Chapter 7.22


7.22.010    Simultaneous construction of sidewalks and curbs required.

7.22.020    Sidewalks constructed during building improvement.

7.22.030    Waiver of provisions.

7.22.040    Penalties for violation.

7.22.010 Simultaneous construction of sidewalks and curbs required.

No curb shall be constructed or placed on any street right-of-way in the corporate city limits abutting any lot of record or any zoning lot existing as of May 1, 1965, unless sidewalks are constructed or placed simultaneously with curb installations. No street shall be paved within the city unless sidewalks and curbs are simultaneously constructed in those instances where curbs and sidewalks are not in existence at the time of the paving. (Ord. 1861 § 1, 1965; Ord. 1802 § 1, 1964)

7.22.020 Sidewalks constructed during building improvement.

Curbs, gutters and sidewalks shall be constructed simultaneously with the improvement of real property on the street or streets abutting the property to be improved. “Improvement of the property” shall mean construction of a primary structure, or any remodels in any two-year period representing greater than 50 percent of the valuation of the structure as determined using the most recent ICC valuation and construction tables, or remodel adding 20 percent or more of gross floor area. The width of the sidewalk shall be determined by the city engineer after taking into consideration the width of existing sidewalks adjacent or contiguous to the property to be improved, the width of available right-of-way for the construction of sidewalks, and the zone in which the property is to be located; provided, however, that the minimum width of any sidewalk constructed pursuant to this chapter shall be four and one-half feet. In lieu of the above requirements, upon approval of the city engineer, the applicant shall dedicate right-of-way to the city of Wenatchee if adequate right-of-way is not available for required sidewalks. The amount of dedication required will be determined by the city engineer. (Ord. 2007-28 § 1; Ord. 2356 § 1, 1979; Ord. 1802 § 2, 1964)

7.22.030 Waiver of provisions.

Upon written application to the city commission, and upon their making a determination that the elimination of all or any portion of the provisions of WCC 7.22.010 and 7.22.020 will in no way be detrimental to the best interests of the city, those provisions as may be authorized by the city commission may be waived. The decision of the city commission shall be final. (Ord. 1820, 1964; Ord. 1802 § 4, 1964)

7.22.040 Penalties for violation.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00, or by imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 1802 § 3, 1964)