Welcome To Our Department
The mission of the Planning unit is to provide information, recommendation and leadership to the community of Freeport so that they can enjoy a quality life enriched by choices in housing and transportation, efficient use of public infrastructure, distinctive community character and a robust civic life.
The Town Planning Unit of GBPA is responsible for zoning and land utilization, functionality and appearance, of the city, survey recording and planning code compliance and enforcement.
The planning unit provides design guidance, reviews zoning, subdivision applications, and shapes public policy related to growth and development. They are committed to proactive, community-based planning, and to the building of livable, sustainable communities.All applications for building permits and buildings inspected will be reviewed for the following in the Planning Department:
Requirements for Plan Review
Site plan must have:
In addition to the Site plan (minimum scale 1"=10'), a location plan must be submitted.
Elevations/Sections Must indicate:
REQUIREMENT'S FOR INSPECTIONS MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR LANDSCAPING
Residential Property Only:
1. Front Yard:
3. Back Yard:
1. Natural features shall be retained where possible unless just cause can be given for removal
2. No trees of over 3" caliper Measured 3' from the ground) shrubs or flowering plants shall be removed unless they encumber the construction of buildings or unless a full scale landscaping is proposed for the development.
3. For projects over six (6) dwelling units or 5,000 sq. ft. in area, a landscape plan shall be submitted. All building sites must be fully landscaped before an Occupancy Permit will be issued.
4. No fence or boundary y wall may be constructed without written approval from the Planning Department of the G.B.P.A and no hedge fence or boundary wall shall be installed within 30' of a road intersection of more than 3 ' in height.
Note: Before landscaping work, the contractor should contact all Utility companies to ascertain the location underground utilities
Commercial Property Only:
ALL LANDSCAPING MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE ISSUING CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
The permit number MUST also be present and conspicuous on site- if not present it is grounds for failure Any changes made on site that differ from the approved drawings must be submitted to the Building and Development Services building