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Neighborhood Contact: Notify neighbors about new development projects

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Neighborhood contact guidelines to notify neighbors, neighborhood associations and others about development projects. Find out when neighborhood contact is required, what you have to do, who you have to notify and when you have to notify them. Get all neighborhood contact requirements here.
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The neighborhood contact process provides an opportunity for people who live, work or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review. The project applicant is responsible for initiating the neighborhood contact meeting.

For certain projects, a meeting must be held before a land use review or permit can be submitted for a project. Neighborhood contact requirements are based on either the size of the building or the number of lots being created as part of a land division.

Neighborhood contact process: How to notify neighbors

The neighborhood contact process provides an opportunity for people who live, work or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review. Read the contact process overview:

The intent of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is for people developing a property to informally share information and gather constructive feedback about it with people who will experience the development in the neighborhood. More information about the process: 

The Neighborhood Contact requirement provides a way to learn more about a proposed development before a land use review or building permit is submitted. 

Submit an upcoming project, check out neighborhood contact notices and find contact information for your neighborhood association

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