The STAR (Streamlining the Application Review) process is the City’s timeline targets for reviewing planning applications. Minor Variance and Consent applications, while sometimes related to Site Plan applications, follow a much shorter review process (through the Committee of Adjustment) and are not subject to STAR.
Planning applications are categorized into two streams:
Please note the use of the word “target” when outlining the timelines. Each planning application is different according to the specifics of the property, its location, the nature of the development and many other factors. Your application may be resolved in more or less time depending on the combination of these factors. The STAR process assumes you will undertake pre-application consultation and submit a complete application. STAR also assumes you will respond to requests for information or revisions to your proposal in a timely manner. Doing so will help us review your application faster.