What is a site plan?

A site plan identifies details on drainage, water, sewer, boundary lines, existing or proposed easements, parking areas, buildings, and road construction. A site plan is required for all proposed industrial, commercial, or multi-family development that adds more than 300 sq.ft. of building or 500 sq.ft. of asphalt/concrete and for all new or alterations of communication towers. Specific items to be reviewed include proper lot drainage, pipe sizing and location, proper road construction, and proper sized retention ponds and stormwater calculations. Site plans less than or equal to 25,000 square feet shall require review and approval by the Development Review Committee (DRC). Site plans greater than 25,000 square feet of land area shall also require City Commission approval after DRC review and approval. Site plans expire 365 days after the approval date if building permits for the principal structure have not been issued. The City Engineer may approve an extension one time for a period not to exceed an additional 365 days.

Click here for Application for Site Plan Approval.

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1. What is zoning and how can I find this designation for my property?
2. What is future land use and how can I find this designation for my property?
3. I want to build a shed, carport, addition, or some other structure on my property. The Building Division says I need to confirm my “setbacks”. What are setbacks?
4. What is a “variance” and how can I get one?
5. I would like to place my business in a shopping center. Is my use allowed in this zoning district?
6. Is my property located within the City?
7. What are the code requirements for installing a new sign for my business?
8. What are the parking requirements for my new business?
9. Where can I see all the codes for the City of Winter Garden?
10. I would like to install a fence around my house, what are the steps for a fence permit?
11. Can I annex into the City of Winter Garden?
12. Can I build a structure in a City easement?
13. What are the building setbacks, if my property is located on a lake, conservation area, or wetland?
14. As a business owner, may I display merchandise and/or have outdoor dining tables on a public way (sidewalk)?
15. May I allow customers to have their dogs at my food service establishment?
16. What are the general rules of the consumption and sales of alcoholic beverages?
17. What is a legally non-conforming building, structure or parcel?
18. What is a preliminary plat?
19. What are construction plans for a subdivision?
20. What is a final plat?
21. What is a site plan?
22. What is the Development Review Committee (DRC)?
23. My mortgage company says I am in a flood zone, and need flood insurance. How can the City help me?
24. What is the base flood elevation (BFE) of my property?