Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994]
A. 
Subdivision applications shall include a preliminary plat submission, construction plan and submission of a final plat.
B. 
The Board may waive preliminary plat and construction plan submissions for any subdivision which does not create new streets or which, in the opinion of the Village Engineer, does not require drainage or other special improvements.
C. 
If the final plat is not submitted within six months of the conditional approval of the preliminary plat, the Board may refuse to approve the final plat. Preliminary approval shall lapse after one year unless the applicant applies for and receives an extension from the Board.
In applications for subdivisions or for nonresidential and multifamily buildings, the applicant may request a preapplication conference with the Board, at which time the applicant may discuss his intentions and the Board may express its concerns. Requests for such conferences must be in writing and must be received at least 23 days before a scheduled meeting of the Board. Preapplication conferences shall be held in public session. Notice to neighbors is not required.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994; 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
In applications for subdivisions where the Board has acted pursuant to § 319-38B to waive certain requirements, eight copies shall be filed, drawn at a scale of not more than 20 feet to the inch, and shall contain the following except where variation may be specifically authorized by the Board:
A. 
The location and dimensions of property lines of each lot, block or site in relation to all streets and surrounding properties, including names of streets and of immediately adjacent and opposite property owners. In addition, the location of adjacent and opposing driveways shall be shown.
B. 
Existing contours showing elevations based on Scarsdale datum, at intervals of not more than two feet, including existing contours and proposed regrading.
C. 
The location and dimensions of all existing structures, sewers, watercourses, drains, utilities, easements, the size and species of trees with a trunk diameter of four inches or more at a point 4 1/2 feet above the ground level (except where the Board, pursuant to § 281-25A(1) of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, may require a less restrictive inventory), driveways, parking areas and other improvements.
[Amended 2-13-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
D. 
Calculations for each lot, showing that the minimum lot area required for the zoning district falls within either a quadrilateral, no part of which shall have less than 1/3 the required width, or an inscribed circle.
E. 
The calculations of the area of the lot that lies within a floodplain, a detention basin or in the bed of a pond, stream or other water body.
F. 
The zoning district or districts in which the land to be subdivided is located according to the Zoning Code.
G. 
The date, North point and scale.
H. 
The title under which the proposed subdivision is to be recorded, with the name of the owner or proposed owner.
I. 
An indication that the corners of the proposed new lots have been staked in the field.
J. 
Such other information as the Board may require.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994]
A. 
In any application for a subdivision not subject to waivers pursuant to § A319-38B, conditional approval of the preliminary plat and approval of the construction plan is required prior to submission of the final plat, but such approvals shall not constitute acceptance of the final plat nor prevent the Board from requiring that changes, modifications or a complete revision be incorporated in such final plat.
B. 
Applications for approval of preliminary and final plats and construction plans shall be submitted as follows:
(1) 
Application for approval of a preliminary plat shall include the following:
(a) 
A signed statement to the Board setting forth:
[1] 
The nature and extent of proposed street improvements.
[2] 
The nature and extent of any recreational features, parks, playgrounds, water supply, sewerage and drainage rights-of-way, easements, retention basins and other land to be set aside or to be dedicated to public use and, if dedicated, the conditions under which dedication is to be made to the Village.
[3] 
A warranty that the owner will install all improvements in accordance with the standards prescribed by the departments of the Village having jurisdiction and set all monuments shown on the final plan in such manner as the Board may designate.
(b) 
Eight copies of such preliminary plat shall be submitted, which shall be drawn at a scale of not more than 100 feet to the inch and shall contain, in addition to information required in § 319-40, the following:
[Amended 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
[1] 
The lots; the location, names and width of existing and proposed streets; the nearest streets in actual use and street intersecting such streets; existing driveways adjacent to and opposite the proposed subdivision; all easements and other encumbrances on any part of the land to be subdivided, including but not limited to wetland areas, floodplain areas and detention basins; the location and ownership of adjacent lots; and the location of major trees as required in § 281-25 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale.
[Amended 2-13-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
[2] 
The location and size of any existing and proposed sewers, water mains, culverts and drain pipes on the property to be subdivided and the connections of any such proposed utilities to existing utility systems.
