Development

Planning and Development Department Staff are dedicated to managing the City's development in an efficient and equitable manner, balancing the interests of diverse parties, and to provide clear, factual and timely information to the public concerning the planning and development activities within the City.

Development Status Report

The following document identifies retail, commercial and industrial projects, as well as residential projects, being reviewed by City Staff and/ or the Planning Commission, as well as those projects currently under construction: Development Status Report (PDF)


Development Process

Commercial, Industrial, & Non-Residential Development

The development process for non-residential developments is a 4-step process for most projects. Below is a general overview of the process. A more detailed flow chart is at the bottom of this page.

Conceptual Site Plan

The Conceptual Plan must be approved by the Planning Commission. It is first reviewed by City Staff to ensure it meets all development codes. Once the plan has been approved by staff, it is placed on the next available Planning Commission agenda. 

Download the Conceptual Site Plan Application form in the menu bar on the right side of this page (under "Site Plan Forms"). The application packet includes two checklists to help you ensure your application is correct and complete. 

Final Site Plan

Once the Conceptual Site Plan is approved by the Planning Commission, you may submit a Final Site Plan. A final site plan includes all the civil work that will be done to the site, including water, sewer, stormwater, and erosion control plans. 

Download the Final Site Plan Application form in the menu bar on the right side of this page (under "Site Plan Forms"). Your engineer should also review all pertinent Policies and Standards on the City Engineering Department Development Standards webpage.

Once your plan has been approved, you should install the approved Erosion Control (EC) measures on your site. Call for an inspection after EC is installed. Once the EC has passed inspection, you may pick up your Land Disturbance Permit from the Engineering Department.

Building Permit

After the final site plan is approved, you may submit your architectural building plans to the Building Department. The City does not accept building plans until after the final site plan has been approved.

Landscape Plan

Peachtree City is known for it's beautiful landscapes and natural environment.  After construction has begun on the building, you must submit a landscape plan to the Planning Department. Planning Commission approval is required for all Landscaping Plans.

Download the Landscape Plan Application form in the menu bar on the right side of this page (under "Site Plan Forms"). Once it passes staff review, it will be placed on the next available Planning Commission agenda. 

After your landscaping has been installed, all final inspections are passed, and you have submitted all the As-Built Requirements per the Engineering Department, you can apply for your Certificate of Occupancy.

Lighting Plan

Not all projects will require a lighting plan. However, if you want to install site-lighting other than fixtures attached to buildings, you will be required to submit a Lighting Plan with your permit application. You may do this as a sheet within the overall Final Site Plan submittal, or you may do this as a separate permit application.  

Download the Lighting Plan Design Checklist in the menu bar on the right side of this page (under "Site Plan Forms") for required lighting standards. Submit the required photometric plan, the fixture details, and the footing details either as a separate sheet in your Final Site Plan, or as a permit application to the Building Department. 

Development Process Flow Chart