Chapter 15.40
BUILDING AND LOT NUMBERING

Sections:

15.40.010    Compliance required.

15.40.020    Baselines.

15.40.030    Streets classified by points of the compass.

15.40.040    Progression of numbers.

15.40.050    Location of odd and even numbers.

15.40.055    Numbering.

15.40.060    Duties of the manager.

15.40.070    Compliance with regulations of borough – Size of numbers – Duty to erect.

15.40.080    Procedure.

15.40.010 Compliance required.

The numbering of all buildings and lots fronting public streets within and around Kodiak Island Borough and all incorporated municipalities shall conform to the system of rules set forth in this chapter. [Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016; Ord. 84-27-O §1, 1984. Formerly §15.32.010].

15.40.020 Baselines.

Numbering buildings and lots on all public streets shall begin at the baselines established for the geographic areas defined in this section. Map image provided for reference at the end of this section.

A. Road System Baseline. The baseline for numbering all public or private streets that are generally oriented northeast and southwest shall be based on a line (trending southeast to northwest) that parallels Center Avenue or the alignment of Center Avenue extended from its intersection with East Rezanof Drive and West Rezanof Drive. This line serves as the baseline for Kodiak Urban Area, Womens Bay (Bells Flats) and the Kodiak Island Road System.

B. Kodiak Urban Area Baseline. The baseline for numbering all public or private streets that are generally oriented northwest and southeast shall be based on a line (trending southwest to northeast) that parallels West Rezanof Drive (from Deadman’s Curve to Center Avenue), Lower Mill Bay Road, and Mill Bay Road (extending to the intersection of Mill Bay Road and East Rezanof Drive), then running through the intersection of Mill Bay Road and East Rezanof Drive and along Woodland Drive to its terminus.

C. Womens Bay Baseline. The baseline for numbering all public or private streets that are generally oriented northwest and southeast shall be based on a line (trending southwest to northeast) that parallels Womens Bay Drive, Lake Orbin Drive, running through the center of the intersection of Salmonberry Creek Road, Lake Orbin Drive and Bells Flats Road to the west of that intersection.

D. Remote Municipality Baselines.

1. Identify two lines that will represent the baseline for numbering all public streets.

[Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016; Ord. 84-27-O §1, 1984. Formerly §15.32.020].

15.40.030 Streets classified by points of the compass.

A. All public streets running generally northwest and southeast and lying northwest of the baseline shall be designated by the prefix “North,” and all public streets running generally northwest and southeast and being southeast of the baseline shall be designated by the prefix “South.”

B. All public streets running generally northeast and southwest and lying northeast of the baseline shall be designated by the prefix “East,” and all public streets running generally northeast and southwest and being southwest of the baseline shall be designated by the prefix “West.” [Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016; Ord. 84-27-O §1, 1984. Formerly §15.32.030].

15.40.040 Progression of numbers.

A. General Guidelines.

1. From the baseline, the first number of all streets shall be 100. Numbers shall progress at the rate of 1,000 numbers of each 5,280 feet from the baseline.

2. Where streets change general direction, numbering shall progress at the rate of 1,000 numbers per 5,280 feet of centerline length.

3. Where street numbers already exist, new numbers will generally be assigned based on the difference between two existing numbers and the distance between them. [Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016; Ord. 84-27-O §1, 1984. Formerly §15.32.040].

15.40.050 Location of odd and even numbers.

A. Odd numbers shall be assigned to the left side of each public street, proceeding away from the baseline.

B. Even numbers shall be assigned to the right side of each public street, proceeding away from the baseline. [Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016; Ord. 84-27-O §1, 1984. Formerly §15.32.050].

15.40.055 Numbering.

A. The number assigned to each structure shall be that of the numbered interval falling closest to the front door or the driveway of said structure if the front door cannot be seen from the main road.

B. Every structure with more than one principal use or occupancy shall have a separate number for each use or occupancy, i.e., duplexes will have two separate numbers; apartments will have one road number with an apartment number, such as 235 Maple Road, Apt. 2.

C. When a road can be accessed by two different adjoining roads, numbering should begin at that entrance which emergency responders are most likely to enter. Numbers will then ascend as responders search for a location.

D. The general logical order of address elements should follow Postal Service conventions: road number, predirectional (if any), primary road name, suffix, post-directional (if any), and secondary number (if any), e.g., 100 W. Main St., Apt. 201.

