What is a Preliminary Plat?

A preliminary plat is the second stage in the subdivision of land (sketch plan is the first stage) and signals the beginning of the formal development process. During preliminary plat review, all the details of a development are reviewed including, but not limited to: utilities, surface water (runoff), housing and density, parkland dedication, environmental clean-up, traffic and transportation, and the provision of other infrastructure. After action is taken on the preliminary plat, if approved, the development is “entitled” to the rights to development. The preliminary plat is the longest, and most critical step in the development process.

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1. Who owns the park and why was Lowry Grove closed?
2. What is the process for redevelopment?
3. How do I get involved?
4. What are the city’s values related to the re-development of the site?
5. How will this proposal affect the schools?
6. How will this proposal affect traffic?
7. What is the best way to get information about this project?
8. Who do I contact for questions or send comments?
9. What is a Planned Unit Development?
10. What is a Preliminary Plat?
11. What is a Comprehensive Plan Amendment?