Chapter 16.80
ADDITIONAL FINAL AND PARCEL MAP REQUIREMENTS

Sections:

16.80.010    Survey and monuments required.

16.80.020    Geotechnical, geologic, and soils reports.

16.80.030    Energy conservation.

16.80.040    Flood management.

16.80.050    Composite development plan.

16.80.010 Survey and monuments required.

(A) An accurate and complete survey of the land to be subdivided shall be made by a registered civil engineer or licensed land surveyor authorized to practice land surveying by the state of California, pursuant to the requirements of the City Engineer. All information required by City standards shall be incorporated into the survey.

(B) At the time of making the survey for the final or parcel map, or within two years from the complete and timely filing of the final or parcel map, whichever occurs first, the civil engineer or surveyor shall set sufficient durable monuments to conform with the standards of the Subdivision Map Act and City standards.

(C) The City Engineer may waive the requirements in subsections (A) and (B) of this section for parcel maps at his or her discretion. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.80.020 Geotechnical, geologic, and soils reports.

(A) Soils Report. A preliminary soils report, based upon adequate subsurface exploration, test borings and laboratory tests, shall be required for every subdivision for which a final or parcel map is required, prior to approval of the tentative or parcel map. In the event the preliminary soils report indicates the presence of collapsible or expansive soils, liquefaction or other soil problems, which if not corrected could result in structural defects, a geotechnical investigation of each lot or parcel in the subdivision shall be undertaken, and a report shall be submitted to the City Engineer recommending corrective action which is likely to prevent structural damage to each structure proposed to be constructed in the area where such soils problems exist. The subdivision or any portion thereof where such soil problems exist may be approved if it is determined that the recommended corrective action is likely to prevent structural damage to each structure to be constructed and that the issuance of any building permit shall be conditioned to include this recommended corrective action with the construction of each affected structure. The report may be waived if, in the exercise of his or her professional judgment, the City Engineer finds that sufficient knowledge exists as to the qualities of the soils within the proposed subdivision.

(B) Geologic Report. Geologic and geotechnical reports shall be required, prior to approval of the tentative or parcel map, when a subdivision involves any of the following:

(1) The subdivision is within any zone requiring special study by the State Geologist or the City Engineer;

(2) The subdivision proposes to dispose surface water through the use of drywells or other subsurface facilities;

(3) The site of the subdivision contains hillside areas where the existing gradient equals or exceeds 10 percent; or

(4) The development of the subdivision requires excavation into bedrock.

(C) Geotechnical, geologic and soils reports, as required herein, shall be prepared by an engineer or geologist, as applicable, who is authorized to practice and prepare said reports by the state of California. Said reports shall be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer. If public improvement plans or grading plans are required as part of the map approval process, the review and approval of the geotechnical, geologic or soils reports shall be required prior to approval of public improvement plans or grading plans. The City Engineer may waive these requirements for parcel maps at his or her discretion, in the exercise of his or her professional judgment. The City Engineer shall make a copy of all approved reports available to the public. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.80.030 Energy conservation.

The design of a subdivision shall be in conformance with Government Code Section 66473.1, with respect to passive or natural heating or cooling opportunities in the subdivision. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.80.040 Flood management.

Prior to approval of any tentative map or parcel map, the subdivider shall demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, that the design of the subdivision is such that it conforms with Chapter 15.28 PMC. The City Engineer may require studies, mapping, easements, design and construction as part of the final or parcel map processing to ensure that this requirement is met. Unless otherwise permitted by this title, no final map shall be recorded if additional studies, engineering design, acquisition of easements or construction of flood control facilities are required for issuance of any building permit for the subdivision. The City Engineer shall make a copy of all approved studies available to the public. Such studies shall be prepared under the direction of a registered civil engineer. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.80.050 Composite development plan.

(A) The Planning Commission may require the filing of additional information in the form of a composite development plan (CDP), as part of the filing of a final or parcel map.

(B) The content and form of composite development plans shall be governed by the provisions of this section and composite development plan standards established by the City Engineer. The composite development plan shall be prepared under the direction of a registered civil engineer or land surveyor and shall be in the form of an additional sheet or sheets adequately representing the streets, boundaries and lots or parcels of the final or parcel map to which it is attached and shall include the following provisions.

(1) All composite development plan sheets shall be prominently labeled, with the words “COMPOSITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN,” and immediately below that shall be prominently labeled the words “For Informational Purposes Only.”

(2) The plan shall contain a section titled “Composite Development Plan Notes.” This section shall list any conditions or mitigation measures stipulated in the project approval for the development of the subject property. Any explanatory notes related to criteria delineated on the map shall also be listed within this section. In addition, any related reports regarding development criteria shall be listed, including the following information: title and date of report; name and credentials of person or firm preparing report; and, the location where the reports are on file. The plan shall delineate and note, at a minimum, the following information: general zoning and land use information (e.g., building setback lines and restricted use areas); geological and seismic information (e.g., fault zones, setback lines, and special foundation and restriction areas); grading information (e.g., top and toe of slope, slope heights and steepness and restriction areas); flood hazard and flood control information (e.g., flood hazard areas and depths, any requirements to ensure conformance with Chapter 15.28 PMC, and major flood control facilities); access limitations; and all easements and ground leases, with record data, not plotted elsewhere on the final or parcel map. In addition, the City Engineer, in consultation with the Director of Planning, may require that additional information be shown on the CDP, including but not limited to: incorporation of any special map requirements; and environmental information (e.g., wetland areas, ecologically sensitive areas, and areas restricted from development). The following statement shall be prominently displayed on each map sheet:

COMPOSITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

NOTES ON THIS PLAN ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES, TO INDICATE CONDITIONS AND CRITERIA THAT EXIST ON THIS PROPERTY THAT WERE KNOWN AND IDENTIFIED AS OF THE DATE THIS PLAN WAS FILED. THIS INFORMATION IS DERIVED FROM PUBLIC RECORDS OR REPORTS AND IS NOT INTENDED TO AFFECT RECORD TITLE INTEREST. THE CORRECTNESS OR SUFFICIENCY OF THESE PUBLIC RECORDS OR REPORTS IS NEITHER STATED NOR IMPLIED.

(C) Should any correction and amendment to a final or parcel map be made that affects the composite development plan, then the applicant shall file with the City Engineer a corrected copy of the composite development plan. The City Engineer is authorized to approve amended composite development plans when they do not adversely impact the conditions of approval and the amendment is in substantial compliance with the conditions of approval of the tentative or parcel map. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)