Table I
Developments of Regional Impact
Tiers and Development Thresholds

Type of Development

Metropolitan Regions

Non-metropolitan Regions

(1) Office

Greater than 400,000 gross square feet

Greater than 125,000 gross square feet

(2) Commercial

Greater than 300,000 gross square feet

Greater than 175,000 gross square feet

(3) Wholesale & Distribution

Greater than 500,000 gross square feet

Greater than 175,000 gross square feet

(4) Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

Greater than 300 new beds; or generating more than 375 peak hour vehicle trips per day

Greater than 200 new beds; or generating more than 250 peak hour vehicle trips per day

(5) Housing

Greater than 400 new lots or units

Greater than 125 new lots or units

(6) Industrial

Greater than 500,000 gross square feet; or employing more than 1,600 workers; or covering more than 400 acres

Greater than 175,000 gross square feet; or employing more than 500 workers; or covering more than 125 acres

(7) Hotels

Greater than 400 rooms

Greater than 250 rooms

(8) Mixed Use

Gross square feet greater than 400,000 (with residential units calculated at 1800 square feet per unit toward the total gross square footage); or covering more than 120 acres; or if any of the individual uses meets or exceeds a threshold as identified herein

Gross square feet greater than 125,000 (with residential units calculated at 1800 square feet per unit toward the total gross square footage); or covering more than 40 acres; or if any of the individual uses meets or exceeds a threshold as identified herein

(9) Airports

All new airports, runways and runway extensions

Any new airport with a paved runway; or runway additions of more than 25% of existing runway length

(10) Attractions & Recreational Facilities

Greater than 1,500 parking spaces or a seating capacity of more than 6,000

Greater than 1,500 parking spaces or a seating capacity of more than 6,000

(11) Post-Secondary School

New school with a capacity of more than 2,400 students, or expansion by at least 25 percent of capacity

New school with a capacity of more than 750 students, or expansion by at least 25 percent of capacity

(12) Waste Handling Facilities

New facility or expansion of use of an existing facility by 50 percent or more

New facility or expansion of use of an existing facility by 50 percent or more

(13) Quarries, Asphalt & Cement Plants

New facility or expansion of existing facility by more than 50 percent

New facility or expansion of existing facility by more than 50 percent

(14) Wastewater Treatment Facilities

New facility or expansion of existing facility by more than 50 percent

New facility or expansion of existing facility by more than 50 percent

(15) Petroleum Storage Facilities

Storage greater than 50,000 barrels if within 1,000 feet of any water supply; otherwise, storage capacity greater than 200,000 barrels

Storage greater than 50,000 barrels if within 1,000 feet of any water supply; otherwise, storage capacity greater than 200,000 barrels

(16) Water Supply Intakes/Reservoirs

New Facilities

New Facilities

(17) Intermodal Terminals

New Facilities

New Facilities

(18) Truck Stops

A new facility with more than three diesel fuel pumps; or containing a half acre of truck parking or 10 truck parking spaces.

A new facility with more than three diesel fuel pumps; or containing a half acre of truck parking or 10 truck parking spaces.

( 19 ) Any other development types not identified above (includes parking facilities)

1000 parking spaces

1000 parking spaces

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