Chapter 12.01


12.01.010    Reserved.

12.01.020    Reserved.

12.01.030    Reserved.

12.01.040    Standards for improvements in public right-of-way – Requirements.

12.01.050    Definitions.

12.01.060    Street classifications.

12.01.070    Violations.

12.01.010 Reserved.

(Ord. 99-27 § 2(part), 1999).

12.01.020 Reserved.

(Ord. 99-27 § 2(part), 1999).

12.01.030 Reserved.

(Ord. 99-27 § 2(part), 1999).

12.01.040 Standards for improvements in public right-of-way – Requirements.

All improvements in public right-of-way shall conform to the city standard plans and the current edition of the Standard Specifications for Road Bridge and Municipal Construction prepared by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Chapter of the American Public Works Association, or as such edition is hereafter revised, amended or updated. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to do any work within a public right-of-way without first obtaining the necessary development authorization and/or permit, paying all applicable fees and providing insurance and/or bonding in such form as may be required by the city. (Ord. 99-27 § 2(part), 1999).

12.01.050 Definitions.

The words set forth below shall, as used in this title, be defined as follows:

A. “Asphalt” means asphaltic concrete pavement (ACP).

B. “Change of use” means any change of purpose for which any land, building or structure is occupied, maintained, arranged, designed or intended.

C. “Concrete” means Portland cement concrete (PCC).

D. “Downtown area” means that area bounded by the centerlines of roadways bordering the city of Walla Walla central commercial district land use zone.

E. “Driveway” means a paved ramp across the planting strip, between the curb line and the property line, from the street surface onto private property, having a specified width, intended for the use of moving vehicles from the street onto private property.

F. “Landscaping” means the placement, preservation, and replacement of trees, shrubs, plants, other vegetative materials, and inert landscape material such as rock, mulch, etc., meeting the requirements set forth in this chapter. (For specific requirements for trees, see Chapter 12.49.)

G. “Low impact development best management practices (LID BMPs)” are distributed stormwater management practices integrated into a project design that include, but are not limited to, bioretention, permeable pavement, vegetated roofs, and rainwater harvesting.

H. “Outdoor dining facility” means an area located on the public right-of-way, adjacent to a permanent food service or wine tasting business approved by the Health Department, the Liquor Control Board, and/or other regulatory agencies, for the purposes of dining or seating and where patrons may consume food and/or beverages provided by the business.

I. “Paved” refers to an area that has been surfaced with concrete, asphalt, brick, stone or concrete pavers, or permeable pavement.

J. “Permeable pavement” means pervious concrete, porous asphalt, permeable pavers or other forms of pervious or porous paving material intended to allow passage of water through the pavement section. It often includes an aggregate base that provides structural support and acts as a stormwater reservoir.

K. “Planting strip” means the space between the roadway or curbline and the property line.

L. “Roadway” means the paved, improved or proper driving portion of a street, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.

M. “Sidewalk area” means that portion of space lying between the roadway or curbline and the property line which is reserved for sidewalks, either existing or proposed.

N. “Street” means a public thoroughfare which affords primary means of access to abutting property. (Ord. 2017-45 § 5, 2017: Ord. 2008-38 § 1, 2008: Ord. 2002-17 § 2(part), 2002: Ord. 99-27 § 2(part), 1999).

12.01.060 Street classifications.

For purposes other than those specified in Chapter 12.28 herein, streets within the city shall be classified as follows:

A. The following streets, within the city limits, are classified as principal arterials:

1. SR 12;

2. SR 125, to 9th and Plaza;

3. Airport Road, Isaacs to RR Crossing;

4. Alder, Poplar to Tausick Way;

5. Isaacs, Rose to Tausick Way;

6. Pine, 9th to west city limits (SR 125);

7. Rose, Myra to Isaacs;

8. Tausick, Alder to Isaacs;

9. 2nd Ave., SR 12 to Abbott; and

10. 9th, Plaza/Dalles Military Road to Pine (SR 125).

B. The following streets, within the city limits, are classified as minor arterials:

1. Alder, 9th to Poplar;

2. Bryant, Division to School;

3. Chestnut, 9th to Howard;

4. Clinton, SR 12 to Alder;

5. Dalles Military Road, 9th to Myra;

6. E Chestnut, Howard to Division;

7. Fern, Abbott to Whitman;

8. Howard, Cottonwood to Park;

9. Lower Waitsburg Road, SR 12 to north urban boundary;

10. Main, 9th to Isaacs;

11. Melrose, Sumach to Airport Road;

12. Myra, SR 125 to Rose;

13. Park, Howard to Alder;

14. Pine, 9th to 2nd;

15. Plaza, 9th to Prospect;

16. Poplar, Myra to Alder;

17. Rees 13th to SR 12;

18. Roosevelt, Whitman to Melrose;

19. N. Rose, Isaacs to Sumach;

20. School, Celestia to Stewart;

21. Sumach, N. Rose to Melrose;

22. Tietan, Plaza Way to Fern;

23. Whitman, Fern to Roosevelt;

24. Wilbur, Alder to South City Limits;

25. 4th, Rees to SR 12; and

26. 13th, Pine to north city limits (SR 125);

C. The following streets, within the city limits, are classified and designated as collector streets:

1. Abbott, 2nd to Fern;

2. Berney, Alder to south city limits;

3. Boyer, Main to Roosevelt;

4. Bridge, Pleasant to Alder;

5. Bryant, Division to Howard;

6. Chase, 5th to Orchard;

7. Cherokee, 3rd to 2nd;

8. Chestnut, VA Hospital to 9th;

9. Colville, Oak to Poplar;

10. Division, Locust to Melrose;

11. Middle Waitsburg Road, Lower Waitsburg to north urban boundary;

12. Oak, Second to Colville;

13. Orchard, 9th to 3rd;

14. Palouse, Poplar to Rose;

15. Park, Rees to N. Rose;

16. Pleasant, Division to Berney;

17. Sheridan, 2nd to Howard;

18. Wellington, Isaacs to Middle Waitsburg Road;

19. Wilbur, SR 12 to Alder;

20. 3rd, Pine to south city limits;

21. 5th, Poplar to Chase;

22. 9th, Pine to Rees; and

23. 13th, Rose to Pine.

D. All other streets within the city not forming a part of the state highways through the city, or designated as arterials or collectors, are classified as local access streets. (Ord. 99-27 § 2(part), 1999).

12.01.070 Violations.

A. Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this title shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable as set forth in Section 1.24.010 of this code. Each day that an activity or condition prohibited by this chapter exists shall be considered a separate violation.

B. In addition to any other available penalty or remedy, any condition existing in violation of this chapter shall forthwith be remedied by the violator or violators at no cost to the city, and if the violator or violators fail to immediately make such remedy after receiving a request for remedy from the city, the city may cure at the joint and several expense of any and all violators. (Ord. 99-27 § 2(part), 1999).