Minor Subdivision Process
Minor subdivisions involve subdividing land in accord with UDO requirements without the dedication of public right-of-way or the construction of new public streets. The Minor Subdivision process requires the review and approval of a plat. It is recommended that applicants contact Land Use Administration (LUA) staff to discuss the proposed subdivision of land prior to submitting plats for Minor Subdivision review. LUA Staff can be contacted by phone at (336) 747-7042 or you can visit us at the public counter on the second floor of the Stuart Municipal Building located at 100 East First Street (no appointment is needed.). A handout that explains the minor subdivision process can be obtained on our Forms/Handouts/Checklists/Fees page.
Major Subdivision Process
Major subdivisions involve subdividing land in accord with UDO requirements and involve the construction and dedication of new public streets. The process should begin with a call or visit to the LUA Staff to discuss your preliminary plans, to ask the staff's advice on submission procedures, and to pick up the necessary application forms and materials. Subdivision application forms, checklists, and standard legend are available on our Forms/Handouts/Checklists/Fees page or at the LUA counter. Site plans should include information as required by the appropriate checklist and must be reviewed by staff at the pre-submittal application stage. A handout that explains the major subdivision process can be obtained on our Forms/Handouts/Checklists/Fees page.
Planned Residential Developments (PRDs)
An alternative to a conventional subdivision is a PRD, which allows certain development privileges in exchange for preplanning and design considerations. The goal of a PRD is to provide flexibility in utilizing new development concepts and introducing variety into neighborhoods by encouraging variation in lot sizes along with environmentally friendly design which promotes the conservation of open space. A PRD is considered a major subdivision and is processed in the same manner. PRD require a preapplication conference in which the petitioner is required to submit a scaled sketch plan that displays existing cultural, historic and physical features located on the site. A handout that explains the PRD process can be obtained on the Legacy Toolkit web page.