City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Subdivision

Large Scale Process


Land/Subdivision Committee

The Land / Subdivision Committee reviews and makes recommendations on all preliminary and final plats, location and sketch maps, minor subdivisions, site development plans and subdivision variances.

The purpose of the location and sketch maps is to determine the suitability of the site for subdividing and subsequent development. Suitability shall be measured by conformance with the comprehensive plan, effect on natural resources and natural systems, ability to provide adequate essential services to the site and conformance with the goals established in the City of Springfield's Subdivision Ordinance.

A preliminary plan is intended to provide a detailed layout of the proposed subdivision showing the location of public improvements, lots, drainage, and open space areas.

A final plat is intended to provide accurate location of lots, monuments, and property dedicated for public use.

A minor subdivision is the creation of a total of up to three (3) lots (counting the original tract from which the lots are created) that front along a public road from which access is permitted. The minor subdivision is designed to allow an abbreviated approval process for lots having minor impact on the area.

A site development plan is intended to provide a detailed layout of buildings, utilities, other improvements and construction details to ensure that the City's public health and safety standards and subdivision and zoning requirements are met. A site development plan is required when shared access easements are being used, when the development is a large-scale development, or in other instances determined by the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission.

For more information on the Land/Subdivision process, please contact the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission at 217-535-3110.

Large-Scale Development Committee

For a Large-Scale Development, a committee has also been established to review and approve those developments that consist of multiple uses on a single parcel.

A Large Scale Development is a form of land subdivision that involves development of any residential, office, commercial, industrial or mobile home development that proposes to contain more than one principal building on more than one-half acre. For jurisdictional purposes, property located within the corporate limits of the City of Springfield shall be subject to requirements of the City Zoning Ordinance.

For more information on the Large-Scale Development process, please contact the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission at 217-535-3110.