternative Design Exception 1
EXHIBIT A
City of Tampa
Land Development Coordination
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 274-3100
Property Owner's Information:
Name(s):
Address:
City:
Zip Code:
Phone Number:
email address:
Applicant's Information:
State:
email address:
Phone Number:
Zip Code:State:
City:
Address:
Name(s):
Location
Address (List all):
Folio Number(s) (List all):
Parcel Information:
AUTHORIZED AGENT/CONTACT FOR ALL RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
Name(s):
email address:
Phone Number:
Zip Code:State:City:
Address:
Alternative
Design
Exception(s)
Requested (state
code section):
Application Number:
Other Applications on File:
Print Form
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
Staff cannot instruct you on how to respond to these questions
EXHIBIT B
Application Number:
Application for
Alternative Design Exception 1
City of Tampa
Land Development
Coordination
Please note that Design Exceptions are not automatic; you must show compliance with the criteria listed below from
Section 27-60(e)(5):
a. That the exception neither interferes with the rights of others as provided in this chapter, nor is injurious to the public
health, safety or general welfare; and
b. That the exception provides a reasonable allowance of use under the specified circumstances of each application; and
c. That the exception achieves the general intent of this chapter and the Tampa Comprehensive Plan; and
d. That the exception is the minimum possible exception under specific circumstances; and
e. The approval of the exception of standards includes conditions of approval as necessary to ensure that the adjustment
granted does not constitute a grant of special privileges inconsistent with the limitations upon other properties in the
vicinity and within the same zoning district; and
f. The exception is consistent with any applicable specific plans in place for the subject property;
Please Place Your Response Here or on a Separate Sheet. Attached any support documents to the application:
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Exhibit C
AFFIDAVIT TO APPLY FOR A ZONING CODE RELATED APPLICATION and AUTHORIZED
AGENT FOR AN APPLCIATION TO THE CITY OF TAMPA
Property Owner's Name(s):
"That I am (we are) the owner(s) and record title holder(s) of the property noted herein"
Property Address (List all):
"That this property constitutes the subject of the application for a (please check the appropriate box):
"That the undersigned has(have) appointed and does(do) appoint the agent(s) stated herein as his(their) agent
(s) solely to execute any application(s) or other documentation necessary to affect such application(s)" (if
applicable)
"That this affidavit has been executed to induce the City of Tampa, Florida, to consider and act on the above
described application and the information submitted in the application is true and correct"
Commission Expiration (Stamp or date):
Notary Signature:
Identification or personally known:
Sworn to and subscribed on this date:
Date:
"That I(we), the undersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing is true and correct"
Agent's Name(s):
Application Number:
Folio Numbers (List all):
I, THE UNDERSIGNED APPLICATION/AGENT, HEREBY CERTIFY THAT ALL INFORMATION ON THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE
AND COMPLETE AND HEREBY AUTHORIZE AND ALLOW REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY TO ACCESS THE PROPERTY
UNDERGOING REVIEW FOR THE ABOVE REFERENCED REQUEST. IF MY PROPERTY IS GATED, I WILL PROVIDE ACCESS
TO THE PROPERTY UPON REQUEST FROM THE CITY. IN THE EVENT A PETITION FOR REVIEW IS FILED, I WILL ALLOW
THE POSTING OF A NOTICE SIGN ON MY PROPERTY, EVEN IF THE REVIEW IS FILED BY A THIRD PARTY.
Rezoning
Alcoholic Beverage 1
Variance Review Board
Special Use 2Special Use 1
Formal Decision
(Print):
Signature (owner):
(Print):
Signature (applicant/agent):
Commission Expiration (Stamp or date):
Notary Signature:
Identification or personally known:
Date:
Sworn to and subscribed on this date:
Alcoholic Beverage 2
Substantial Change Incremental Review
Design Exception 1 Design Exception 2
Multiple authorizations may be necessary if there is more than one property owner.
Other
The undersigned authorizes the above agent(s) to represent me (us) and act as my (our) agent(s) at any public
hearing on this matter.
Only applies to rezonings, VRB, special use 2 and AB 2 requests.
The undersigned authorizes the above agent(s) to agree to any conditions necessary to effectuate this
application.
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