Agenda Item Summary


Meeting Date: 7/23/2015

Planning Commission: 7/23/2015

Staff Contact: Brett Limbaugh, Director Community Planning and Development

L&F Committee: 7/29/2015; 8/12/2015

Petitioner: City of Rapid City

City Council 1st Reading: 8/3/2015

Location: N/A

City Council 2nd Reading: 8/17/2015

Agenda Title:

15OA006 - Ordinance To Amend Provisions Concerning Consolidation Plats And Lot Line Adjustment Plats By Amending Section 16.08.100 Of The Rapid City Municipal Code


Planning Commission reviewed and City Council approved a new subdivision ordinance in 2012 containing several methods for platting property and amending existing subdivision boundaries and lot lines.  The new ordinance allowed lot line adjustments and lot consolidation plats to be approved administratively by Staff.  In the last three years Staff has approved 77 lot line adjustment and consolidation plats.  During the staff review process the issues of whether a lot line or lot consolidation process would require the construction of public improvements and whether unplatted balances could be included was discussed.  A review of case files revealed that several of the 77 approved cases included unplatted balances.  With respect to the public improvements there were instances where undeveloped section line roadways or additional improvements to existing State roads such as curb, gutter, and sidewalk along Catron or Highway-44 were not required.  Staff met with two members of the former Second Floor Committee who drafted the subdivision ordinance and there was an agreement to craft amendments that will provide specific requirements and/or clarifications regarding un-platted balances.  Staff has created an ordinance amendment to prohibit the use of the lot line and consolidation platting process when there is un-platted property.  City Council reviewed this issue at the June 1st meeting and directed Staff to draft the amendment.  City Council also approved a moratorium prohibiting lot line and consolidation plats involving un-platted property until such time as the ordinance amendments could be approved.

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