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A. Street System: The street system shall be designed to permit the safe, efficient, and orderly movement of traffic; to meet the needs of the present and future populations served; to have a simple and logical pattern; to respect natural features and topography; and to present an attractive streetscape.
1. The arrangements of streets shall conform to the street classification map of the city's comprehensive plan and shall be arranged to provide for the appropriate extensions of existing streets.
2. The arrangements of streets shall be designed to prevent new "half streets", and streets with less than the required right of way width along the perimeter of new subdivisions.
3. The subdivider/developer shall dedicate the required proportionate share of additional rights of way widths for perimeter streets, improved or unimproved, abutting the proposed subdivision, as determined by the street classification map of the city's comprehensive plan, and subsection A6 of this section.
4. The city may require the subdivider/developer to construct, at his or her own expense, the unimproved perimeter streets for the health, safety and wellness of the city of Artesia. The city may participate in the construction of the unimproved perimeter streets.
5. The subdivider/developer shall dedicate the entire rights of way widths and construct any streets located entirely within the proposed subdivision, as determined by the street classification map of the city's comprehensive plan, and subsection A6 of this section.
6. Minimum street rights of way:
Minimum Width Of Right Of Way
B. Alleys: Alleys may be provided as secondary means of access to all lots and as utility corridors for utility service companies by the subdivider/developer. Alleys shall be constructed to city infrastructure specifications. The following required minimum widths are based on city zoning districts:
1. Minimum alley rights of way:
Residential and special use districts
Commercial and industrial districts
1. Streets shall be laid out so as to intersect at right angles, except where topography or other site conditions justify variations. No intersections of public or private streets shall be on a curve of centerline radius less than five hundred feet (500').
2. Intersections shall be designed with adequate corner site distance. "Corner site distance" is defined as measured from a point on the centerline of the right hand travel lane of the street at least fifteen feet (15') from the edge of a street pavement, and measured from a height of three and three-fourths feet (33/4') on the street to a height of four and one-half feet (41/2') on the centerline of the travel lanes of a street.
3. Streets entering the opposite sides of a street shall either be directly across from each other or offset by at least one hundred fifty feet (150') from centerline to centerline.
4. Streets which enter onto the same side of a street shall have an interval of at least three hundred feet (300') from centerline to centerline.
5. Curb corner radii at all intersections shall be a minimum of twenty feet (20').
6. Street name signs shall be positioned at all intersections.
7. Intersections which include collector or arterial streets shall be designed to allow for future traffic signage or signalization. Geometry and all other details of these intersections shall be approved by the city's infrastructure director. (Ord. 982, 11-10-2015)