Subdivisions / PUD

Sketch Plan, Preliminary Plan / PUD & Final Plan / PUD

  • Final plans provide the legal documents that will be a part of the city and county records. The final plan typically includes a final plat and a development agreement, along with all other final documents and agreements between the owner or developer and the city. Final plans require a public hearing before the City Council.
  • Preliminary plans provide the necessary information to allow staff and the Planning Commission to review a more detailed design and to resolve planning or engineering problems that may have been raised at the sketch plan phase. Preliminary plans require a public hearing before the Planning Commission.
  • Sketch plans allow a review of the concept and the appropriateness of the proposed development in order to identify major problems which must be resolved and to assess the overall feasibility of the request. A sketch plan requires a public hearing before the Planning Commission.

Application Process

  • 1. Neighborhood meeting is required before submitting a formal application for a sketch plan and a preliminary plan.
  • 2. Schedule a pre-application meeting
    • Prior to developing in the City of Lafayette, please schedule a pre-application meeting.   Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) and Special Use Reviews require a pre-application conference. Pre-applications conferences are optional for other types of projects; however, we recommend meeting with staff prior to submitting most land use applications. The meeting will provide direction on necessary applications, plan sets, studies, the process, and a general timeline.
    • Please complete the Pre-Application Conference Form
  • 3. Complete an application
    • Complete an application for each type needed. For example, if you need a Site Plan/Architectural Review and Special Use Review, you will need both applications.
  • 4. Submit completed application form(s) and all supplemental information to
    • All plan submittals must be done electronically. Paper copies will not be accepted.
    • All plans and supporting documents should be in separate PDF files with descriptive names.
    • Large plans can be submitted through Dropbox or a similar FTP site via a link from that site.
    • Submittals are accepted each Tuesday to be entered into the review cycle the following week.

Related Applications / Forms

Pertinent Code Sections

  • Section 26-16 through Section 26-16-6 Review Process
  • Section 26-17 Application Requirements
  • Section 26-19.5 Landscaping