Borough of Pottstown, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 1964, 5/12/2003, § 400; as amended by Ord. 1985, 10/12/2004, § 1; and by Ord. 2042, 8/13/2007]
The preliminary and final plans for a subdivision and/or land development shall comprise a single plan or a series of plans that includes the five types of information listed below.
1. 
Location and Identification. The plan shall:
A. 
Identify and locate the parcel being subdivided and/or developed.
B. 
Identify the owner/applicant of the subdivision or land being developed.
C. 
Identify the engineer or surveyor who prepared the plan.
2. 
Existing features on the plan and conditions of the site. The plan shall:
A. 
Show the boundary of the parcel and label the bearing and distances.
B. 
Show all existing above ground features of the parcel, including but not limited to:
1. 
Buildings.
2. 
Fences, walls.
3. 
Vegetation.
C. 
Show all existing underground features on the parcel, including but not limited to:
1. 
Sanitary sewer lines and water lines.
(a) 
If any existing lines are to be abandoned, plans shall clearly note the following: "Any existing sewer or water lines to be abandoned, or any services which may have been previously abandoned not in accordance with the Authority standards, shall be cut and capped at the mains as per Pottstown Borough Authority specifications."
(b) 
Existing sewer and water lines to existing buildings that are to remain shall be verified as single and separate services with the appropriate Authority and the results noted on the plan.
2. 
Stormwater drainage.
D. 
Show topographical information which depicts the elevation throughout the parcel with contour lines of at least two feet.
3. 
Existing features off site. The plan shall:
A. 
Show physical features and topography on the property surrounding the subject parcel for a distance of 100 feet, unless a greater distance is deemed necessary by the Zoning Officer because of unconventional topographic conditions.
4. 
Proposed Features. The plan shall clearly indicate all proposed physical features planned for the parcel, including but not limited to:
A. 
New buildings.
1. 
Exact location(s) and actual footprint of proposed building(s).
2. 
Dimensional lines:
(a) 
From the proposed building(s) to front, side and rear property lines.
(b) 
From the proposed building(s) to existing building(s) on adjacent properties and building(s) to remain on the lot.
3. 
All plans shall clearly note:
(a) 
"The proposed building(s) shall be staked in the location as shown on the plan and approved by the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer prior to the issuance of a building permit. Also, setback or separation dimensions as indicated on the plan shall be maintained throughout the construction. Field adjustments for building location may require an amended plan, subject to the discretion of the Borough or its representatives."
B. 
Parking lots.
C. 
Utility lines.
D. 
Topographical information to depict areas of earthmoving and storm drainage.
E. 
Scaled architectural/construction drawings of the new building(s) shall be submitted with the subdivision and/or land development plans and consist of the following:
1. 
Elevations, including materials used for each facade facing a street.
2. 
A description of materials comprising the facade of the proposed building(s).
3. 
Foundation/first-floor plan.
4. 
Any additional plans that the Borough may require to accurately review and assess the proposed building(s).
F. 
New streets.
G. 
Walls, fences.
H. 
Landscaping.
I. 
Lighting.
5. 
Certificates and Assurances.
A. 
Certification of a "Phase One" Environmental Site Assessment shall be attached in accordance with ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards.
B. 
The plan shall include the seal and signature of the engineer or surveyor who prepared the plan and a statement verifying the accuracy of the survey. The plan shall also include blocks for the certification of the owner and approval of Borough Council, the Pottstown Planning Commission and the Montgomery County Planning Commission. Samples are included in Appendix A4, Section A408, located at the end of this Chapter.
[Ord. 1964, 5/12/2003]
For detailed requirements, see Appendix A4, Sections A400 through A408, located at the end of this Chapter.