briefing on the Engineers & Surveyors Institute (ESI) program
and its proposed introduction to the development review process
for two application categories:
(1) construction plans and profiles, and (2) site plans
will be presented.
Department of Community Development is proposing to introduce
Engineers & Surveyors Institute (ESI) into the review process
for the two referenced plan categories.
With increased application volume in the complex
construction and site plan categories, County staff and referral
agencies are being handcuffed by mandatory action timelines and a
declining quality in plan submittals.
Departmentís primary objectives are two-fold: first, the need to
see better plan submissions meeting checklist requirements, and
second, to actively seek to improve plan review processes.
Improved plan quality enables the County, Health
Department, VDOT and WSA staff to comprehensively review and
comment on filed applications, rather than commenting initially on
fatal flaws. All
agencies are operating with staffing constraints and need not to
serve as a quality control review for submitting firms that need
to fulfill that responsibility.
On the other hand, the County needs to provide a
predictable development review process with clear submission
requirements, comprehensive and consistent referral review and
comments pursuant to development regulation requirements.
to Attachment 1 for the
general details. Christer
, and Terry Ryan, ESI
Executive Director, will be available to respond to detailed