Chapter 16.30
REQUIRED MAPS

Sections:

16.30.010    Requirement for a tentative map in lieu of a parcel map.

16.30.020    Requirements for tentative maps.

16.30.030    Requirements for parcel maps.

16.30.040    Other maps.

16.30.010 Requirement for a tentative map in lieu of a parcel map.

(A) Pursuant to Government Code Section 66428, a tentative map shall be required, where a parcel map would otherwise be allowed by the Subdivision Map Act in the following circumstances:

(1) A vesting right conferred by Chapter 4.5 of the Subdivision Map Act is sought by the subdivider;

(2) Access from the public right-of-way to the proposed lots within the subdivision of commercially or industrially zoned land is provided through easements or reciprocal parking and access agreements, rather than by direct frontage to publicly dedicated and improved roadways; or

(3) The proposed lots created by the parcel map are less than 7,000 square feet in size, and the use of the site is for single-family attached or detached residences.

(B) Any required tentative map shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of PMC 16.30.020 and Chapter 16.40 PMC.

(C) A tentative map and final map will be required where successive divisions by the same or different related subdivider result in a total of five or more lots. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.30.020 Requirements for tentative maps.

(A) A tentative map and final map shall be required for all subdivisions creating five or more lots, five or more condominiums, a community apartment project containing five or more dwelling units, and for the conversion of a dwelling to a stock cooperative containing five or more dwelling units except where:

(1) The land before division contains less than five acres, where each lot created by the division abuts upon a maintained public street or highway and no dedications or improvements are required by the City; or

(2) Each lot created by the division has a gross area of 20 acres or more and has a City-approved access to a maintained public street or highway; or

(3) The land consists of a lot or lots of land having City-approved access to a public street or highway which comprises part of a tract of land zoned for industrial or commercial development, and which has the approval of the City Council as to street alignments and widths; or

(4) Each lot created by the division has a gross area of not less than 40 acres or is not less than a quarter of a quarter section; or

(5) Until January 1, 2003, the land being subdivided is solely for the creation of an environmental subdivision, pursuant to Government Code Section 66418.2.

(B) A parcel map shall be authorized for those subdivisions described in subsections (A)(1) through (5) of this section. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.30.030 Requirements for parcel maps.

A parcel map or a tentative parcel map as provided in PMC 16.30.010 shall be required for all subdivisions creating four or fewer lots, four or fewer condominiums, a community apartment project containing four or fewer dwelling units, and for the conversion of the dwelling to a stock cooperative containing four or fewer units, except that parcel maps shall not be required for:

(A) Subdivisions of a portion of the operating right-of-way of a railroad corporation, as defined by Public Utilities Code Section 230, which are created by short-term leases terminable by either party on not more than 30 days’ written notice; or

(B) Any interest in land conveyed to or from a governmental agency, public entity, public utility, or for land conveyed to a subsidiary of a public utility for conveyance to such public utility, for rights-of-way where such conveyance has been reviewed in accordance with this title, unless a showing is made in individual cases, upon substantial evidence, that public policy necessitates a parcel map; or

(C) Lot line adjustments between two or more adjoining parcels, in accordance with this title; or

(D) The merger of contiguous parcels under common ownership, subject to the recordation of an instrument evidencing the merger, such instrument to be approved in accordance with this title. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.30.040 Other maps.

(A) Vesting tentative maps may be filed pursuant to Government Code Section 66452(b) and Chapter 16.100 PMC.

(B) Final maps shall be filed pursuant to Government Code Section 66457 and Chapters 16.70 and 16.80 PMC. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)