[3] 
Contours, showing elevations based on Scarsdale datum, at intervals of not more than two feet, including existing contours, and proposed new contours showing regrading where required for construction or alteration of streets and other site improvements.
[4] 
The proposed arrangement and the approximate area, width and length of street frontage of each lot for the purpose of demonstrating to the Board that the proposed location of streets makes possible a layout of lots in accordance with the requirements of the Zoning Code for the district or districts in which the subdivision is located.
[5] 
Where applicable, all parcels of land proposed to be dedicated to the public use or to be set aside for park, recreation or open space purposes.
[6] 
An indication that the corners of the proposed new lots have been staked in the field.
(2) 
When notified of conditional approval of the preliminary plat, the applicant shall file with the Board eight copies of a construction plan drawn at a scale of not more than 50 feet to the inch horizontal, showing the proposed location, in plan and profile, of all details of construction of the proposed subdivision and containing the following:
[Amended 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
(a) 
The stationing of the center lines of streets indicated by stakes at fifty-foot intervals and adequate reference of the center lines to monuments and other established points.
(b) 
The locations and widths of all streets, pavements, curbs, sidewalk areas, easements, parks and other open spaces, the proposed names of all streets and the radii of all curves in street lines.
(c) 
The location and common name and botanical name of street trees, if installation of street trees is required by the Board.
[Amended 2-13-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
(d) 
The location and design of streetlighting standards.
(e) 
The proposed water supply system.
(f) 
The proposed sanitary sewer system.
(g) 
The proposed stormwater drainage system, with locations of catch basins and method of disposal of the collected stormwater.
(h) 
Any other proposed underground utilities.
(i) 
The typical cross section of the roadway for the full right-of-way width, showing character, width and depth of pavement and subbase, location of utilities, character and dimensions of the sidewalk, if required, and the curb and side slope grading.
(j) 
The cross section of intersections and other special sections showing details of surface construction.
(k) 
The designs of any bridges, culverts, retaining walls and other special features.
(l) 
The proposed lot lines.
(m) 
The title under which the proposed subdivision is to be recorded, with the name of the owner or proposed owner.
(n) 
The date, North point and scale.
(o) 
Profiles, showing original ground surface and finished street surface at center lines of all streets, percentage of grades of proposed streets, stationing and elevations of all points of curvature, points of intersection and points of tangency and of proposed sewers, drains, culverts, manholes and other features, also showing invert elevations and grades of sewers and drains and surface and invert elevations of manholes, stationing showing accurate center-line distances, elevations of the original ground surface showing the nearest tenth of a foot and of fixed points to the nearest hundredth of a foot, all elevations based on Scarsdale datum.
(3) 
When notified of approval of the construction plan, the applicant shall submit a final plat, together with a written application, for final approval by the Board.
[Amended 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
(a) 
Eight copies of the final plat shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board. The final plat shall be drawn at a scale of not more than 100 feet to the inch and shall contain the following:
[1] 
The bearing and length of all straight lines and the radii, lengths and central angles of all curves along all property and street lines.
[2] 
The area of each lot in square feet.
[3] 
The connection by proper measurement between street center lines where such streets are not continuous straight across an intersecting street, both within the subdivision and where opposite existing streets or subdivisions.
[4] 
A system of monuments, with at least two monuments in each block, not more than 300 feet apart.
[5] 
The names of all subdivisions immediately adjacent and opposite or, if not subdivided, the names of the owners of record of adjacent and opposite property, together with map numbers as recorded in the County Office of Land Records, and Westchester County block index numbers.
[6] 
The title, showing the name of the subdivision, owner, scale, date and North point.
[7] 
The boundaries of the properties, the lines of proposed lots, streets and parks, the lines of all adjoining streets, their names and exact survey locations. Lot numbers, obtained from the Village Assessor, shall be shown on each lot.
[8] 
A certificate of the licensed engineer or land surveyor making such plan to the effect that the plan is correct and made from an actual survey.
[9] 
A statement that the plan is in compliance with the Zoning Code.
