§ 153.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ALLEY. A permanent service way providing a secondary means of access to abutting lands.
   BLOCK. Property abutting on one side of a street, and lying between the two nearest intersecting or intercepting streets, or between the nearest intersecting or intercepting street and railroad right-of-way, waterway or other definite barrier.
   BUILDING SETBACK LINE. The line nearest the front of, and across, a lot establishing the minimum open space to be provided between the front line of buildings and structures and the front lot line.
   COMMISSION. The town’s Plan Commission.
   CUl-DE-SAC, COURT or DEAD-END STREET. A short street having one end open to traffic and being permanently terminated by a vehicle turn-around.
   EASEMENT. A grant by the property owner of the use of a strip of land by the public, a corporation or persons, for specified purposes.
   LOT. A portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land intended as a unit for the transfer of ownership or for development.
   MASTER PLAN. The complete plan, or any of its parts, for the development of the town, prepared by the Commission and adopted in accordance with I.C. 36-7-4-101 et seq., as is now or may hereafter be in effect.
   PLAT. A map or chart indicating the subdivision or resubdivision of land, intended to be filed for record.
   STREET. A right-of-way dedicated to the public use, which affords the principal means of access to abutting property. A STREET may be designated as a highway, thoroughfare, parkway, boulevard, road, avenue, lane, drive, place or other appropriate name. A STREET may also be identified according to type of use, as follows.
      (1)   ARTERIAL STREETS. Those designated for large volumes of traffic movement.  Certain ARTERIAL STREETS may be classified as business streets to serve congested business sections, and others as limited access highways to which entrances and exits are provided only at controlled intersections and access is denied to abutting properties.
      (2)   FEEDER STREETS. Important streets planned to facilitate the collection of traffic from minor streets, and to provide circulation within neighborhood areas and convenient ways for traffic to reach arterial streets.
      (3)   RESIDENTIAL STREETS. Those designated primarily to provide access to abutting properties.  Certain RESIDENTIAL STREETS may be marginal access streets parallel to arterial streets, which provide access to abutting property and ways for traffic to reach access points on arterial streets. Another type of RESIDENTIAL STREET may be a cul-de-sac, a short street having one end open to traffic and being permanently terminated by a vehicle turnaround.
   SUBDIVISION. The division of any parcel of land shown as a unit, part of a unit or as contiguous units on the last preceding transfer of property into two or more parcels, sites or lots, any one of which is less than five acres in area, for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership. However, the division or partition of land into parcels of more than five acres not involving any new streets or easements of access, and the sale or exchange of parcels between adjoining lot owners, where the sale or exchange does not create additional building sites, shall not be considered a SUBDIVISION. Also, the improvement of one or more parcels of land for residential, commercial or industrial structures or groups of structures involving the division and allocation of land as streets or other open spaces for common use by owners, occupants or lease holders or as easements for the extension and maintenance of public sewer, water, storm drainage or other public facilities.
   THOROUGHFARE PLAN. The part of the master plan, now or hereafter adopted, which sets forth the location, alignment, dimensions, identification and classification or existing and proposed public streets, highways and other thoroughfares.
(Prior Code, § 153.01)  (Ord. 2-1957, passed - -)