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Subdivision Regulations

The Metro Planning Commission adopted expanded Subdivision Regulations on March 9, 2006.  Those regulations were amended in 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2013, and most recently on January 9, 2014.

The changes included several housekeeping amendments and a substantive change to Section 3-5, Infill Subdivisions. Section 3-5 now differentiates between established areas and areas where additional development is anticipated, based on the land use or character policy in the Community Plan. In established areas, a formula is provided to determine compatibility with the character of the area.

Document Description
Flow Chart of the Subdivision Approval Process  A graphic description of the process.
Subdivision Regulations - Complete Document As approved by the Planning Commission on January 14, 2014.
Introduction and Table of Contents Pages i-xiv
Chapter 1: General Provisions Pages 1-4
Chapter 2: Procedures for Plat Approval Pages 5-16
Chapter 3: General Requirements for Improvements, Reservations, and Design Pages 17-39
Chapter 4: Conservation Subdivisions Pages 1-12
Chapter 5: Walkable Subdivisions Pages 13-22
Chapter 6: Assurance for Completion and Maintenance of Improvements Pages 23-26
Chapter 7: Definitions Pages 27-44
Chapter 8: Adoption of Regulations and Amendments Pages 45-48
Appendices Pages 49-55
Staff Contacts Staff Contact List for the Metro Departments reviewing Subdivision Applications