This outline is a guide to the three major phases for the major subdivision process and corresponds with Union County’s Land Use Ordinance.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an early opportunity for county staff and applicants to discuss the procedures, standards and regulations required for development under the Development Ordinance. It also provides an early opportunity for staff and applicants to discuss proposed development plans and how they comply with adopted county plans.
The sketch plan should provide enough information for county staff to gain a good understanding of the overall development. Items should include proposed property lines, proposed streets and street right-of-way, zoning information, floodplain information, stream buffer information, etc. For projects on County water and/or sewer the sketch plan should also comply with the Union County Water and Sewer Extension Ordinance.
Agencies involved with this review include:
The preliminary plan stage is the construction documents review stage. This is where water and sewer line details, road profiles, tree surveys, soil evaluations, etc. are reviewed in detail to ensure that they comply with local, state and/or federal standards. When preliminary plan approval is given construction activity on infrastructure and general site work can commence. Agencies involved with this review include:
The final plat is the document that is recorded in the Register of Deeds office that officially creates the new lots in the development. Before a final plat can be recorded a review of the plat must take place to make sure it complies with the approved preliminary plan. Also, any required infrastructure or other required site features must be either installed and approved by the respective agency or a performance guarantee equal to 125% of the cost must be established. Once the final plat is recorded building permits may be obtained to construct houses.
These devices allow the final plat to be recorded and building permits issued for houses prior to all the infrastructure and other required site features being installed and approved. The performance guarantee must be equal to 125% of the total cost of all incomplete construction. The amount of the guarantee must be reviewed and approved by county staff prior to the posting of the device. When infrastructure is installed and approved the applicant can request that the performance guarantee be reduced or released. Once staff has verified that the infrastructure and/or other required site features are installed per the approved plans then the guarantee will be released.