Engineering Site Plan Review

For presentations given at 2020 Winter School, please look under "Training and Documentation" in the BZS Document Library.

The Engineering group is responsible for the coordination of plan reviews across multiple city departments. Plans related to any of the following areas may be required to be submitted and reviewed, depending on the nature of the project:
  * Residential developments
  * Storm water management
  * Sanitary sewer
  * Street construction
  * Water main plans associated with private developments and lot splits

Preliminary Commercial Site Plans This service is offered free to our customers. We encourage developers and design professionals to contact us whenever they are planning to develop a new project or expand an existing facility. - learn more

Preliminary Residential Plats Preliminary plats are handled the same way as the preliminary commercial site plans except there is a fee associated with the review. We hold the meeting with the review staff a week or so after the plats have been submitted. - learn more

Final Commercial Site Plans Final commercial site plans are submitted once the all the details of the project have been determined. This is the City's official record of what has been approved for the site. - learn more

Final Residential Plats Final plats can be submitted any time after the preliminary plat review meeting. If the streets are dedicated for public use, the street construction plans must be submitted at the same time as they must be routed for review concurrently. - learn more

Storm Water Management and Sanitary Sewer Plans (CC Plans) These plans are typically submitted after the preliminary site plan meeting (when required). Otherwise they can be submitted at any time, but they will need to be approved before the final site and building plans are approved. - learn more

Lot Splits The Franklin County Auditor's Office requires the City of Columbus' approval for the splitting of property within its corporate boundaries. - learn more

Street Construction Plans (E Plans) These plans, when required by the Division of Traffic Management, may only be submitted after a scope of work has been issued. They must be approved before the Final Site Compliance Plan and the Building Plans are approved. - learn more