Chapter 19.06
SUBDIVISIONS – GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

19.06.010    Purpose.

19.06.020    Applicability of provisions.

19.06.030    Correction of platting errors.

19.06.040    Expiration of preliminary approval.

19.06.050    Placing lots or parcels on assessment rolls.

19.06.060    Administrative authority.

19.06.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter and Chapters 19.08 and 19.10 SMC is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare through the regulation of the division of land into 10 or more lots, tracts, parcels, sites or subdivisions in accordance with the scope and purpose of this title set forth in SMC 19.02.010 and to establish regulations and procedures for review and approval of subdivisions or the revision thereof that are in conformance with the comprehensive plan, the critical areas code, the shoreline master program, the concurrency management code, the stormwater utility standards, the flood damage prevention code and other applicable design and development standards.

This chapter is intended to provide high-quality, well-designed neighborhoods that are considerate of the city’s natural features. This chapter implements the comprehensive plan land use element by supporting and encouraging new residential development that is compatible with surrounding land uses and the natural environment. (Ord. 1284-17 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 1144-12 § 2 (Exh. A))

19.06.020 Applicability of provisions.

Unless excepted by SMC 19.02.040, every division of land for the purpose of sale, lease or transfer into 10 or more parcels or tracts within the city shall proceed in compliance with Chapters 19.08 and 19.10 SMC except if the land division proposal is applied for and qualifies for review as a large-scale binding site plan under provisions of Chapters 19.18 and 19.20 SMC. (Ord. 1284-17 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 1200-14 § 4; Ord. 1144-12 § 2 (Exh. A))

19.06.030 Correction of platting errors.

See SMC 19.02.060. (Ord. 1284-17 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 1144-12 § 2 (Exh. A))

19.06.040 Expiration of preliminary approval.

Preliminary plat expiration provisions are presented in SMC 19.02.070. (Ord. 1284-17 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 1144-12 § 2 (Exh. A))

19.06.050 Placing lots or parcels on assessment rolls.

See SMC 19.02.080. (Ord. 1284-17 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 1144-12 § 2 (Exh. A))

19.06.060 Administrative authority.

A. Review and approval authority for preliminary subdivision applications is vested in the hearing examiner under Level III review procedures as described in Chapter 19.26 SMC.

B. Review and approval authority for final plat subdivision applications is vested in the planning director under Level IV review procedures as described in Chapter 19.28 SMC. (Ord. 1284-17 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 1144-12 § 2 (Exh. A))