APPENDIX A:  SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
RULES AND REGULATIONS
REGARDING THE SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT OF LAND
TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN, RHODE ISLAND
   1995
Adopted by the Middletown Planning Board
December 13, 1995
Amendments through November 2019
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE 1 - AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
   SECTION 101 - AUTHORITY
   SECTION 102 - PURPOSES OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS
   SECTION 103 - CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT
ARTICLE 2 - DEFINITIONS
ARTICLE 3 - CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT
   SECTION 301 - APPLICABILITY
   SECTION 302 - PROCEDURES
   SECTION 303 - CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT DESIGN PROCESS
   SECTION 304 - BASIC MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS
ARTICLE 4 - PROCEDURES FOR SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL
   SECTION 401 - GENERAL
   SECTION 402 - PRE-APPLICATION MEETINGS AND CONCEPT REVIEW
   SECTION 403 - APPLICATIONS FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVALS
   SECTION 404 - REQUIRED FINDINGS
   SECTION 405 - PROCEDURE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SUBDIVISION APPROVAL
   SECTION 406 - PROCEDURES FOR MINOR LAND DEVELOPMENT AND MINOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL
   SECTION 407 - PROCEDURE FOR MAJOR LAND DEVELOPMENT AND MAJOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL
   SECTION 408 - PUBLIC HEARING AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 5 - REQUIRED MINIMUM STANDARDS OF DESIGN
   SECTION 501 - STREET ARRANGEMENT
   SECTION 502 - PAPER STREETS
   SECTION 503 - ACCESS PROVIDED TO ALL LOTS
   SECTION 504 - DEAD END STREETS
   SECTION 505 - COLLECTOR STREETS
   SECTION 506 - RESTRICTION OF ACCESS
   SECTION 507 - STREET NAMES
   SECTION 508 - STREET FRONTAGE
   SECTION 509 - OVERALL PLAN OF DEVELOPMENT
   SECTION 510 - SIDEWALKS
   SECTION 511 - PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS
   SECTION 512 - SIDE LOT LINES
   SECTION 513 - MODIFICATION OF LOTS
      Extra Size Lot
   SECTION 514 - OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION FACILITIES
      Section 514.1 - Conservation Development
      Section 514.2 - Conventional Development
   SECTION 515 - CONSTRUCTION SITE RUNOFF CONTROL
   SECTION 516 - STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
   SECTION 517 - FLOOD PRONE AREAS
   SECTION 518 - RETENTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES
   SECTION 519 - MULTI-STAGE SUBDIVISIONS
   SECTION 520 - FEES FOR REVIEWS/EVALUATIONS CONDUCTED BY CONSULTANTS/OTHER AGENCIES
   SECTION 521 - COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
      Section 521.1 - Site Design
      Section 521.2 - Building Design and Architecture
      Section 521.3 - Landscaping
      Section 521.4 - Environmental Impacts
      Section 521.5 - Signage
ARTICLE 6 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS
   SECTION 601 - CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES
   SECTION 602 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS
   SECTION 603 - GEOMETRIC DATA FOR STREET CONSTRUCTION
   SECTION 604 - STREET INTERSECTIONS
   SECTION 605 - CLEARING AND GRUBBING
   SECTION 606 - EARTH EXCAVATION
   SECTION 607 - LEDGE AND ROCK EXCAVATION
   SECTION 608 - SUBSURFACE WATER
   SECTION 609 - RETAINING WALLS
   SECTION 610 - SUB-DRAINS (ON LOTS)
   SECTION 611 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR STREET CONSTRUCTION
      Section 611.1 - Materials
      Section 611.2 - General Conditions
      Section 611.3 - Construction Methods
      Section 611.4 - Traffic Limitation
      Section 611.5 - Seasonal Limits
   SECTION 612 - WATER MAINS
   SECTION 613 - SANITARY SEWERS
   SECTION 614 - ELECTRICAL UTILITIES
   SECTION 615 - CAPE COD BERM
   SECTION 616 - SIDEWALKS
   SECTION 617 - CURB CUTS INTO HOUSELOTS
