(A)   Generally. In order to make the most of the opportunities related to the subdivision and to conserve time, effort and expense, the owner or subdivider should consult with the Commission, the Engineer and other public officials prior to the preparation of the tentative plan of the subdivision. The master plan should be reviewed to determine how the proposed plan will be coordinated with the master plan with particular attention given to matters enumerated in IC 36-7-4-700 et seq.
   (B)   Basic standards. The owner or developer shall determine that their subdivision provides for the following:
      (1)   Coordination of subdivision streets with existing and planned streets or highways;
      (2)   Coordination with and extension of facilities included in the master plan;
      (3)   Establishment of minimum width, depth and area of lots within the projected subdivision as set forth in zoning regulations;
      (4)   Distribution of population and traffic in a manner tending to create conditions favorable to health, safety, convenience and the harmonious development of the city and county;
      (5)   Appropriate alterations of areas for streets, parks, schools, public and semi-public buildings, homes, utilities, business and industry as outlined by the master plan;
      (6)   All subdivision proposals shall be consistent with the need to minimize flood damage; all subdivision proposals shall have public utilities and facilities such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems located and constructed so as to minimize flood damage; all subdivision proposals shall have adequate drainage provided to reduce exposure to flood damage.
   (C)   Compliance with design criteria. The developer shall also determine that their subdivision meets the design criteria required by the commission, including the manner in which streets shall be laid out, graded and improved, and that they have made the required or adequate provisions for water, sewage, other utility service, schools, essential municipal services and recreation facilities.
   (D)   Access; flooding; drainage. No land shall be approved for a subdivision unless adequate access to the land over improved streets or thoroughfares exists or will be provided by the subdivider. No such approach will be given for land which is subject to periodic flooding, lies below the designated flood-crest elevation level or is otherwise considered by the Commission to be unsuitable for urban development by reason of improper drainage, objectionable earth and rock formation, steep slopes or any other feature harmful to the health and safety of residents or the community as a whole.
   (E)   Encroachments. In all areas of special flood hazard in which base flood elevation data has been provided, the cumulative effect of any proposed development, when combined with all other existing and anticipated development, shall not increase the water surface elevation of the base flood more than one tenth of a foot at any point.
   (F)   All applicable provisions of §§ 152.265 et seq. of the Zoning Code for the city, pertaining to flood control, shall be complied with by the owner or developer.
('74 Code, § 14-3) (Ord. passed 11-25-67; Am. Ord. 1979-2, passed 1- 22-79; Am. Ord. 2019-008, passed 5-13-19) Penalty, see § 10.99