-Subdivision Design– typically includes the creation of a sketch plan (showing basic lot layout and provisions for public infrastructure), and subsequent creation of a more detailed preliminary plat (indicating building footprints and specific measurements), and then culminating in a final plat that creates the new lots.
Subdivision and site design standards are used by communities to regulate how parcels of land are divided into developable lots, and how those lots are designed subsequently and laid out through the development process. Subdivision usually includes the creation of a sketch plan, and then the creation of a more detailed preliminary plan. These plans are usually used to provide more workforce housing in the community by dividing one parcel into many subdivisions. Communities can often find middle ground through subdivision standards that allow for new subdivisions to be approved when they meet conditions to lessen the gravity of hazards, such as water cisterns for wildfire protection, slope stabilization for landslide and rock fall, and keeping buildable lots out of the floodplain. Additional incentives and regulations can be cluster subdivisions, density bonuses, and transfer of development rights (TDR).
Standard Subdivision Design Site plan includes design for lot up to 5 Acres. Everything above that may have additional fees, like additional Custom Hourly Work.