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Site Plan Review

  • Departments:Planning & Development
  • Divisions:City Permits
  • Phone:(217) 228-4515

The intention of the site plan review is to provide for consultation and cooperation between the developer and the city so that both parties may realize maximum utilization of land, minimize the adverse effect upon the surrounding land uses, reaffirm compliance of the comprehensive plan and insure the orderly development of the city.

A copy of the Site Plan Review Application and Checklist are available at the Department of Planning and Development, Planning Office located at 706 Maine Street, 3rd Floor, City Hall Annex or by clicking on the following links:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Application

  3. Checklist

Procedure and Review of Plans:
Site plan review is required for multiple family  (R3), commercial (C1A, C1B, C2, C3) downtown (D1, D2, D3, D4, D5) and industrial (M1, M2, M3) projects and any off-premise sign (billboard). All site plans shall be submitted to the Planning office and reviewed by the appropriate city departments. Upon determination that a site plan is in compliance with all requirements the plan shall be approved. 

Permit Fee Schedule:
An application fee (nonrefundable) shall be charged for all projects requiring site plan reviews. Said fee shall be paid prior to the review. The fee is $250.00 plus an additional $10.00 for every acre beyond the first acre.

Information Required on the Site Plan: 
A site plan submitted for review and approval shall contain the following data:

General Information
Physical Features
      Nature Features
Plans drawn to scale
Existing and proposed lot lines,
building lines, structures, parking
lot on adjacent sites
Existing and proposed topography
Owners name, address and phone
Traffic and pedestrian
ciculation facilities
Drainage course
Professional seal
Existing and proposed utilities
Natural resources
Zoning district
Flood plan, floor elevations,
specifications of building materials
Bodies of water
Area, height, lot coverage, setbacks
Dimensions of parking spaces, drives
and type of surfaces
Legal description
Existing and proposed lighting location,
type and illumination
Total usable floor space
Existing and proposed landscaping,
fencing, etc.
Type and number of units/building
Existing and proposed signage,
location, size, height
Number of employees


For additional information on Building Code Amendments and Building Code Checklist, please click on the following links:

  1. 2006 Building Code Amendments

  2. Code Check-Off

For More Information:
Tom Fentem, Community Planner
City Hall Annex - 706 Maine Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301


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