Plat / Land Use Application Process
|Upcoming Preliminary Plat Application Deadline|
|Deadline of||March 13, 2017 - 2:00pm|
|For Land Use Meeting||April 11, 2017|
|Upcoming Final Plat Application Deadline|
|Deadline of||[final_plat_application_deadline with_time=true]|
|For City Council Meeting||January 1, 1970|
|Upcoming Land Use Meetings|
|March 14, 2017|
|April 11, 2017|
|May 09, 2017|
|June 13, 2017|
|July 11, 2017|
|August 08, 2017|
|September 12, 2017|
|October 10, 2017|
|November 14, 2017|
|December 12, 2017|
|Upcoming City Council Meetings|
|March 01, 2017|
|March 15, 2017|
|April 05, 2017|
|April 19, 2017|
|May 03, 2017|
|May 17, 2017|
|June 07, 2017|
|June 21, 2017|
|July 05, 2017|
|July 19, 2017|
Land Development / Subdivision Guidelines
|Subdivision Plat Fee Schedule|
|Final Plat||$258 plus $15 per lot|
|Planned Unit Development (PUD)||$530|
|Preliminary Plat||$203 plus $5 per lot|
Informal Development Review:
The owner and/or developer should meet with the city engineering staff to review development proposal. This review will assure that the development proposal conforms with the city’s Comprehensive Plan and can be in compliance with all applicable laws and ordinances. It will also determine whether or not a preliminary plat must be submitted to the city, which in almost all cases is required.
The owner or developer should be prepared with submission materials and information, to be able to answer questions such as the nature of the land use, municipal service, public utilities required, vehicular or pedestrian traffic patterns, the nature or structures and improvements on the properties, lot and block layout, open space for recreational use and public facilities, relationship with the proposed land use and development with adjoining properties.
If a preliminary plat is required, the developer or owner must prepare it and a master plan for submission to the city. Preliminary plats are normally prepared by a licensed engineer or land surveyor. Preparation of the preliminary plat could involve several days to several weeks and adequate timing must be allowed. City engineering staff can assist the owner or developer in making sure that all of the required information is included with the preliminary plat, per Title 17.12.010-190.
Preliminary Plat Submission:
The owner or developer shall submit to the City Clerk copies of the preliminary plat and supporting information along with an application for plat review. Plat review fees will also be collected at that time. Preliminary plat review fees are $203.00 plus $5.00 per lot. A preliminary plat and application for plat review must be submitted to the City Clerk on the scheduled date prior to the next regular meeting of the Land Use and Development Commission. However, if the development also requires a change in Land Use District, the preliminary plat application together with an application to change the Land Use District must be submitted to the City on the scheduled date in advance of the next regularly scheduled Land Use and Development Commission meeting.
Preliminary Plat Approval:
Duly submitted plats are scheduled for Public Hearing and review before the Land Use and Development Commission and the City Council. Normal procedure is to hold a Public Hearing before the Land Use and Development Commission on it’s next regular meeting, at which time, the Land Use and Development Commission makes a recommendation to the City Council for approval or disapproval and forwards all materials to the City Council. The City Council will then hold a Public Hearing at their next regularly scheduled meeting. The City Council will make a decision following that Public Hearing process. In cases of complex or controversial developments, either or both the Land Use and Development Commission or the City Council may choose to take the development under advisement for a period of time, making the decision at a later date. The decision, in either case, must be made within 45 days following submission to either group. Approval by the City Council and the preliminary plat is valid for a period of six (6) months. This approval period may be extended one time for another six (6) month period. If the developer has not submitted a final plat at the end of either approval period, the preliminary plat approval expires. Following preliminary plat approval, the developer’s engineer prepares the final plat. Preparation of the final plat includes an accurate land survey of the development property.
Final Plat Approval:
When the engineer has completed the development construction drawings and the final plat, those materials are submitted to the city engineer to be sure that they comply with city improvement standard Title 16 and the regulations for final plats. Final plat review fees are $258.00 plus $15.00 per lot. Following correction of errors and deficiencies, the city engineer submits the final plat to the City Council for final approval. This process can take one to two weeks. Please allow adequate time. Following approval of the final plat, the developer’s engineer prepares the final plat, and obtains all necessary signatures and is then recorded at the County Recorder’s office. Building permits in the development will not be issued until the final plat is both approved and recorded and all public improvements are made and dedicated to the city, per Title 17.12.200-330.
Title 18.20.020-110 addresses the development of PUD’s. These are special cases of
Planned Unit Developments:
Commercial developments are also required to be submitted to Design Review. After an application has been made, a developer can petition the design review committee to accept the proposal of a commercial development, without having to appear before the Land Use and Development Commission and City Council. This process is for those applications where no platting nor change in zoning is necessary. In the event a zone change is required, the developer must also appear before the Land Use and Development Commission and City Council.
The Land Use and Development Commission (LUDC) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Both meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 5160 Yellowstone Avenue. The preliminary plat and application for plat review must be submitted to the City Clerk on the scheduled date prior to the next regular meeting of the Land Use and Development Commission. However, if the development also requires a change in Land Use District, the preliminary plat application together with an application to change the Land Use District must be submitted to the City on the scheduled date in advance of the next regularly scheduled Land Use and Development Commission meeting.