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As used in these Subdivision Regulations:
(a) "Alley" means a strip of land, dedicated to public use, less than twenty-one feet between property lines, which provides access to adjacent properties.
(b) "Crosswalk" means a right of way, dedicated to public use, ten feet or more in width, which cuts across a block to facilitate pedestrian access to adjacent streets and properties.
(c) "Condominium" means a building or buildings in which title to the land and multi-unit improvements on the land are acquired by any two or more persons in any manner whereby each person is vested with title to:
(1) Some form of individual ownership in one or more units, such as apartments, offices, suites or the like; and
(2) An interest as tenant in common in the land and all the improvements, except the units, but including easements of right of way to access drives, garages, off-street parking space and other common areas. All requirements set forth in these Subdivision Regulations for multiple dwellings shall also apply to condominium development.
(d) "Cul-de-sac (court)" means a short street having one end open to traffic and permanently terminated by a vehicle turn-around.
(e) "Easement" means the right to use lands of another for a specific purpose.
(f) "Improvements" means additions to the natural state of land which increase its value or utility, including pavements, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, crosswalks, water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, street trees and other appropriate items.
(g) "Lot" means a portion of a subdivision or another parcel of land intended as a unit for transfer of owner ship or for development.
(h) "Major Thoroughfare Plan" means the Comprehensive Plan made and adopted by the Planning Commission indicating the general location recommended for primary, secondary and collector streets within the corporate limits and/or within all unincorporated areas within three miles thereof.
(i) "Marginal access" streets are minor streets which are parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and highways and which serve to reduce the number of access points to the arterial streets and thereby increase traffic safety.
(j) "Master plan" means the comprehensive plan made and adopted by the Planning Commission indicating the general locations recommended for the streets, parks, public buildings and other public improvements.
(k) "Planning Commission" refers to the City Planning Commission in the case of plats located within the corporate limits and/or within all unincorporated areas within three miles thereof.
(l) “Street” means a right of way, dedicated or deeded for public use, which provides for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
(m) "Primary street" means a street or road of great continuity which serves or is intended to serve as a major traffic way within the City, County or both and is designated in the master plan as a limited access highway, major thoroughfare, parkway or other equivalent term to identify those streets comprising the basic structure of the street plan.
(n) "Secondary street" means a street or road of considerable continuity which serves or is intended to serve as the principal traffic way between large and separated areas or districts and which is the main means of access to the main thoroughfare system of primary streets.
(o) "Collector street" means a main residential street which carries the burden of local traffic to primary streets or secondary streets.
(p) "Minor street" means a street supplementary to a collector street and of limited continuity which serves or is intended to serve the local needs of a neighborhood.
(q) "Subdivision" means a division of a section, tract or parcel of land into two or more lots or other divisions of land for the purpose, immediate or future, of transfer of ownership, or development, including all changes in street or lot lines, provided, however, that divisions of land for agricultural purposes, in parcels of more than five acres, not involving any new street or easement of access, shall be exempted.
(r) "Subdivision Regulations" and "these Regulations" mean Ordinance 1973-6, passed May 21, 1973, codified herein as Title Three of Part Eleven - the Planning and Zoning Code.
(s) "Superblock" means a block of exceptionally large size in both dimensions with access to interior lots by cul-de-sacs branching in from surrounding streets and providing one or more open spaces.
(Ord. 2005-34. Passed 12-12-05.)