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Section 1204.05    Subdivisions

  1. Standards for Review of a Minor Subdivision Plan.
    The Community Development Director and City Engineer shall review all
    applications for minor subdivisions and evaluate them to determine their compliance
    with the following standards:
    1. The subdivision shall be consistent with the purposes and intent of this Code,
      and with the policies, goals, and objectives of any applicable community
      plan, including the City of Hudson Comprehensive Plan, as amended from
      time to time.

    2. The subdivision complies with the subdivision development and design
      standards as set forth in Chapter 1208 of this Code, except to the extent
      modifications, variances, or waivers have been expressly allowed.

    3. The subdivision is found to be compatible with residential development
      within one thousand (1,000) feet of the proposed subdivision=s boundaries or
      can be made compatible with conditions to mitigate the impact of the
      subdivision.

    4. The general layout of lots, roads, driveways, utilities, drainage facilities, and
      other services within the proposed subdivision shall be designed in a way that
      minimizes the amount of land disturbance, maximizes the amount of open
      space in the development, preserves existing trees/vegetation and wetlands,
      protects critical wildlife habitat, fosters efficient, orderly lot configuration
      and otherwise accomplishes the purposes and intent of this Code. Applicants
      shall refer to the zoning development standards set forth in Chapter 1205 and
      1207 and shall consider them in the layout of the subdivision in order to
      avoid creating lots or patterns of lots that will make compliance with such
      development standards difficult or infeasible. Where not specifically
      required, clustering of lots within a subdivision is encouraged to meet the
      requirements of this provision.

    5. The subdivision complies with all applicable development regulations,
      standards, and requirements, or plans, including but not limited to wetlands,
      water quality, erosion control, and wastewater regulations of the federal or
      state governments and other relevant jurisdictions.

  2. Standards for Review of a Preliminary Subdivision Plan.
    All reviewing agencies and decision-making bodies shall review a preliminary
    subdivision plan application, together with all submitted plans and reports, and
    evaluate them to determine their compliance with the following standards:
    1. The subdivision shall be consistent with the purposes and intent of this Code,
      and with the policies, goals, and objectives of any applicable community
      plan, including the City of Hudson Comprehensive Plan, as amended from
      time to time.

    2. The subdivision complies with the subdivision development and design
      standards as set forth in Chapter 1208 of this Code, except to the extent
      modifications, variances, or waivers have been expressly allowed.

    3. The subdivision is found to be compatible with residential development
      within one thousand (1,000) feet of the proposed subdivision's boundaries or
      can be made compatible with conditions to mitigate the impact of the
      subdivision.

    4. The general layout of lots, roads, driveways, utilities, drainage facilities, and
      other services within the proposed subdivision shall be designed in a way that
      minimizes the amount of land disturbance, maximizes the amount of open
      space in the development, preserves existing trees/vegetation and wetlands,
      protects critical wildlife habitat, and otherwise accomplishes the purposes
      and intent of this Code. Applicants shall refer to the zoning development
      standards set forth in Chapter 1207 and shall consider them in the layout of
      the subdivision in order to avoid creating lots or patterns of lots that will
      make compliance with such development standards difficult or infeasible.
      Where not specifically required, clustering of lots within a subdivision is
      encouraged to meet the requirements of this provision.

    5. The subdivision complies with all applicable development regulations,
      standards, and requirements, or plans, including but not limited to wetlands,
      water quality, erosion control, and wastewater regulations of the federal or
      state governments and other relevant jurisdictions.

  3. Standards for Review of a Final Subdivision Plat.
    All reviewing agencies and decision-making bodies shall review a final subdivision
    plat application, together with all submitted plans and reports, and evaluate them to
    determine their compliance with the following standard:
    1. The final subdivision plat conform in all respects with the approved
      preliminary plan and incorporates all recommended changes, modifications,
      and conditions attached to approval of the preliminary plan.

    2. Plans and specifications for improvements connected with development of
      the subdivision comply with the subdivision development and design
      standards as set forth in Chapter 1208 of this Code, and any other relevant
      city, county, state, or federal regulations, except to the extent modifications,
      variances, or waivers have been expressly allowed.

    3. The subdivider has either installed all required improvements or has executed
      a Final Subdivision Improvement Agreement and posted required bonds
      pursuant to Section 1208.15(a).