Chapter 16.25


16.25.010    Conformity with provisions required.

16.25.020    Compliance with comprehensive plan required.

16.25.030    Compliance with zoning ordinance.

16.25.040    Lot design.

16.25.050    Street design.

16.25.060    Utility easement design.

16.25.070    Sidewalk design.

16.25.080    Street lighting.

16.25.010 Conformity with provisions required.

In the planning of each subdivision regulated by the provisions of this title, the subdivider shall prepare the sub division in conformance with the provisions of this chapter and shall thereafter adhere to the requirements of this chapter in the actual physical development of each subdivision.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)

16.25.020 Compliance with comprehensive plan required.

Each subdivision shall comply with the goals, policies, and standards of the city of Wapato comprehensive plan as it now exists or is hereafter amended.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)

16.25.030 Compliance with zoning ordinance.

Each lot within a subdivision shall comply with the lot size and width requirements of the city zoning ordinance.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)

16.25.040 Lot design.

Each lot within a subdivision shall comply with the following design standards and requirements:

A.  Double frontage lots are only permitted where determined by the council to be essential to provide separation of lots from major and secondary arterial streets, high intensity land uses, or to overcome specific disadvantages of topography or parcel configuration.  When double frontage lots are used, access shall be limited to only one of the fronting streets unless for public use.

B.  Each lot shall have direct access to and frontage upon a dedicated public street except lots in approved planned developments.  Minimum street frontage shall be twenty feet.  Lots intended for residential use should not front upon a major or secondary arterial.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)

16.25.050 Street design.

A.  Right-of-Way.

1.  Rights-of-way shall be dedicated for new or existing streets, adjacent to or within a subdivision and shall follow minimum right-of-way widths generally de scribed in WMC 17.05.050 and its table 5-1.

B.  Pattern.

1.  Street pattern should provide for the continuation or appropriate projection of existing or future streets.

2.  Local access streets shall be planned to discourage their use by nonlocal traffic.

3.  Property lines at intersections shall be rounded with a radius of twenty feet, or of a greater radius where the city may deem it necessary.

4.  Streets shall be designed so as to intersect as nearly as possible at right angles and in no case shall streets intersect at an angle of less then eighty degrees.

5.  Dead-end streets, designed to be so permanently, shall not be longer than six hundred feet and shall be provided at the closed end with a cul-de-sac or other means of vehicle turn around at no less then fifty foot radius to curb, or other approved by the city.

6.  Temporary dead-end streets shall be provided with a temporary vehicle turn around at the closed end and the design should additionally provide for continuation of the full right-of-way width to the property boundary.

7.  Alleys, if used, should be centered on the rear lot lines and shall not serve as the only or major access to lots.  Minimum alley width shall be twenty feet.

C.  Names.

1.  Streets which are aligned with existing streets or are a continuation thereof shall bear the name of the existing street.

2.  Streets which are not aligned with existing streets or a continuation thereof shall not bear a name which will duplicate or be confused with the name of existing streets.

3.  All street names are subject to approval by the administrator.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)

16.25.060 Utility easement design.

A.  Utility easements shall be continuous and aligned from block to block within a subdivision and with adjoining subdivisions as far as possible.

B.  An eight-foot wide easement shall be provided across the front and rear of each lot within a subdivision.  Side lot line easements shall be required where deemed necessary by the administrator to adequately provide lots with utility services or to provide for continuous easements.

C.  Drainage easements shall be provided where a subdivision or short subdivision is traversed by a water course, drainage way, irrigation canals, or stream channel.  Alignment and width of drainage easements shall be established by the design services team.

D.  Easements for unusual facilities such as high voltage electric lines and high capacity gas transmission lines shall be provided under the direction of the design services team.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)

16.25.070 Sidewalk design.

A.  Sidewalks shall be provided along all new and existing streets in conformance with the following minimum standards:

1.  Sidewalks shall be located in the right-of-way in accordance with the direction of the public works director.

2.  Sidewalks shall be placed along at least one side of all local access and minor local access streets and shall have a minimum width of four feet.

3.  Sidewalks shall be placed along both sides of all arterial and neighborhood collector streets and shall have a minimum width of seven feet.

4.  Sidewalks in commercial areas shall be twelve feet wide unless the city council determines that a lesser width is sufficient.

5.  Where a proposed subdivision or short subdivision is located adjacent to an existing street, the subdivider is not required to provide a sidewalk on the opposite side of the street.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)

16.25.080 Street lighting.

Street lights shall be provided in conformance with the following standards:

A.  One street light at each intersection;

B.  One street light at mid-block if the block is longer than five hundred feet;

C.  Placement of street lights along arterial and neighborhood collector streets shall conform to the street light design plans for the street;

D.  The type, design, and wattage requirements of street lights shall be approved by the administrator.  (Ord. 1055 §3(part), 1998)