Chapter 10.70
VISIBILITY AT INTERSECTIONS

Sections:

10.70.010    Area of unrestricted visibility.

10.70.020    No structure, etc., in specified area.

10.70.030    Exceptions.

10.70.010 Area of unrestricted visibility.

The following described area at the intersection of any two public streets is declared to be an area of unrestricted visibility: that area which has a minimum height of two and one-half feet above the adjacent curb, which area lies between the intersecting street right-of-way lines twenty-five feet from the point of their intersection or the intersection of the prolongation of such right-of-way lines. As used herein, the term “intersection” shall include the corner area of any turn of approximately a right angle by a single public street. (Ord. 95-1 § 1 (part), 1995: Ord. 94-10 § 1 (part), 1994; Ord. 84-8 § 1 (part), 1984)

10.70.020 No structure, etc., in specified area.

No structure, fence, hedge, landscaping, sign, sign structure, advertising matter, storage area, merchandise display area or other visual obstruction shall be located in such area of unrestricted visibility, except as provided by Section 10.70.030 of this chapter. (Ord. 95-1 § 1 (part), 1995: Ord. 94-10 § 1 (part), 1994; Ord. 84-8 § 1 (part), 1984)

10.70.030 Exceptions.

The following described visual obstructions are exempted from the limitations described in Section 10.70.020 of this chapter and may be placed in such area of unrestricted visibility in the following circumstances:

A.    Visual obstruction does not have an aggregate horizontal cross-section in excess of one and one-half feet.

B.    Visual obstruction is located at the intersection of two public streets where one or both of said streets are controlled by a stop sign or a traffic light.

C.    Visual obstruction is a building which is located in accordance with the setback or yard requirements of Title 17 of this code or in accordance with a variance granted pursuant to Chapter 17.46 of said title.

D.    Visual obstruction is approved by the city engineer following review and recommendation by the traffic committee. Any aggrieved person may, within ten calendar days of the city engineer’s action, appeal in writing the decision of the city engineer to the city council. (Ord. 95-1 § 1 (part), 1995: Ord. 94-10 § 1 (part), 1994; Ord. 84-8 § 1 (part), 1984)