§ 2-5-1  APPLICABILITY.
   (A)   The regulations contained in this Article shall apply to all divisions of land created for sale or lease within the corporate limits of Apache Junction, defined by this Article to be a land split.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership or other legal entity to create for sale or lease any parcel that is subject to the requirements of this Article until a recorded land split map and accompanying deeds complying with the provisions of this Article have been approved by the city.
   (C)   An approved land split map shall be null and void, if the appropriate deeds regarding said land split are not recorded within 12 months of city approval.
   (D)   The following are the requirements for the division of land that shall proceed through the subdivision process:
      (1)   The division of any property into 2 or more parcels, if a new public street is involved;
      (2)   The division of any property, the boundaries of which have been fixed by a recorded subdivision plat, into more than 2 parcels; and/or
      (3)   The creation of 4 or more units having the right of exclusive occupancy coupled with an undivided interest in the land, such as in a condominium, horizontal property regime, cooperative, community apartment, townhouse or similar project.
   (E)   The creation of up to 3 units having the right of exclusive occupancy coupled with an undivided interest in the land, such as in a condominium, horizontal property regime or similar project, shall proceed through the land split map process.
   (F)   Where land is taken from platted or unplatted parcel(s) or is added to an adjacent parcel through recording a deed, a boundary adjustment need not be filed with the city, provided that the proposed adjustment does not:
      (1)   Create any new lots;
      (2)   Render any existing lots substandard in size or shape;
      (3)   Render substandard the setbacks of existing development; or
      (4)   Impair any existing access, easements or public improvements.
(Ord. 1503, passed - -2021)