Chapter 16.08
DEFINITIONS

Sections:

16.08.010    Generally.

16.08.020    Alley.

16.08.030    Block.

16.08.040    Commission.

16.08.050    Crosswalk.

16.08.060    Cul-de-sac.

16.08.070    Dead-end street.

16.08.080    Depth of lot.

16.08.090    Easement.

16.08.100    General plan.

16.08.110    Improvements.

16.08.120    Lot.

16.08.130    Monument and marker.

16.08.140    Planting strip.

16.08.150    Resubdivision.

16.08.160    Roadway.

16.08.170    Sidewalk.

16.08.180    Street.

16.08.190    Subdivider.

16.08.200    Subdivision.

16.08.010 Generally.

For the purpose of this title, certain words and phrases used in this title are defined as set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.020 Alley.

“Alley” means a permanent-service right-of-way providing a secondary access to abutting properties. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.030 Block.

“Block” means a unit of lots. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.040 Commission.

“Commission” means the city planning commission. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.050 Crosswalk.

“Crosswalk” means a public right-of-way, eight feet or more in width, between property lines, which provides pedestrian passage through a block. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.060 Cul-de-sac.

“Cul-de-sac” means a street having one end open to traffic and being terminated at the other end by a vehicular turnaround. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.070 Dead-end street.

“Dead-end street” means the same as “cul-de-sac,” except it has no vehicular turnaround. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.080 Depth of lot.

“Depth of lot” means the average distance from street right-of-way to the rear lot line, which is the lot line opposite and most distant from the street right-of-way line. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.090 Easement.

“Easement” means a right granted to use certain land for specific purposes. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.100 General plan.

“General plan” includes the comprehensive plan for the city and such preliminary planning commission reports as have been approved by the city council as comprehensive plan reports. It also includes the official map, if such exists. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.110 Improvements.

“Improvements” means street grading, street surfacing and paving, curb and gutter, sidewalks, crosswalks, water mains and lines, sanitary sewers, drainage facilities, culverts, bridges and utilities. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.120 Lot.

“Lot” means a portion of a subdivision intended as a unit for transfer of ownership or for building development. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.130 Monument and marker.

PMC 16.16.030 shall be applicable to this section. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.140 Planting strip.

“Planting strip” means a strip of land between the roadway and the sidewalk site. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.150 Resubdivision.

“Resubdivision” means the subdivision or change in arrangement of any previously subdivided lots and blocks into two or more new lots, plots, sites or other divisions of land, not involving the dedication of new streets, other rights-of-way or other public areas, nor involving any change in existing street. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.160 Roadway.

“Roadway” means the portion of a street designated for vehicular traffic; where curbs are laid, “roadway” means the portion between curbs. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.170 Sidewalk.

“Sidewalk” means the portion of a street or crosswalk intended for pedestrian use only. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.180 Street.

“Street” is a general term used to describe a right-of-way serving as a means of vehicular and pedestrian travel, also furnishing space for sewers, public utilities and shade trees; includes avenues, boulevards, roads, lanes and other ways. The streets are classified by function as follows:

A. “Business streets” are those which are used primarily to provide access to abutting commercial or industrial properties.

B. “Collector streets” are those which carry traffic from minor streets to the major street system of arterial streets and highways, including the principal entrance streets of a residential development and streets for circulation within such a development.

C. “Major streets” or “secondary highways” are streets of considerable continuous alignment served by collector streets and carrying large volumes of traffic from one section of the city to another, either directly or by connecting to freeways or expressways.

D. “Marginal access streets” are minor streets which are parallel with and adjacent to arterial streets and highways and which provide access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.

E. “Residential streets” are those which are used primarily for access to abutting residential properties.

F. “Thoroughfares” and “primary highways” are those which are used primarily for fast or heavy traffic. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.190 Subdivider.

“Subdivider” means any person, group, corporation or other entity acting as a unit, or any agent thereof, dividing or proposing to divide lands so as to constitute a subdivision as defined in PMC 16.08.200. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)

16.08.200 Subdivision.

“Subdivision” means the division of a tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, sites or other divisions for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development, and includes resubdivision, and, when appropriate to the context, relates to the process of subdividing or to the land or area being subdivided, and further includes the dedication to public use of a street or other specified area through or in a tract of land, regardless of area. (Ord. 152 § 1, 1971; 1978 code § 15.101)