The Draft Subdivision Regulations is comprised of 3 parts, The Draft Ordinance, and 2 Appendices, A and B.
The Draft Ordinance Required per WV8A Articles 4, 5, and 6 (105 pages long, with cover page and table of contents)
When creating a set of subdivision regulations, the County Commission is obligated to incorporate all mandatory elements of WV8A in order to comply with State Code. This section of the document is what is mandated by WV8A, and is what Planning Staff and the MCPC will use to ensure that subdivisions follow the outlined provisions.
Appendix A, Definitions Not required per WV8A (11 pages long)
While not required, it allows for less ambiguity where certain words are concerned. For example, if Planning Staff were to ask 10 people what defines a road, we would most likely get 10 different answers. By succinctly defining what is and is not a road in the definitions sections it ensures even application among all projects considered. In the Draft Regulations, Staff has defined a road as: A strip of land, comprising the entire area within the right-of-way, intended for use as a means of vehicular and pedestrian circulation to provide access to more than one lot. However, the establishment of a common driveway for access purposes for no more than three separate parcels contiguous to one another shall not be considered a street as this term is defined.
Appendix B, Parking Standards, Required per WV8A-4-2,a,5 (4 pages long)
To make the process easier for everyone involved, Planning Staff has written a minimum requirement standard for parking facilities within the ordinance in a manner such that if there is a conflict between the subdivision regulations and the zoning ordinance, the zoning regulations take precedence.