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Development Approval Process in the City of Chesapeake

The City of Chesapeake has established various approval processes concerning proposed development in the City.

The purpose of the Development Approval Process is to ensure that certain types of development conform to all plans, ordinances, and standards accepted by the City regarding new construction and development, and to prescribe standards for the preparation and submission of development plans. The processes also meet State and Federal requirements such as ICC Codes and State Health Department.

The Development Review Process consists of three general phases:

  • Preliminary Phase
  • Plan Approval Phase
  • Construction Phase