Pueblo County Code - Title 16 - Preliminary Plan Requirements

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16.28.010 Submission.

     Copies of all required material shall be officially submitted to the Board by the subdivider (or his authorized representative), at an official Board meeting.

16.28.020 Contents of the preliminary plan application.

The number of paper copies, as well as electronic submittal requirements for application submittal documents, shall be determined by the Director of the Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development.  The Pueblo County Department of Planning and Development's formal application form shall specify the number of paper copies and electronic submittal requirements for application submittal documents.  

     A. An application for approval of a preliminary plan;

     B. The name of the subdivision;
     C. The name and address of the owner(s) and subdivider(s) and name of the designer of the preliminary plan. The name and address of the owner(s) of subsurface mineral interests and the name and address of the lessee(s) of any such subsurface mineral interest, if any, shall be included;
     D. If the proposed subdivision is to include more than twenty (20) lots, proof of a developer’s license held by the subdivider;
     E. The legal description of the area to be subdivided and its acreage;
     F. A map of the proposed subdivision except in cases where due to certain characteristics of the proposal, the Board or the Planning Commission decrees that additional copies are necessary for adequate referral and review. Such maps shall show the following:
     1. A location and vicinity map, drawn at an appropriate scale, showing the following:
     a. Related existing and planned streets and highway systems,
     b. Zoning districts, taxing districts, and other special districts, if any,
     c. Significant vegetation patterns,
     2. A map or maps, drawn at an appropriate scale, showing:
     a. Perimeter outline of the plan, accesses, abutting subdivision outlines and names, and other relevant information within a one-half (1/2) mile distance of the perimeter of the proposed plat,
     b. Abutting property lines,
     3. A traverse map, drawn at an appropriate scale, of the monumented perimeter of the proposed subdivision. The traverse shall have an error of closure of not greater than one (1) part in ten thousand (10,000). A survey tie into the State grid or other permanent marker established by the County Surveyor is required if practical. Monuments shall conform to the requirements of Colorado Revised Statutes 136-1-1 et seq.,
     4. A map or maps showing the following at the scale of one inch equals one hundred feet (1" = 100'):
     a. Lot and street layout including:
         i. Dimensions of all lots to the nearest foot (which may be scaled values),
         ii. Lots and blocks numbered consecutively,
         iii. Location and identification of all existing and proposed public and private easements,
         iv. Existing and proposed street names,
         v. Sites to be reserved or dedicated for parks, playgrounds, schools or other public uses,
         vi. Sites, if any, for multi-family dwellings, shopping centers, community facilities, industry, or other uses, exclusive of single-family dwellings,
         vii. Location of common open space not reserved or dedicated to public,
         viii. The area, to the nearest-half (1/2) acre and percent of the total area of the subdivision devoted to streets and to each other type of use,
     b. Existing buildings, other easements, telephone lines, gas lines, power lines and other features located on the subdivision and within two hundred (200) feet of its boundaries,
     c. A composite utilities easement plan showing location, size, and proposed use of all easements. (Subsequently, all utilities must be constructed within approved easements,)
     5. A map or maps showing the following at the scale of one inch equals one hundred feet (1" = 100').
     a. Lot and street layout as in subdivision (4)(a) of this subsection,
     b. Soil types and their boundaries based on the National Cooperative Soil Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, and a table of interpretations for the soil types shown on the soil map,
     c. Significant geologic features,
     d. General location in the subdivision area of trees over six (6) inches in diameter, measured at six (6) feet above the ground. In cases of heavily wooded areas, indicate the outline of wooded area and location of trees which are to remain. It is the intent of the requirement to determine the approximate location of trees for design evaluation rather than to require unnecessary surveying of the exact tree location,
     6. A map or maps showing the following at the scale of one inch equals one hundred feet (1" = 100'):
     a. Lot and street layout as in subdivision (4)(a) of this subsection,
     b. The existing contours at two (2) foot intervals for predominant ground slopes within the tract between level and five (5) percent grade and five (5) foot contours for predominant ground slopes within the tract over five (5) percent grade. Elevations shall be based on National Geodetic Survey sea level data. In cases of predominately level topography throughout a subdivision, one (1) foot interval contours are required,
     c. A generalized grading plan identifying areas of cut and fill and street gradients. Intended contours shall be shown as solid lines at the same interval as required for existing contours, which shall be shown as dashed lines,
     d. The approximate boundaries of areas subject to inundation or stormwater overflows of an intensity estimated to occur with a return frequency of once every one hundred (100) years,
     e. Water courses and proposed storm water drainage systems including culverts, water areas, streams, areas subject to occasional flooding, marshy areas and swamps. The drainage system shall be documented by an accompanying Preliminary Drainage Report developed in accordance with the General Engineering Specifications for Drainage as set forth in Section 16.76.010 of these regulations. (Note: Detail design of drainage structures not required for preliminary report;)
     G. Provide a digital file of the project in .DWG format;
     H. The Planning Commission shall determine from a review of the preliminary plan whether the soil slope, vegetation and drainage characteristics of the site are such as to require substantial cutting, clearing, grading and other earth moving operations in the construction of the subdivision or otherwise entail an erosion hazard, and if so, the Commission shall require the subdivider to provide soil erosion and sedimentation control plans and specifications. Such control plans and specifications shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer, or the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, using the County conservation standards or the soil and water conservation plan.
     In the event that soil erosion and sediment control plans are required, the preliminary plan submission shall not be considered complete until such plans have been submitted to the Board, or its designated agent, who shall furnish the subdivider with a receipt and transmit the plans to the Planning Commission for review of the preliminary plan.

