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Except as otherwise provided in this section, all terms used in this chapter which are defined in the Subdivision Map Act are used in this title as so defined, unless from the context hereof it clearly appears that the different meaning is intended.
APPROVED ACCESS. Access to a state highway, county road or city street of not less than 40 feet in width by a connecting access of not less than 30 feet in width; the connecting access being owned by the owner of the parcel or parcels to which it furnishes access or irrevocable easement for the permanent use of such parcel or parcels.
ACT or SUBDIVISION MAP ACT. The California Subdivision Map Act, being Cal. Gov't Code §§ 66410 et seq.
ARTERIAL. A street that serves a large volume of vehicular traffic with intersections at grade and direct access to abutting property, and on which geometric design and traffic-control measures are used to expedite the safe movement of through traffic.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE. A document issued by the Riverbank Director of Planning which certifies that real property has been divided or resulted from a division in compliance with all applicable city ordinances regulating the division of real property and Subdivision Map Act applicable at the time the parcel(s) of real property were divided or resulted from such division.
COLLECTOR STREET. A street that serves abutting property and carries residential traffic from local streets to the arterials and highways and includes:
(1) Principal entrance streets to a residential neighborhood.
(2) Streets for circulation within a development.
(3) Streets adjoining traffic generators:
(a) Schools, churches and meeting places.
(b) Housing complexes of medium and high density.
(c) Neighborhood shopping centers.
CONTROL OF ACCESS. The condition where the right of owners or occupants of abutting land or other persons to access, light, air or view in connection with the street or highway is fully or partially controlled by a public authority.
(1) Full control of access means that the authority to control access is exercised to give preference to through traffic by providing access connections with selected public roads only and prohibiting crossings at grade or direct private driveway connections,
(2) Partial control of access means that the authority to control access is exercised to give preference to through traffic to a degree that in addition to through access connections with selected public roads, there may be some crossings at grade and some private driveway connections.
CUL-DE-SAC. A dead-end street with a turn-around at the closed end.
(1) Street alignments, grades and widths.
(2) Drainage and sanitary facilities and utilities, including alignments and grades thereof.
(3) Location and size of all required easements and rights-of-way.
(4) Fire roads and firebreaks.
(5) Lot size and configuration.
(6) Traffic access.
(8) Land to be dedicated to park or recreational purposes.
(9) Such other specific physical requirements in the plan and configuration of the entire subdivision as may be necessary to ensure consistency with or implementation of the general plan.
DESIGNATED REMAINDER. The portion of any unit or units of improved or unimproved land that is designated as a remainder by the subdivider and which is not divided for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing. The designated remainder shall not be counted as a parcel for the purpose of determining whether a parcel map or final map is required.
(1) For a designated remainder parcel, the fulfillment of construction requirements for improvements shall not be required until a permit or other grant of approval for development of the remainder parcel is issued by the city or until the construction of the improvements is required pursuant to an agreement between the subdivider and the city. In the absence of an agreement, the city may require fulfillment of the construction requirements within a reasonable time following approval of the final map and prior to the issuance of a permit or other grant of approval for the development of a remainder parcel upon a finding by the city that fulfillment of the construction requirements is necessary for reasons of:
(a) The public health and safety; or
(b) The required construction is a necessary prerequisite to the orderly development of the surrounding area.
(2) A designated remainder may subsequently be sold without any further requirement of the filing of a parcel map or final map, but a certificate of compliance or conditional certificate of compliance shall be required.
DEVELOPMENT. The uses to which the land which is the subject of the map shall be put, the buildings to be constructed on it and all alterations of the land and construction incident thereto.
EXPRESSWAY. A divided street or highway which serves large volumes of through traffic with full or partial control of access.
FINAL MAP. A subdivision map creating five or more parcels, except as noted in Cal. Gov't Code §§ 66426(a), (b), (c), and (d), prepared in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and in the Subdivision Map Act, which is designed to be placed on record in the office of the County Recorder.
FREEWAY. An expressway with full control of access and with grade crossings eliminated.
IMPROVEMENT. Refers to any street work and utilities to be installed, or agreed to be installed, by the subdivider on the land to be used for public or private streets, highways, ways, and easements as are necessary for the general use of the lot owners in the subdivision and local neighborhood traffic and drainage needs as a condition precedent to the approval and acceptance of the final map thereof. Improvement also refers to any other specific improvements or types of improvements, the installation of which, either by the subdivider, by public agencies, by private utilities, by any other entity, by the city, or by a combination thereof, is necessary or convenient to insure consistency with or implementation of the general plan.
LOCAL STREET. A street that serves the local needs of residential properties in a neighborhood and is so designed to serve not more than 50 dwelling units between streets or a higher traffic classification.
LOT. A parcel or portion of land separated from other parcels or portions by description as on a final or parcel map or by metes and bounds for the purpose of sale, lease, financing or separate use.
MINOR INDUSTRIAL STREET. A street that serves the local needs of industrial properties and is designed to accommodate truck traffic.
OWNER. The individual, firm, association, syndicate, copartnership or corporation having sufficient proprietary interest in the land sought to be subdivided to commence and maintain proceedings to subdivide the same under this chapter.
PARCEL MAP. A subdivision map creating four or less parcels or a subdivision described in Cal. Gov't Code §§ 66426 (a), (b), (c), and (d), prepared in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the Subdivision Map Act which is designed to be placed on record in the office of the County Recorder.
SHALL, MAY. The word “shall” is mandatory. “May” is permissive.
SUBDIVIDER. A person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who proposes to divide, divides or causes to be divided real property into a subdivision for himself or for others except that employees and consultants of such persons or entities acting in such capacity, are not “subdividers”.
SUBDIVISION. The division, by any subdivider, of any unit or units of improved or unimproved land, or any portion thereof, shown on the latest equalized county assessment roll as a unit or as contiguous units, for the purpose of sale, lease, or financing, whether immediate or future. Property shall be considered as contiguous units, even if it is separated by roads, streets, utility easement, or railroad rights-of-way. SUBDIVISION includes a condominium project, as defined in Cal. Civil Code § 1351(f), a community apartment project, as defined in Cal. Civil Code § 1351(d), or the conversion of five or more existing dwelling units to a stock cooperative, as defined in Cal. Civil Code § 1351(m).
(Cal. Gov't Code § 66424)
SUBDIVISION MAP ACT. See ACT.
TENTATIVE MAP. A map made for the purpose of showing the design and improvement of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in and around it and need not be based upon an accurate or detailed final survey of the property.
(Cal. Gov't Code § 66424.5(a))
VESTING TENTATIVE MAP. A map which meets the requirements of Cal. Gov't Code § 66452(a).
(Cal. Gov't Code § 66424.5(b))
(`67 Code, § 11-2-1) (Ord. 89-09, passed 11-27-89)