1. Multi-Family Housing. Assign a primary road address, with numbers (not letters) as secondary location indicators, e.g., 111 Main St., Apt. 1. Use apartment numbers to indicate the floor location, e.g., Apt. 303 (or 3C) is the third apartment on the third floor.

2. Circular Roads. Numbering should begin at the point where emergency responders are most likely to enter the road, so numbers will ascend as responders search for a location. Where there is no obvious end with greater traffic flow, it is recommended that the starting point be selected at the end closer to the designated numbering origin. Whatever method is selected, apply it consistently within the community.

3. Corner Lots. Assign a number according to where the front door faces the road. There may be instances, however, when a corner lot might be numbered based on its driveway, if it made more sense from an emergency responder perspective.

4. Cul-de-Sacs. Those without buildings in the center portion should be numbered as if the center line of the street bisects the cul-de-sac with odd numbers on the right and even numbers on the left. The numbers meet at the far end of the center area. When a structure occurs in the middle of the circle, number that structure in a way that best fits, such as according to where the front door faces.

5. Duplexes. Assign a primary road address.

6. Islands and Peninsulas. On river, lake, or coastal islands with roads, properties should be numbered as any area with roads. On islands without roads, properties can be numbered as follows: Pick a compass point on the island, zero degrees North, for example. Assign odd addresses to lots on the west side of the island, with numbers ascending towards the south. Assign even numbers to lots on the east side, with numbers also ascending towards the south. Use the minimum water frontage requirement for lots on the island as a numbering interval to leave room for additional structures to be built on vacant lots. The road name will be that of the island, resulting in an address such as “4 Goat Island.” If an island does not have a name, consider naming it as a formerly unnamed road might be.

7. Mobile Home Parks. A mobile home park can be assigned one address on the main road, followed by a numeric unit or lot number for the individual homes, such as an apartment building would be numbered.

8. Office Suites. Numbers should be assigned with a primary road address, followed by a numbered (not lettered) secondary location indicator, e.g., 325 Memorial Drive, Suite 312. Suite numbers should also be used to indicate which floor location.

9. Shopping Center. Numbers can be assigned to businesses within the range available to the property.

10. Historical Addresses. Addresses for Akhiok, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Lions, Larsen Bay, and Karluk are based on historical addressing maps maintained by the Kodiak Island Borough.

11. Remote Areas. Properties in remote and unincorporated areas will be assigned a geoaddress, based on the United States National Grid (USNG). Example:

AFOGNAK WILDERNESS LODGE

USNG: 5VNE4444070833

SEAL BAY, AFOGNAK ISLAND

KODIAK, AK 99615

[Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016].

15.40.060 Duties of the manager.

It is the duty of the manager, or designee, to establish and assign all building numbers on the public streets within the borough. He shall prepare the necessary records of the numbers so assigned by him, and such records shall be evidence of all building numbers so assigned. He shall, on demand, furnish to each owner or occupant of a building, or such person as may be employed in numbering the buildings, with all necessary information relevant to the number belonging to each building. [Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016; Ord. 98-24 §2, 1998; Ord. 89-21-O §2, 1989; Ord. 84-27-O §1, 1984. Formerly §15.32.060].

15.40.070 Compliance with regulations of borough – Size of numbers – Duty to erect.

All numbering shall conform strictly with the directions and regulations of the borough. The size of numbers on all buildings shall be not less than four inches in height and shall be clearly visible from the public street fronting the property containing the building. All owners or occupants of buildings now erected, or which may hereafter be erected, within the borough are required to number their buildings to conform with the provisions of this section and with the regulations of the borough established to ensure compliance with this chapter. [Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016; Ord. 89-21-O §3, 1989; Ord. 84-27-O §1, 1984. Formerly §15.32.070].

15.40.080 Procedure.

A. Kodiak Island Borough GIS is responsible for assigning addresses and maintaining address information.

B. Addresses will be implemented within 30 days upon receipt of an E911 address application, along with any other required or relevant information.

C. E911 address application shall be made available on the borough website and/or in borough offices.

D. Addresses for newly created lots will be assigned during the preliminary plat review process.

E. Address notifications will be sent to relevant parties, including, but not limited to:

1. Kodiak police public safety answering point (PSAP).

2. U.S.P.S.

3. Assessing department.

4. Community development department.

5. City of Kodiak.

6. Fire departments.

7. Communication companies.

8. Kodiak police department.

9. Emergency operations center (EOC).

10. Property owner. [Ord. FY2016-20 §3, 2016].