The City of Ogden is proposing to amend its subdivision ordinance. The proposed amendments are to:
- Ensure the subdivision ordinance aligns with state law;
- Clarify language, resolve discrepancies, and make the ordinance easier to follow; and
- Streamline and simplify the process.
The proposed changes do the following:
- Add and modify definitions to align with Utah state law.
- Modify review processes to conform with recent changes in state law and clarify local review authorities.
- Create specific procedures for parcel and lot combinations. The amendment gives authority to approve lot combinations and lot line adjustments without a subdivision plat amendment.
- Establish standards for when lots are considered combined, such as if a house straddles a property line or if one property owner owns two narrow lots.
- Establish clear standards for parcel and lot line adjustments. Adjust plat requirements to align with recent changes in state law. Include state law requirement for a public meeting for lot line adjustments an lot combinations.
- Clarify standards and processes for subdivision amendments. It would allow minor amendments to be approved by the mayor rather than having to go to the planning commission.
- Create new standards to address situations where a plat is needed, but it doesn’t actually subdivide property.
- Clarify the vacation processes.
- Address several infrequent occurrences, such as how to rectify illegal lot line adjustments that occurred years ago.
The Ogden Planning Commission will consider the proposed amendments at a public hearing on June 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ogden Municipal Building, 3rd Floor City Council Chambers, 2549 Washington Blvd.
Subdivision Ordinance Amendments Draft