What is the subdivision plotting process?
First, the Planning Commission and the board review and grant tentative approval of a preliminary plat, a conceptual plan with schematic utility, lot, and road layouts. Next, the board reviews and grants final approval of a preliminary plat, detailed plan that has completed engineering plans and outside agency permits for utilities, wetlands, soil conservation, and roads. This allows construction of utilities and roads to proceed.

Once construction is complete, or securities for the proposed improvements have been provided to the township and the county, the board may approve the final plat, which is then reviewed by the county and state Plat Board, and recorded. This permits the sale of lots and, in the case of residential subdivisions, construction of homes to begin.

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1. What is the Planning Services Division responsible for?
2. What is Land Use Regulation?
3. What is the role of the Planning Commission?
4. What is a comprehensive or Future Land Use Plan (FLUP)?
5. Why does a community need such a plan?
6. How is the comprehensive or Future Land Use Plan developed?
7. What is zoning?
8. Why does a community use zoning?
9. What is the process for establishing zoning?
10. How is the zoning map changed?
11. What are zoning districts?
12. How much of each zoning district does a community need?
13. How is the Zoning Ordinance used?
14. What is the Subdivision Control Ordinance?
15. What is the subdivision plotting process?
16. What are site condominiums?
17. What are Planned Unit Developments and Planned Development Districts?
18. What are the advantages of a Planned Development District (PDD)?
19. What is cluster development?
20. What are the limitations on Building Permits?
21. What is a building moratorium?
22. What are Land Use Exclusions?
23. What is a non conforming use?
24. Can you please describe the Planning Process?