[CC 1984 §26-10; Ord. No. 4294 §1, 10-2-1989]
In order to make the most of opportunities related to the proposed subdivision and to conserve time, effort and expense, the owner or subdivider should consult with the Zoning Administrator of the City and with other public officials prior to the preparation of the preliminary plat for the subdivision.
The Comprehensive Plan of the City should be reviewed to determine how the preliminary plat will fit into the Comprehensive Plan for the development of the City. Requirements for major streets, collector streets and minor streets, school and recreation sites, community facilities, sanitation, water supply and drainage, and the relationship of the proposal to other developments, existing or proposed, in the vicinity should be determined in advance of the preparation of the preliminary plat.
[CC 1984 §26-11; Ord. No. 4294 §1, 10-2-1989]
A subdivider desiring approval of a preliminary plat of a subdivision of any land lying within the City of Richmond Heights shall submit to the Planning and Zoning Commission a written application for such approval. Such application shall be accompanied by plans and information prepared in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter. Twenty-four (24) copies of the completed form of application for approval of preliminary subdivision plat, together with twenty-four (24) prints of each drawing submitted as part of the preliminary plat, shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at which consideration is desired. The Zoning Administrator shall review said preliminary plat to ascertain whether all required information has been furnished and, if so, the Zoning Administrator shall forthwith transmit copies of the application to the Planning and Zoning Commission along with the Zoning Administrator's report on the application's sufficiency and recommendation for approval or disapproval.
At the time of filing the application for approval of the preliminary plat, a fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be paid to the City for each lot appearing on the subdivision plat; provided however, that said amount shall not be returned to the applicant upon failure to meet the requirements of this Chapter or to submit a final plat in proper form but shall be used to defray the administrative costs incidental to processing the preliminary plat by the Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission and their officers or employees.
If the preliminary plat is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the applicant is authorized to proceed with the preparation of the final plat, and the City Council shall be so notified in writing by the Commission.
Preliminary approval shall confer upon the applicant the following rights for a one (1) year period from the date of approval:
The general terms and conditions under which the preliminary approval was granted will not be changed.
The applicant may submit on or before said expiration date the whole or part or parts of said plat for final approval. In the case of a subdivision being developed in stages, the applicant may elect to have final approval delayed for a period not to exceed three (3) years from the date of preliminary approval for the remaining portions of the plat, after submission of one (1) portion within the specified period. Failure to submit the remaining portions for approval in final plat form within the three (3) year period from the date of preliminary approval will require reprocessing of the application for preliminary approval.
[CC 1984 §26-12; Ord. No. 4294 §1, 10-2-1989]
The final plat, prepared in accordance with the requirements set forth in this Chapter, shall be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval, together with a written application for such approval from the developer. In addition to the actual final plat itself, the submission shall include the following items:
Restrictions and trusteeships with their periods of existence either written on the plat or by separate instrument.
Certificate of title from a reputable title company showing ownership and encumbrances of the tract.
Certificate showing that all taxes to last taxpaying period have been paid.
Three (3) prints of the final plat, as submitted.
Three (3) sets of prints of the plans showing the improvements to be constructed in the subdivision.
Evidence of approval by Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District of all plans for sanitary and storm sewer installations and sewage disposal facilities.
Detailed estimate of the cost of the proposed improvements prepared by subdivider's engineer.
Performance guarantee approved by the City Attorney as to form, assuring completion of the proposed improvements. Amount of guarantee shall be as required under Section 410.130 of this Chapter.
Written statement by the subdivider that agreement has been had among the various utility companies involved over the proposed location of each utility on the easements and rights-of-way established on the plat.
Evidence of approval of street names by the United States Postal Service.
Following the approval of the final plat, as so submitted, by the Planning and Zoning Commission, such approval shall be endorsed on the original tracing of the plat over the signature of the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Commission and the attestation of the Secretary, and the plat, so approved, together with all supporting data shall be forwarded to the City Council for final approval.
Approval of the final plat by the City Council shall be by ordinance and shall be certified on the document to be filed for record over the signature of the Mayor, the City Clerk and the Seal of the City of Richmond Heights. After the City Council has approved the performance guarantee posted by the subdivider, the final plat, endorsed with the approval of the City Council, together with a certified copy of the ordinance granting such approval, shall be filed for record in the office of the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds at the sole expense of the subdivider.
Within ten (10) days after the recording of the final plat, the subdivider shall file with the Zoning Administrator one (1) cloth print and two (2) paper prints of the recorded plat, all of which shall bear the print of the Recorder's stamp thereon.
The City's Zoning Administrator shall maintain a permanent record and index to all recorded subdivision plats.
[CC 1984 §26-13; Ord. No. 4294 §1, 10-2-1989]
All subdivision applications for areas located within the flood hazard areas, as that term is defined in this Code, shall be reviewed with respect to the following criteria:
The proposed development is consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.
Subdivision proposals greater than five (5) acres or fifty (50) lots, whichever is lesser, include regulatory flood elevation data.
Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
All proposed public utilities and facilities are located so as to minimize or eliminate flood damage.