FasTrac - We Speed Your Idea to Reality
- Pull together experts for your team.
- We expedite your project with our "one stop" permitting process.
- Successful track record to keep your project on time and on budget.
- We stay in touch with you through the process AND after you have your ribbon cutting.
Approval Timeline - RB Warehouse
715,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, custom manufacturing & repackaging operations at Premier 370 Business Park
- Plan submittal: Dec. 4, 2015
- Plan review by staff: Dec. 16, 2015
- Planning Commission plan approval: Jan. 6, 2016
- Building permit application submittal: Feb. 24, 2016
- Building permit issuance: April 26, 2016
Approval Timeline - Shoppes of Mid Rivers
GBT Realty 280,000-sq.-ft. retail development north of I-70 at Mid Rivers Mall Drive
- Plan submittal: May 10, 2016
- Plan review by staff: May 13, 2016
- Planning Commission plan approval: June 1, 2016
- Building permit application submittal: Jan. 4, 2017
- Building permits issued between February and April 2017
STORE OPENINGS - OCTOBER 2017:
Our team at the City of St. Peters understands that timely review and expert assistance are important when you're trying to develop a site. We take steps during our review process to quickly move projects into the development phase. Typically, the initial review for a development proposal in the City of St. Peters is about 60 days, compared to many other cities' 3-month to 9-month process. We're able to expedite the process by 1) heading off potential issues through early communication, 2) performing various department reviews simultaneously, and 3) working closely with you. We work with developers early in the process (even before the formal reviews), and we commit a staff member as "ombudsman" to shepherd your project along its way through the process.
Land Use Review Committee: One key to the FasTrac is early communication. The City of St. Peters' Land Use Review Committee reviews projects that require St. Peters Board of Aldermen action and proposed special uses even before they are formally submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen. This early meeting gives project applicants a chance to learn our expectations at an early point in the development process while giving the FasTrac team a good working knowledge of the project. The Land Use Review Committee consists of City of St. Peters staff members, the Planning & Zoning Commission Chairman and elected officials. The committee meets in an informal setting on a monthly as-needed basis. Any issues or questions that a staff person or elected official has can be reviewed at this point. That way, we can talk about potential issues early in the development.
Review Process: The review process for development projects will go one of two different routes, depending on the type of request made:
- If you propose an alternate use for a development site (different than the current zoning or land use requirements), you must submit a rezoning or special use petition. The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews the proposed use and then makes a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen for rezoning applications; final action on special use permit applications is taken by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Board will make the final decision on proposed zoning changes.
- Regardless of whether you propose a rezoning/special use, you will need to submit a site plan and architectural elevations for new development. A new use in an existing building may require a site plan if changes are proposed for the site. This process requires action only by the Planning and Zoning Commission, and typically takes about 30 days. An architectural review is part of the Planning and Zoning review process. Plans/elevations can be submitted in conjunction with a rezoning or special use petition (see above) to FasTrac the review process.
Throughout the review process, the St. Peters Planning Department staff will shepherd the project from initial submittal to completion. They work with the applicant during zoning/plan review, then coordinate with the applicant during the review by the Planning Commission/Board of Aldermen, and monitor the follow-up after the formal approvals. The follow-up will include final plan submittal to the Planning Department, submittal of plans to the Engineering Department, and submittal of building plans to the Building Department.