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 (if the project is subject to the Design Standards requirements)

· Floor Plan, preferred, not required

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

· Lighting Plan, if applicable under Section 

· Utility Plan - to include planimetric and potential utility extensions, or utility tap locations and easement locations

· Grading Plan - to include ADA routes, floodplains, buffers, and grading over water/sewer lines

 · Environmental Review Certificate (ERC)

· Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA), if applicable

· 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. A deficiency report (marked up plan) will be available through the BurlingtonSmart portal typically within 2 days after the TRC meets.  Applicants can resubmit plan revisions through the BurlingtonSmart portal. Resubmittals are accepted on a rolling basis  and will be scheduled by staff for the next available TRC meeting.  The standard review process varies depending upon the type and scale of a development.  

Technical Review Committee - Bi-Weekly Meetings

Meeting DateApplication Deadline1Completeness Deadline2
December 21, 2023November 28, 2023December 5, 2023
January 4, 2024December 13, 2023December 20, 2023
January 18, 2024December 27, 2023January 3, 2024
February 1, 2024January 10, 2024January 17, 2024
February 15, 2024January 24, 2024January 31, 2024
February 29, 2024February 7, 2024February 14, 2024
March 14, 2024February 21, 2024February 28, 2024
March 28, 2024March 6, 2024March 13, 2024
April 11, 2024March 20, 2024March 27, 2024
April 25, 2024April 3, 2024April 10, 2024
May 9, 2024April 17, 2024April 24, 2024
May 23, 2024May 1, 2024May 8, 2024
June 6, 2024May 15, 2024May 22, 2024
June 20, 2024May 29, 2024June 5, 2024
July 2, 2024**June 12, 2024June 19, 2024
July 18, 2024June 26, 2024July 3, 2024
August 1, 2024July 10, 2024July 17, 2024
August 15, 2024July 24, 2024July 31, 2024
August 29, 2024August 7, 2024August 14, 2024
September 12, 2024August 21, 2024August 28, 2024
September 26, 2024September 4, 2024September 11, 2024
October 10, 2024September 18, 2024September 25, 2024
October 24, 2024October 2, 2024October 9, 2024
November 7, 2024October 16, 2024October 23, 2024
November 21, 2024November 30, 2024November 6, 2024
December 5, 2024November 13, 2024November 20, 2024
December 19, 2024November 27, 2024December 4, 2024
January 2, 2025December 11, 2024December 18, 2024


  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.
  3. **Fourth of July rescheduled Meeting Date, Application Deadline, and Completeness Deadline