Whenever the Topeka Planning Commission shall have adopted a major street plan and shall have filed a certified copy of such plan with the City Council, then no plat of a subdivision of land lying within the City for which such major street plan has been prepared, or within the City’s three-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction, shall be filed or recorded until it shall have been approved by such Topeka Planning Commission and City Council and such approval entered in writing upon the plat by the Chairperson and secretary of the Commission, the Mayor and City Clerk of the City; provided, that the Topeka Planning Commission shall adopt rules and regulations governing the subdivision of land within the City and the City’s three-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction, which rules and regulations shall be subject to approval by the City Council. Such rules and regulations shall provide for the orderly growth and harmonious development of the City and its environs; the proper location and width of streets; building lines; open spaces; safety and recreational facilities; and the avoidance of congestion of population, including minimum width, depth and area of lots. Such rules and regulations shall also include the extent to which, and the manner in which, streets shall be graded and improved, and shall also include the extent to which water, sewer and other utility mains and piping or connections or other physical improvements shall be installed. Before the adoption of the subdivision rules and regulations or any amendment thereof, a public hearing shall be held thereon by the Topeka Planning Commission in conformance with the requirements of K.S.A. 12-749 and amendments thereto. (Ord. 20206 § 81, 9-10-19; Ord. 18125 § 6, 11-18-03; Ord. 18094 § 19, 9-23-03. Code 1981 § 33-38. Code 1995 § 110-45. Formerly 2.65.140.)
State Law References:Subdivision regulations, K.S.A. 12-749.