- Community Development
- Planning and Zoning
Planning and Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Department consists of the Town Planner who is responsible for reviewing and enforcing Town Zoning laws and ordinances that have been approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
- Construction Plans
- Site Plan
- Preliminary Plat
- Final Plat
- Minor Planning Projects
- Performance Bond
- Maintenance Bond
- Zoning Verifciation Letter
Applications for constructions drawings related to a preliminary plat.
A Site Plan is required for all forms of residential, nonresidential, and mixed-use development within the existing zoning district. Site plans are not required for individual single-family homes.
- Site Plan Process Flowchart
- Site Plan Checklist
Application for a subdivision of land for 5 more lots. A concept plan is required to be submitted prior to the preliminary plat.
- Concept Plan Checklist
- Preliminary Plat Checklist
Applications for a subdivision of land. A minor subdivision (4 or less lots).
- Subdivision Process
- Final Plat Checklist
General application for minor planning uses. Please note access from a member of staff is required.
Applications for a variance from any zoning standard in the Land Development Ordinance.
- Variance Process Flowchart
Application for a change of a base zoning district.
- Rezoning Checklist
- Amendment Process Flowchart
Applications for any annexation of territory into the Town.
Applications for a letter provided by Town Staff that indicates the Town’s determined opinion of zoning for a particular property.
Applications for land disturbance associated with a set of approved construction documents or an approved site plan.
A Event Permit is needed for events held at a town park with more than 35 attendees.
Application is used to apply for a residential based business or home occupation (Zoning) Permit.
Applications for any work within Town Right-of-Way.
Planning Staff reviews all applications for development within the Town of Thompson’s Station. Most projects are also reviewed by the Planning Commission. Planning Staff provides information in the form of a staff report with a recommendation to the Commission.
A concept plan is required for any project submittal for all projects consisting of the subdivision of land into five or more lots. The plan should provide enough information to show that the proposed project can adequately address issues related to roads, drainage and sewer for the property. The concept plan must be prepared in accordance with the submittal checklist.
Land Development Ordinance Amendment or Rezone
Amendments to the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) require a Planning Commission recommendation to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Please see the attached Amendment Process Flowchart.
An application in accordance with the submittal checklist is required. No applications will be accepted if the submittals do not include all requirements. Once an application is deemed complete, Staff will begin to review the proposal. Staff will prepare a report to the Planning Commission which may include a recommendation. Upon consideration of the material presented, the Planning Commission will provide a recommendation to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The item will be scheduled for the next BOMA meeting and a report will be submitted with the Planning Commission’s recommendation. Amendments are completed by ordinance which require two readings before the Board.
Tenant Improvement Process
Planning and Codes work together for the review of tenant improvements.
- Obtain Planning site plan approval.
- Is the suite an empty shell or a change of use? Explain the current use of the structure.
- Complete building permit application and submit all necessary plans and documentation.
- Provide an analysis of the proposed sewer usage for the use. Submit all engineering documentation to show how sewer usage is calculated.