Division VIII. Required Information

Chapter 19.40


19.40.010    Required information.

19.40.020    Information to be shown on plat map.

19.40.030    Information to be submitted as supplementary written documents or drawings.

19.40.010 Required information.

The following sections include the information and items required to be submitted with development plans proposed under this code. The order in which items appear is arbitrary and does not denote precedence or importance.

Disclaimer: The checklist is provided for convenience of the developer and staff to assist in tracking progress on a development. Controlling language for required information is found in previous selections of this code. (Ord. 2019-38 § 6 (part), 2019: Ord. 2017-45 § 59, 2017: Ord. 98-42 § 1(part), 1998: Ord. 94-11 § 1(part), 1994).

19.40.020 Information to be shown on plat map.

A. All items in this section shall be shown on the map or plat of a development for both preliminary and final submittals.

1. Scale. All pertinent information shall be shown normally at a scale of one inch to one hundred feet; however, the scale may be increased or decreased to fit standard size sheets of eighteen inches by twenty-four inches. In all cases, the scale shall be a standard drafting scale, being ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or sixty feet to the inch or multiples of ten for any one of these scales.

2. Appropriate identification of the drawing as a short plat, subdivision, preliminary, final, binding site plan and the name of the development. The name shall not duplicate or resemble the name of any other subdivision or short plat in the county unless the subject subdivision is contiguous to an existing subdivision under the same subdivision of the same last name filed.

3. The names and addresses of the owner(s) and surveyor or engineer.

4. The date, north point, and scale of the drawing.

5. A full legal description and location of the entire proposed development property.

6. The locations, widths and names of both improved and unimproved streets and alleys within or adjacent to the proposed development together with all existing easements and other important features such as section lines, section corners, city boundary lines and monuments.

7. The name and location of adjacent subdivisions and the location and layout of existing streets which are adjacent to or across contiguous right-of-way from the proposed development.

8. The location, approximate dimensions, and areas of lots, proposed lot and block numbers.

9. The lot area in square feet identified on each lot on the plat.

10. The location, approximate acreage, and dimensions of areas proposed for public use.

11. The location, approximate acreage, and dimensions of areas proposed for “open space” and/or common ownership.

12. The acreage of the development, acreage of rights-of-way or other dedications, and acreage of critical areas and buffers, and well locations within one hundred feet of project area.

13. Maximum residential density to be completed in the development.

14. Buildable area envelope for each lot (for residential developments).

15. Proposed housing type/form for each lot (for residential developments).

16. Existing contour lines at two-foot intervals based on NAVD ’88 Vertical Datum.

17. The approximate curve radii of any existing public street or road within the proposed development. The approximate location, width, names, and curve radii for all proposed streets.

18. Existing uses of the property and locations of all existing buildings and designating which existing buildings are to remain after completion of the proposed development.

19. The location of areas subject to inundation, overflows from stormwater facilities, and/or within a designated one-hundred-year floodplain, all areas covered by water, and the location, width and direction of flow of all water courses.

20. Locations of existing natural features such as rock outcroppings, which would affect the design of the development.

21. A vicinity map showing the location of the proposed development in relation to the rest of the city.

22. The locations and dimensions of proposed lots and the proposed lot and block numbers. Numbers shall be used to designate each block and lot. Where a plat is an addition to a plat previously recorded, numbers of blocks and lots or parcels shall be in consecutive continuation from a previous plat.

23. Locations and widths of streets and roads to be held for private use and all reservations or restrictions relating to such private roads.

24. Designation of any land the council may require held for public reserve and configuration of projected lots, blocks, streets and utility easements should the reserved land not be acquired.

25. All areas and the proposed uses thereof to be dedicated by the owner.

26. Tract, block and lot boundary lines with dimensions.

27. Street rights-of-way widths with centerline.

28. Radius, length, and central angle of all tangent curves; radius, length, centered angle, long chord distance and bearing of all nontangent curves.

