State law authorizes local governmental agencies to regulate and control the design and improvement of subdivisions. A subdivision is defined as the division of any improved or unimproved land for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing. The State Subdivision Map Act provides general regulations and procedures that local governments must follow in the regulation of subdivisions. The Town also has a subdivision ordinance, which provides specific Town guidelines and standards for the regulation and control of subdivisions. Subdivision regulations vary between major subdivisions, which encompass a division of property into five or more lots (requiring tentative final map approval) and minor subdivisions of four or less lots (requiring tentative parcel map approval). Both subdivisions require review and approval by the Danville Planning Commission. The tentative subdivision map is evaluated for its consistency with the General Plan and zoning ordinance, and emphasis on the compatibility of the proposed site plan and public improvements with surrounding development. Special attention is focused on the preservation of natural topographic features of value and the integration of the development to existing terrain and landforms. Subdivisions located within the designated scenic hillside and major ridgeline areas of the Town shall conform to the provision of the Town’s Scenic Hillside Major Ridgeline ordinance.
Note: Failure to provide the above information may result in a notice of incomplete application and suspension of processing until the submittal requirements are met. Should you have any questions regarding information required in the application or specific data required to accompany a subdivision application please contact the Planning Department or City Engineer at the Danville Town Offices.
Map approval is for thirty (30) months, with two (2) extensions possible, totaling no more than two (2) years.
Planning Division510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526
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New Development/C.3 RegulationsProvision C.3 of the Municipal Regional Permit (MRP) included specific requirements for