Title 17G Administration and Procedures
Chapter 17G.080 Subdivisions
A predevelopment meeting is recommended for any preliminary subdivision proposal. The purpose of a predevelopment meeting is to acquaint the applicant with the applicable provision of this chapter, minimum submission requirements and other plans or regulations, which may impact the proposal.
Prior to submittal of the application, the applicant shall conduct a community meeting. The applicant shall hold the community meeting no more than one hundred twenty days prior to the submittal of the application. The notice and format of the meeting shall be in accordance with chapter 17G.060 SMC.
All public notice of the application shall be given in accordance with the procedures set forth in chapter 17G.060 SMC for a Type III application.
Applications for approval of a preliminary plat shall be filed with the director. All applications shall be submitted on forms provided for such purpose by the department. The director may waive specific submittal requirements determined to be unnecessary for review of the application. The application shall be same in form and content as a short plat as provided in SMC 17G.080.040(B)(1).
The preliminary plat shall be prepared by a land surveyor and shall be the same in form and content as a short plat as provided in SMC 17G.080.040(B)(2).
The application shall be reviewed in accordance with the procedures set forth in chapter 17G.060 SMC for a Type III application.
Prior to approval of a plat application, the hearing examiner shall find the application to be in the public use and interest, conform to applicable land use controls and the comprehensive plan of the City, and the approval criteria set forth in chapter 17G.060 SMC. The hearing examiner has the authority to approve or disapprove a proposed preliminary plat under the provisions of this chapter, subject to appeal as provided in chapter 17G.060 SMC.
A subdivision may be developed in phases. A master phasing plan should be submitted with the preliminary plat for approval by the hearing examiner. A preliminary plat that has received preliminary approval may be subsequently modified to be developed in phases, subject to approval of the director. The master phasing plan may be approved provided:
The final plat procedures shall be the same in form as the short plat review procedure as provided in SMC 17G.080.040.
The subdivider shall submit to the director a final plat in the same form and with the same content as the preliminary plat, with the following exceptions or additional requirements:
“This plat has been reviewed on this _____ day of ______, 20__ and is found to be in full compliance with all the conditions of approval stipulated in the Hearing Examiner’s approval of preliminary plat # -PP/PUD.
Once the final plat has been reviewed, approved and signed by the applicable departments, the applicant shall file the final plat with the county auditor within ten days of approval. No permits shall be issued for a proposed lot until the required conformed copies of the plat have been submitted to the planning services department.
Date Passed: Monday, July 23, 2012
Effective Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
ORD C34889 Section 5