Chapter 17.20
TERM AND EFFECT OF PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL

17.20.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

17.20.010    Duration of Approval.

17.20.030    Responsibility of applicant.

17.20.040    Changes, alterations or deletions.

17.20.060    Preliminary plat withdrawal.

17.20.070    Preliminary plat lapse.

(Ord. 6408 §5, 2006, repealed 17.20.050).

17.20.010 Duration of approval

Approval of the preliminary plat shall be effective for five years from the date of approval by the hearing examiner or City Council, during which time a final plat or plats may be submitted. During this time the terms and conditions upon which the preliminary approval was given will not be changed, except as provided for in Section 17.20.040.

(Ord. 7027 §9, 2016; Ord. 6036 §1, 2000; Ord. 5570 §14, 1995; Ord. 4529 §5(1), 1984).

17.20.030 Responsibility of applicant

Knowledge of the expiration date and initiation of a request for extension of approval time is the responsibility of the applicant. The city shall not be held accountable for notification of expirations, although it may notify an applicant of date of expiration. All requests for an extension of time must be submitted to the Planning Department at least 30 days prior to expiration of the preliminary plat.

(Ord. 4529 §5(3). 1984).

17.20.040 Changes, alterations or deletions

Once the preliminary plat map has been approved, it shall not be altered unless approved by both the planning and public works departments. If the alteration is felt to be of a substantial nature by the planning and public works departments, then the plat shall be resubmitted in accordance with the procedures for preliminary plat approval.

(Ord. 4529 §5(4), 1984).

17.20.060 Preliminary plat withdrawal

Wherever a preliminary plat has been approved and the time period for final approval has not expired, and the applicant desires to withdraw the plat, the applicant shall submit his written request to the Planning Department. The Planning Department will review the request and advise the applicant in writing of the effect of the withdrawal of preliminary plat approval. Being advised that the applicant fully understands the effect of the preliminary plat approval withdrawal, the Planning Department shall approve the withdrawal request, making the appropriate changes in the records of the Planning Department and the City Council.

(Ord. 4529 §5(6), 1984).

17.20.070 Preliminary plat lapse

If the applicant has failed to record the final plat within five years from the date of preliminary plat approval, the preliminary plat approval shall lapse.

(Ord. 5570 §14, 1995; Ord. 4529 §5(7), 1984).