16.28.030 Drawing requirements.

     A. The prints of the map shall be black on white or blue on white, and reproduction shall be clear and crisp.
     B. The accuracy of location of alignments, boundaries and monuments shall be certified by a registered land surveyor, licensed to do such work in the State of Colorado. A workmanlike execution of the plan shall be made in every detail. A poorly drawn or illegible plan is sufficient cause for its rejection.
     The plan shall be drawn to a scale not less than one (1) inch equals one hundred (100) feet*, and shall indicate the basis of bearings, astronomic north arrow, name of subdivision, name of municipality; township, range, principal meridian section and quarter section; block and lot number (of the property under consideration).
*Note: A different scale can be used if approved in advance by the Director of the Department of Planning and Development.

16.28.040 Text.

     An identical number of copies of textual materials shall be submitted as follows:
     A. Total acreage of entire proposed subdivision;
     B. Function, ownership and manner of maintenance of common open space not otherwise reserved or dedicated for public use;
     C. Sewage disposal report where on-lot sewage treatment is proposed;
     D. The substance of all covenants, grants of easements or restrictions to be imposed upon the use of land, buildings and structures;
     E. Geologic investigation reports regarding areas’ suitability for the proposed development including any geologic characteristics of the area significantly affecting the land use, such as landslides, mudflows, rock falls, snow avalanches, possible mine or ground subsidence, unstable slopes, seismic effects, expansive soils and rocks, shallow water table, open quarries, mineral resources, floodplains, debris fans, possible wildfires, radioactivity, and polluted or nonpotable water supply;
     F. Tables of soil type interpretations, as prepared for the sketch plan submission, based on the National Cooperative Soils Survey, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, provided by the Soil Conservation District, where such tables were incomplete in the sketch plan submission;
     G. Copies of all monument records required pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 38-53-103. In addition survey notes of the subdivision perimeter survey may be required by the Department of Planning and Development;
     H. An abstract of title for the property, or evidence of a title insurance policy for the land to be subdivided and related supporting materials as needed;
     I. Total number of proposed dwelling units;
     J. Total number of square feet of proposed non-residential floor space;
     K. Total number of proposed off-street parking spaces, excluding those associated with single-family residential development;
     L. Estimated total number of gallons per day of water system requirements;
     M. Estimated total number of gallons per day of sewage to be treated where a central sewage treatment facility is proposed, or sewage disposal means and suitability where no central sewage treatment facility is proposed;
     N. Estimated construction cost and proposed method of financing of the streets and related facilities, water distribution system, sewage collection system, storm drainage facilities, and such other utilities as may be required of the developer by the County;
     O. Adequate evidence that a water supply that is sufficient in terms of quality, quantity, and dependability will be available to ensure an adequate supply of water for the type of subdivision proposed. Such evidence may include, but shall not be limited to:
     1. Evidence of ownership or right of acquisition of or use of existing and proposed water rights,
     2. Historic use and estimated yield of claimed water rights,
     3. Amenability of existing rights to a change in use,
     4. Evidence that public or private water owners can and will supply water to the proposed subdivision stating the amount of water available for use within the subdivision and the feasibility of extending service to that area,
     5. Evidence concerning the potability of the proposed water supply for the subdivision.
     Where individual on-lot water supply systems are proposed, a geologic report shall be submitted and shall contain a specific section on groundwater geology prepared by a qualified groundwater geologist, which indicates:
     a. The probability of success of wells or on-site supply systems throughout the proposed subdivision,
     b. The expected long-term yield of such wells or systems,
     c. The expected depth to usable water,
     d. The expected quality of the anticipated water,
     e. Any expected significant problems of long-term supply, pollution or long-term maintenance of such wells or systems;
     P. Evidence that public or private sewage treatment facilities can and will provide adequate sewage treatment for the proposed subdivision if such service is to be provided by an existing district;
     Q. The owner and/or subdivider shall provide evidence to the Planning Commission and, thereafter, to the Board of County Commissioners, that notice of the time and place and subject matter of the hearing before the Pueblo County Planning Commission and the hearing before the Board of County Commissioners on the preliminary plan application has been sent to all owners of subsurface mineral interests and to lessees of subsurface mineral interests, if any, by registered mail, not less than five (5) days before the date fixed for each of said hearings. Neither the Planning Commission or the Board of County Commissioners shall act upon a request for preliminary plan review and approval until such time as proof of the notice required herein has been offered to and accepted by each respective body.