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(1) The purpose of this chapter is to:

(a) Regulate the division or redivision of land into five or more lots, tracts, or parcels outside of an urban growth area, or 10 or more lots, tracts, or parcels inside an urban growth area;

(b) Promote the public health, safety, and general welfare;

(c) Further the goals and objectives of the comprehensive plan;

(d) Prevent the over-crowding of land;

(e) Lessen congestion in the streets and highways;

(f) Promote effective use of land;

(g) Promote safe and convenient travel by the public on streets and highways;

(h) Provide for adequate light and air;

(i) Require that appropriate provisions are made for open space, drainage ways, streets, alleys or roads, other public ways, transit stops, potable water supplies, sanitary wastes, parks and recreation, playgrounds, schools and school grounds, and sidewalks or other planning features that assure safe walking conditions for students who walk to and from school;

(j) Adequately provide for the housing and commercial needs of citizens;

(k) Provide for proper ingress and egress;

(l) Require uniform monumentation of subdivisions;

(m) Require conveyancing by accurate legal description;

(n) Provide for expeditious review and approval of proposed subdivisions that conform to the requirements of this code; and

(o) Require and promote the use of low impact development (LID) best management practices (BMPs) as directed by the Drainage Manual.

(2) The provisions of this chapter shall apply to subdivisions as defined in this title and to every redivision of a short subdivision occurring within five years of the date of recording of the original short subdivision, except as provided in SCC 30.41B.010(2).

(3) The property owner of a split parcel may submit a plat to subdivide parcel split by a UGA boundary if one division of the parcel occurs on the UGA boundary line resulting in one lot encompassing the entire rural or resource area, even if this one lot does not meet minimum lot dimension requirements. Any additional division of the lot including lots created within the urban portion of the original parcel or additional lots created within the rural or resource area of the site must meet all applicable zoning and development standards set forth in subtitle 30.2 SCC and applicable subdivision requirements in subtitle 30.4 SCC. (Added by Amended Ord. 02-064, Dec. 9, 2002, Eff date Feb. 1, 2003; Amended by Ord. 06-062, Oct. 4, 2006, Eff date Oct. 15, 2006; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-018, May 2, 2012, Eff date May 21, 2012; Amended by Amended Ord. 17-070, Nov. 1, 2017, Eff date Dec. 1, 2017).