Purpose: The preliminary plat process examines the major features and elements of a proposed plat. This process determines whether the plat conforms to this title and the Comprehensive Plan, and any conditions of approval.
2. A preliminary plat is not considered a “plat” for purposes of K.S.A. 12-752. Instead, the preliminary plat is a preapplication process that is designed to ensure that that plat conforms to all applicable requirements of this title. The applicant may request that the City waive the preliminary plat process and proceed directly to the final plat process.
2. An applicant may substitute a preliminary development plan for a preliminary plat if the preliminary development plan contains all information required for preliminary plats as set forth in Chapter 18.94.
⇔Cross-Reference: 18.40.020 (Preapplication)
C. Completeness Review
See Section 18.40.040, Completeness Review.
D. Approval Criteria
1. The proposed preliminary plat conforms to the requirements of Chapter 18.30, the applicable zoning district regulations and any other applicable provisions of the Municipal Code, subject only to acceptable rule exceptions.
4. The spacing and design of proposed curb cuts, driveway approaches and intersection locations is consistent with the Access Management Plan, good traffic engineering design and public safety considerations.
6. All submission requirements are satisfied.
E. Subsequent Applications
F. Scope of Approval
1. Approval of a preliminary plat does not constitute acceptance of the subdivision, but authorizes preparation of the final plat. No improvements shall take place in the subdivision prior to approval and recording of the final plat and submittal and approval of street, sanitary sewer, water line and storm sewer construction plans by the City Engineer.
2. Preliminary plat approval is effective for a period of two (2) years. Where a final plat for the subdivision is not submitted for approval within the two (2) year time period, the preliminary plat becomes null and void and the developer shall resubmit a new preliminary plat for approval subject to the then effective regulations.
3. When a preliminary plat containing a gross land area in excess of forty (40) acres is submitted for approval, the applicant may indicate the anticipated development or phasing pattern for final platting. The applicant may receive an extension of the one (1) year time limit for submission of the final plat if each phase is constructed in accordance with the original phasing plan and subsequent final plats comply with all applicable regulations at the time of final platting.
4. Any preliminary plat or preliminary development plan for a single-family subdivision in an existing RP-1 District approved prior to the effective date of this ordinance (June 17, 2014), where no final plat or plan has been approved, shall be considered expired and subject to a new application and the provisions of this ordinance.
A preliminary plat application is not recorded. The Planning Official will maintain a record of approved preliminary plats. The applicant must maintain a copy of the approved preliminary plat, including any attachments.