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(A) General requirements. Prior to any development of any parcel of land within the corporate limits of the village existing at the time the development is proposed, an owner or developer shall submit a full set of development/ engineering plans to be approved by the corporate authorities of the village pursuant to the applicable ordinances of the village, except where an applicable provision of the Village Code of Ordinances, or any relevant annexation agreement or development agreement provides otherwise.
(B) General information. The development/ engineering plans and required maps shall be drawn on transparent drawing material not to exceed 36 inches wide and 48 inches long, nor be less than 18 inches wide by 24 inches long, in a manner that clear and legible prints can be made, and shall be in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. If necessary, the plan may be detailed on more than one sheet, provided, however, that the submittal is accompanied by an index sheet showing the entire development. The following information, where applicable, shall be shown on the plans:
(1) Date of preparation, north point, and scale of drawing which shall be not less than one inch equals 100 feet (1" = 100') for area under 100 acres;
(2) Legal description of the parcel;
(3) The name and address of the owner of record, the applicant, the surveyor, licensed professional engineer, or planner who prepared the plat; and
(4) A vicinity map showing the general location of the parcel within the village and its environs.
(C) Existing conditions. The following conditions, if found to exist on the parcel, shall be shown on the plan:
(1) The location, width, and names of all streets within or adjacent to the parcel, together with easements, public utility, and railroad rights-of-way, and other important features, such as municipal boundary lines, section lines, corners, and monuments;
(2) Contour lines of the parcel and all adjacent land within 100 feet of the boundaries of the parcels showing intervals no greater than:
(a) Two-foot contour intervals for ground slopes less than 10%;
(b) Five-foot contour intervals for ground slopes exceeding 10%.
(3) The location and direction of all water courses and the location of all area subject to flooding, including:
(a) The flow-lines of streams and channels showing their normal shorelines and floodway limits as indicated on U.S.G.S Maps or by the Army Corp of Engineers, or by the National Flood Insurance Program Maps;
(b) Lakes, ponds, swamps, marshes and any indentions basins showing their normal shorelines, floodway limits, and lines of inflow and outflow; if any;
(c) Seeps, springs, flowings, and wells; and
(d) One hundred year flood plain elevation.
(4) Natural features such as rock outcroppings, wooded areas, and isolated preservable trees;
(5) Present uses of the parcel including the location of all existing structures, showing those that will be removed and those that will remain on the parcel after the development is completed;
(6) The locations and size of existing sanitary and storm sewers, water, mains, culverts, drain pipes, catch basins, manholes, hydrants, and electric and gas lines within the parcel and in adjacent streets or rights-of-way;
(7) Zoning classifications of the parcel and of lands adjacent;
(8) All trees greater than six inches in diameter or 19 inches in circumference (as measured two feet above grade) located on the property. The common names of all trees shall be indicated, as well as the diameter or circumference size; and
(9) The total number of trees on the property that have a minimum four inch trunk. The total number of trees expected to be removed should be indicated.
(D) Proposed improvements. The following improvements, if proposed or required, shall be shown on the plan or in supporting documentation:
(1) Streets and rights-of-way, showing the location, widths, and names thereof. The plan shall also show the relationship between existing and proposed streets;
(2) Easements, showing width and purpose;
(3) Sites to be dedicated for school, park, playground, or other public purpose, together with approximate acreage of each and accurate legal descriptions;
(4) The proposed use of the parcel;
(5) Location and intensity of outdoor lighting systems; and
(6) All off-street parking, loading and walkways, indicating type of surfacing, size, angle of stalls, widths of aisles, and a specific schedule showing the number of parking spaces provided.
(E) Supporting data. The following data shall be submitted in separate statements and maps accompanying the development plan:
(1) A map extending for a minimum distance of 100 feet on all sides of the parcel, showing existing uses, streets, rights-of-way, and dedicated easements, and location of existing structures.
(2) Existing or proposed annexation agreements which pertain to the parcel;
(3) Estimated costs associated with the development (i.e. water mains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, grading, seeding, sodding, etc.);
(4) Evidence of the financial ability of the applicant to complete the development;
(5) Proposed building types;
(6) Indicate methods of solid waste disposal;
(7) Existing soil conditions;
(8) Landscape plan showing location, type, and approximate size of plantings;
(9) Proposed architectural elevations for building types;
(10) Development data showing number of floors, floor area, height and location of each building, and the floor area ratio for the entire development. If a multi-family residential building, the number, size, and type of dwelling units;
(11) A drainage plan, subject to approval by the Village Engineer, providing for the adequate disposition of natural and storm water in accordance with the design criteria and standards of this chapter, indicating location, sizes, types, and grades of ditches, catch basins, and pipes, and connections to existing drainage system;
(12) A soil erosion control plan, subject to approval by the Village Engineer, providing for the adequate control of erosion and sedimentation, indicating the proposed temporary and permanent control practices and measures which will be implemented during all phases of clearing, grading, and construction;
(13) Plans and specifications for the required public improvements, together with the written report from the Village Engineer;
(14) A copy of any restrictions or covenants to be created by record and charter by-law of any property owners association to be created; and
(15) Topographical data, including contour lines at vertical intervals of one foot with reference to the Will County vertical datum and horizontal coordinate system. The datum and referenced monument location shall be included in all final plats and engineering plans, without exception.
(16) The Village Engineer may request additional documentation as needed to complete the review of the proposed development.
(Ord. 2313-95, passed 2-1-95; Am. Ord. 0036-02, passed 5-15-02; Am. Ord. 12-1014, passed 11-7-12; Am. Ord. 16–1316, passed 9-7-16)