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Land Development & Subdivision Planning

Welcome to the SSCRPC Land Development and Subdivision Planning Page! Through the work of the Commission's Land Subdivision Committee, SSCRPC staff are responsible for the review of all proposed subdivisions, large-scale projects and planned unit developments for Springfield and Sangamon County.

Project Locator

The Land Subdivision Committee of the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission reviews subdivision related items for the City of Springfield and Unincorporated Sangamon County.  This application will allow the public to track the progress of a development through the subdivision process.


City of Springfield

Subdivision of Land (1) Division of land into two or more parts, any of which is less than five acres in size (see Section 153.105 for exemptions); (2) Dedication of streets or easements of access; (3) Creation of a planned unit development; (4) Creation of a planned experimental development; (5) Creation of a large scale development; or (6) Actions resulting in a new description of land not previously recorded.

Minor Subdivision - is designed to allow an abbreviated review and approval process for small subdivisions. A minor subdivision is a creation of a total of up to 3 lots which front along an existing public road and which involves minimal public improvements.

Site Development Plan - A site development plan is required when shared access easements are the only means of access to a proposed development. A variance of section 153.158(b)(2) will need to be granted for the lots to have a shared access drive. However, a site development plan will not be required if the access easement has been platted through the subdivision process and the construction details for the shared access drive have been approved.

Large Scale Development - A form of land subdivision which involves the development of any residential, office, commercial, industrial or mobile home development which proposes to contain more than one (1) principal structure on more than ½ acre of land or any one development consisting of more than five (5) acres, regardless of the number of structures. For jurisdictional purposes, property located within the corporate limits of the City of Springfield shall be subject to requirements of the City Zoning Ordinance Section 155.052 et seq.; for property located in Sangamon County, refer to Sangamon County Zoning Ordinance requirements.

Sangamon County

Subdivision of Land (1) Division of land into two or more parts, any of which is less than five acres in size (see Section 16.02.050 for exemptions); (2) Dedication of streets or easements of access; (3) Creation of a planned unit development; (4) Creation of a large scale development; or (5) Actions resulting in a new description of land not previously recorded.

Minor subdivision - is designed to allow an abbreviated review and approval process for small subdivisions. A minor subdivision is a creation of a total of up to 4 lots which front along a public road from which access is permitted.

Site Development Plan - A site development plan is required when shared access easement are being used, when the development is a large scale development, or in other instances determined by the Planning Commission.

Large Scale Development - A form of land subdivision which involves the development of any residential, office, commercial, industrial or mobile home development which proposes to contain more than one principal structure on more than one-half acres of land.

Meeting Information

The Land Subdivision Committee (LSC) is a sub-committee of the Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC) appointed to provide a technical review of all subdivisions within the City of Springfield and unincorporated Sangamon County. "Subdivisions" include subdivision of land, large scale developments, site development plans and planned unit developments. The LSC is advisory only and makes a recommendation to the SSCRPC, the City Council, or the County Board.

The Regional Planning Commission has posted a schedule of all Land Subdivision Committee meetings and submission deadlines here. An agenda for the next meeting can be found here when it becomes available.

Minutes

The Planning Commission maintains an archive of Land Subdivision Committee meeting minutes. From the list below, select the historical document you would like to view:

Ordinances and Regulations

Click here to view the City of Springfield Land Subdivision Ordinance.
The Sangamon County Subdivision Regulations are available here.

Informational Brochures

Finding a Home Building Site in Unicorporated Sangamon County
Rules for Dividing Land in Sangamon County
Tract Survey Approval

Contacts

Please direct any land development and subdivision planning related questions or comments to Joe Zeibert or Peter Jordet.