Land Use Applications

Contact Information: 

Planning Division
P: 303-450-8739

development@northglenn.org

Northglenn City Hall
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233

Land Use Applications

All new construction or redevelopment and most land use proposals or revisions require a Development Review Process. The Development Review Process provides the city's Planning Commission, Planning and Development Department, Development Review Committee (DRC), City Council and other interested parties with information needed to evaluate for many land use actions subject to city review.

The online versions of the application packets contain instructions and forms used to guide the applicant through the submittal process. The Planning and Development Department can provide advice about the process that should be followed prior to legal development of land or use. The packets include an explanation of the application and a checklist describing how to complete the applications and the required submittal materials for each of the following land use applications.

The following explains the different types of land use applications to help you determine what type of special permit you should be applying for. If you are still unsure, please contact the Planning and Development Department for further assistance at 303-450-8739.

Pre-application Review by DRC

At the pre-application conference, staff will determine if the proposal is in compliance with the Master Plan and the Land Use Regulations and if the specific land use application contains all of the submittal requirements as listed. Staff will advise applicants of explicit development requirements as related to the proposed project, such as road improvements, parking and landscaping minimums. The applicant can make an informed decision on whether to continue with the formal application and be scheduled for hearings with the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. Please contact the city's Planning and Development staff at 303-450-8739 to determine if a pre-application review is required or encouraged for your land use proposal.

Permitted Use Permit

This is a permit that allows for land uses and activities that are allowed for in the Zoning Ordinance, but are not considered a use-by-right. A Permitted Use Permit is a permanent permission, which is granted to conduct a specific activity at a specific location in the city.

Special Use Permit

This is a permit that allows for land uses and activities that are allowed for in the Zoning Ordinance, but are not a use-by-right. A Special Use Permit is a temporary permission, granted to a specific person to conduct a specific activity at a specific location in the cty. Special Use Permits require an annual renewal.

Temporary Use Permit

This is a short term permit that allows for buildings, structures or uses which are not permanent or would not otherwise be permitted in the particular zone district.

Subdivision Review

A Subdivision allows for the division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, plats, sites or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development, whether residential, industrial, office, business, or other use.

Final Development Plan

The purpose of Final Development Review process is to provide site and architectural information for decision-makers to consider when determining the
appropriateness of an application for new development or redevelopment projects.

PUD (Planned Unit Development)

This is a zone district that may allow uses and standards not provided for or inadequately addressed in the City of Northglenn standard zone districts.
An application to rezone to PUD requires a master site plan which must be in compliance with the Master Plan and regulations and requirements of other departments.

Rezoning of Property

This allows the landowner and developer an opportunity to establish a different zoning district with types and intensity of land uses that may be more appropriate for
the surrounding area.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
303-451-8326