Chapter 16.08DEFINITIONS

Sections:

16.08.010
Generally.
16.08.020
Alley.
16.08.030
Arterial.
16.08.035
Block.
16.08.037
Boundary line adjustment.
16.08.040
Buffer planting strip.
16.08.050
Building setback line.
16.08.060
Comprehensive plan.
16.08.070
Crosswalkway.
16.08.080
Cul-de-sac.
16.08.090
Easement.
16.08.100
Final plat.
16.08.110
Improvements public.
16.08.120
Lot.
16.08.130
Major street plan.
16.08.140
Planning commission.
16.08.150
Preliminary plat.
16.08.160
Roadway.
16.08.165
Short plat.
16.08.170
Sidewalk.
16.08.180
Street.
16.08.190
Street, access.
16.08.200
Minor street, local residential access.
16.08.210
Subdivision.
16.08.220
City.
16.08.230
Yard.
16.08.240
Yard, front.
16.08.250
Yard, rear.
16.08.260
Yard, side.
16.08.010Generally.

For the purpose of these regulations, certain words and phrases used herein are defined in this chapter.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.020Alley.

“Alley” means a minor public right-of-way used primarily for vehicular service access to the rear or side of properties.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.030Arterial.

“Arterial” means a street of great continuity, which serves or is intended to serve as a principal traffic way for fast or heavy traffic, and which taken together comprises the basic structure of the street system of the city and surrounding area.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.035Block.

“Block” is a group of lots, tracts, or parcels within well defined and fixed boundaries.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.037Boundary line adjustment.

“Boundary line adjustment” is the modification of the size or alignment of adjacent parcels by the relocation of a shared boundary line(s) recognized by the city where no additional parcels are created.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.040Buffer planting strip.

“Buffer planting strip” means a narrow area planted with trees and shrubs of sufficient density to provide an effective sight-obscuring and sound absorbing screen.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.050Building setback line.

“Building setback line” means the line indicating the minimum horizontal distance between the property line and buildings, either at the front, rear or side of the lot.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.060Comprehensive plan.

“Comprehensive plan” means the official plan or any portion thereof made and adopted by the planning commission and council in accordance with the Growth Management Act and the laws of the state of Washington indicating the general or specific locations recommended for streets, parks, public buildings, other public and all other land uses.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.070Crosswalkway.

“Crosswalkway” means a public right-of-way, five feet or more in width between property lines, which provides pedestrian access to adjacent properties.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.080Cul-de-sac.

“Cul-de-sac” means a short street having one end open to traffic and being terminated at the other end by a vehicular turnaround.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.090Easement.

“Easement” means a grant, by the owner of land, to others, of the use of a portion of the land for specific purposes.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.100Final plat.

“Final plat” means the final drawing of subdivision and dedication prepared for filing for record with the county auditor and containing all elements and requirements set forth in this chapter and consistent with the preliminary plat approval.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.110Improvements public.

“Public improvements” means any sanitary sewer, storm sewer, drainage ditch, water main, roadway, parkway strip, sidewalk, planting strip, crosswalkway, off-street parking area, landscaping or other facility for which the city may ultimately assume the responsibility for maintenance and operation.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.120Lot.

“Lot” means a fractional part of divided lands having fixed boundaries, being of sufficient area and dimension to meet minimum zoning requirements for width and area. The term shall include tracts or parcels.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.130Major street plan.

“Major street plan” means a part of the comprehensive plan showing the location and dimensions of principal thoroughfares.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.140Planning commission.

“Planning commission” means the planning commission of the city.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.150Preliminary plat.

“Preliminary plat” means a neat and approximate drawing of a proposed subdivision showing the general layout of streets and alleys, lots, blocks, and other elements of a subdivision consistent with the requirements of this chapter.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.160Roadway.

“Roadway” means the portion of the street available and designated for vehicular traffic.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.165Short plat.

“Short plat” means of a division of any tract or parcel of land into nine or fewer lots, tracts, parcels, sites or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership, sale or lease or for building development.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.170Sidewalk.

“Sidewalk” means the portion of the street right-of-way or crosswalkway, paved with Portland cement concrete or other similar hard and durable surface approved by the city, intended for pedestrian use only.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.180Street.

“Street” means a public right-of-way having the primary purpose of providing for vehicular and pedestrian access to adjacent properties.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.190Street, access.

“Access street” means a street of considerable continuity, sometimes called a collector street, which serves or is intended to serve as a secondary traffic way and as a feeder between local residential access streets in a neighborhood and one or more arterials.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.200Minor street, local residential access.

“Local residential access street” means a street of limited continuity which is intended to serve the local needs of a neighborhood by providing direct access to residential properties and by providing access between residential neighborhoods.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.210Subdivision.

“Subdivision” means of a division of any tract or parcel of land into ten or more lots, tracts, parcels, sites or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership, sale or lease or for building development. The term includes resubdivision and replatting.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.220City.

“City” means the city of Cle Elum.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.230Yard.

“Yard” means the shortest distance between any point of the property line and the nearest building obstructions of a permanent nature including, without limitation, chimneys, decks or bay windows.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.240Yard, front.

“Front yard” means an open unoccupied space on the same lot with a building located between the front line of the building (exclusive of steps) and the front property line.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.250Yard, rear.

“Rear yard” means an open unoccupied space on the same lot with a building located between the rear line of the building (exclusive of steps, porches and accessory buildings) and the rear line of the lot including the full width of the lot to its side lot lines.

(Ord. 1235 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2005)

16.08.260Yard, side.

“Side yard” means an open unoccupied space on the same lot with a building between the sidewall of the building and the side lot line of the same lot extending from the front yard to the rear yard.