Chapter 19.12


19.12.010    Required prior to final plat.

19.12.020    Planning commission action.

19.12.030    Information required.

19.12.040    Preliminary plat – Preparation and data.

19.12.010 Required prior to final plat.

Before submitting a final plat for approval, for recording under AS 40.15, as amended from time to time, the subdivider shall submit a preliminary plat to the planning commission in order that general agreement may be reached on layout and arrangement of streets and lots before a final plat is prepared. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.040(A)(1)(a).]

19.12.020 Planning commission action.

A. If the preliminary plat is acceptable for processing, the commission may grant preliminary approval of the plat subject to and effective upon certification of no objection from agencies authorized to object.

B. Approval of the preliminary plat shall entitle the subdivider to approval of the final plat if it conforms substantially to the preliminary plat and any conditions of approval that have been made.

C. If the planning commission does not approve, disapprove, or return the plat to the applicant within 30 days, the preliminary plat is considered approved and the final plat may be submitted for approval.

D. The applicant for plat approval may consent to the extension of the period for action by the planning commission. The commission shall state on its record and in writing to the applicant its reason for disapproval of a plat. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.040(A)(1)(b).]

19.12.030 Information required.

The following information shall be provided to the planning commission by the subdivider at the time of the preliminary consultation:

A. General. Information including data on existing covenants, land characteristics and available community facilities and utilities, and information describing the subdivision proposal such as number of residential lots, typical lot width and depth, business areas, playgrounds, park areas and other public areas, tree planting, proposed protective covenants and proposed utilities and street improvements;

B. Location Map. A location map showing the relationship of the proposed subdivision to existing community facilities which serve or would be influenced by it, and including the development name and location, main traffic arteries, churches, title, scale, north arrow and date;

C. Proposed Layout. A sketch plan showing in simple sketch form the proposed layout of streets, lots and other features in relation to existing conditions. The sketch plan may be a freehand pencil sketch made directly on a print of the topographic survey. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.060(A).]

19.12.040 Preliminary plat – Preparation and data.

A. The preliminary plat shall be drawn with waterproof, nonfading black ink or legibly drawn with pencil on tracing cloth or tracing paper of good quality at scale of 100 feet to an inch and shall show accurately on its face the following:

1. The date, scale, and northpoint;

2. The proposed subdivision name, which shall not be so similar to the name of any plat previously recorded in the area as to cause confusion;

3. The name and address of the owner, the subdivider, and the engineer, planner or surveyor preparing the plat;

4. The exact length and bearing of the exterior boundaries of the subdivision; the legal description and location to include latitude and longitude to the nearest minute at one corner of the survey; and the total acres;

5. Location and names of adjacent subdivisions and the owners of adjoining parcels of unsubdivided land;

6. Zoning on and adjacent to the subdivision;

7. Location, widths and names of all existing and platted streets, alleys, or other public ways and easements; railroad and utility rights-of-way; parks, cemeteries, watercourses, drainage ditches, permanent buildings, bridges, and other pertinent data required by the planning commission;

8. The water elevations and adjoining lakes or streams at the date of the survey and the approximate high and low water elevations of such lakes or streams;

9. If the subdivision borders a lake or stream, the distances and bearing on a meander line established not less than 20 feet from the ordinary high water mark of the lake or stream;

10. Layout, width and approximate grades of all new streets and rights-of-way, such as alleys, highways, easements for sewers, water mains and other public utilities;

11. Direction and distance to nearest water and sewer mains;

12. Approximate dimensions and areas of lots;

13. Proposed building lines;

14. Approximate radius of all curves and length of tangents;

15. Contours at two-foot intervals or at more frequent intervals if required by the planning commission for land of unusual terrain characteristics; all pertinent elevations should be shown.

B. The area for which such data is to be shown shall extend beyond the boundaries of the actual property being platted a distance which will adequately relate the plat to its surroundings. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.060(B).]