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What is a DRC?

The Development Review Committee (DRC) is a complimentary process intended to provide preliminary feedback on proposed projects and to identify any of the more critical issues applicable to the project. The intent is to provide applicants with useful information early in the process so that any necessary adjustments may be made prior to formal application submittal, should applicants choose to move forward with the project. 

Staff strives to provide the best available information at the time of DRC based on the materials provided for for review; however, the complete and detailed review is conducted during the formal entitlement review process.

How it works

  • Interested parties must submit a DRC application including the necessary items outlined in the application. 
  • DRC meetings are scheduled for approximately 3 weeks from the receipt of a complete application submittal.
  • DRC meetings take place on Wednesdays and include committee members and invited guests (e.g., applicants or other city staff).
  • During the scheduled DRC meeting, comments are presented to the applicant by individual departments and agencies.
  • Representatives at the DRC meetings typically include the following Departments and Divisions:
    • Planning
    • Fire
    • Police
    • Building
    • Engineering
    • Public Works
    • Community and Economic Development
    • Outside agencies such as Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District (FMFCD), the Fresno Irrigation District (FID), Caltrans, etc., may also participate in DRC meetings.
  • DRC meetings are scheduled for 45 minute durations. Should project discussion require additional time, Planning staff will work with the applicant to schedule a subsequent meeting at a later date.


Clovis form
DRC Application

Please submit a completed application and your project proposal to Joyce Roach ( and/or Marissa Jensen (

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