Chapter 17.30


17.30.010    Permitted conditions.

17.30.020    Conformance with code – Exception.

17.30.030    Modification by department of community development.

17.30.040    Improvements – Right of city to enter and install – Bond.

17.30.050    Maintenance – Organization – Costs assessment.

17.30.010 Permitted conditions.

Private streets shall not normally be permitted. However, if the Burien city council determines that the most logical development of land requires that the lots be served by private streets or easements, and that the land cannot be adequately served by streets dedicated to the public, private streets or easements may be approved upon compliance with the provisions of this chapter. [Ord. 29 § 1(36), 1993]

17.30.020 Conformance with code Exception.

Plats with private streets shall conform in all ways to this title and follow the procedures outlined herein unless greater or lesser requirements are explicitly specified in this chapter or by the department of community development. [Ord. 29 § 1(37), 1993]

17.30.030 Modification by department of community development.

In addition to other standards required by this title, the department of community development may require such additional standards and conditions or it may modify the standards and conditions in such a manner as is necessary to:

(1) Maintain the intent and purpose of this title;

(2) Assure that a degree of compatibility shall be maintained with respect to properties and existing or potential uses within the general area;

(3) Preserve the public health, safety, morals and general welfare; and

(4) Such modifications are approved by the city council. [Ord. 29 § 1(38), 1993]

17.30.040 Improvements Right of city to enter and install Bond.

All pavements, sanitary sewers, water mains, culverts, grading, planting, fencing and any other improvements which are made a part of the approval of the plat shall be completed at the expense of the plattor prior to the recording of the plat; provided, that in the event the plattor shall be unable to install said improvements prior to the time of the recording of the plat, the plat may be recorded without such improvements being installed provided the following conditions are complied with:

(1) The plattor shall grant to the city by proper instrument duly recorded the right to enter upon the property to be platted and install said improvements;

(2) The plattor shall furnish to the city a good and sufficient performance bond to cover the cost of installing said improvements. This bond shall provide that the plattor agrees to faithfully perform the conditions thereof, which conditions shall include an agreement to construct and install all said improvements within the time specified by this title, and further that upon the failure of the plattor to do so, such bond shall be forfeited in favor of the city or in the alternative to the above required bond, the city may accept other secure methods providing for and securing to the city the actual construction and installation of such improvements within a one-year period and on the terms identical to the herein described bond. [Ord. 29 § 1(39), 1993]

17.30.050 Maintenance Organization Costs assessment.

All private streets, easements, community utilities and properties shall be maintained by the owners of property served by them and kept in good repair at all times. In order to insure the continued good repair, it must be demonstrated to the department of community development prior to the recording of the plat that:

(1) There is a workable organization to guarantee maintenance with a committee or group to administer the organization functions;

(2) There is a means for assessing maintenance costs equitably to property owners served by the private streets, easements, community utilities and properties. [Ord. 29 § 1(40), 1993]