Chapter 16.06
IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Sections:

16.06.010    Generally.

16.06.020    Minimum lot area and width.

16.06.030    Street type and design.

16.06.040    Reserved.

16.06.050    Vertical beach accessways.

16.06.060    Lateral beach accessways.

16.06.070    Watercourses.

16.06.080    Street frontage.

16.06.090    Improved streets.

16.06.100    Easements.

16.06.110    Water lines and other utility services.

16.06.120    Sanitary sewers and laterals.

16.06.130    Erosion control.

16.06.140    Landscaping and irrigation.

16.06.150    Storm drainage.

16.06.160    Additional off-site improvements.

16.06.170    Improvement review.

16.06.010 Generally.

All improvements installed and constructed in subdivisions shall conform to city or other agency standards and all conditions imposed upon the approval of the tentative map. The Municipal Code and Government Code Section 66462 provide that, if at the time of approval of a final map the required offsite improvements have not been completed and accepted, as a condition precedent to such approval the city council must require a subdivider to enter into a guaranteed agreement securing completion of the improvements. Such improvements that are deemed necessary for a project by the community development director shall be set forth in a subdivision improvement agreement as required by Section 16.16.100. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.020 Minimum lot area and width.

Minimum lot area and width for subdivisions shall comply with zoning ordinance standards for the applicable zoning district. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.030 Street type and design.

Street design, including block length and the location of mid-block paths shall be as set out in the general plan, local coastal program, zoning ordinance, specific plan, or other adopted document containing city specifications. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007) (Ord. No. 2009-04, § 4(Exh. A), 9-1-2009)

16.06.040 Reserved.

Editors Note: Ord. No. 2009-04, § 4(Exh. A), adopted Sept. 1, 2009, repealed § 16.04.040 which pertained to disturbed dune areas and derived from Ord. No. 2007-08, § 4(Exh. A (part)), 2007.

16.06.050 Vertical beach accessways.

Vertical beach accessways shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of the local coastal program land use plan; the width of the accessway shall be a minimum of ten feet and shall extend from the nearest public roadway to the sandy beach frontage. Improvements to be made shall be as prescribed in the local coastal land use plan and by the planning commission. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007) (Ord. No. 2009-04, § 4(Exh. A), 9-1-2009)

16.06.060 Lateral beach accessways.

Lateral beach accessways shall be provided by an easement parallel to the water line extending inland to the edge of the sandy beach frontage as defined by a qualified geologist or oceanographer and confirmed by the community development director. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.070 Watercourses.

The planning commission may require watercourses to be placed in underground conduits or fenced, or otherwise improved in accordance with the standards. Where sumps are approved to handle drainage as an interim solution, easements shall be provided for necessary channels and sump area. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.080 Street frontage.

All lots shall have at least thirty-five feet of street frontage. If a flag lot is necessary for the reasonable development of a parcel, the minimum width of the portion of the flag lot that provides access to the buildable portion of the lot shall be twelve feet and a length not exceeding ninety feet. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.090 Improved streets.

Improvement and widening of streets when within a subdivision shall be required. Frontage improvement and/or payment for the cost of improving street frontage shall be required. Improvements shall include paving; gutter; curb; sidewalks; raised medians; street lights; street trees; landscaping; street trees; street signs; street barricades, walls and fences. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.100 Easements.

A.    Utility easements not less than five feet wide shall be required on the sides and rear of all lots where necessary for poles, underground utilities, cables, wires, drainage, conduit and water mains or other utilities. Such easements shall not be located in any public street. All utility distribution facilities (including but not limited to electric, communication and cable television lines) installed in and for the purpose of supplying service to any subdivision shall be placed underground, except for equipment appurtenant to underground facilities, such as surface-mounted transformers, pedestal-mounted terminal boxes and meter cabinets, and concealed ducts, or such equipment when concealed by shrubbery, landscaping or other screening.

B.    Easements not less than ten feet wide shall be required for all easements that provide access, such as private streets and mid-block walkways.

C.    Mid-block alleys and walkways shall be provided to provide access for emergency vehicle and/or pedestrians and bicyclists within block lengths that exceed four hundred fifty feet. Where cul-de-sacs are proposed, connecting paths for pedestrians and bicyclists shall be provided to link neighborhoods, to connect residential and commercial areas and/or to provide pedestrian/bicyclist access to parks and schools. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.110 Water lines and other utility services.

Water lines and other utility services to serve each lot and stubbed to property line prior to construction of street and pavement connected to existing city, public utility, or other approved system when such system is or can be made available. The subdivider shall present evidence from the proposed supplier that there is sufficient water availability and that the supplier will provide the required services to the subdivision and evidence that satisfactory agreements have been entered into to provide the services. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007) (Ord. No. 2009-04, § 4(Exh. A), 9-1-2009)

16.06.120 Sanitary sewers and laterals.

Sanitary sewers and laterals to serve each lot and stubbed to property line prior to construction of street base and pavement connected to existing city, district or approved private system, where such system is or can be made available. In such case, the subdivider shall present evidence from the appropriate agency indicating the ability of the system to handle sewage from the subdivision and evidence that a satisfactory agreement has been entered into to provide the service. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.130 Erosion control.

Silt basins, structures, planting or other forms of erosion control when necessary. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.140 Landscaping and irrigation.

Installation and maintenance of landscaping and/or screen planting. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.150 Storm drainage.

On-site retention of stormwater is required. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.160 Additional off-site improvements.

The following off-site improvements may also be required:

A.    Water supply and transmission lines;

B.    Sewage disposal facilities and sewer systems;

C.    Adequately graded, drained and paved access roads;

D.    The extension of any other utilities. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.06.170 Improvement review.

In addition to all other requirements herein:

A.    Improvement work shall not be commenced until bonds have been posted, necessary encroachment permits have been issued, any other necessary permits from other agencies have been issued, and plans for such work have been submitted to and approved by the engineering services manager;

B.    All improvements shall be constructed under the inspection of, and to the satisfaction of the engineering services manager;

C.    Cost of plan review and inspection shall be borne by the subdivider. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)