20.320.030 Preliminary Plat Application Requirements.
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A. Application – Fees. The applicant must submit a completed application form as prescribed by the planning official with applicable fee per Chapter 20.180 VMC.
B. Submittal Requirements. Applications for preliminary short subdivisions or subdivisions shall be on a scale legible for digital reproduction and shall include the following:
1. Existing conditions plan. The existing conditions plan shall include pertinent survey data compiled as a result of a survey made by or under the supervision of a licensed land surveyor in the state of Washington and shall include the following information:
a. A vicinity map showing streets and access points, pedestrian and bicycle pathways, transit stops and utility locations within a 500-foot radius of the site;
b. The site size, dimensions and orientation relative to true north;
c. Remaining easements;
d. The location, name and dimensions of public and private streets adjoining the site, identifying whether the streets are public or private;
e. Location, dimension, and purpose of existing easements;
f. The location of existing structures and other improvements on the site, including buildings, driveways, parking, loading, pedestrian and bicycle paths, passive or active recreational facilities or open space and utilities;
g. Elevation of the site at two-foot contour intervals for grades zero percent to 10 percent and at five-foot contour intervals for grades more than 10 percent;
h. The location of natural conditions such as:
i. Water bodies, the 100-year floodplain, aquatic habitats, natural drainage courses, wetlands, springs, seeps, closed depression areas, groundwater elevations, aquifers, and wellhead protection areas;
ii. Geological hazard areas such as slopes in excess of 15 percent, unstable or weak soils, soils with high erosion potential, rock outcroppings, and areas of healthy native soils and hydraulic conductivity;
iii. Existing vegetation including stands of trees and individual trees, additional information necessary to comply with Chapter 20.770 VMC, Tree, Vegetation, and Soil Conservation, and areas of wildlife habitat.
2. Preliminary plat. The proposed preliminary plat shall include the name of the subdivision or short subdivision which shall not be named the same as an existing plat recorded in Clark County, Washington, along with the following:
a. The proposed site and its dimensions and area.
b. Proposed lots, tracts and easements, including dimensions, individual lot areas and total acreage.
c. Abutting properties or, if abutting properties extend more than 100 feet from the site, the portion of abutting properties within 100 feet of the site, and the approximate location of structures and uses on abutting property or portion of the abutting property.
d. The location and dimensions of development, including but not limited to the following:
i. Streets and other rights-of-way and public or private access easements on and adjoining the site;
ii. Vehicle and bicycle parking and pedestrian bicycle and vehicular circulation areas;
iii. Loading and service areas;
iv. Active or passive recreational or open space features;
v. All utilities;
vi. Existing structures to be retained on the site and their distance from proposed property lines;
vii. Proposed structures on the site, including signs and fences, and their distance from property lines if known at time of land division;
viii. The location and type of proposed outdoor lighting and existing lighting to be retained if known at time of land division; and
ix. Boundary delineation of any wetlands including required buffers and shoreline setback lines if applicable.
3. Narrative. The narrative shall include the following:
a. A comprehensive narrative addressing how the development complies with preliminary plat approval criteria in VMC 20.320.040 and the technical standards in VMC 20.320.070; other applicable standards of this title and the policies of the comprehensive plan outlined by staff as being applicable to the proposed development;
b. Description of the uses proposed for the site;
c. Phasing plan, if applicable;
d. Any variances requested pursuant to the regulations in Chapter 20.290 VMC;
e. Existing covenants or restrictions and easements, if applicable; and
f. History of any previous subdivisions and short subdivisions of the property.
4. Supplementary information. The following supplemental information shall also be submitted unless otherwise indicated in parentheses:
a. Environmental checklist that complies with Chapter 20.790 VMC, SEPA Regulations (if applicable);
b. Legal description;
c. Geotechnical/soils survey, if applicable;
d. Tree, vegetation, and soil plan that complies with the requirements of Chapter 20.770 VMC, Tree, Vegetation, and Soil Conservation;
e. Preliminary grading, erosion prevention and stormwater plans.
i. Grading plan indicating areas of soil protection and compaction prevention;
ii. Erosion prevention measures as required in Chapter 14.24 VMC; and
iii. Stormwater site plan as required in Chapter 14.25 VMC.
f. Archaeological predetermination report, if applicable, that complies with the requirements of Chapter 20.710 VMC, Archaeological Resource Protection;
g. Repealed by Ord. M-4402.
h. Clark County public health development review evaluation form or copy of application to Clark County public health;
i. Certified mailing list. Current Clark County assessor map(s) showing the property(ies) within a 500-foot radius of the site, per the requirements in VMC 20.210.050 and 20.210.060, decision-making procedures, and two sets of mailing labels with the names and addresses of owners of all properties within the 500-foot radius. Such list shall be certified as accurate and complete by the Clark County assessor or a title company. For non-owner-occupied properties, provide mailing labels addressed to “occupant” as can be determined from available county assessor records (two copies);
j. Traffic study or trip generation and distribution report in compliance with VMC Title 11. (Ord. M-4402 § 3(J), 2023; Ord. M-4289 § 4, 2019; Ord. M-4254 § 3(V), 2018; Ord. M-4179 § 72, 2016; Ord. M-3643, 2004)