Minor Subdivisions

Whenever a subdivision is proposed that consists of five or fewer lots and does not involve the construction of new streets or extension streets, nor involves the construction of any other improvements to be dedicated or maintained by the Town, the developer is required to submit plans for approval by the Mount Airy Planning Commission in accordance with the provisions and procedures set forth in this article. Minor subdivision plan approval involves the submittal and approval of the concept plan and the final plat, for approval by the Mount Airy Planning Commission.

After the pre submittal conference, applicants can proceed with site plan submittal process.
  1. Environmental Site Delineation. Prior to the site plan submittal, the applicant must have prepared and received approval for the Environment Site Delineation from Carroll County Bureau of Development Review. Complete the Environment Site Delineation Plan Application (PDF) and submit to:
    P.O. Box 50
    Mount Airy, Maryland 21771
  2. Concept Plan Submittal. The concept plan review is intended to generate a consensus between the applicant and the Town regarding the appropriate design of the project. The concept plan must be submitted 30 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting at which the plan will be reviewed. The submittal must include all information listed on the "Concept Plan Requirements Checklist (PDF)," including a completed Subdivision plan application (PDF), required review fee computation sheets and review fees, and the appropriate number of copies of plans and supporting data with a transmittal attached to each. The concept plan should be filed with the Town of Mount Airy Planning Department:
    110 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 50
    Mount Airy, Maryland 21771.

    Adequate Public Facilities testing applies to this plan stage. Please refer to Town Code Section 25-4. Questions should be directed to Town Planning Staff.
  3. Plan review and distribution. Town planning staff will review the concept plan(s) and send copies to appropriate agencies for review and comment. Staff will prepare a report to the Planning Commission, including comments from other agencies, for its review prior to the meeting.
  4. Technical Review Committee. The concept plan will be reviewed by the Technical Review Committee as its monthly meeting, which is held the last Monday of each month. The developer and engineer will be provided with comments from each review agency.
  5. Planning Commission Meeting. Planning Staff will prepare a report to the Planning Commission, including comments from other agencies, for its review prior to the Planning Commission Meeting. At the meeting, staff will review the report. The applicant may then make a presentation, and comments from the public will be heard. The staff report will include a recommendation regarding the approval of the plan. The Planning Commission will vote to recommend, conditionally recommend, continue review to the next meeting or disapprove the concept play layout.
  6. Final Plats. The final plat shall conform in all respects to the requirements of the Maryland Code, Real Property Article, Title 3, Subtitle 1, ยง 3-108, 1981 Replacement Volume, as amended, which relates to the making, filing, and recording of plats.
  7. Other plans or documents required. Any other final plans or documents associated with the project and subject to Town approval shall also be submitted at this time. This may include items such as homeowner association documents, restrictive covenants to be established, forest conservation easement agreements, and other items required of the subdivision.
  8. Plan Distribution and review. Town staff will forward copies of these plans to Town and county for review and comment. Review comments will be compiled by the Town Planning Department, and a plan review comment report will be forwarded to the applicant within 30 days of acceptance of the submittal. Outstanding agency comments will be forwarded to the applicant upon receipt by the Town. The applicant must address the comments and submit revised plans if required.
  9. Agency comments and revised plan. Review comments will be complied by the Town Planning Department and a plan review comment report will be forwarded to the applicant within 30 days of acceptance of the submittal. Outstanding agency comments will be forwarded to the applicant upon receipt by the Town. The applicant must address the comments, and submit revised plans if required.
  10. Planning Commission Meeting. Town staff will compile any outstanding comments received from reviewing agencies, and prepare a staff report with a recommendation. The Planning Commission will review the plans and staff report, take comment from the applicant, and hear public comment. The Planning Commission may vote to approve, conditionally approve, continue review to the next meeting, or disapprove the amended plat.
  11. Recordation of final plat. After the PWA has been approved, the applicant may submit the final plat for approval, signature and recordation. Refer to Town Code Section 98-37 for the process for both Carroll and Frederick Counties.