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(A) Street frontage. All lots shall front on a public street or road for a minimum distance of 60 feet on Type I land, 80 feet on Type II land, 100 feet on Type III land, and 150 feet on Type IV land. However, lots which front on the turnarounds of permanently dead-end streets or on curves shall front on such turnarounds or curves for a minimum distance of 40 feet on Type I land, 50 feet on Type II land, 60 feet on Type III land, and 75 feet on Type IV land.
(B) Access to lots.
(1) Type I land.
(a) Lots on or near arterial streets. Access to lots abutting only on arterial rights-of-way shall conform with § 155.34, but in no case shall the access be closer than 125 feet from an intersection. A lot which abuts a non-arterial street which intersects an arterial street shall have access only to the non-arterial street at a distance of not less than 75 feet from the intersection of the centerlines.
(b) Lots on or near collector streets. A lot which abuts only on a collector street shall have access to the lot at a distance not less than 75 feet from the intersection of the centerlines. A lot which abuts a minor street which connects with a collector street shall have access to only the minor street at a distance not greater than 50 feet from the collector street.
(c) Minor streets. Lots which abut only on minor streets shall have access at a distance not less than 50 feet from the intersection of the centerlines.
(d) Marginal access streets. Lots abutting on marginal access streets shall have access at a distance no greater than 75 feet from the intersection of the centerlines. If a lot abuts both an arterial street or collector and a marginal access street, access shall be given only along the marginal access street.
(e) Alleys. All non-residential lots may have access to an alley. However, an alley cannot be used as the primary access point to a commercial or industrial use or other uses which generate a large volume of traffic.
(2) Type II, III, and IV land. The regulations contained in division (B)(1) of this section shall be followed where topo-graphy permits this development. In all other cases, the access to a lot shall be not less than 50 feet from the intersection of the centerline of two or more streets.
(C) Development of hazardous areas. When lots are located on land which is subject to flooding, subsidence, or other hazards injurious to the health and safety of potential users, and when these hazards cannot be eliminated or adequate safeguards provided to protect the health and safety of potential users, the Planning Commission may declare these lots to be unsuitable for development and disapprove plans to develop or subdivide these lots.
(D) Lot lines. Side lot lines shall be at right angles to straight street centerlines and radial to curved street centerlines. Rear lot lines should consist of straight lines with a minimum number of deflections.
(E) Dimensions. The size, shape, and orientation of lots shall be such as the Planning Commission deems appropriate for the type of development and use contemplated.
(1) Lot dimensions in the city code shall conform to the requirements of the zoning code, except that residential lots not served by public sewers shall be at least 60 feet wide at the building setback line and 1,200 square feet in area or the minimum lot width and area determined by the County Health Officer, whichever width and area is larger.
(2) In areas where no zoning code is in effect, minimum lot dimensions shall be as follows:
Area (Square Feet)
Width At Building Line (Feet)
(3) In areas where no zoning code is in effect, residential lots not served by public sewers shall have a minimum lot width at the building setback line and a minimum lot area as determined by the County Health Officer based on percolation tests and other health factors. However, in no case shall a lot not served by public sewers be less than 60 feet in width at the building setback line and less than 1,200 square feet in area.
(4) The minimum width and minimum area of residential lots to be served by individual private wells shall be determined by the County Health Officer after investigation of soil conditions, the proposed sewerage system, and the depth of groundwater.
(F) Building setback line.
(1) Required setback line. The building setback line shall meet the requirements of the zoning code. Where the zoning code is not in effect, the building setback line for all lots, including double- frontage and corner lots, shall be no less than 25 feet from the street right-of-way. However, on Type II, III, and IV land, structures used for automobile storage may be no less than five feet from the street right-of-way along all minor streets, with the permission of the Planning Commission.
(2) Variance from established setback lines. Once a setback line in an area of a subdivision is established, all buildings shall be built on this line. However, with the permission of the Planning Commission, setback lines in residential subdivisions may be varied 10 feet from the established setback lines, but shall not be less than 25 feet. Permission for variance can only be granted if it is shown that the privacy of the homes and yards in question is maintained. The permission shall be recorded on the final plat. The Planning Commission may review the building construction plans where permission is granted, and require changes that will maintain privacy.
(3) Obstructions to vision at street intersections prohibited. Corner lots, except as provided in the zoning code, shall be free from all obstructions to traffic visibility between points 75 feet, measured along the street centerline, from the intersection of the centerlines. The requirements of this division shall not be deemed to prohibit any necessary retaining wall, or hillside, or automobile storage structure allowed in division (F)(1) of this section on Type II, III, and IV land.
(G) Yard requirements. Yard requirements for residential subdivisions or the portions thereof inside the city shall be the same as the yard requirements set forth in the zoning code for the zoning district or districts in which they are located. Minimum yard requirements for residential subdivisions or the portions thereof located where no zoning ordinance is in effect shall be as follows:
(Ord. 930.l, passed 3-15-71) Penalty, see § 155.99