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Development Advisory #29
April 8, 2016
Individual Lot BMP Design and Final Construction Certification
As described in Development Advisory #22, the new State DEQ mandated Stormwater Management regulation took effect July 1, 2014. Developments that have been approved under these regulations are now completing construction and beginning building construction. As a result, some developments utilize individual on-lot BMP's. The City does not inspect these private facilities but we are required to ensure their construction.
Therefore, all residential units that were approved with individual on-lot BMP's must provide the following two certifications.
- A Design Certification must be submitted with the residential site plan at the time a Building Permit application is submitted. This certifies that the site plan submitted with the building permit application includes the individual on-lot BMP's approved with the subdivision plan. The certification must be signed by a licensed surveyor or Professional Engineer.
- A Final Individual Lot BMP Certification must be submitted prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy for any residential unit approved with individual lot BMP's. The certification must be signed by a licensed surveyor or Professional Engineer and certifies that the approved BMP's were installed and constructed per the approved subdivision plan.
Cluster Mailboxes – The City has been informed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) that they will no longer deliver mail to individual lots in a subdivision or phase of a subdivision that currently is not serviced. While this is a USPS requirement, the City will do all we can to help facilitate implementation of their requirement during the development process. USPS will require Cluster Box Units (CBU) to be located in a central location(s) within the subdivision. Although effective as of 2012, The City was recently made aware and are developing procedures and criteria to implement. A subsequent Development Advisory will provide more detailed design criteria.
In the meanwhile developers should contact the Chesapeake Post Master, Mr. Richard Greene, at 757-436-2054 to coordinate the Mode of Delivery Agreement (included in the link below).