No person may subdivide land except in accordance with the provisions of the By-Laws and the Regulations. In particular, no person may subdivide land unless and until a final plan of the subdivision has been approved by the Commission, in accordance with the By-Laws and the Regulations. Requests to subdivide land shall be submitted as part of an application for a Development Permit.
- Subdivision Regulations
- The Commission shall include in the Regulations provisions regulating the development of subdivisions. The Regulations shall include provisions relating to submission requirements, application and plan review fees, inspection fees, and performance guarantees. The Regulations shall also establish standards with respect to the following:
a. the location, quality of construction, width, and grades of streets and roads in the proposed subdivision;
b. the utilities and local services that may be required to service the subdivision;
c. the relationship of new streets, lots, and buildings to one another and to the surrounding property;
d. building placement where property with an existing building(s) is being subdivided;
e. building setback requirements and frontage;
f. limitations on the type, height, and placement of vegetation; and
g. restrictive covenants protecting solar access.
- All Commission hearings to consider a proposed subdivision plan shall be subject to the public hearing and notice requirements described in Article II of the By-Laws.
- Development of a subdivision may only proceed in accordance with an approved subdivision plan, the requirements for which will be contained in the Regulations. When a proposed subdivision will have an effect on parking, the subdivision submission shall include information that meets the parking requirements of the By-Laws and Regulations.
- An approved subdivision plan shall not be changed without the approval of the Commission.
- A person may submit a Level One Development Permit application that is limited to a request to subdivide land, as provided in Article III D. Future proposed land use and development actions at the subdivided property shall be subject to the submission of a Level Two Development Permit application.
a. When a proposed subdivision will be based upon entirely new construction, a minimum lot frontage of one hundred (100) feet on a street shall be required.
b. When a proposed subdivision will involve the use of existing buildings, which may also involve new construction, a minimum lot frontage of seventy-five (75) feet on a street shall be required.
- The provisions of the By-Laws and the Regulations relating to subdivision of land shall not prohibit one person's subdividing land for the purposes of providing adjoining land with sufficient land area to meet the subdivision requirements of the By-Laws and Regulations, provided that the configuration of both lots resulting from such subdivision comply with the requirements of the By-Laws and the subdivision regulations.