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Subdivisions
Introduction:
A subdivision (sometimes called a plat) is the process by which property is divided or consolidated in order to legally create lots, tracts, or parcels.

General Time Frame:
In order to maximize the efficient processing of an application, it is in the applicant’s best interest to ensure that a complete and thorough application has been submitted and that any subsequent submittals adequately address comments that were provided.

A Final Plat will be reviewed concurrently with any other development review application(s) that is required.

No building permit may be submitted for review until all development review applications have been approved.

The length of time to process a subdivision can vary depending on the complexity of the request, the size of the subdivision, whether or not the subdivision is part of other requests, or if there are unique circumstances. However, subdivisions can generally be processed in the following time frames:

  • Administrative Plats: 2 to 3 months
  • Public Hearing Plats: 4 to 6 months
  • Large-scale PUD Plats may take much longer due to the complexity of the project.
  • Staff determines if an application will be approved administratively or by public hearing.

General Notes:
Prior to submitting a Final Plat for review, a Pre-Application meeting with staff should be scheduled to discuss the application and any additional requirements.

Occasionally, the city may require a neighborhood meeting when it appears an application may have impacts to the surrounding area.

The city is authorized to impose on a subdivision approval any condition(s) that are necessary in order to carry out the general purpose and intent of the Land Development Code (LDC) or Comprehensive Plan.

The city may revoke any approved subdivision, if the applicant for such subdivision fails to comply with any of the conditions that were imposed by the city in conjunction with the approval.

If the approved subdivision is not executed by the applicant (signed and notarized Mylars delivered to the city with the necessary fees) within 60 days of the date of approval, the plat shall be null and void and automatically lapse.

An approval shall authorize only the development described in the approved application.

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