Chapter 18.24


18.24.010    Requirements for improvements.

18.24.020    Plan review, inspection and fees.

18.24.030    Release of improvement guarantee.

18.24.040    Floods and flood control.

18.24.050    Additional requirements.

18.24.060    Phased subdivision.

18.24.010 Requirements for improvements.

All improvements shall be designed and constructed in conformance with the city’s engineering design standards. Prior to the construction of any improvements, as approved upon the preliminary plat or binding site plan, the subdivider shall furnish construction plans. These plans must be prepared, signed, dated and stamped by a Washington State licensed civil engineer and shall be in accordance with the city of Port Townsend engineering design standards. The construction plans must be reviewed and approved by the city prior to construction. (Ord. 2572 § 2, 1997).

18.24.020 Plan review, inspection and fees.

The PCDD, public works department and fire department are responsible for reviewing all engineering drawings and for the supervision, inspection and acceptance of all subdivision improvements and shall charge the subdivider applicable fees as set forth in Chapters 3.36 and 20.09 PTMC. (Ord. 3287 § 5, 2022; Ord. 2892 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2572 § 2, 1997).

18.24.030 Release of improvement guarantee.

If an improvement bond or other guarantee has been submitted, such guarantee shall be released in accordance with the engineering design standards. (Ord. 2572 § 2, 1997).

18.24.040 Floods and flood control.

The city may disapprove a proposed subdivision because of flood, inundation or regulated wetlands if the city finds that such condition poses a threat to the public health, safety or general welfare. Where any portion of the proposed subdivision lies within the one percent flood hazard area or the regulatory floodway, the city shall impose a condition on the preliminary plat requiring the subdivider to conform to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood hazard requirements. In such cases, no development permit associated with the proposed subdivision shall be issued by the city until said FEMA requirements have been met. The city may require dedication of land to any public body and/or the construction of improvements and may impose other conditions necessary to protect against flooding or inundation. (Ord. 2572 § 2, 1997).

18.24.050 Additional requirements.

The standards and requirements established or referenced by this chapter are minimum requirements. These standards may be increased and additional requirements may be imposed for the purpose of mitigating identified probable significant adverse environmental impacts pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapter 43.21C RCW, as now established or hereafter amended. Such additional requirements may include, but shall not be limited to, off-site improvements to any public facility, the dedication and/or improvement of parks and open spaces, and monetary contributions to any city fund established to finance the provision of public services required by the subdivision. (Ord. 2572 § 2, 1997).

18.24.060 Phased subdivision.

Preliminary plat approval must be granted for the entire subdivision and must delineate the separate divisions which are to be developed in phased increments. Where the preliminary plat approval is conditioned upon completion of the proposed phases in a particular sequence, the preliminary plat approval shall specify a completion date for each phase. Final plat approval may be granted for each separate phase of the preliminary plat. Any changes at the preliminary plat stage will require approval in accordance with PTMC 18.16.090. (Ord. 2572 § 2, 1997).