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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
“ACCESS.” A point at which provisions are made for vehicular entrance to or exit from a street to or from a lot or other street.
“LIMITED ACCESS.” Access which is provided only at specific intervals, provided for in the design of a street, usually a street interchange or an intersection of major arterials.
“CONTROLLED ACCESS.” Access which is given at certain points designated by the Planning Commission. These points of access are usually to marginal access streets or collector streets intersecting an arterial street.
“ACCESSORY STRUCTURE.” Any structure other than the principal structure, and detached therefrom by a reasonable distance, directly incidental to or required for the enjoyment of the permitted use of any premises; also, as specifically designated under the zoning district regulations of the zoning code.
“ACCESSORY USE.” Any use, other than the principal use, directly incidental to or required for the enjoyment of the permitted use of any premises; also, as specifically designated under the zoning district regulations of the zoning code.
“ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER.” That individual appointed by the Board of Commissioners to administer the zoning code. He may be known as the Building Inspector, Codes Enforcement Officer, Codes Administrator, Zoning Administrator, or various other titles descriptive of his work unless otherwise stated in this or any other chapter.
“BLOCK.” A tract of land enclosed by streets. The length of a “BLOCK” is measured between right-of-way lines of the through streets that intersect the streets running along one side of the block. The length of a “BLOCK” is the greatest distance between streets on opposite sides of the block.
“BUILDING.” Any structure constructed or used for residence, business, or industry, or other public or private purpose, or accessory thereto, and including tents, lunch wagons, dining cars, trailers, trailer coaches, billboards, signs, fences, and similar structures, whether stationary or movable.
“BUILDING LINE.” A line beyond which no building or part thereof shall project, except as otherwise provided by this chapter.
“BUILDING PERMIT.” A permit issued by the Administrative Officer allowing a property owner or his agent to construct, alter, or remove a building or engage in similar activity which would alter the character of the lot in question.
“BUILDING, PRINCIPAL.” A building, including covered porches, carports and attached garages, in which is conducted the principal use of the lot on which it is situated. In any residential district, any dwelling shall be deemed to be the “PRINCIPAL BUILDING” on the lot on which it is situated.
“CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY.” A certificate issued by the Administrative Officer after building has taken place which certifies that the building meets minimum standards for human occupancy.
“LOT.” A piece, parcel, or plot of land occupied by or to be occupied by one principal building and its accessory buildings including the open spaces required under this chapter, and having its principal frontage on a street.
“CORNER LOT.” A lot which abuts on two intersecting streets at their intersection.
“DOUBLE-FRONTAGE LOT.” Any lot other than a corner lot which abuts on two streets.
“MOBILE HOME.” Any portable or mobile vehicle used or designed to be used for living purposes, whether or not its wheels, rollers, or skids are in place.
“MOBILE HOME PARK.” A tract of land prepared for the place- ment of two or more mobile homes on the tract.
“MAJOR SUBDIVISION.” The subdivision of land into six or more lots or a subdivision which requires the construction, improvement, and widening of streets or the major construction of utility lines and other public services.
“MINOR PLAT.” The plat of a minor subdivision.
“MINOR SUBDIVISION.” The subdivision of land into five or fewer lots.
“MULTI-BUILDING DEVELOPMENT.” The construction of two or more buildings on a single plot of ground which is under single ownership and which will not be divided and sold into smaller parcels.
“SUBDIVISION.” The division of a parcel of land into two or more lots or parcels for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale, lease, or building development, or if a new street is involved, any division of a parcel of land. A division of land for agricultural use and not involving a new street shall not be deemed a “SUBDIVISION.” The term includes re-subdivision and when appropriate to the context shall relate to the process of subdivision or to the land subdivided. Any division or redivision of land into parcels of less than one acre occurring within 12 months following a division of the same land shall be deemed a “SUBDIVISION” within the meaning of this section. (KRS 100.11(22))
“STREET.” A way set aside for vehicular traffic, regardless of size or designation, but excluding private driveways serving only one parcel of land.
“ALLEYS.” Streets used primarily for vehicular service access to the backs or to the sides of properties which otherwise abut on streets.
“ARTERIAL STREETS.” Streets designed or utilized pri- marily for high vehicular speeds or for heavy volumes of traffic.
“COLLECTOR STREETS.” Streets which carry or will carry intermediate volumes of traffic from minor streets to arterial streets.
“CUL-DE-SACS.” A minor street which has only one outlet to other streets; a street which dead-ends.
“MARGINAL ACCESS STREETS.” Streets parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and which serve to reduce the number of access points to the arterial streets.
“MINOR STREETS.” Streets used or which will be used primarily for access to abutting properties and which carry or will carry limited volumes of traffic.
(Ord. 930.1, passed 3-15-71; Am. Ord. 2013-04, passed 6-17-13)