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Whenever a tentative map for residential development is required under this chapter, a vesting tentative map may be filed instead. At the time such a map is filed, it shall have printed conspicuously on its face the words, “Vesting Tentative Map.”
(A) In addition to submitting all of the information normally required for a tentative map, the following information shall also be required with submittal of a vesting tentative map.
(1) Grading plans, including relationship to grades of neighboring properties.
(2) Typical height, size, and location of buildings.
(3) Sewer, water, storm drain and road details.
(4) Information on the use to which the buildings will be put.
(B) Except as otherwise specified in this section, a vesting tentative map shall be processed in the same manner as a tentative map.
(C) A vesting tentative map may be conditioned or denied if any of the findings listed in § 152.059(D) can be made or if it is determined that:
(1) Failure to condition or deny the map would place the residents of the subdivision or of the immediate community, or both, in a condition dangerous to their health or safety, or both; and/or
(2) The condition or denial is required, in order to comply with state or federal law.
(D) When a vesting tentative map is approved or conditionally approved, that approval shall confer a vested right to proceed with development in substantial compliance with Cal. Gov't Code § 66474.2 or if that section is repealed, with all the ordinances, policies, and standards of the city in effect at the time the vesting tentative map is approved or conditionally approved.
(E) Approval of a vesting tentative map shall be for the same period as described in § 152.070 of this chapter. The rights conferred by this section shall expire if a final map is not approved prior to the expiration of the vesting tentative map. If the final map is approved, the rights conferred by this section shall be subject to the periods of time set forth below.
(Ord. 89-09, passed 11-27-89)
(1) The rights conferred by a vesting tentative map shall last for an initial period of two years beyond the recording date of the final map. Where several final maps are recorded on various phases of a project covered by a single vesting tentative map, the two-year initial time period shall begin for each phase when the final map for the phase is recorded.
(Ord. 93-07, passed 11-22-93)
(2) The initial time period shall be automatically extended by any time used by the city for processing a complete application for a grading permit or for design or architectural review, if the time used exceeds 30 days from the date that a complete application is filed.
(3) At any time prior to the expiration of the initial time period provided by this section, the subdivider may apply for a one year extension. If the Planning Commission denies the extension, the subdivider may appeal that denial to the City Council within 15 days.
(4) If the subdivider submits a complete application for a building permit during the initial time period, or any approved extension thereof, the rights conferred by a vesting tentative map shall continue until the expiration of that permit, or any extension of that permit granted by the city.
(F) Any time prior to the expiration of the vesting tentative map, the subdivider may apply for an amendment to the vesting tentative map. A request for amendment shall include review of the entire map under the ordinance, policies and standards in effect at the time of the requested amendment.
(Ord. 89-09, passed 11-27-89)
(`67 Code, § 11-4-6)