Site Review


Site Review Committee

The site review committee is comprised of representatives of

  • Planning
  • Civil and traffic engineering
  • Stormwater
  • Addressing
  • Building
  • Fire
  • Signalization
  • Landscape
  • Electric, water, and sewer utilities


The City of Cleveland requires review of all plats and site plan review approval for all new developments and redevelopments of commercial, industrial, public and institutional, multifamily residential, any use containing a drive-through service window or lane, or for land disturbance activities as defined by Title 18 Chapter 3 Section 18-304 (1) of the Cleveland Municipal Code (PDF).

Properties with a building area of 5000 square feet or larger for all buildings contained within the site require site plans designed and stamped by a licensed engineer. Properties with a combined building area of less than 5000 square feet may submit a site sketch. Requirements for submittals can be found in section 6 of the City of Cleveland Zoning Code.

Submittal Process

One set of plans is needed for submittal. Plans can be submitted by emailing Tonya Young in PDF format or in paper form at the Development and Engineering Services office at:
185 2nd Street NE
Attention: Tonya Young
Cleveland, TN 37311

Plans can also be submitted online by using the Apply Online link above or by using one of the review specific links at the bottom of this page.

Plans received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday will be submitted to the Site Review Committee members on Wednesday to begin the site review process. First time submittals have a five working day review time and comments will be available after 12:00 pm on the following Wednesday. Resubmittals have a two working day review time and comments will be available after 12:00 pm on the following Friday. Holidays within the review period may lengthen the return of comments. Any plans previously reviewed that have not been resubmitted to the city within one years' time will be reviewed as a first time submittal.

Developer Meetings

A Developer Meeting is a service the City of Cleveland offers which allows the developer, engineer, or architect of a property to meet with the Site Review Committee and get questions answered before plans are submitted. Developer meetings are held by request on Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

To schedule a developer meeting we must have a request placed before 5:00 pm on Monday. If you would like to schedule a Developer Meeting, please contact Tonya Young at (423) 479-1913.