subdivision regulations

subdivision regulations

Local ordinances which specify the standards and conditions under which a tract of land can be subdivided. Originally directed at street layout and construction specifications, many regulations now stipulate the general design of street lighting and signs, sidewalks, sewage disposal, and water-supply systems; others require the dedication of land for schools, parks, and other community facilities within the subdivision.
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At that time, the plan also recommended specific changes and improvements to the city's subdivision regulations and sections of the municipal code pertaining to development, particularly for zoning, planning and signs, as well as better coordination with the drainage and nuisance ordinances.
However, most developers believe that the adoption of policies geared towards achieving "sustainable urban expansion", "smart growth", and "compact cities" by increasing existing cities' densities to reasonable levels, encouraging infill, re-use of infrastructure, and previously developed land, implementing zoning, and land subdivision regulations, placing urban growth limits, and land conservation measures are the most important achievements recently accomplished.
The town regulates its local land use trough zoning, subdivision regulations and site plan review.
Subdivision regulations are needed for greenfield developments, but are these quite as necessary for brownfield developments, which will be of increasing importance as population growth slows, and cities mature into more stable versions of themselves, in the coming decades?
In its decision, the board said the plan was denied because the applicant failed to attend the public hearings for the project, failed to respond to written comments by town officials, and the plan failed to comply with local subdivision regulations. The applicant also paid only $2,000 of the $4,200 application fee.
The court thus concluded that the subdivision regulations were valid and excluded setbacks from calculations of minimum building site area.
They are most commonly referred to as the zoning and subdivision regulations. For any given parcel of land, the zoning regulations typically regulate the following:
Many subdivision regulations and stormwater pollution prevention plans call for the entire perimeter of a site to have silt fence.
With the assistance of the NAHB and its membership, the data collection phase will take place from April to December 2005, focusing on local subdivision regulations across the nation.
The county had already adopted subdivision regulations and a comprehensive zoning ordinance for the unincorporated areas.
What keeps it from happening today is a web of zoning and environmental rules that discourage or prohibit the construction of small houses on small lots, and unreasonable subdivision regulations that sharply raise the unit cost of sites.