PC briefed on sketch plan approval

BLYTHEWOOD – Planning Commissioners were briefed at their November meeting on proposed changes to the Town’s subdivision ordinance designed to give developers greater certainty about the Town’s subdivision review and approval process. Sketch plan approval would be given to the Commission rather than being optional.

Currently, the town’s planning consultant and administrator approve sketch plans. By the PC doing it instead, before developers commit to expensive engineering and to drafting a preliminary plat, they’ll know that their project’s basic design is acceptable to the Commission with regard to zoning conformance, lot count and layout, road geometry, utility services, sidewalks, trails, open space, tree preservation, etc .

The Planning Official will prepare a report and recommendation on the sketch plan to the Commissioners when the PC first reviews it.

Under State Code 6-29-1130.  the Commission will make a recommendation on the proposed changes to Council, who has already had first reading on it.

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