When is a Site Plan Required?
Site Plans look at development on a single lot, such as a new commercial building or a new residential building that provides housing for more than two-families. Site plan review is required for any development in excess of 2,000 square feet of floor space, or 25,000 square feet of development.

This includes:
  • Any non-residential use (commercial or industrial)
  • Public and semi-public buildings
  • Multi-family units, whether or not the development involves subdivision of a site

    This excludes:
    • The construction of residential single or two-family dwellings
    • Accessory buildings
    • Agricultural uses.

    Note that subdivisions can be residential subdivisions or commercial subdivisions, and that it is possible for a particular project to be subject to both subdivision and site plan review.

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1. What does the Planning Board do?
2. Do I need to go before the Planning Board for approval of my project?
3. I want to make sure the Planning Board has my input on a particular proposal for development. How can I participate?
4. What is the definition of a subdivision?
5. Can I subdivide my property?
6. What do I need to do to subdivide my property?
7. When is a Site Plan Required?
8. I have my Planning Board approval. Now what?