29. Ties to boundary lines and section or 1/4 section corners immediately surrounding the development.

30. The location and type of all permanent monuments within the development including initial point, boundary monuments and lot corners.

31. One of the following forms of horizontal control to supplement the plat’s inclusion in the city/county GIS:

a. State plane coordinates on the NAD83/91 Datum for each lot corner and controlling monument (or a minimum of two adjacent controlling monuments) as established by survey with reference to Federal Geodetic Control Committee Guidelines for Third Order Class II Surveys; or

b. A tie showing the bearing or angles and distances to one of the city’s control grid monuments. If there is a second control monument that is intervisible to the primary control monument, the bearing or angle between the two control monuments shall be shown. (Basis of bearings should be record bearing between control monuments.)

32. Reference points of existing surveys identified, related to the plat by distance and bearings, and referenced to a field book or map as follows:

a. Stakes, monuments, or other evidence found on the ground and used to determine the boundaries of the development;

b. Adjoining corners of adjoining subdivisions;

c. Monuments to be established marking all street intersections and the centerlines of all streets at every point of curvature and the point of tangent;

d. Other monuments found or established in making the survey required to be installed by provisions of this title and state law.

33. Designation of proposed portions of subdivisions to be developed in phases, if any, indicating proposed sequence of platting.

34. All flood control features and references to easements or deeds for drainage land.

35. Existing and proposed easements clearly identified and denoted by dashed lines and, if already of record, their recorded reference. The width of the easement, its length and bearing, and sufficient ties to locate the easement with respect to the development shall be shown.

36. Identification of any land or improvements to be dedicated or donated for any public purpose or private use in common.

37. The following certificates:

a. A certificate signed and acknowledged by all parties having any record title interest in the land, consenting to the preparation and recording of the plat;

b. A certificate signed and acknowledged as above, dedicating to the public all land intended for public use;

c. A certificate for execution by the director;

d. A certificate for execution by the city engineer;

e. A certificate of execution by the county auditor;

f. A certificate for execution by the county treasurer;

g. A surveyor’s certificate certifying that he is registered as a professional land surveyor in the state of Washington and certifies that the plat is based on an actual survey of the land described and that all monuments have been set and lot corners staked on the ground as shown on the plat.

38. Such additional information pertaining to the subdivision, short plat or development site and the immediate vicinity as may be required by the director for the review of the proposal. (Ord. 2021-46 § 3, 2021; Ord. 2019-38 § 6 (part), 2019).

19.40.030 Information to be submitted as supplementary written documents or drawings.

Material in this section does not need to be shown on the plat map.

A. The following supplemental written or drawn information required in this section shall be submitted at the preliminary application stage:

1. The land use zone applicable to the subject property.

2. The locations and sizes of existing public and private sanitary sewers, water mains, and stormwater facilities, culverts, fire hydrants and other utilities within and adjacent to the proposed development.

3. A preliminary public facilities plan for the location and construction of proposed water service facilities and proposed sanitary sewer facilities to serve the development.

4. A stormwater report for medium and large projects (see Section 13.16.030) which includes a site plan, erosion and sediment control plan, and other information as required by the City of Walla Walla Stormwater Design Standard Handbook.

5. Deed restrictions or covenants, if any, in outline form.

6. Such additional information pertaining to the subdivision, short plat or development site and the immediate vicinity as may be required by the director for the review of the proposal.

7. Appropriate architectural and site development plans which shall show the proposed building location, specific landscaping; prominent existing trees, ground treatment, sight-obscuring fences and hedges, off-street parking, vehicular and pedestrian circulation; major exterior elevations of building (binding site plans only).

8. Tree planting plans (see Sections 12.49.110 and 19.32.020(E)).

B. The following supplemental written or drawn information required in this section shall be a condition of final development approval before the recording of plat documents:

1. Plat certificate verifying ownership and encumbrances.

2. An executed surety (developer agreement and bond) when required. (Ord. 2021-46 § 3, 2021; Ord. 2019-38 § 6 (part), 2019).