1101.04   DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter and Chapter 1103:
   (a)   “Building setback line” means a line parallel to and at a fixed distance from the street, the purpose of which is to establish the minimum distance from a building to the street right-of-way line.
   (b)   “Easement” means a right or privilege of use of land as distinct from fee simple ownership.
   (c)   “Development” means the improvement of a tract or parcel of land.
   (d)   “Improvements” means any addition to the natural state of land which increases its value or utility, including buildings, street pavements with or without curbs and gutters, sidewalks, crosswalks, water mains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers. landscaping, street lighting, public utilities, paved parking areas and other appropriate items.
      (1)   “Site improvements” means the improvements made to the land outside the exterior limits of a structure or structures.
(Ord. C60-73. Passed 8-6-73.)
      (2)   “Public improvements” means all improvements financed entirely or in part by public funds or which have been dedicated to public use by plat, easement or deed of transfer.
(Ord. C38-76. Passed 4-19-76.)
   (e)   “Lot” means a representation of a portion of the earth's surface drawn to scale.
   (f)   “Parcel” means a specific part of a larger acreage of land.
   (g)   “Plan” means a drawing showing the proportion and relation of parts of improvements to each other and their surroundings.
      (1)   “Construction Plan” means a plan which gives information required to construct improvements including plan views, sections, profiles, details, quantities, reference specifications and standard drawings.
      (2)   “Development Plan” means a plan which shows the existing ground and the proposed improvements on a tract or parcel of land in enough detail to establish the scope of the improvements, their relationship to the tract and surrounding tracts and to establish the development's compliance with, or to identify the variations from, these Codified Ordinances.
      (3)   “Grading Plan” means a plan which shows the proposed grades for the development in a manner that reflects the scope of earthwork required and the finished site grades.
      (4)   “Site Plan” means a plan which shows information concerning all the site improvements and their relationship to each other and the final shape and configuration of the site with improvements.
      (5)   “Plat” means a plan of a tract or parcel of land made by a surveyor registered in the State of Ohio showing public dedications, property lines, lot lines and such other information as is required herein.
   (h)   “Right of way” means the strip of land dedicated or otherwise acquired for use by the public for a public street.
   (i)   “Sidewalk” means a paved portion of a street lying outside the curb lines or edge of pavement of a roadway, intended for pedestrian use.
   (j)   “Street” means any avenue, boulevard, road, lane, parkway or other way for vehicular and pedestrian traffic, excluding driveways into single or two family dwellings or access to commercial or business establishments and their parking facilities. Streets shall be classified as follows:
      (1)   “Cul-de-sac” means a residential street having but one end open for motor traffic and the other end permanently terminated by a vehicular turn-around. A cul-de-sac shall not exceed 1,000 feet in length.
      (2)   “Dead-end street” means a street with only one outlet.
      (3)   “Freeway (limited access highway)” means a strip of public land devoted to rapid movement of vehicular traffic to which the abutting property owners have only a limited right of access.
      (4)   “Industrial street” means one which is intended to carry heavy vehicular traffic primarily serving light or heavy industrial establishments.
      (5)   “Local street” means a street on which the majority of the traffic originates or terminates in the abutting properties.
      (6)   “Primary arterial” means an arterial street or highway which serves as an outlet for a group of secondary collector, and local streets.
      (7)   “Private street” means a strip of privately owned land providing access to abutting properties.
      (8)   “Public street” means a strip of land providing access to abutting property as dedicated upon a plat which has been duly approved, filed and recorded in the office of the County Recorder.
      (9)   “Residential street” means one which primarily serves dwelling units.
      (10)   “Secondary street” means a street which serves as a collector for local streets.
(Ord. C-13-03.  Passed 3-3-03.)
   (k)   “Street right-of-way line” means the line, sometimes referred to as the property line, between a lot and the area dedicated or otherwise acquired by the City for public street purposes, otherwise known as dedicated right of way.
   (l)   “Subdivision” means a development of land that includes any one or more of the following:
      (1)   An unimproved tract of land surveyed and divided into lots for purpose of sale;
      (2)   A division of land into two or more lots, tracts, sites or parcels, either one being less than three acres;
      (3)   The dedication of a road, street or highway for public use through any area regardless of size; or
      (4)   A resubdivision of a vacated former subdivision divided into lots, tracts, sites or parcels.
   (m)   “Tract” means a continuous expanse of land.
   (n)   “Walk-way” means a dedicated public right of way limited to pedestrian traffic.
   (nn)   “ Wet facilities” means a pond or lake designed to permanently hold water at a minimum low water depth of ten (10) feet.
   (o)   “Zoning” means City regulations and limitations, by districts, of the height, area and use of buildings, the use of lands and the density of population.
(Ord. C 60-73. Passed 8-6-73; Ord. C1-03.  Passed 1-21-03; Ord. C13-03.  Passed 3-3-03.)
   (p)   “Zoning Code” means Title Three of Part Eleven - Planning and Zoning Code of these Codified Ordinances.