(a)    A concept plan is a process designed to help a developer save time and expense in preparing a preliminary plan and a plat. A concept plan does not have a requirement for engineering information; however, the more engineering design work that is done, the developer will be more likely to avoid future zoning, subdivision, or construction plan amendments because of lot and block reconfigurations due to drainage and other utility requirements. The advantage of a concept plan is that city staff will provide information upfront that may significantly affect the lot and block layout and utility plans. It is recommended that at least some preliminary sanitary and storm drainage engineering be completed during the concept plan stage. All concept plans for review shall be submitted to the planning office.
   (b)   The developer may submit a concept plan to the online plan review of the city of Sioux Falls website prior to the submission of the preliminary subdivision plan. The concept plan online review will include comments from all applicable city departments. City staff comments on the concept plan shall be sent to the developer within 15 working days unless city staff notifies the developer that more time is required in which case an additional 15 days will be allowed.
   (c)   The concept plan will include the following:
      (1)   The general layout of streets and access points to adjacent street systems; location of major drainageways, approximate flow paths, and detention ponds; water line locations; nearest existing sanitary sewer line locations; wetland, natural features and amenities and preservation of public land, proposed zoning districts; pedestrian connectivity; and agreement with the city’s comprehensive plan goals and policies;
      (2)   Vicinity map to scale, showing locations of the concept plan and other property for at least 660' in every direction; and
      (3)   The consultant or developer addresses and telephone numbers.
   (d)   Comments from city staff on the concept plan may include future land use amendments, zoning transitions, street right-of-way width and type of street (minor or major collector), pedestrian circulation, lot and block layout, street access points, water and sanitary sewer locations, assessments cost per acre including sanitary sewer, water main, regional detention cost, and storm sewer. Staff shall track consistency of comments between concept plan and preliminary subdivision plan.
(1992 Code, App. A, § 15A.03.010) (Ord. 81-08, passed 7-7-2008; Ord. 87-18, passed 10-2-2018; Ord. 88-22, passed 8-9-2022)