Developing your land is like putting together a complicated puzzle. North Star will lay out the entire process so each step is clear from the moment you sign your contract to the day the transaction is complete.
1. Contract Initiation (60-90 days)
Following mutual acceptance of the contract, we will begin our Feasibility Study. During the Feasibility Study, our engineering consultants will prepare layout options for the subdivision of your property. North Star will present the layout that maximizes your property’s potential to the Jurisdiction for review and comment in a “Pre-application Conference”. If necessary, layout changes will be made to satisfy any of the Jurisdiction’s concerns. It is through this process that North Star will solidify your property’s development potential.
2. Prepare Land Use Application (45-90 days)
Our engineering consultants, along with the rest of our team, will work to gather information from the site. This information, along with the layout, makes up your property’s application for development, “The Land Use Application”. During this time, there will be a number of consultants on your property for various types of review including Boundary Survey, Topography and Traffic Study, Vicinity/Circulation Mapping, Existing Conditions Mapping, Preliminary Utilities Plan, Preliminary Grading, Drainage and Erosion Control Plan, Storm Water Report, Landscape/Mitigation/Tree Preservation Plan, and Written Application Narrative.
3. Application Deemed Complete (30-60 days)
Upon receipt of the application, the Jurisdiction will have 30 days to deem it complete. During
this period, the Jurisdiction will review the application material to be certain they have
received all items needed to properly review and approve the subdivision. If the Jurisdiction
decides it needs additional information, the 30-day period may begin again.
4. Application Approval (60-120 days)
Once the application is deemed complete, the Jurisdiction will work towards approval of the subdivision “Preliminary Plat Approval”. Depending on the type of project, this process may include Hearings Officer Review, Planning Commission Approval and/or City Council Approval. By law, the Jurisdiction must complete this process within 120 days.
5. Prepare Subdivision Engineering (45-90 days)
After preliminary plat approval, our engineering consultants will begin the project’s civil
engineering. This is the development’s construction plans and includes specific locations for
the subdivision’s utilities and amenities.
6. Engineering Approval (45-120 days)
The Jurisdiction will review the civil engineering plans and work with our engineers on the
necessary changes. Following final approval of the plans, the Jurisdiction will hold a meeting
with North Star, our construction contractor and our engineering consultant to review the
construction schedule and process. At this point construction can begin.