Chapter 17.05


17.05.010    Streets.

17.05.020    Alleys.

17.05.030    Easements.

17.05.040    Blocks.

17.05.050    Lots.

17.05.010 Streets.

A.    The arrangement, character, extent, width, grade, and location of all streets shall conform to the Imagine Bothell... Comprehensive Plan, the Bothell Standards, Chapter 3 and shall be considered in their relation to existing and planned streets, to topographical conditions, to public convenience and safety, and in their appropriate relation to the proposed uses of the land to be served by such streets.

B.    Dead Ends. Dead-end streets, designed to be so permanently, shall be no longer than 450 feet and should be provided at the closed end with a turnaround having a right-of-way radius of at least 50 feet.

C.    Naming and Numbering. No street names shall be used which shall duplicate or be confused with the names of existing streets. Street names shall adhere, wherever possible, to the King or Snohomish County grid system. Street names shall be subject to the approval of the public works director. (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).

17.05.020 Alleys.

A.    Required Where – Waiver. Alleys shall be provided in commercial and industrial districts, except that the public works director may waive this requirement where other definite and assured provision is made for service access, such as off-street loading, unloading, and parking consistent with and adequate for the uses proposed. (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).

17.05.030 Easements.

A.    Utility – Width. Easements across lots or contiguous on rear or side lot lines shall be provided for utilities where necessary and shall be at least 10 feet wide for private easements and at least 15 feet wide for public easements, except for public utility easements contiguous to public streets which shall be 10 feet wide. (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).

17.05.040 Blocks.

A.    Dimensions. Block lengths, widths and shapes shall be determined with due regard to the following:

1.    Provision of adequate building sites related to the type of use that is planned for the area;

2.    Needs for convenient access, circulation, control, and safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic;

3.    Zoning requirements, where applicable, as to minimum lot sizes;

4.    Topography of the land;

5.    LID techniques, such as zero lot line development and clustering development, can be used to reduce block lengths. (Ord. 2200 § 2 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996; Ord. 687 § 3(D)(1), 1973).

17.05.050 Lots.

A.    Area, Dimension – Conformance to Zoning Regulations. All lots shall conform in area and dimension to all zoning regulations. Lots which contain a public utility easement shall be increased in width to contain the entire 15-foot-wide easement within the one lot. (Ord. 1633 § 1, 1996).