Chapter 11.04


11.04.010    Applicability.

11.04.020    Exemptions.

11.04.030    Comprehensive plan.

11.04.040    Suitability for subdivision.

11.04.050    Public facilities and utilities concurrency.

11.04.060    Conformance with standards and policies.

11.04.070    Subdivisions adjacent to resource lands.

11.04.080    Administration and enforcement.

11.04.090    Repealed.

11.04.100    Simultaneous application.

11.04.110    Notice of amendments.

11.04.010 Applicability.

Every division of land into two or more lots, parcels, or tracts within the corporation limits of the city of Wenatchee shall proceed in compliance with this title. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 100, 1994)

11.04.020 Exemptions.

The provisions of this title shall not apply to:

(1) A cemetery or other burial plot while used for that purpose;

(2) Any division of land not containing a dedication in which the smallest lot created by division exceeds 20 acres;

(3) Any division of land made by testamentary provision or the laws of descent;

(4) Any division of land for the purpose of lease when no residential structures other than manufactured homes or travel trailers are permitted to be placed upon the land, and the city has approved a binding site plan, which has been filed for record with the Chelan County auditor;

(5) A division of land occurring in the commercial or industrial zoning districts having an approved binding site plan, which has been filed for record with the Chelan County auditor;

(6) A division made for the purpose of adjusting boundary lines which does not create any additional lots, tracts, parcels, sites, or divisions, nor create any lot, tract, parcel, site or division which contains insufficient area and dimensions to meet minimum requirements for width and area, for building;

(7) A division made pursuant to Chapter 64.32 RCW (Horizontal Regimes Act) or Chapter 64.34 RCW (Condominium Act) and the city has approved a binding site plan, which has been filed for record with the Chelan County auditor. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 98-40 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 102, 1994)

11.04.030 Comprehensive plan.

The Wenatchee Urban Area Comprehensive Plan shall guide the use of all land within the city. The type and intensity of land use as shown on the comprehensive plan shall be used as a guide to determine the character of land division, including lot size and arrangement and the type and extent of streets and roads, highways, dedications, improvements, services, and other utilities and public facilities. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 104, 1994)

11.04.040 Suitability for subdivision.

Land which the administrator or technical review committee within their respective responsibilities, or the hearing examiner, finds to be unsuitable for land subdivision due to flooding, bad drainage, steep slopes, rock formations or other features likely to be harmful to the safety and general health and future residents, shall not be subdivided unless adequate methods are provided for overcoming these conditions. Compliance with Chapter 12.08 WCC, Resource Lands and Critical Areas Development, is required for all subdivision and short subdivision applications. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 106, 1994)

11.04.050 Public facilities and utilities concurrency.

The public facilities and utilities required to be provided as a condition of approval shall be fully operational concurrently with the use and occupancy of the development. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 107, 1994)

11.04.060 Conformance with standards and policies.

All installations or improvements, including those serving but located outside the subdivision, shall be installed in conformance with all applicable ordinances and codes adopted by the city. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 108, 1994)

11.04.070 Subdivisions adjacent to resource lands.

Subdivisions within 300 feet of designated resource lands shall contain a notice that a variety of commercial activities may occur that are not compatible with residential development for certain periods of limited duration. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 109, 1994)

11.04.080 Administration and enforcement.

The community development director, or his/her designated representative, hereafter referred to as the administrator, is vested with the duty of administering subdivision and platting regulations within the city of Wenatchee. All procedures, enforcement and appeals shall be pursuant to WCC Title 13, Administration of Development Regulations. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 110, 1994)

11.04.090 Subdivision review committee.

Repealed by Ord. 2010-24. (Ord. 3080 § 112, 1994)

11.04.100 Simultaneous application.

Unless an applicant for preliminary plat approval requests otherwise, a preliminary plat shall be processed simultaneously with applications for rezones, variances, planned development, site plan approval and similar quasi-judicial or administrative actions pursuant to WCC 13.07.030. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 114, 1994)

11.04.110 Notice of amendments.

The city of Wenatchee shall provide reasonable advance notice of proposals to adopt, amend or repeal any regulations in accordance with Chapter 58.17 RCW. Advance notice shall be made to any individuals or organizations which have submitted requests for notice. Reasonable fees may be charged to defray the cost of providing said notice. (Ord. 2010-24 § 1; Ord. 3080 § 116, 1994)