New Subdivision Ordinance Adopted
As part of its FY2011 Initiatives, the Board of Supervisors directed Planning Staff to undertake a comprehensive review of the Subdivision Ordinance. As outlined by the Board, this review was to be a technical update of the Ordinance, focusing on clarifying procedures and making necessary revisions to bring the Ordinance into compliance with provisions of State Code. Possible changes that would modify current policies were not part of the review process, but these items were identified for consideration at a future date.
Major revisions to the Ordinance include a comprehensive reorganization to make the process more transparent and regulations easier to find, updates to the bonding process to be more responsive to current financial practices and the lending environment, and clarifications to the preliminary plat, construction plan, and final plat processes. As part of the update, changes to the RS, Single Family Residential, RM, Multi-Family Residential, and MX, Mixed Use Districts were adopted in order to move certain landscaping and bonding provisions into the Zoning Ordinance.
The Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 11-09 on September 14, 2011 and it replaced the previous Subdivision Ordinance as of that date.
A copy of the newly adopted Subdivision Ordinance can be found here
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