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Pursuant to the authority conferred by the Condominium Act, preliminary and final site plans shall be regulated by the provisions of this chapter and approved by the Planning Commission.
(A) General requirements.
(1) Each condominium lot shall be located within a zoning district that permits the proposed use.
(2) Each condominium lot shall front on and have direct access to a public street or a private street approved by the Township Board. Approval for a private street may be conferred by the Township Board between preliminary and final site approval by the Planning Commission.
(3) For the purpose of this chapter, each condominium lot shall be considered equivalent to a single lot and shall comply with all regulations of the zoning district in which located, and the provisions of any other statutes, laws, ordinances and/or regulations applicable to lots in subdivisions.
(B) Site plan approval requirements. Preliminary approval of the site plan and final approval of the site plan and condominium documents by the Planning Commission shall be required as a condition to the right to construct, expand or convert a site condominium project. Preliminary and final approval shall not be combined.
(1) Preliminary approval.
(a) A site plan pursuant to the standards and procedures set forth in § 154.105 shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for preliminary review.
(b) If the site plan conforms in all respects to applicable laws, ordinances and design standards, preliminary approval shall be granted by the Planning Commission.
(c) If the site plan fails to conform, the Planning Commission shall either deny the application, or grant preliminary approval with conditions, provided such conditions are met before final approval.
(2) Final approval.
(a) Following preliminary approval, the applicant shall submit the condominium documents to the township for the review by the Township Attorney and other appropriate staff and consultants The condominium documents shall be reviewed with respect to all matters subject to regulation by the township including, without limitation: ongoing preservation and maintenance of drainage, retention, wetland and other natural and/or common area; maintenance of private roads, if any; and maintenance of storm water, sanitary and water facilities and utilities.
(b) Following receipt of preliminary approval, the applicant shall also submit a final site plan and engineering plans in sufficient detail for the township, to determine compliance with applicable laws, ordinances and design standards for construction of the project. The township may submit engineering plans to the Township Engineer and Planner for review.
(c) Upon completion of the review of the condominium documents and engineering plans and receipt of the recommendations and findings from the Township Attorney, Engineer and Planner, the site plan shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for final review.
(d) If the site plan, condominium documents and/or engineering plans conform in all respects to applicable laws, ordinances and design standards, final approval shall be granted by the Planning Commission.
(e) If the site plan, condominium documents and/or engineering plans fail to conform, final approval shall be denied by the Planning Commission.
(f) In the interest of ensuring compliance with this chapter and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the township, the Planning Commission, as a condition of final approval of the site plan, shall require the applicant to deposit a performance guarantee as set forth in § 154.045 for the completion of improvements associated with the proposed use.
(C) Information required prior to occupancy. Prior to the issuance of occupancy permits for any condominium units, the applicant shall submit the following to the Township Clerk:
(1) A copy of the recorded condominium documents (including exhibits);
(2) A copy of any recorded restrictive covenants;
(3) A copy of the site plan on laminated photo static copy or Mylar sheet; and
(4) Evidence of completion of improvements associated with the proposed use including two copies of an “as-built survey”.
(D) Revision of site condominium plan. If the site condominium subdivision plan is revised, the final site plan shall be revised accordingly and submitted for review and approval or denial by the Planning Commission before any building permit may be issued, where such permit is required.
(E) Amendment of condominium documents.
(1) Any amendment to a master deed or bylaws that affects the approved preliminary or final site plan, or any conditions of approval of a preliminary or final site plan, shall be reviewed and approved by the Township Attorney and Planning Commission before any building permit may be issued, where such permit is required.
(2) The Planning Commission may require its review of an amended site plan, in its opinion, such changes in the master deed or bylaws require corresponding changes in the site plan.
(Ord. 1, passed 11-13-2000, § 7.1)