In this plats 101 article, we are going to discuss public ways, and water boundaries.
Roads, Public Ways & Railways
The plat will need to show and identify roads and public ways as well as railway rights of way, both within and immediately adjacent to the plat. Sometimes a plat will create one or more roadways running through the plat, or that run along one or more boundaries of the plat. In either event, those items will need to be depicted on the plat.
Water boundaries and wetlands will also need to be depicted. If there’s a creek, river or lake, or any kind of wetland, the boundaries of those items will need to be shown on the plat. In many cases, the variable nature of water features requires that the plat carve out the land around them and identify that land as an outlot intended to remain vacant and dedicated to the sole purpose of containing the water feature.