Chapter 14.25


14.25.010    Conformity to provisions required.

14.25.020    Comprehensive plan compliance required.

14.25.030    Zoning ordinance compliance required.

14.25.040    Lot design.

14.25.050    Block design.

14.25.010 Conformity to provisions required.

Every subdivision preliminary plat shall conform to the provisions of this chapter and shall thereafter adhere to the requirements of this chapter in the actual physical development of the subdivision. (Ord. 2011-08 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 98-65 § 2 (part), 1998).

14.25.020 Comprehensive plan compliance required.

Every subdivision shall comply with the goals, policies, and standards of the Yakima urban area comprehensive plan as it now exists or is hereafter amended. (Ord. 2011-08 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 98-65 § 2 (part), 1998).

14.25.030 Zoning ordinance compliance required.

Every lot within a subdivision shall comply with the lot size and width requirements of the city of Yakima urban area zoning ordinance. (Ord. 2011-08 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 98-65 § 2 (part), 1998).

14.25.040 Lot design.

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

A.    Double frontage lots, as defined in YMC 14.10.020, are permitted only where determined by the city council, or the administrator in the case of short subdivisions, to be essential to provide separation of residential lots from major and secondary arterial streets or 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.

B.    All lots within a subdivision shall have direct access to and frontage upon a dedicated public street or be accessed by an easement. Access easements cannot serve more than one lot. Minimum street frontage and/or access easement width shall be at least twenty feet. Lots intended for residential use should not access a principal or minor arterial.

C.    Private streets conforming to YMC 12.06.090 may be allowed within a master planned development pursuant to YMC Chapter 15.28, or as part of a new short subdivision or subdivision.

D.    All lots not located in a master planned development subdivision shall have a minimum lot width at the building setback line consistent with Table 5-2 (YMC Chapter 15.05). (Ord. 2019-043 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019: Ord. 2011-08 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 2001-04 § 8, 2001; Ord. 98-65 § 2 (part), 1998).

14.25.050 Block design.

Blocks shall not be less than two hundred fifty feet nor more than one thousand feet in length as measured along their greatest dimension. Any block over six hundred sixty feet in length may be required to provide for a pedestrian way connecting opposite sides of the block. The pedestrian way shall be dedicated to public use and shall be located as near as possible to the center of the block. (Ord. 2011-08 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 98-65 § 2 (part), 1998).