Franklin Zoning Ordinance

319 PROCEDURES Site Plan 20 Chapter Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective July 1, 2024 then expire five years after the original approval date (without a request for an extension), or upon the expiration of its vesting, whichever comes first. D. If construction commences within five years of the original approval date, the site plan will remain valid for: 1. Ten years for a single-phase development plan; or 2. 15 years for a multi-phase development plan or until the vesting of any associated development plan or preliminary plat expires. E. Construction, for purposes of this Subsection, means that any foundations for a building are installed and the building has begun to be erected vertically. F. If a site plan is not associated with a development plan or preliminary plat and is not complete by the end of this time period, the applicant/developer can request an extension of the vesting period and extension of the site plan expiration date, see Section 20.19, Vesting. 20.12.12 Changes to an Approved Site Plan Changes to a site plan are still subject to the expiration date of the original approval of a site plan, pursuant to Subsection 20.12.11, Expiration of a Site Plan. As such, changes to site plans approved after a project has commenced construction will also not “restart” the clock on expiration timelines. Revisions to an approved site plan that are denied by the applicable review body may affect the vesting property rights, per Section 20.19, Vesting. When an applicant requests changes to an approved site plan, the applicable review body may need to reapprove the change depending on the significance of the changes requested and whether the site plan is considered a vested plan in accordance with Section 20.19, Vesting. The DRT shall make these determinations based on the following criteria: A. Site Plan Revision Significant changes that would substantially affect the terms of the original approval or result in significant adverse impacts on the surrounding properties or the City at-large shall be considered a site plan revision and require a new site plan application. Such site plan revisions shall be subject to review and approval by the original review body. The criteria for site plan revisions include the following: 1. The density of the development is to be increased; 2. The gross floor area of nonresidential buildings is to be increased or the number of stories is to be reduced or increased; 3. Required landscaping materials are to be deleted; 4. Required open space is to be deleted; 5. There is any change in plans for historic structures or sites; 6. Drainage, streets, or other engineering design changes will materially alter items approved in the site plan; or 7. There are any major changes that could potentially create an adverse impact on stormwater quality, stormwater quantity, or other Stormwater Management Ordinance requirements. B. Site Plan Amendment Minor changes that do not meet the criteria in Paragraph 20.12.12.A above may be requested through a site plan amendment. Site plan amendments do not require a new application and shall be subject to review and approval by the DRT.