Major Subdivision Process
The division of a property into greater than four (4) lots is called a major subdivision. All submissions are reviewed for compliance with the Land Development Ordinance by Town staff prior to approval by the Board of Commissioners.
The Town encourages a pre-development meeting prior to submitting a Major Subdivision Preliminary Plan application. This meeting provides assistance with the review process and schedule, outlines the proposed scope of work and development, and familiarizes applicants with the provisions of the LDO. Click HERE to schedule a pre-development meeting.
The Town requires a pre-submittal meeting prior to submitting a Major Subdivision Preliminary Plan. This meeting is scheduled once a project has gone beyond the due diligence stage and the applicant provides a full plan set for discussion. Town Staff can offer assistance during the meeting in order to expedite the formal staff review process. Click HERE to schedule a pre-submittal meeting.
Preliminary Plan Submittal
The formal subdivision review process begins when the Major Subdivision Preliminary Plan application package is submitted to the Planning Department. The Major Subdivision Preliminary Plan Checklist provides a list of all required submittal materials, as well as a general outline of the review and approval process. Submittals are accepted on a rolling basis as the Town does not have specific submittal deadlines.
Comment Review Meeting
Following received comments, a petitioner may request a comment review meeting to better understand staff comments on a review of a submitted plan or application. Click HERE to request a comment review meeting.
Construction Plan Submittal
Once the Town Board has approved the preliminary plan and utility allocation, the applicant may submit an application package for Major Subdivision Construction Plans (also known as construction drawings) to the Planning Department. Construction Drawing review is an administrative, staff-level approval process.
Once Construction Plans have been approved and prior to the start of construction, an infrastructure pre-construction meeting is scheduled through the Town's Engineering Department. Scheduling information is provided with the Construction Plan Approval. This meeting allows for coordination of inspections, construction process review, and collection of required fees. Click HERE to schedule a pre-construction meeting.
Construction of Infrastructure
Construction of infrastructure (streets, utilities, etc.) is inspected by the Town's Engineering Department. Click HERE for the Town's Engineering Department. Inspections related to site stabilization and infrastructure zoning compliance are performed by the Town's Planning Department. Information regarding scheduling preliminary and final inspections (“walk-throughs”) for infrastructure compliance are provided by inspectors as a project nears completion.
Final Plat Submittal
A Final Plat application package may be submitted once Construction Plan approval is received and construction of infrastructure is underway, however the Final Plat will not be approved or signed by Town Staff for recordation until after all infrastructure is complete and all required bonds and warranty agreements have been received and accepted by the Town and any fees-in-lieu of construction or recreation land dedication have been paid.
Building Permits for Homes
Once a subdivision has been platted, building permits for new homes may be submitted to the Inspections Department.
Building construction is inspected by the Town's Inspections Department. Inspections related to zoning compliance are performed by the Town's Planning Department and are scheduled through the Inspections Department. Click HERE for the Town's Inspections Department.
General recreational features such as playgrounds and outdoor seating and gathering areas are reviewed and approved through the Major Subdivision process, however if a major subdivision includes an amenity site with a building, such as a clubhouse and pool, the amenity site will be approved though the Site Plan process.