The Development Review Committee (DRC) reviews all applications for compliance with local codes and ordinances and is comprised of staff including the Building Official, Fire Marshal, Police Chief, Public Works Director, and City Engineer. You are encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting to confer with the DRC regarding general development procedures, timing, and application requirements; and to ask questions specific to your proposal. There is no fee required to schedule a meeting with the DRC but they are by appointment only. To schedule, call 817-617-3708.
Submittal and DRC Review
Before review begins, applicants must submit a complete application, all related fees, and five (5) copies of initial plans. Staff will respond with comments and markups. If staff requires re-submittal, the applicant may wish to schedule another DRC meeting to discuss the comments before implementing them. Once staff is satisfied that the application and plans comply with all applicable regulations, the project will either be approved administratively or — if required — scheduled for hearings before and consideration by the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission and/or the Town Council. Please note that the P&Z is only a recommending or advisory board. All final decisions will be made by Council.
If public hearings are required, staff will prepare, publish, and mail required notices and place any necessary signage on the property. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that any such signage remains on the property, unmoved and unaltered, until staff removes it following final action by the Council or withdrawal of the application.