(a)   The developer shall submit an electronic copy of the preliminary subdivision plan to the online plan review at the city of Sioux Falls’ website. The applicant shall submit all elements as required by § 157.052 before the planning commission submittal deadline in order to stay on a standard public hearing schedule.
      (1)   The planning office shall determine if the application and preliminary subdivision plan contains all elements as required by § 157.052.
         A.   If it is determined that not all elements are completed, then the applicant shall be notified in writing of the specific deficiencies and that the application shall not be distributed for review until all elements of the application are submitted. The applicant has until the submittal deadline to submit all elements.
         B.   If the planning office determines that the application does contain all elements as required by § 157.052, the application will be distributed to applicable departments for review.
      (2)   Applicable city departments will review within ten working days of submittal to determine compliance with all approval criteria of § 157.052.
         A.   If the planning and development services director determines that the preliminary subdivision plans do not meet the criteria, the plan may not be placed on the planning commission agenda and the planning office shall identify specific required information in its written notification to the applicant at the end of the ten-working day review period. The planning and development services director may schedule the preliminary plan for a planning commission public hearing only after all criteria has been met.
         B.   If the planning office determines that the preliminary subdivision application is in sufficient compliance with § 157.052, but there are specific design, improvement, or other compliance deficiencies, the planning and development services director may list conditions to the approval of the subdivision application to the planning commission.
   (b)   The preliminary subdivision plan application shall be scheduled for a planning commission public hearing by the planning office on a day when the planning commission is regularly scheduled to meet as determined by the rules, policies, and regulations as adopted or which may hereafter be adopted by the planning commission for holding public hearings on those requests. The planning commission shall then make a recommendation to city council on the preliminary plan application or shall defer the application for more information.
   (c)   The city council, in taking action on a preliminary plan, shall consider the recommendations of the planning commission and shall hold a public hearing. The city council shall then approve, disapprove, or approve with conditions by means of a resolution based upon the criteria within § 157.052. Approval of the preliminary plan shall indicate council’s approval of the general location of the lots, blocks, and streets including the interrelationship to proposed zoning districts or land uses, all which shall be so noted on the preliminary subdivision plan’s certificate of approval. The approved plan shall be available by contacting the city office of planning and development services. Any conditions included by the city council shall be resolved on a revised preliminary plan which would be submitted to the planning office for administrative approval before any development engineering plans and plats are submitted.
(1992 Code, App. A, § 15A.04.010) (Ord. 81-08, passed 7-7-2008; Ord. 87-18, passed 10-2-2018)