[10] 
A certificate signed by the proper authority that the subdivision has the approval of the Westchester County Department of Health.
[11] 
A statement reading as follows: "Approved under authority of a resolution adopted _________ by the Planning Board of the Village of Scarsdale ___________________ Clerk."
[12] 
If any lot lines have been modified from those shown on the preliminary plat, an indication that the revised corners of the proposed new lots have been staked in the field.
(b) 
The final plat shall be accompanied by the following, all in form satisfactory to the Village Attorney:
[1] 
An offer of dedication to the Village of all streets shown to be improved which are to be dedicated and such other areas which are to be dedicated. Such offer shall be in the form of an executed deed of dedication delivered to the Village Attorney, who shall hold said deed in escrow until the Village Board accepts the dedication. The applicant shall deed no fee rights in such streets or other areas which are to be dedicated.
[2] 
A deed of dedication of all easements shown on the plat for sewers, drains, water mains, pavements, curbs, walks, fire alarm ducts or any other public use in or on all streets for the full width thereof as shown on said plat, which deed shall convey such easements free and clear of all encumbrances, including a waiver of claim for damages occasioned by the establishment of grades as finally approved, or the alteration of the surface of any portion of the streets or other dedicated sites to conform to the grade so established.
[3] 
A written offer of easements as required across lots of parcels of land not covered by the above offers of dedication, giving the Village the right to install, construct, reconstruct and maintain therein all drains, sewers, water mains and other Village services.
[4] 
A certificate of title showing the ownership of all property and easements to be dedicated to the Village.
(c) 
The applicant shall submit to the Clerk, within the time limit prescribed in such approval, all aforementioned deeds of dedication, easements and certificates of title, together with all bonds, deposits and insurance policies as may be required by the Board.
(d) 
Upon compliance by the applicant with the foregoing requirements and upon acceptance by the Village Board of all deeds of dedication and easements, and upon submission of the final plat incorporating all changes required by the Board, the Clerk will certify the final plat for filing in the County Office of Land Records. Approval of the final plat of the subdivision by the Board shall become operative upon evidence of said plat having been filed in the office of the County Office of Land Records.
(e) 
After the plat is filed with the County Office of Land Records, the applicant shall file one copy of the plat in ink on Mylar or cloth and three prints. These copies shall include the date the plat was filed and the county's file number.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994; 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
An application for approval of a site plan pursuant to § 310-19 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale shall be submitted with eight copies, drawn at a scale of not more than 20 feet to the inch and containing the following, except where variation may be specifically authorized by the Board:
A. 
The location and dimensions of property lines of the lot and of the access to the street, in relation to the street and all surrounding properties, and with their driveway access.
B. 
Existing and proposed contours, showing elevations based on Scarsdale datum, at intervals of not more than two feet.
C. 
The location and dimensions of existing structures, sewers, drains, utilities, driveways, parking areas and other improvements and the size and species of trees with a trunk diameter of four inches or more at a point 4 1/2 feet above the ground level (except where the Board, pursuant to § 281-25 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, may require a less restrictive inventory).
[Amended 2-13-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
D. 
The calculation of the area of the lot that lies within a federal floodplain, a detention basin or in the bed of a pond, stream or other water body. For wetland areas shown on the Federal Flood Insurance Maps, elevations should be based on the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, not Scarsdale datum.
E. 
The location and dimensions of all proposed structures, sewers, drains, utilities, driveways, parking areas and other improvements.
F. 
Calculations, showing the lot coverage pursuant to § 310-20 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale as provided for on a form supplied by the Village.
G. 
An indication that the corners of the proposed new buildings, additions to buildings, decks, swimming pools, tennis courts and other improvements have been staked in the field.
H. 
Such other information as the Board may require.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994; 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
Applications for approval of a site plan and for a special use permit for a nonresidential building or multifamily dwelling, pursuant to Chapter 251, Site Plan Review, of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, shall be submitted with eight copies drawn at a scale of not more than 20 feet to the inch and containing the following, except where variation may be specifically authorized by the Board:
A. 
The location and dimensions of property lines of the lot in relation to the street and all surrounding properties, and with their driveway access.
