The City of Orange provides coordinated inter-departmental development review through its Streamlined, Multi-disciplined, Accelerated Review, Team (SMART). The team brings together highly experienced and qualified staff from all City departments involved in project review to facilitate the processing of development applications. The program focuses on delivering valuable project feedback early in the project review process to achieve timely and efficient project review. By getting quick feedback from multiple departments, the applicant is able to make adjustments to their development application and avoid costly delays in the City approval process.
Once a Land Use Application has been submitted, the project planner will review it for completeness and prepare it for SMART review.