Posted: March 15, 2021
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 21OA001 - Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 16.08.105

Agenda Item Title:

21OA001 - Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 16.08.105 to Create a Platting Process to Facilitate the Transfer of Unplatted Property Less than 40 Acres

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
City of Rapid City
Staff Contact:
Wade Nyberg, City Attorney
Agenda Item Summary:
Pursuant to SDCL 11-6-40, the City of Rapid City has restricted the transfer of property that encompasses less than 40 acres or cannot be described by eloquent description within the platting jurisdiction of the City. In these instances, the property must be platted pursuant to Chapter 16.04.100 of the Rapid City Municipal Code. The platting process is the mechanism the City uses to ensure that the infrastructure needed to provide public services to the area is either in place or being constructed as a part of the plat approval. The City recognizes that a process to transfer property without constructing infrastructure improvements may be necessary to encourage development and growth in some circumstances. Creating a Transfer Plat process will meet this need while creating approval criteria that establishes guidelines for its use.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission recommended to approve: 2/18/2021
City Council Recommendation Action:
City Council Recommendation Notes:
City Council approved 1st reading: 3/1/2021; City Council approved 2nd reading: 3/15/2021

Attachments & Links to Download:

21OA001 Staff Memo

21OA001 Ordinance 

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