• Minor Subdivision

  • Less Than Four Parcels

    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 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 minor tentative map is evaluated for consistency with the General Plan and Zoning ordinance and the compatibility of 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 ridgeline areas of the Town shall conform to the provision in the Town’s Scenic Hillside Major Ridgeline ordinance.

  • Submittal Requirements

    1. Completion of Planning Division application form.
    2. Payment of fee in effect at the time of tentative map submittal, payable to the Town of Danville.
    3. Site photos (Polaroid O.K.) showing topography, vegetation, existing and adjacent structures, and views of and from the site.
    4. TENTATIVE MAP (must be prepared by a Registered Civil Engineer)
    5. Plans:   Twenty (20) copies folded to approximately 8” x 11” (all but 5 copies may be reduced to 11” x 17” if permitted by staff).  The map must be in imperial units and must be legibly drawn on one (1) sheet of paper containing the following:
      1. A title containing the subdivision number, subdivision name, and type of subdivision.
      2. Name and address of legal owner, subdivider, and person preparing the map (including registration number).
      3. Legal description which defines the boundary of the proposed subdivision.
      4. Date, north arrow, scale and contour interval.
      5. Existing and proposed land use.
      6. A vicinity map showing roads, adjoining subdivisions, cities, creeks, railroads, and other data sufficient to locate the proposed subdivision and show its relation to the community.
      7. Existing topography of the proposed site and at least 100 feet beyond its boundary including:
      8. Existing contours at 2-foot intervals if the existing ground slope is less than 10 percent but not less than 4-foot intervals for existing ground slopes greater than or equal to 10 percent. Contour intervals should not be spread more than 10 feet.
      9. Type, location, and dripline of existing trees over 14” in circumference.  Any trees proposed to be removed should be so indicated.
      10. The approximate location and outline of existing structures identified by type, and any buildings to be removed should be so marked.
      11. The approximate location of all areas, subject to inundation or storm water overflow and the location, width, and direction of flow of each water course.
      12. All impervious areas.
      13. The location, pavement, and right-of-way width, grade, and name of existing streets or highways.
      14. The widths, location, and identity of all existing easements.
      15. The location and size of existing sanitary sewers, water mains, and storm drains. The approximate slope of existing sewers and storm drains should be indicated.
      16. The approximate location of any Community Noise Equivalent Level contours, if any.
    6. Proposed improvements including:
      1. The location, grade, center line radius, and arc length of curves, pavement and right-of-way width, and names of all streets. Typical sections of all streets must be shown.
      2. The location and radius of all curb returns and cul-de-sacs.
      3. The location, width, and purpose of all easements.
      4. The angle of intersecting streets if such angle deviates from a right angle by more than four degrees.
      5. The approximate lot layout and the approximate dimensions of each lot and of each building site. Engineering data must show the approximate finished grading of each lot, the preliminary design of all grading, the elevation of proposed building pads, the top and toe of cut and fill slopes to scale, and the number of each lot.
      6. All proposed impervious areas and all structural controls addressing C.3. requirements to mitigate stormwater pollution as required by the Stormwater Control Plan.
      7. Proposed contours at 2-foot intervals must be shown if existing ground slope is less than 10 percent and not less than 4-foot intervals for existing ground slopes greater than or equal to 10 percent.  A separate grading plan may be submitted. Various cross sections may be required.
      8. Proposed recreation sites, trails, and parks for private or public use.
      9. Propose common areas and areas to be dedicated to public open space.
      10. The location and size of sanitary sewers, water mains, and storm drains. Proposed slopes and approximate elevations of sanitary sewers and storm drains must be indicated.
      11. Location of the overland drainage release.
      12. Proposed retaining wall locations and height. 
    7. Accompanying Data and Reports:  The Tentative Map must be accompanied by the following data or reports:
      1. Soils Report:  A preliminary soils report prepared in accordance with the Town’s Subdivision and Grading Ordinance.
      2. Title Report:  A preliminary title report, prepared within three (3) months prior to filing the Tentative Map.
      3. Engineering, Geology, and/or Seismic Safety Report:  If the subdivision lies within a known or suspected geological hazard area, a preliminary engineering, geology and/or seismic safety report, prepared in accordance with guidelines established by the Engineering and Planning Division. If the preliminary engineering, geology, and/or seismic safety report indicates the presence of geologic hazards of seismic hazards, which, if not corrected, would lead to structural defects, an engineering, geology, and/or seismic safety report must accompany the final map and shall contain an investigation of each lot within the subdivision.