The Development Review Committee (DRC) is made up of County staff representing various County departments and divisions including Development Review Services (DRS), Planning, Public Works, Building, Utilities, Economic Development (or their designees), among others who provide their subject matter expertise and input regarding development applications on private property(s) located within the unincorporated portions of Pinellas County. The purpose of the DRC is to allow interested members of the public and/or the project applicant the opportunity to review the project related materials, technical review comments from County staff, and/or to ask questions of the DRC to assist in the County’s deliberation of the project in its determination of whether the project is consistent with the Pinellas County Land Development Code.
DRC meetings are open to the public; however, they are not formal public hearings. As such, the meetings are not recorded, so no audio or detailed transcripts will be available. The amount and duration of public comments allowed will be at the discretion of the DRC chairperson and participation will be limited to Committee Members, County staff, the Applicant, and member of the public listed in the DRC meeting request (unless a Committee Member requests information of a specific individual). Should other members of the public wish to provide comments on any proposed development, they may submit written comments.
The DRC typically meets the second Monday of each month (meeting schedule), and provides an opportunity, upon request, for developers and citizens to get questions answered in regards to specific development proposals.
The County maintains a current projects list. From this list, a member of the public may request a project to be placed on the next available DRC agenda (see request deadline). Upon receipt of a timely and complete request, the project will be placed on the agenda and a packet, inclusive of project application materials, department review comments, relevant correspondence, etc., will be provided to the DRC members for review in advance of the public meeting.