Serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties

The Residential & Commercial Subdivision Process

The goal of providing initial project research is not to develop a fancy report, but to gather information that can be used in the preparation of construction documents and budgets. Research, followed...
Making the "Go" or "No Go" Choice Upon completion of Phase 1 (Research and Budgeting), you now have some useful information that can be used to make an initial assessment of the project...
The Tentative Map phase is the starting point of the subdivision process. It is prepared for the purpose of showing the proposed design and improvements associated with the subdivi...
During Phase 1 (Research and Budget), you will have been informed what the Subdivision Approval process will be. Projects that are determined to require some type of Special Land Use Approval (va...
Upon completion of Phase 4 (Tentative Map Approval) you will have received your approved Tentative Map and Special Land Use (Entitlement) Approval(s). You will also have received the final Conditions ...
During this phase your designer prepares two distinct sets of plans. The Final Map: This is a drawing that is prepared by a Land Surveyor and shows the final mathematical locations and ...
The Final Map is reviewed by the Land Surveying Department of the local municipality. The Site Improvement Plans will be reviewed by several municipality departments and utility agencies. Each ag...
Throughout the course of construction, it is common for you, the general contractor, inspector or others to have questions about various aspects of the construction documents. The desig...