For community associations, and residents looking at new infills, or a new small business complex on a main street, this is an important tool. I am glad that the City is making changes to make the development map, and how the development applications are shared publicly, more transparent.
From the City:
“This change is aimed at improving the accuracy and transparency of applications. We believe that this change will help provide timely and complete information to the public and increase public trust and confidence in our application process.
Starting from Friday April 21, 2023 we will only post applications once they have been reviewed by our PDS team and include all the required documentation. Industry knows this as ‘deemed complete.’
Applications will generally be posted 7-14 days after submission with more detailed information provided.
Cancelled applications will now stay on DMap for 30 days (opposed to removed instantly) to ensure that interested parties are kept informed of the status.
There will be no changes to the commenting, processing, and approvals timelines.
Additionally, DMap is now mobile friendly. The Notice Posting signs have been updated with a QR Code which will connect you directly to that application. I will send out more communications on this shortly as it will be part of a larger communications plan. We hope to provide you with promotional materials to share with your communities.”