Land Development Guide
A Clear and Predictable Permitting Process
Developing property-whether starting a new business or building a new home-can be complicated. We'll work to ensure you have all the information you need to make the right investment decision in the City of Revere.
The Revere Land Development Guide was created to provide guidance for the different permits and boards involved in this process. But here is an outline of the key steps:
- Once you've identified a location, meet with City Planner Frank Stringi in the Department of Planning and Community Development to discuss your plans.
- File for Site Plan Review on Citizenserve. This will enable the Site Plan Review Committee to determine whether your proposed use is allowed under zoning, and what permits and approvals you will need. If you have any questions about Site Plan Review and how to have your project placed on the schedule, please contact Tarik Maddrey.
- Larger and more complicated projects: Prior to a formal meeting with the Site Plan Review Committee, schedule an informal review with the Site Plan Review Committee to review your plans with relevant municipal officials. Site Plan Review Committee meets every Tuesday, from 10:00AM-12:30PM, and is available by appointment.
Who's Who in City Hall
To assist applicants in finding the right person to answer their questions, City commissions, boards, and departments that are involved in the development process are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all offices are located in Revere City Hall.
Does Your Lot Meet Standard Requirements?
Do you have a lot that you intend to build on? See our flow chart here to see if it meets the standard requirements for a buildable lot. Visit https://www.revere.org/gis to see mapping features and other useful information around the location of your lot.
Frequently Asked Questions
You should have a mortgage plan from when you purchased the property, but this is not considered a certified plot plan. If you are putting on an addition or building a new structure, you will need a certified plot plan completed by a registered land surveyor. The Engineering Department page will have a list of registered land surveyors in the area which you can choose from.