Chapter 19.24


19.24.010    Design criteria generally.

19.24.020    Construction standards.

19.24.030    Arrangement.

19.24.040    Railroads.

19.24.050    Width.

19.24.060    Grades.

19.24.070    Names.

19.24.080    Cul-de-sac or dead-end streets.

19.24.090    Half streets.

19.24.100    Intersections.

19.24.110    Alleys.

19.24.010 Design criteria generally.

The streets shall be designed and located in relation to the following:

A. Existing and planned streets;

B. Topographical conditions and natural terrain features such as streams and existing tree growth;

C. Public convenience and safety; and

D. Proposed uses of the land to be served by such streets. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(1)(a).]

19.24.020 Construction standards.

Construction standards of all streets shall conform to the current standards as established by this title. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(1)(b).]

19.24.030 Arrangement.

A. Major streets shall be properly integrated with the existing and proposed system of major streets and highways.

B. Minor streets shall be laid out to conform as much as possible to topography, to permit efficient drainage and sewer systems, and to require the minimum amount of street necessary to provide convenient, safe access to property. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(2).]

19.24.040 Railroads.

Where a subdivision borders on or contains a railroad right-of-way, the planning commission may require a street approximately parallel to such right-of-way, at a distance suitable for the appropriate use of the intervening land, as for park purposes in residential districts or for commercial or industrial purposes in other districts. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(3).]

19.24.050 Width.

The right-of-way of all streets shall be at least the width specified below, unless prohibited by unusual topographic, physical, or design features:



Major streets and highways

80 feet

Minor streets

60 feet

[Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(4).]

19.24.060 Grades.

The grade of major streets shall not exceed six percent, and the grade of other streets shall not exceed 10 percent, unless a steeper grade is necessitated by exceptional topography and approved by the planning commission. The minimum grade of all streets shall be one-half percent. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(5).]

19.24.070 Names.

New street names shall not be so similar to the names of existing streets so as to cause confusion, but streets that are continuations of others already in existence and named shall bear the name of existing streets. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(6).]

19.24.080 Cul-de-sac or dead-end streets.

Streets designed to have one end permanently closed shall not exceed 500 feet in length and shall terminate with a turnaround having at least 100 feet in diameter of right-of-way and roadway at least 75 feet in diameter. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(7).]

19.24.090 Half streets.

Where a half street is adjacent to the subdivision, the other half of the street within the proposed subdivision shall be dedicated by the subdivider. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(C)(8).]

19.24.100 Intersections.

A. Streets shall intersect as nearly as possible at right angles and not more than two streets shall intersect at one point.

B. Property lines at street intersections shall be rounded with a radius of 15 feet.

C. Street jogs with centerline offsets of less than 125 feet shall be avoided. Where streets intersect major streets, their alignment shall be continuous. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(D).]

19.24.110 Alleys.

A. Alleys shall be provided in all commercial and industrial districts. The planning commission may waive this requirement where other definite and assured provision is made for service access such as off-street loading and parking consistent with and adequate for the uses proposed.

B. Alleys shall not be approved in residential areas unless necessary because of topography or other exceptional circumstances.

C. The width of alleys shall be at least 20 feet.

D. Dead end alleys are prohibited. [Ord. 276 § 4, 1973; prior code § 95.85.050(E).]