Course Overview

An overview of the statutory authority for municipalities to review subdivisions. Discussion will focus on the elements of a subdivision plat—layout of lots and infrastructure—along with concepts such as deep lot development and clustering. Review procedures are also addressed, including State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR), county referral, public hearings, decision-making, and the possibility of default approvals.

This course is 2 hours in length. 

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    Subdivision Review in New York State

    Subdivision of land is what drives growth and development in a community. This publication explores the many aspects of the statutory process of subdivision review in New York State, including provisions for infrastructure and open spaces within the subdivision, as well as the various options for subdivision design and the effects those design approaches have on the function of the subdivision and surrounding community.