Subdivision Ordinance

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Subdivision of land is the method of transforming community goals for residential development into reality. Good subdivisions lead to permanently stable neighborhoods offering residents safe, healthful, and pleasant living conditions. The Queen Creek Subdivision Ordinance establishes the wishes and goals of residents in development of neighborhoods. It provides a basis of understanding and equitable treatment between private developers and the Town.

The ordinance was amended in 1997 to ensure a standard for neighborhood quality. It implements the General Plan, requiring specific features to ensure maintenance of Queen Creek’s rural atmosphere. Open space requirements are set in the ordinance based upon the type of development. More open space is required the higher the density of development. Estate developments with one home per acre must have 2% open space, while high density residential development with three to four homes per acre must include 20% open space. The ordinance also requires shade trees to be planted along neighborhood streets to maintain the Town’s rural character. In addition, the ordinance requires that fencing on large lots along arterial streets and around the perimeter of subdivisions be constructed in an open style that does not obstruct countryside views.

In an effort to streamline the development process, revisions to Chapter 7 Improvement Requirements were approved by Council and went into effect Oct. 3, 2008.

The Subdivision Ordinance can be downloaded by chapter below.

For additional questions or concerns about the Subdivision Ordinance, please contact Brett Burningham.

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