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Preliminary Plat


The purpose of a preliminary plat application is to propose the layout for subdividing land into more than two lots.  Preliminary plats purpose the conceptual layout of lots, as well as the proposed location of streets, infrastructure and stormwater requirements. Preliminary plats are reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission.  Flow Chart

PROJECT NAME SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT NAME OF SUBDIVISION, PRELIMINARY PLAT, (REVISION)
EXAMPLE  SUNSHINE COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION, PRELIMINARY PLAT, REVISION 3


Step 1. Preliminary Meeting (Optional)
A meeting with staff prior to submittal is not a requirement, but is often helpful to applicants. Contact the Planning Department at 615. 776. 6693 or Bschultz@nolensvilletn.gov to set up a meeting.  

Step 2. Application Submittal
An application must be submitted according to the submittal schedule.  Fees are due upon submittal. Submit 6 papers copies and a pdf to the Planning Department through the drop box located at the front of Town Hall (or bring into office) and an electronic copy via pdf to JWare@nolensvilletn.gov or by thumbdrive.   For a list of requirements see the Preliminary Plat checklist. A tree replacement chart should be included in the submission.  Applicants are required per the Subdivision Regulations to provide evidence of notifying adjoining property owners.  A sample notification letter is provided here.  A notarized affidavit should be submitted to the Planning Department with a sample letter. 

Step 3. Staff Review and Comment 
Staff will review the submittal and provide written comments to the applicant per the submittal schedule, generally ten days from submittal. 

Step 4. Resubmittal of the Plat
On the date determined by the submittal schedule the applicant should resubmit the plat addressing the comments provided by staff and provide a written response to each comment. 

Step 5. Final Action at Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is the approving body and takes final action on plats.  Applicants will have an opportunity to present their plans to the commission. 

Step 6. Submittal of Plans Resolving Conditions of Approval
if plats are approved with conditions the applicant should submit the plat with all conditions resolved. 

Step 7. Moving Forward
The applicant may proceed with a Site Plan and/or Final Plat.  Preliminary and Final Plats are not prohibited from appearing on the same Planning Commission agenda, but it is discouraged.