   SECTION 618 - LOT SLOPES
   SECTION 619 - SURFACE GUTTERS AND SUB-SURFACE STORM AND DRAINAGE PIPES AND FACILITIES
   SECTION 620 - SURFACE AND SUB-SURFACE DRAINAGE STRUCTURES AND FACILITIES
      Section 620.1 - Earthwork and Drainage
      Section 620.2 - Storm Drain and Sanitary Sewer Manholes/Catch Basins
      Section 620.3 - Minimum Cover
      Section 620.4 - Compaction
   SECTION 621 - MONUMENTS
   SECTION 622 - STREET TREES
   SECTION 623 - STREET NAME AND TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS
   SECTION 624 - AS-BUILT DRAWINGS
   SECTION 625 - GATED COMMUNITIES AND LIMITED ACCESS GATES
ARTICLE 7 - IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE GUARANTEES
   SECTION 701 - SECURITY FOR COMPLETION OF IMPROVEMENTS
   SECTION 702 - AMOUNT OF SECURITY
   SECTION 703 - DURATION AND RELEASE OF GUARANTEE
      Section 703.1 - Security Duration
      Section 703.2 - Security Release
      Section 703.3 - Town Engineer Inspection and Certification
      Section 703.4 - Phased developments
      Section 703.5 - Planning Board Recommendation to Town Council
      Section 703.6 - Maintenance Bond
      Section 703.7 - Release Of Responsibility
      Section 703.8 - Partial Release of Security
   SECTION 704 - EXTENSION OF TIME
   SECTION 705 - DEFAULT
      Section 705.1 - Condition of Default
      Section 705.2 - Certificate of Default
      Section 705.3 - Execution of Guarantee
      Section 705.4 - Payment by Surety
      Section 705.5 - Insurance
ARTICLE 8 - ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
   SECTION 801 - PENALTIES
   SECTION 802 - RECOVERY OF DAMAGES
   SECTION 803 - BOARD OF REVIEW
   SECTION 804 - POWERS OF THE ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW
   SECTION 805 - APPEAL PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 9 - SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS
   SECTION 901 - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
   SECTION 902 - ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
   SECTION 903 - MEETINGS, VOTES, DECISIONS AND RECORDS
   SECTION 904 - PRECEDENCE OF APPROVALS BETWEEN PLANNING BOARD AND OTHER LOCAL PERMITTING AUTHORITIES
   SECTION 905 - SIGNING AND RECORDING OF PLATS AND PLANS
   SECTION 906 - CHANGES TO RECORDED PLAT AND PLANS
   SECTION 907 - TIME REQUIREMENTS BETWEEN REVIEW STAGES, ENDORSEMENT AND    RECORDING OF PLANS, COMMENCEMENT AND COMPLETION OF SUBDIVISION  IMPROVEMENTS
   SECTION 908 - WAIVERS, MODIFICATIONS AND REINSTATEMENT OF PLANS
ARTICLE 10 - DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW
   SECTION 1001 - GENERAL
   SECTION 1002 - FAILURE TO ACT
   SECTION 1003 - PRE-APPLICATION MEETING REQUIRED
   SECTION 1004 - REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES
   SECTION 1005 - CERTIFICATION
   SECTION 1006 - REVIEW BY THE TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
   SECTION 1007 - REVIEW BY PLANNING BOARD
   SECTION 1008 - EXPIRATION OF APPROVAL
   SECTION 1009 - SCOPE OF REVIEW
   SECTION 1010 - SPECIFIC AND OBJECTIVE GUIDELINES FOR REVIEW
   SECTION 1011 - WAIVERS FROM THE DESIGN STANDARDS OF ARTICLE 5
APPENDIX A - FORMS AND CHECKLISTS
   § 1   APPLICATION FOR SUBDIVISION CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETENESS
   § 2   ADMINISTRATIVE SUBDIVISION CHECKLIST
   § 3   PRE-APPLICATION CHECKLIST
   § 4   MINOR SUBDIVISION CHECKLIST
   § 5   MAJOR SUBDIVISION CHECKLIST
   § 6   APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETENESS
   § 7   DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW CHECKLIST
   § 8   ABUTTERS LIST
   § 9   STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN CHECKLIST
   § 10   PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT FORM 1 - COST ESTIMATE
APPENDIX B - DRAWINGS
   § 1   TYPICAL STREET CROSS SECTION DETAIL
   § 2   TYPICAL DRIVEWAY CURB CUT DETAIL
   § 3   CUL DE SAC DETAIL
   § 4   RIVERINE FLOOD HAZARD AREAS
APPENDIX C - CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT DESIGN PROCESS