A site plan is generally required for all development except single and two-family one lot homes. The chart below summarizes the type of submittal and review needed based on the scope of each project:
|Type of Project||Size of Project||Submittal Required||Planning Commission Review|
|All new construction||Less than 500 square feet of disturbance||Building Permit with a scale drawing showing proposed improvements. However, a Minor Site Plan may be required if complexity of project warrants a more detailed review||Generally, no|
|All new construction and land development - except for new single-family, two-family and semi-detached dwellings, additions thereto, and additions to townhouses.||Between 500 and 5,000 square feet, including disturbed area||Minor Site Plan||Generally, no|
|All new construction and land development - except for new single-family, two-family and semi-detached dwellings and additions thereto, and additions to townhouses.||Greater than 5,000 square feet, including disturbed area||Full Site Plan||Yes|
Plan ReviewThe Planning Office reviews the plan to make sure it is consistent with the City's Land Management Code. In addition to being reviewed by Planning, site plans are routed to various agencies for review and comment. These review agencies include, but are not limited to, City Engineering, City Water Division, City Wastewater Division, Hagerstown Light Department, Hagerstown Fire Marshal, Washington County Soil Conservation, MD State Highway Administration, Columbia Gas, and Potomac Edison. Which review agencies receiving plans for comment depends on the size, complexity, and circumstances of the project.
Timeframe for ApprovalThe City of Hagerstown boasts shorter plan review times when compared to other jurisdictions in the region. Depending on the size, complexity, and circumstances of a project,a Minor Site Plan is typically approved in 3 to 6 weeks, while a Full Plan Site is typically approved in 7 to 10 weeks.
Applications for staff-approved and full site plans (and applicable fees) can be found on the Application Forms page, or in the Planning Office, City Hall, 1 East Franklin Street, Suite 300. For more information, contact us at (301) 739-8577, extension 138 or email email@example.com