Technical Review Committee (TRC)

The TRC is the formal review of all development projects. It is an internal agency review, which evaluates projects based on City standards and requirements.

1. All applications for development are required to go before the Technical Review Committee (TRC). Comments received from the TRC are formal and binding to a project.

2. A Pre-Application Conference (PAC) is required before an applicant can submit a TRC application to better prepare projects for the TRC submission. Comments received from the PAC are informal and nonbinding to a project

3. Requests for both the PAC and TRC are received through the BurlingtonSmart portal.

4. Deadlines to submit for the TRC must follow the TRC Meeting Schedule.

5. All application materials must be submitted digitally. No hard copies will be accepted.

6. Only submittals deemed complete by staff will be processed for TRC review.

7. Required submittal items:

· Application 

· Owner/Applicant’s Signature Page

· Site Plan per the Plan Submission Standards

· Building Elevations

· Floor Plan · Landscape Plan, if applicable, with suggested plant materials list

· Lighting Plan

· Utility Plan

· Grading Plan · Environmental Review Certificate (ERC)

· Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA)

· Application Fee 

8. Payment can be received through the BurlingtonSmart portal electronic payment portal or by check payable to “City of Burlington” for an initial fee of $500.00. Note, for the 3rd and subsequent reviews, there is a $150.00 fee per submission.

9. Additional reference documents: 

· Burlington Unified Development Ordinance 

· the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan, Destination Burlington 

· Downtown Burlington Master Plan 

· the Recreation and Parks Master Plan 

· the Greenways and Bikeways Plan 

· Pedestrian Plan 

· Draft Maple Avenue Corridor Plan

10. Per Section 2.3.F, upon receipt of an application, staff has seven days to make a determination whether the application is complete or incomplete.

11. Once an application is deemed complete, it shall be considered as submitted and will be scheduled for review by the TRC, in accordance with the procedures and standards in effect at that time. 

12. Resubmittals are accepted on a rolling basis through the BurlingtonSmart portal and will be scheduled by staff upon completeness.

Technical Review Committee - Bi-Weekly Meetings

Meeting DateApplication Deadline1Completeness Deadline2
January 14, 2021December 23, 2020December 31, 2020
January 28, 2021January 7, 2021January 14, 2021
February 11, 2021January 21, 2021January 28, 2021
February 25, 2021February 4, 2021February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021February 18, 2021February 25, 2021
March 25, 2021March 4, 2021March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021March 18, 2021March 25, 2021
April 22, 2021April 1, 2021April 8, 2021
May 6, 2021April 15, 2021April 22, 2021
May 20, 2021April 29, 2021May 6, 2021
June 3, 2021May 13, 2021May 6, 2021
June 17, 2021May 27, 2021June 3, 2021
July 1, 2021June 10, 2021June 17, 2021
July 15, 2021June 24, 2021July 1, 2021
July 29, 2021July 8, 2021July 15, 2021
August 12, 2021July 22, 2021July 29, 2021
August 26, 2021August 5, 2021August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021August 19, 2021August 26, 2021
September 23, 2021September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 7, 2021September 16, 2021September 23, 2021
October 21, 2021September 30, 2021October 7, 2021
November 4, 2021October 14, 2021October 21, 2021
November 18, 2021October 28, 2021November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021November 11, 2021November 18, 2021
December 16, 2021November 24, 2021December 2, 2021
December 30, 2021December 9, 2021December 16, 2021
  1. Per Section 2.3.F, upon receipt of an application, staff has seven days to make a completeness determination, whether the application is complete or incomplete.
  2. Once an application is deemed complete, it shall be considered as submitted and will be scheduled for review by the TRC, in accordance with the procedures and standards in effect at that time.