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Tempe’s Community Development Department provides a centralized location of the City of Tempe’s development process to anticipate and meet the needs of projects.

The Project Assistance Team includes highly-skilled staff members with experience in building safety, planning, land use, and more. These Project Coordinators walk projects of all sizes through the many stages required to go from rendering to reality. Our team can help navigate building, planning, engineering, environmental and fire codes, submittal requirements, and more. 

The Project Assistance Team serves as the single point of contact for plan review, permitting, and inspection. These Project Coordinators work in collaboration with the Planning Division for new building projects requiring a public entitlement process creating a smooth transition into the plan review and inspection process. There is no additional cost for this service.


We Are Here To Help
The Project Assistance Team can help you:

• Develop a project roadmap

• Create a project-specific checklist

• Assist with pre-project research

• Coordinate the design team, plan review, and inspection staff

• Provide proactive technical issue review

• Review building development plans

• Assist with Adaptive Reuse program submittals

• Connect you with Economic Development resources


Community Development
The Tempe Community Development Department oversees Building Safety, Planning, Code Compliance, Redevelopment, Special Projects, Historic Preservation, and other aspects of Tempe's built environment.

Get Started
Contact the Project Assistance Team at
or Josh Rutherford at 480-350-8644 


Application Packet
6-page .pdf (print on both sides) includes:

  • BDPR Project Submittal Application
  • BDPR Application Checklist
  • Owner Authorization Letter


Additional Resources
Brochures [.pdf]:


Project Assistance Team


BDPR - Building Development Plan Review
Building Development
Plan Review





Business Support 


Adaptive Reuse



HIPP - Home Improvement Planning Program
Home Improvement
Planning Program



AIPD - Art In Private Development 

Art In
Private Development


Historic Preservation