CHAPTER 21. SUBDIVISIONS.
Article 2. Definitions.
Sec. 21-2-2. Definitions.
"Advisory agency" means the planning commission or community development
director shall constitute the advisory agency for divisions of real property
which require preparation of a map pursuant to this chapter and the Subdivision
"Alley" means a public thoroughfare less than thirty feet in
"Appeal board" means the city council shall constitute the appeal
board for appeals from the decisions of the planning commission acting in its
capacity as the advisory agency. The planning commission shall constitute the
"appeal board" for divisions of real property which do not require preparation
of a final map or a parcel map pursuant to this chapter and the Subdivision Map
"Certificate of compliance" means a certificate recorded by the city
which determines that the subdivision of real property complies with the
provision of the Subdivision Map Act and the city ordinances enacted pursuant
thereto. A recorded parcel or final map shall constitute a certificate of
compliance with respect to the parcels of real property described
"City engineer" means the city engineer or the city
engineer’s duly authorized representative.
director" means the community development director or the director’s duly
"Cul-de-sac" means a street which connects to
other streets only at one end and has provision for a turnaround at the other
"General plan" means the general plan of the city of Woodland as
amended from time to time.
"Geologically hazardous area" means a
geologically hazardous area is one which may be affected by one or more of the
geologic hazards discussed in the general plan.
"Lot" means a parcel of
land. The word "lot" shall have the same meaning as the word "parcel" and the
two words shall be synonymous.
"Lot area" means the total horizontal net
area within the lot lines of a lot or parcel exclusive of streets, highways,
roads and alleys.
"Lot depth" means the horizontal distance between the
front and rear lot lines measured on the longitudinal center line.
adjustment" means any adjustment of boundary lines between four or fewer
existing adjoining parcels, where the land taken from one parcel is added to an
adjoining parcel, and a greater number of parcels than originally existed is not
Lot Line, Front. "Front lot line" means, in the case of an interior
lot, a line separating the lot from the public right-of-way. In the case of a
corner lot, the owner may choose which street shall be designated as the front
of the lot. Once the choice of frontage has been made, it cannot be changed
unless all requirements for yard space are satisfied.
Lot Line, Rear. "Rear
lot line" means a lot line which is opposite and most distant from the front lot
line or, in the case of an irregular lot or triangular shaped lot, a line ten
feet in length within the lot, parallel to and at the maximum distance from the
front lot line.
"Lot lines" mean the lines bounding a lot or
"Lot width" means the horizontal distance between the side lot
lines, measured at a right angle to the lot depth at a point midway between the
front and rear lot lines.
Lot, Corner. "Corner lot" means a lot situated at
the intersection of two or more streets having an angle of intersection of not
more than one hundred thirty-five degrees.
Lot, Interior. "Interior lot"
means a lot other than a corner lot.
Lot, Through. "Through lot" means a lot
having frontage on two parallel or approximately parallel streets.
Final. "Final map" means a map prepared by a registered civil engineer or a
licensed land surveyor and presented for recording, which conforms to an
approved tentative subdivision map, the Subdivision Map Act and this
Map, Parcel. "Parcel map" means a map prepared and processed in
accordance with the Subdivision Map Act and creating four or fewer lots or
parcels or four or fewer condominiums as defined in Civil Code Section 783 and
for community apartment projects containing four or fewer parcels.
Tentative. "Tentative map" means a map prepared for the purpose of showing the
design and improvement of a proposed subdivision and the existing conditions in
and around it.
Map, Vesting. "Vesting map" means a tentative map prepared in
accordance with Section 66452 of the Subdivision Map Act that confers a vested
right to proceed with the development in substantial compliance with the
ordinances, policies and standards in effect at the time the application is
determined, or deemed, to be complete.
"Merger" means the joining of two or
more contiguous parcels of land under common ownership into one
"Parcel" means all contiguous lands not otherwise legally divided
which are under one ownership according to record in the office of the county
"Public improvements" means streets, highways, monuments,
utilities or any facility, fixture or object installed or constructed in
accordance with the city standard specifications for acceptance by the city or
other public agencies.
"Registered civil engineer" means a civil engineer
registered by the state of California and doing work consistent with the
engineer’s authority under the Business and Professions Code and the State
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. (Bus. &
Prof. Code Sections 6700, 8700.)
"Reversion to acreage" means abandonment of
a previously recorded subdivision map.
"Street" means a way for vehicular
traffic, whether designated as a street, highway, thoroughfare, road, avenue,
boulevard, lane, place, court, circle, drive or way, which has been dedicated to
public use and accepted by the city, county, or state or laid out or constructed
as such by the city, county, or state or made a public street pursuant to law.
"Street" shall not include a private road or alley.
"Subdivider" means a
person, firm, corporation, partnership or association who proposes to divide,
divides or causes to be divided real property into a subdivision for himself or
for others except that employees and consultants of such persons or entities,
acting in such capacity, are not "subdividers."
"Subdivision" means the
division, by any subdivider, of any unit or units of improved or unimproved
land, or any portion thereof, shown on the latest equalized county assessment
roll as a unit or as contiguous units, for the purpose of sale, lease or
financing, whether immediate or future. Property shall be considered as
contiguous units, even if it is separated by roads, streets, utility easement or
railroad rights-of-way. Subdivision includes a condominium project, as defined
in Civil Code Section 1351(f), a community apartment project, as defined in
Civil Code Section 1351(d), or the conversion of five or more existing dwelling
units to a stock cooperative, as defined in Civil Code Section
"Subdivision improvement agreement" means a contract between the
city and the subdivider in a form approved by the city attorney, requiring the
subdivider to complete, install or construct improvements as required by the
provision of this chapter.
"Subdivision Map Act" means the provisions of
Government Code, Title 7, Division 2, Section 66410 et seq. and such amendments
and additions thereto as may be made. (Ord. No. 1500, § 3