Information for Developers  

Developers Meetings with Staff

Pre-App Meetings will be scheduled on Thursdays from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Having a dedicated schedule will help the developers be able to meet with all the staff departments necessary for the success of all new projects being presented.

Developers should contact the Engineering Department/Planning Department to schedule a meeting at least 24 hours in advance. For everyone involved, having at least have the following information provided when requesting a developers meeting would be helpful:
  1. Address/Parcel number/exact location 
  2. Use(s) or potential use if undecided
  3. Preliminary layout or access points minimum

Site Plan Qualifications

A complete site plan should include each of the following BEFORE the Preliminary Planning Commission: 

  • Application 
  • PC Submittal Fees 
  • An Accurate Checklist 
  • Variance Requests 
  • Variance Request Fees 
  • Cover Sheet 
  • Boundary 
  • Existing Conditions 
  • Site Layout 
  • Landscape Plan 
  • General Notes 
  • Vehicle Circulation 
  • Pedestrian Circulation 
  • Elevations of Buildings 
  • Fire Department Basic Requirements 
  • Utility Availability Letter 

All site plans will be vetted by Staff – which includes Planning, Engineering, Utilities and Economic Development - and discussed with the mayor. This will ensure that all documentation is complete for the Preliminary Planning Commission Meeting. This also means that the complete proposal qualifies to be on the Planning Commission Agenda for the entire body to consider. 

 At the Preliminary Meeting, the Staff will present each site plan, and it will be discussed. This provides each Planning Commissioner the opportunity to ask questions and/or voice concerns. One representative of the project will be allowed to answer questions and, if there is a difference of opinion, share their interpretation of our codes.  

 Like a City Council Work Session, the Preliminary Planning Commission Meeting is a time for the Planning Commissioners to gather information for their individual votes at the Planning Commission Meeting. 

With that being said, the Preliminary Meeting may highlight some disagreements between Staff, the Planning Commission, and the developer. It may also shine light on mistakes or instances where a site plan does not meet the standards required. If that is the case, then the developer has options. They can ask for the item to be removed from the agenda or take their chance with a full vote of the Planning Commission. The Planning Commissioners also have options. They can vote to approve, deny, or defer. 

In summary, a complete site plan will be presented at the Preliminary Meeting for discussion. Decisions concerning that site plan will be made at the Planning Commission Meeting.

Developers Contact List

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The City of Lebanon has grown rapidly over the last several decades. Currently, Lebanon contains approximately 41 square miles. According to the special census conducted in 2004, the population of Lebanon was approximately 21,598.

Lebanon is the County Seat for Wilson County. According to the U.S. Census, the table below shows population statistics for the city and county.

Population Numbers

Year City of Lebanon Wilson County
1950 7,913 26,318
1960 10,512 27,668
1970 12,492 36,999
1980 16,500 49,200
1990 15,208 67,675
2000 20,235 88,809