Residential Development

In some instances, if a property is not zoned for residential uses it must first be rezoned before proceeding through the subdivision or site plan process.

Single Family Residential (Attached & Detached)


To divide a parcel(s) to create new residential lots the development plan must be reviewed through the residential subdivision review process.

Subdividing land requires approval from the Planning Department, except when:
  • The sale or exchange of parcels does not result in additional building lots or reconfiguration of the property
  • The division is the result of an inheritance or by court order
  • The division is to create a lot for a public facility, public building, or community well

Review Process to Follow


The scope and complexity of a proposed development will determine the review process to be followed. Some factors used to determine the review process include:
  • The number of lots proposed
  • The need to extend public utilities (water and sewer) to the property
  • The need to upgrade or construct roads to serve the development
  • The need to construct public drainage improvements to serve the development

Family Divisions


Family divisions have different review criteria and a separate review process from other residential subdivisions. The application provides a list of the requirements and defines who qualifies as a family member. There are two types of family division applications:

Multi-family Residential


For multi-family residential development, follow one of the following processes:
  • Duplexes or townhouses - follow the residential subdivision review process
  • Condominiums or apartments - follow the site plan review process