CHAPTER 21. SUBDIVISIONS.
Article 15. Reservation of Lots for Public Sale.
Sec. 21-15-1. Sale of lots to local building contractors.
(a) As a condition of approval of a map for a residential subdivision
consisting of eleven or more lots, the subdivider shall reserve for a limited
period of time, for sale to consumers and builders other than the subdivider,
owner, developer and builder of the subdivision the following percentage of
lots, based on the total number of lots in the subdivision:
subdivisions consisting of eleven to forty-nine lots, ten percent of the lots,
rounded to the nearest whole number;
(2) In subdivisions consisting of fifty
or more lots, fifteen percent of the lots, rounded to the nearest whole
(b) Subdivision maps submitted in phases shall be considered as
cumulative for purposes of this article.
(c) The lots to be reserved shall
be designated at the time the final map is approved. Those lots shall be located
in a contiguous area that contains five or more lots.
(d) Affected lots
shall be offered for sale pursuant to Section 21-15-1 for a period of forty-five
days. The subdivider shall notify the community development department in
writing of the date the lots may be legally offered for sale. This forty-five
day period shall commence upon written notification that the lots may be legally
offered for sale. Notice of the offer for sale shall be posted in the community
development department for public review. For the first ten days of the
forty-five day period, the affected lots shall be offered for sale on a priority
basis to local building contractors. For purposes of this article, a "local
building contractor" means a builder or developer with a business license issued
by the city with an office or other place of business located within the county.
At the end of the forty-five day period, the subdivider will file a report with
the community development department indicating:
(1) The number of lots sold
pursuant to this article;
(2) The location of such lots by lot number or
(3) The identity of the purchaser.
(Ord. No. 1500, § 3