Development Agreement

What Is It?

A Development Agreement is an agreement entered into between the City and individual property owners and/or developers. Development Agreements usually identify the types and intensity of uses proposed, and are typically requested by property owners to provide certainty and predictability with respect to required mitigation, infrastructure and applicable regulations that will apply to identified properties over a certain period of time. Development Agreements are not an instrument that allows deviation from code requirements.  

How Much Does It Cost?

Our review fee is a flat fee and is established within the Development Review Fee Schedule. An initial fee is required to be paid at the time of application submittal. Subsequent review fees may apply if additional review is required. This application type is eligible to be processed through the Pre-Entitlement Review Process (PREP).  An initial kick off fee is required to be paid at the time of application submittal and a final submittal fee is required to be paid following application acceptance.  All associated fees can be found on the Fee Schedule A-Z page within the fee schedule noted below.
Development Review Permit Fees or the Permit Fee index

How Long Does It Take?

The review process depends on several factors, including the:
  • Complexity of the proposal
  • Quality of plans and project documentation
  • Timely response to correction letters and requests for further information
  • Start the Application Process

1. Apply for an application
Get an application number by submitting your application to the Development Services Center.  You will need to provide all information noted in the applicable submittal checklist.
Development Agreement Submittal Requirements Checklist

PREP Development Agreement – This submittal requirements checklist is still under development. Please contact the Planner on Call at 425-556-2494 or via email at to receive a submittal requirements checklist. To learn more about PREP see the PREP User Guide.

2. Submit Application
Schedule an intake appointment. Call 425-556-2494 to schedule an intake appointment at the Development Services Center. Application submittals are only accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays.