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Development Process

The City of Pembroke Pines has established a development review system (DRC) to ensure development requests are processed in a timely manner and to facilitate communication between applicants and various city staff members who are involved in reviewing the plans.  

Planning and Economic Development Division staff encourage applicants to schedule pre application meetings with a project planner prior to DRC submittal.

DRC Reviewers
DRC disciplines which may review a project include:

Planning (Project Manager) Zoning
Landscape Environmental Services - Engineering
Fire Prevention Bureau Building Operated by Calvin Giordano and Associates
Police Florida Power and Light (FPL)
Broward County Mass Transit South Broward Drainage District
Waste Pro - City Approved Trash Vendor Central Broward Water Control District

General Submittal Process
All development requests are submitted in person to the Planning and Economic Development Division located at City Hall.  Applications are accepted each week and should be submitted with the appropriate fees by Thursday at noon.  Applications which are deemed complete are then distributed to appropriate DRC members the following Tuesday.  DRC members have 8 days to review the plans from the distribution date.  Comments are usually provided electronically to an applicant the following Wednesday.  Resubmittals of revised plans may be required depending on the comments received.  Projects which need to be resubmitted for DRC staff review will comply with the same submittal deadlines as a new submittal.  There is an additional resubmittal fee for projects that require more than two (2) DRC reviews.  To request a formal DRC meeting contact the Planning and Economic Development Division directly at 954-392-2100.

DRC Site Plan Submittal Requirements
Site plan submittal requirements vary depending on the complexity and nature of the site plan.  Other development applications such as rezonings, plats, land use plan amendments, signs etc.. have separate requirements for submittal.  Therefore, it is important for potential applicants to meet with the Planning and Economic Development Division staff prior to submittal of any development application.

Project Status
Information regarding the status of any project in the Development Review Process may be obtained by calling the Planning and Economic Development Division at 954-392-2100.  In addition, contact information for each DRC reviewer will be provided on each comment sheet for the project.