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Planning, Building, and Public Works
21630 11th Avenue South, Suite D
Des Moines, WA 98198-6398
Phone: (206) 870-7576
www.desmoineswa.gov
PRE-APPLICATION
MEETIN G S
WHAT IS A PRE-APPLICATION MEETING?
A Pre-Application Meeting is a meeting between
project applicant and representatives of appropriate
City departments and other review entities that is
conducted prior to the submission of a detailed
application for a building or land use permit. These
“Pre-App” meetings are intended to provide an
overview of the regulatory requirements and
application process.
WHEN IS PRE-APP REQUIRED?
Unless waived by the Community Development
Director, potential applicants or their designees are
required to attend a Pre-App meeting for all Type III,
Type IV, and Type VI land use actions.
HOW WILL THE PRE-APP BENEFIT ME?
Pre-App meetings are highly recommended as they
identify early on in the process potential obstacles
with proposed projects. This helps property owners,
contractors, developers, and businesses owners
determine the feasibility of projects before
expending much money. Applicants are provided
with requirements, expectations, and code
references to assist them with their project. These
help ensure complete and correct submittals when
applying for building or land use permits which
improve plan review and approval times, reduce the
need for resubmittals, and save applicants time and
money.
The following departments and other agencies (as
needed) review the plans and attend the
meetings:
Planning
Engineering (Transportation, Right-of-Way)
Stormwater
Building
Fire
Utilities (dependent on type of project )
WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF PRE-APPS?
Predevelopment review is a forum for city staff to
assist you during the feasibility and preliminary
analysis phase of your project. The information we
provide does not constitute a formal approval or
permit and is dependent on the level of
information you give us.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE A PRE-APP?
To schedule a Pre-App, submit a completed
Pre-Application Meeting Request with 5 copies of
the required materials for the proposed project to
Development Services the Planning, Building, and
Public Works Department 21630 11th Avenue
South, Suite D, Des Moines, WA 98198. Staff will
screen the submittal to ensure the requirements
identified on page 2 of the application have been
sufficiently met. Qualifying submittals will then be
scheduled for the next available time slot a
minimum of two weeks out.
Pre-App Meeting Requests are available online at:
www.desmoineswa.gov/preapp. For additional
assistance please call (206) 870-7576 .
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE PRE-APPS
HELD?
Pre-App meetings run for a maximum of one hour at
1:30 and 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons. They
are held in the South Wing Conference Room in City
Hall at 21630 11th Avenue South, Suite D.
WHAT DOES THE PRE-APP COST?
Pre-Apps are currently free of charge for the first
and second meeting. Each additional meeting
regarding the same project or location is $350.
PERMIT ASSISTANCE MEMO
Disclaimer: This Public Assistance Memo should not be used as a substitute for codes and regulations. The applicant is responsible for
compliance with all code and rule requirements, whether or not described in this PAM. Please see the City of Des Moines Municipal Code for
complete text and requirements: www.codepublishing.com/wa/desmoines/.
PRE-APPLICATION MEETING REQUEST
Preliminary Application File #:
Date:
PROJECT
PROJECT NAME:
PROJECT ADDRESS:
TAX ASSESSOR’S ID #:
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
PROPERTY OWNER
NAME: PHONE:
ADDRESS:
FAX:
CITY: STATE: ZIP:
E-MAIL:
APPLICANT
NAME:
E-MAIL: PHONE:
APPLICANT SIGNATURE
SIGNATURE:
DATE:
For Office Use Only
TYPE I
PROJECT PLANNER:
MEETING
DATE/TIME:
INTAKE
DATE:
NOTES:
TYPE II
TYPE III
TYPE IV
TYPE V
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signature
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PLEASE SUBMIT SIX COPIES of the following information and a completed pre-application meeting request
form to the Planning, Building and Public Works Department at 21630 11
th
Ave S, Suite D. Pre-
application meetings are held on Wednesdays at 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. for one hour, two weeks from the date that
a complete pre-application package is submitted.
The Planning, Building and Public Works Department will review your preliminary application information prior
to formal submittal of an actual land use application package and fee payment. While we will attempt to cover as
many of the planning-related aspects of your proposal as possible during the meeting, subsequent review of a
complete application may reveal issues not identified during this initial review. This meeting is advisory only. The
applicant is responsible for ensuring that any formal application submitted in the future complies with the code
requirements in effect at the time of submission. Please keep in mind the caliber of staff comments you receive will
be directly related to the amount and detail of preliminary application information provided to us. It benefits you
to provide as much information as you possibly can.
PRE-APPLICATION CONCEPTUAL PLAN REQUIREMENTS
VICINITY MAP
STREETS
(Private or public): location of subject site with respect to the nearest street intersections, alleys and other rights of way serving site.
TITLE POLICY
Research and illustration of all encumbrances affecting property as shown in schedule B of the Title Policy.
UTILITIES
Location of existing and proposed utility poles, fire hydrants, and other utilities.
GRADES
Show site grades greater than 15% at 5’ intervals; less than 15% at 2’ intervals.
DRAINAGE
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ocation of any known open or closed drainage conveyances, stream, wetland, or seepage area.
CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN
a. Date, scale and north arrow (oriented to the top of the plan sheet)
b.
Subject property with all property lines, adjacent streets and easements dimensioned and identified (differentiate new lot lines
from existing lot lines)
c. Show dimensioned footprints, square footage and setbacks to property lines of all buildings on site, existing and proposed
d. Lot area square footage
e. Proposed parking areas with dimensions
f. Proposed point of egress/ingress
g. Internal roads and radii
h. Square footage of existing and proposed on-site impervious surfaces
i. Generalized floor plan with occupancy identification
j. Elevation with building height dimensions from existing grade to building roof peak
k. Natural features such as streams, lakes and wetlands
l. Proposed landscaping
m. Shoreline Ordinary High Water Mark, if applicable
NARRATIVE
Please submit a letter referencing the location of the property and a DETAILED description of the project proposal. Indicate any
area(s) of special concern and questions that you particularly need to be addressed.
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