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By William in Seattle, WA on 9/13/2005


Does anyone out there has experience with purchasing a large tract of land and dividing it, building on one lot and selling others? Or has anyone purchased a home with a large lot and divided it so you can build on the vacant piece?

The area around Seattle is expensive for lots. Somebody's making money, why not me? Any thoughts or experiences? Thanks
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By John in Erie, CO on 9/13/2005


Do your research beforehand... If Seattle is anything like our area, things are 'progressive' now... And subdividing will require significant hoops and cost... If I were to try to subdivide into anything smaller than 35-acre lots here, we'd do the following...

1) Pay a surveyor and engineer to draw up a new plat. You'll need to supply new drainage, access, stormwater/water quality and road/utility accesses. The road access stuff has to stipulate the number and size of culverts, etc.

2) A portion of the acreage would need to be placed into perpetual conservation easement. Typically, unless you can get approval for a full subdivision, you might get three or four lots of two acres each, with the residual being perpetual conservation 'open lands'. This is the biggie. If you have enlightened politicians and committees, your land prices will be outrageous like ours.

3) Once you have the plat from your surveyor and engineer, you submit it to your county's planning department. Here they will look through it. There might be public meetings where you have to post and let neighbors comment. Here we have to do that several times, and work with another group of politicos called the 'Rural Land Use Program'.

4) Submit it for final approval, pay the surveyor to set pins, and get everything recorded. To get stuff recorded, you might have to go ahead and install the roads, water lines, soil test for lots, power, gas, etc... The county here does this to prevent developers from selling lots that are not ready to be built...

Good luck! I looked at doing it, and said, nah.

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