Preliminary Plan

The first official step in the subdivision process consists of reviewing a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision. A Preliminary Plan ensures that adequate public facilities are available, or will be available in the future, to serve a proposed development. Determination of adequacy is made for park facilities, environmental impacts, transportation facilities (vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle), fire and rescue facilities, police facilities, public water, and sewer facilities. The subdivision analysis also includes evaluation of the design criteria set forth in the Subdivision Regulations, Zoning Ordinance, and applicable master plans. The Planning Board or Planning Director determines adequacy based on an analysis of information generated by staff, submitted by the applicant, and/or submitted by the agencies responsible for building required facilities or supplying the necessary services.

Alta AerialPre-Application Conference: Optional under current Subdivision Regulations. Required for major subdivisions and optional for minor subdivisions under new Subdivision Regulations.

Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting: Optional under current Subdivision Regulations. Required for major subdivisions and optional for minor subdivisions under new Subdivision Regulations.

Subdivision and Development Review Committee (SDRC): Preliminary Plans are reviewed at an SDRC meeting within 4 weeks of acceptance under the current Subdivision Regulations and within 14 days of acceptance under the new Subdivision Regulations.

Decision-Making Body: Major Preliminary Plans are ruled upon by the Planning Board. Minor Preliminary Plans are ruled upon by the Planning Director or Planning Board.

Fees
Residential Fees:
1–9 lots or Dwelling Units (DUs)
$1,000
10–49 lots or DUs
$1,000 plus $25 per lot and parcel or DU
50 or more lots or DUs
$2,000 plus $25 per lot and parcel or DU
Nonresidential Fees:
1 acre or less
$1,000
1–4 acres
$2,500
More than 4 acres
$2,500 plus $75 per acre
More than 100 acres
$2,500 plus $75 per acre up to 100 acres, plus $50 per each additional acre
Mixed-Use Fees (including a residential component):$2,500 plus $125 per acre up to 100 acres, plus $50 per each additional acre
Validity Extensions Request Fees:$250

Public Notice Requirement: Public notice of Planning Board Hearings are satisfied by mailings to adjoining property owners and parties of record and by posting signs with notice of public hearing 30 days prior.

Estimated Review Time: 70-140 days


Application Instructions

Fill out this application form and email the PDF along with required submission materials to DRDApplications@ppd.mncppc.org.

Important and Required Documents

Application Forms and Filing Instructions

Fee Information

Environmental Documents

Transportation Documents

Parks and Recreation Documents

Public Notice Requirements

Relevant Development Review Bulletins