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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: BYSTANDER TRAINING

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Goshen Community Relations Commission put out a request for proposals for a workshop for CRC members and elected officials to learn about the need for bystander training. Bystander training is based on social science principles that prepare individuals or groups to address a situation of... more

CITY OF GOSHEN DESIGNATES COOLING CENTERS, OFFERS FREE ACCESS TO POOL THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The City of Goshen, in partnership with the Salvation Army, Maple City Chapel and Goshen Public Library, is working to provide resources for residents during the upcoming days with extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Elkhart County from Thursday,... more

JULY STORMWATER TOOLBOX NEWSLETTER

Monday, July 15, 2019

In this month's Newsletter read about how Indiana's stormwater regulations have only changed once since August 2003 and yet they are a way to keep America the Beautiful, beautiful. Lean about the beautiful and beastly sides of fireworks. Lastly, read about the 11 times the Elkhart River has reached minor... more

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Development Resources

Technical Review Process for Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family (3 or more units) and Public/Institutional Projects

The City of Goshen Planning Department, Engineering Department, and Fire Departments have initiated regular plan review meetings (Technical Review) to review site plans prior to permitting. The intent of this meeting is to allow the developer to receive comments from each department, at one meeting. A project representative is not required to attend Technical Review, but attendance is recommended. Technical Review is not for preliminary proposals, which are reviewed through a separate pre-development meeting scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Contact Tara Hetler in Goshen Engineering with any questions at 574-534-2201 or tarahetler@goshencity.com.

1. Three (3) sets of Plans and Plan Review applications and required forms are submitted to the Planning Department three weeks prior to the Technical Review meeting (see Technical Review Calendar).

2. Plans must include a completed checklist indicating where the required information is located in plan documents.

3. Planning Department keeps one set and routes remaining plan sets to the Engineering and Fire departments.

4. Plans are reviewed by each department and comments are prepared.

5. Staff from departments and project/development representative meets for Technical Review to review and discuss the project. Written comments are provided to the applicant one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

6. If revisions are required, the applicant must provide 3 sets of amended plans to the Planning Department. Plans must be dated and contain revised notes and symbols.

7. The Planning Department will distribute amended plans to Fire and Engineering Departments. Each department will notify the Planning Department when approval is granted.

8. Once plans are approved a Zoning Clearance is issued by the Planning and Engineering Departments.

  • If necessary, additional processes may be required (Planned Unit Development approval, Final Site Plan, PUD Amendment, Subdivision Approval, Developmental and/or Use Variances, etc.).
  • Applicant referred to the Engineering Department to obtain a driveway/curb cut permit if required, and to finalize utility connections.

9. A Building Permit is issued by the Building Department once a proposed development has passed the Building Department’s Local Plan Review, a Zoning Clearance is issued, and zoning and building permit fees have been paid. The following plans are submitted to the Building to obtain a building permit: 

  • Two (2) full sets of construction drawings
  • Construction Design Release
  • Plan Certification Form, completed by the individual that submitted the plans to the State

10. Required inspections are conducted by the Building Department, Stormwater Department, and the Planning Department prior to occupancy. For more information on the Planning and Stormwater Departments requirements click here.

11. A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued by the Building Department. A building may not be occupied or opened for business until a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.