The arrangements of streets not shown on a General Development Plan or an Official Map shall be such as to provide for the appropriate extension of existing streets. The street pattern shall provide ease of circulation within the subdivision and, insofar as practical, should provide access to schools, playgrounds, transportation and other community facilities. New street openings shall generally be prohibited within 600 feet of any major intersection or crossing or grade separation structure, as measured along the center line from such intersection or structure.
   (a)   Minor streets shall be designed as to discourage through traffic.
   (b)   Subdivisions abutting highways shall provide a marginal access service road or reverse frontage with a buffer strip for planting, or some other means of separation of through and local traffic as the Planning Commission may determine appropriate.
   (c)   The right-of-way width shall be measured from lot line to lot line, and shall not be less than the following:
      (1)   Highways. 100 feet with two roadways of twenty-five feet each, including curbs and gutters;
      (2)   Arterial streets. Eighty feet with forty-four feet of pavement, including curbs and gutters;
      (3)   Collector streets. Sixty feet with thirty-two feet of pavement, including curbs and gutters;
      (4)   Minor streets. Sixty feet with twenty-seven feet of pavement, including curbs and gutters;
      (5)   Internal roads and alleys in multifamily, commercial and industrial districts. As determined on an individual basis, and shall, in all cases, be of sufficient width and design to safely accommodate the maximum traffic, loading needs and maximum access for fire-fighting and sanitation equipment.
   (d)   No subdivision showing reserve strips controlling access to streets shall be approved, except where the control and disposal of land comprising such strips have been placed with the City Council under conditions approved by the Planning Commission.
   (e)   Subdivisions that adjoin or include existing streets that do not conform to widths as shown on the General Development Plan or the Official Map or the street width requirements of these Subdivision Regulations, shall dedicate additional width along either one or both sides of said street. If the subdivision is along one side only, one-half the required extra width shall be dedicated. In the case of such a one-half street, the applicant shall be required to improve his or her side of the one-half street of a length equivalent to his or her abutting frontage length. These improvements shall include, at a minimum, the installation of storm sewers; collection basins for storm sewers; the setting of a curb at the required road width location; and the extension of the road surface from its existing edge to the curb line of a construction, at a minimum, equivalent to that of the existing road bed and any additional upgrading as deemed required by the City Engineer. Entrances and exits onto existing streets may require the installation, at the applicant's cost, of traffic signal equipment as deemed necessary at the time by the City of Norton.
   (f)   Grades of arterial and collector streets shall not exceed five percent. Grades on other streets shall not exceed seven percent. No street shall have a minimum grade of less than one-half of one percent. Appropriate treatment shall be given to encourage the preservation of existing views, wooded areas, creeks and other attractive natural features of the platted area.
   (g)   Street intersections shall be as nearly at right angles as is possible and in no case shall be less than seventy degrees. The block corners at intersections shall be rounded at the curb line with a curve having a radius of not less than twenty-five feet for residential street intersections and fifty-five feet for industrial or commercial street intersections.
   (h)   Street jogs with centerline offsets of less than 125 feet are prohibited.
   (i)   A tangent at least 100 feet long shall be introduced between reverse curves on arterial and collector streets.
   (j)   When connecting street lines deflect from each other at any one point by more than ten degrees and no more than forty-five degrees, they shall be connected by a curve with a radius of not less than 100 feet for minor streets and 300 feet for arterial and collector streets.
   (k)   All street standards above are established on the basis that no parking shall be permitted along any expressway, highway or arterial street and only temporary, short-term parking shall be permitted along collector, minor or marginal access streets.
(Ord. 76-1972. Passed 11-20-72.)