B. 
The gross area of the lot and of all existing and proposed buildings.
C. 
The location and dimensions, including height, of all structures, with entrances and exits.
D. 
The extent and types of uses to be made of all existing and proposed buildings.
E. 
Changes which have taken place since the erection of such existing building or buildings which have led to the proposed expansion or enlargement and any anticipated future need for further expansion or enlargement.
F. 
Calculations, showing the lot coverage pursuant to § 310-20 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale as provided for on a form supplied by the Village, if the subject lot is in a single-family residential use in Residence A Zoning Districts.
G. 
Existing and proposed contours showing elevations based on Scarsdale datum, at intervals of not more than two feet.
H. 
The layout and dimensions of any off street parking area, showing the number of spaces and their arrangement, the method of traffic circulation, all ingress and egress drives, areas to be screened and the type of screening to be used, the illumination of parking areas and the location and layout of any service and play area.
I. 
The type of surfacing of parking areas, drives and walks and other improvements.
J. 
The location and dimensions of all sewers, drains and utilities and other improvements.
K. 
The location of any wetland controlled areas or watercourses.
L. 
The size and species of trees with a trunk diameter of four inches or more at a point 4 1/2 feet above the ground level, except where the Board, pursuant to § 281-25A(1) of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, may require a less restrictive inventory.
[Amended 2-13-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
M. 
An indication that the corners of the proposed new buildings, additions to buildings, parking lots and other improvements have been staked in the field.
N. 
Such other information as the Board may require.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994; 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
A permit is required from the Board for any controlled activity as set forth in §§ 171-3 and 171-4 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale. Application for such permits shall be submitted with eight copies and shall contain the following information:
A. 
A written statement describing the use or activity proposed for the property.
B. 
Plans, maps and other technical information supporting the written proposal for use of the land.
C. 
The location and dimensions of property lines, lots or blocks in relation to all streets and surrounding property.
D. 
The location of existing and proposed structures, driveways and other improvements.
E. 
The location and species of trees and shrubs in the area of the proposed wetland activity. All trees with a trunk diameter of four inches or more at a point 4 1/2 feet above the ground level will be specifically located and identified on the plan, except where the Board, pursuant to § 281-25 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, may require a less restrictive inventory.
[Amended 2-13-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
F. 
Calculations showing the lot coverage pursuant to § 310-20 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, as provided for on a form supplied by the Village.
G. 
The location of all freshwater wetlands areas on the applicant's property and on abutting properties. The plans should include existing and proposed contours in the areas to be altered by the proposed construction showing elevations, at intervals of not more than two feet. For wetlands areas shown on the Federal Flood Insurance Maps, elevations should be based on the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, not Scarsdale datum.
H. 
An indication that the corners of the proposed new buildings, additions to buildings, decks, swimming pools, tennis courts and other improvements have been staked in the field.
I. 
Such other information as the Board may require.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 11-1994; 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998]
Applications requiring consideration pursuant to § 7-738 of the Village Law shall be submitted with eight copies and shall contain, in addition to the information required in § A319-41, the following:
A. 
A written statement that the owner is submitting the application pursuant to § 7-738 of the Village Law.
B. 
A plan showing the number of dwelling units that could be created on the property if the plan conformed to all conventional Board regulations and Code requirements for subdivision, including provision for roads and access ways and lands, if any, to be set aside for parks, recreation or open space purposes.
C. 
A site plan for a number of dwelling units which in no case shall exceed the number of dwelling units shown on the plan submitted pursuant to Subsection B above. Such site plan shall show areas within which structures may be located, the height and spacing of buildings, open space and their landscaping, open and enclosed parking spaces and streets, driveways and other improvements, all drawn to the specifications in § A319-41.
D. 
Calculations showing the lot coverage pursuant to § 310-20 of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, as provided for on a form supplied by the Village.
E. 
A proposal for control and maintenance of any roads, structures, utilities or common lands or other common elements to be established by the proposed development.
F. 
An indication that the corners of the proposed new lots, the corners of the proposed new buildings, center line of streets and other improvements have been staked in the field.
G. 
Such other information as the Board may require.