Preliminary Plat

Proposed Subdivision


Submittal of a preliminary plat is intended to give the Town specific information about the proposed subdivision before any improvements are made.

Steps in Review Process


Preliminary plat will follow the following steps in review and approval:
Housing Development

Administrative / Staff Review


Once the preliminary plat is submitted it will be reviewed by Town Staff. The review of the preliminary plat will take a minimum of 21 business days to which a list of review comments will be provided to the primary contact and developer listed on the application form.

Town Staff will be looking primarily concerning the improvements proposed and the effect that these improvements will have on the Town. The staff will be reviewing the proposed preliminary plat to ensure that it is in compliance with the Town ordinances, development standards and adopted plans or policies. The plat may also be reviewed by others outside the development review staff, including Federal, State, local agencies, or others, as the Planning Department considers appropriate or as necessary for compliance.

Any noted comments must be addressed and corrections made prior to the plat being considered for moving forward to complete the administrative review portion of the preliminary plat approval process.

Planning Board Review


At the next available regular monthly meeting the Planning Board will review the proposed preliminary plat. The Planning Board will make a recommendation to the Town Board, to approve the preliminary plat, approved the preliminary plat subject with modifications or conditions, or disapproved the preliminary plat. The applicant is encouraged to attend the meeting and may be granted an opportunity to speak if requested by the Planning Board.

Town Board Review


The preliminary plat, along with the Town Staff and Planning Board's recommendations, will be presented to the Town Board. The Town Board may approve the preliminary plat, approve the preliminary plat with conditions or disapprove the preliminary plat. If the Board approves the subdivision the applicant may then submit construction drawing plans for review.

Next Step: Submit Construction Drawings


From the date of approval by the Town Board, the applicant has one year to submit construction drawings. The preliminary plat is valid for one year, after which time the approved plat and is no longer valid and the process of preliminary plan approval would start over.