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SEPTEMBER STORMWATER TOOLBOX NEWSLETTER

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stormwater is the only growing source of water pollution in our nation and adding illicit discharges to the mix just doesn’t help. A big thank you to City staff and departments for helping prevents, identify and at times clean up a handful of illicit discharges over the past month. Remember,... more

COMMUNITY SURVEY

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The following is a press release from the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership: The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership, in collaboration with numerous community organizations, is launching a Brand Development Project for the region. The goal of this project is to develop a brand and marketing... more

INTERSECTION CLOSURE: JACKSON AND 9TH STREETS

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The City will close the intersection of Jackson and 9th Street beginning Friday, Sept. 20 around noon, to install a table top intersection. This is where the trail crosses from one side to the other and the table top intersection will make this crossing more visible to the traveling public. The... more

Upcoming Events All »

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 30, 2019, 2:00pm

Development Resources

                One-Stop Online Permits

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. Site Plans and required forms (see checklist) are submitted through our online portal 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 within plan documents.

3. Plans are reviewed by each department and comments are prepared. Comments are provided to the applicant one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

4. Staff from departments and project/development representative(s) meets for Technical Review to review and discuss the project.

5. If revisions are required, the applicant must upload revisions through the online portal (under your items) including a description of how or where each comment was addressed. Plans must be dated and contain revised notes and symbols.

6. Revisions are reviewed by each department and comments or approval are sent out.

7. 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 is referred to the Engineering Department to obtain a driveway/curb cut permit if required, and to finalize utility connections.

8. 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 final set of approved plans through Tech Review will be transferred to the Building Department to obtain a building permit. If you have not already uploaded the following documents during the review process, you will then need to upload them before the Building Department can review for the Building Permit.

  • Construction drawings
  • Construction Design Release
  • Plan Certification Form, completed by the individual that submitted the plans to the State

9. 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.

10. 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.