§ 155.018  LOTS.
   (A)   Lot area and dimensions shall conform to the requirements of the applicable district of the Zoning Ordinance.
   (B)   The lot arrangement and design shall be such that all lots will provide satisfactory and desirable building sites, properly related to topography and the character of surrounding development.
   (C)   All side lines of lots shall be at right angles to straight street right-of-way lines and radial to curved street right-of-way lines, except where a variation of this rule will provide a better street and lot design.
   (D)   All remnants of lots below minimum lot area size left over after subdividing of a larger tract shall be added to adjacent lots, rather than allowing to remain as unusable land, except when designated for utility purposes or accepted for public space for park or other public uses.
   (E)   Lots which cannot be served by a public or private sanitary sewage collection system, and/or a public or private water distribution system, shall comply with the applicable provisions of the applicable zoning ordinance or shall be not less than one acre in size per lot or household unit, whichever is greater. Such lots shall have a width of not less than 125 feet or a depth in excess of three times its width, unless otherwise permitted and approved by the city.
   (F)   Double frontage lots should be avoided, except where they are needed to provide for the separation of residential development from major streets or to overcome specific disadvantages, topography or orientation.
   (G)   Whenever the back or side yards of a residential development face non-subdivision streets a landscape berm as provided for in § 155.076 of this chapter is required.
   (H)   Corner lots and lots with double frontage shall have extra dimension sufficient to permit the establishment of front building setback lines on the adjoining streets.
   (I)   The subdividing of the land shall be such as to provide each lot with satisfactory access to a public street.
   (J)   No grading or excavation shall be permitted within the floodplain or flood hazard areas without the following:
      (1)   Approval of applicable city, state and federal agencies;
      (2)   Adequate documentation showing that the floodplain revisions will not cause an increase of flooding of property downstream by showing that the floodplain storage through the project reach has remained the same or increased for the ten- and 100-year frequency peak flood levels; and
      (3)   The project floodplain revisions do not cause an increase in flooding upstream of the proposed development by meeting the State Department of Natural Resources created head requirements for property upstream of the proposed project. The city also requires the developer provide survey and hydraulic analyses, if necessary, showing that the allowable increases do not cause an increase of flooding of structures or collector roads (or higher category roads), or acquire flood easements from the parties upstream whose structures and/or roads (collector level or higher) will experience an increase of flooding.
   (K)   Any proposed lot which touches a portion of the floodplain, as defined herein, shall have shown on the final plat a legal description of the portion of each lot which is in the floodplain, as defined herein.
(Ord. 3319, passed 2-22-2005)