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If you have questions or would like more information about the Map Advisory Committee, please contact Associate Planner Mike Sawley at (530) 879-6812 or via email at mike.sawley@chicoca.gov.

Design criteria and improvement standards can be found in Title 18R of the Chico Municipal Code

Map Advisory Committee

The Map Advisory Committee (MAC) acts on all minor land divisions, boundary line modifications, mergers, minor changes and/or time extensions to previously approved subdivisions, and all tentative maps which convert existing buildings into condominium projects. The MAC consists of the Public Works Director and the Community Development Director, or their respective designees. The MAC meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Engineering Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 411 Main Street.

Minor Land Divisions

A minor land division, also referred to as a "parcel map waiver," is permitted, in lieu of a parcel map, for subdivisons creating less than five parcels where no modifications to the City's design criteria and improvement standards (Title 18R) are requested, and the proposed subdivision complies with City subdivision and development standards (e.g., all required roadway improvements and easements are in place and sanitary sewer/utility services are available). The application for minor land division may be downloaded here: Minor Land Division.

Boundary Line Modifications

A boundary line modification, also referred to as a "lot line adjustment," is required for lot line adjustments proposed between four or fewer existing adjoining parcels. All resulting lot configurations are required to meet subdivision and development standards, only internal lot lines may be modified, and the modification may not result in a greater number of parcels than originally existed. The application for boundary line modification may be downloaded here: Boundary Line Modification.

Mergers

A merger is used to combine contiguous parcels under common ownership into a single parcel. The application for merger may be downloaded here: Merger-Certificate of Compliance.

Condominium Conversion Projects

A condominium conversion is a special type of subdivision where one or more existing buildings are subdivided into individual units and the remainder of the site is designated a common area. Condominium conversions allow for individual units to be owned separately from one another while the common area outside the units is owned and maintained collectively by the unit owners. There are tenant notification requirements for property owners who intend to convert their site into a condominium project. These requirements ensure that tenants are: (a) informed of the owner's intent to convert the building into condominiums, (b) informed of their right to not suffer termination of tenancy for 180 days following the notice of intent to convert, (c) given the first right of refusal to purchase the unit in which they reside, (d) offered a long-term lease if they are over the age of 62, and (e) provided with certain types of relocation assistance. Applications for converting existing buildings into condominiums are made using the same form as tentative subdivision maps and parcel maps and may be downloaded here: Tentative Map.