Neighborhood Participation Program for Land Use Actions
The City Charter calls for “a system of organized and effective neighborhood participation in land use decisions and other issues that affect quality of life.” The purpose of the Neighborhood Participation Program for Land Use actions is to provide timely notification of any proposed land use action affecting a neighborhood and to provide the opportunity for meaningful neighborhood review of and comment on such proposals.
In July 2012, the City Planning Commission (CPC) adopted the Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) for Land Use Actions, a report recommending improvements to the CPC’s public notification and engagement processes. This report has been approved by the City Council and key portions have been implemented through changes to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. The NPP requirements were amended in 2016 to further enhance notification requirements and the dissemination of information related to development projects. The updated NPP resource guide can be found below:
NPP Resource Guide for Applicants (Revised December 2016)