1294.01  FLAG LOTS PERMITTED.
   Flag lots may be permitted in any residential zoning district provided they conform to the requirements of this section.
   (a)   Definition. “Flag lot” means a lot for single family or duplex residential development which abuts and connects to a public street by means of a strip of land (the access pole) that does not comply with the dimensional requirements for minimum lot frontage for the zoning district in which the lot is located. A flag lot can be created to serve only one building.
   (b)   Standards. Flag lots must meet the following criteria and the requirements of Chapters 1244 and 1246 (as applicable) and any other part of this Code as deemed appropriate or necessary by the Zoning Administrator.
      (1)   Lot size. The minimum land area for a flag lot shall meet the requirements of the zoning district in which it is located not including the land area utilized for the flag lot access pole.
      (2)   Access pole. A minimum 20-foot width is required for the entire length of the flag lot access pole. The Zoning Administrator may require a width greater than 20 feet if the proposed development of the lot requires public utility, drainage or other easements necessary to the development of the lot. The flag lot access pole shall not be created by easement unless such easement was in effect and recorded prior to the effective date of Ord. 2013-2. The flag lot access pole must connect to a public street and the separating lot must own the access pole. No additional lots may be served by the flag lot access pole.
      (3)   Access pole ownership. The flag lot access pole must be part of the flag lot and under the same ownership as the flag portion of the lot.
      (4)   Dimensional requirements. The flag portion of the lot shall meet the dimensional requirements of the zoning district in which it is located.
      (5)   Creation. Flag lots may be created by meeting the standards of the Village of Dimondale Land or Lot Division Ordinance.
      (6)   Building coverage. Only the flag portion of the lot may be utilized in calculating the building coverage requirement.
      (7)   Setbacks. Front, side and rear yard setbacks shall meet the requirements of the zoning district in which the lot is located. The flag lot property owner may determine the location and placement of the buildings and corresponding yard setbacks except that a minimum front yard setback must be maintained between the building(s) and the nearest lot line parallel to the public road.
      (8)   Address information. The house number for a flag lot shall be posted on the public street near the intersection of the public street and the access pole.
(Ord. 2013-2.  Passed 6-10-13.)