Development

Whether you’re interested in building a new home for your business or developing lots or units to resell, city staff will help developers through the required steps for planning, rezoning, and platting.

Construction Process Flow Chart 1-2014

Below are approximate timelines for approval of:

A calendar that lays out the deadlines for 2016 is available here.

A current zoning map is available on our City Maps page.

A full explanation of North Liberty’s development application process is for download. Download the required applications forms for:

 

Rezoning Process

Major Milestones Approximate Timeline
Developer consults with staff Pre-submission
Developer coordinates good neighbor mailing Start of process
Developer and staff hold good neighbor meeting Week 2
Developer submits materials to city Week 2-3
Staff reviews materials and meets informally Week 3-4
Staff prepares and mails preliminary report to developer Week 3-4
Developer submits corrected/modified materials Week 6
Staff reviews corrected materials, and prepares report for Planning Commission Week 6
Planning Commission meets and makes recommendation to City Council Week 7-8
City Council meets, holds public hearing, and may approve 1st required reading Week 8-10
City Council meets and approves 2nd reading Week 10-12
City Council meets and approves 3rd reading Week 12-14
City publishes rezoning and the process is final Week 13-15

Preliminary Plat Process

Major Milestones Approximate Timeline
Developer consults with staff Pre-submission
Developer coordinates good neighbor mailing Start of process
Developer and staff hold good neighbor meeting Week 2
Developer submits materials to city Week 2-3
Staff reviews materials and meets informally
Attorneys begin preparation of Developers Agreement
Week 3-4
Staff prepares and mails preliminary report to developer Week 3-4
Developer submits corrected/modified materials Week 6
Staff reviews corrected materials, and prepares report for Planning Commission Week 6
Planning Commission meets and makes recommendation to City Council Week 7-8
City Council meets and approves Developers Agreement Week 8-10
City Council meets and approves Preliminary Plat, and the process is final Week 8-10
Developer prepares and submits improvement construction plans for staff approval Post-approval
Developer installs or bonds for improvements Post-approval
Final Plat process can begin

North Liberty Final Plat Process

Major Milestones Approximate Timeline
Developer consults with staff Pre-submission
Developer submits materials to city Start of process
Staff reviews materials and meets informally
Attorneys begin preparation of Developers Agreement
Week 1-2
Staff prepares and mails preliminary report to developer Week 2
Developer submits corrected/modified materials Week 4
Staff reviews corrected materials, and prepares report for Planning Commission Week 4
Planning Commission meets and makes recommendation to City Council Week 5
City Council meets and approves plat Week 6
Owner records plat and the process is final Unknown
Owner can sell lots

North Liberty Site Plan Process

Major Milestones Approximate Timeline
Developer consults with staff Pre-submission
Developer submits materials to city Start of process
Staff reviews materials and meets informally
Attorneys begin preparation of Developers Agreement
Week 1-2
Staff prepares and mails preliminary report to developer Week 2
Developer submits corrected/modified materials Week 4
Staff reviews corrected materials, and prepares report for Planning Commission Week 4
Planning Commission meets and makes recommendation to City Council Week 5
City Council meets and approves site plan and the process is final Week 6
Developer can submit building permit application