9-3-5: LOTS:
Lots shall conform to the following:
   A.   Lot Sizes: No subdivision plat in the area included in an RH district shall hereafter be approved by the city unless all interior lots shown thereon shall have a frontage of seventy five feet (75') or more and a minimum area of six thousand one hundred (6,100) square feet. Corner lots shall have a frontage of seventy five feet (75') or more and a minimum area of seven thousand three hundred twenty (7,320) square feet or more, except in the event a cul-de-sac variance is granted, then lots fronting on cul-de-sac circles may have reduced frontage as approved by the city council, but same shall not be less than forty feet (40').
   B.   Lot Lines: Side lot lines shall be essentially at right angles to straight streets and shall generally conform to the radius of curved streets.
   C.   Width Related To Length: Narrow, deep lots shall be avoided.
   D.   Corner Lots: Corner lots shall have sufficient extra width to permit appropriate building setback from both streets or orientation to both streets.
   E.   Uninhabitable Areas: Land subject to flooding or which shall otherwise be deemed to be uninhabitable shall not be platted for residential purposes or for any other uses that may increase or create a danger to health, life or property or which may increase or create a flood hazard. Such land within a subdivision shall be set aside for other uses such as parks or other open space.
   F.   Backup Lots: Lots shall back into such features as freeways, arterial streets, shopping centers or industrial properties, except where there is a marginal access street, unless a secondary access is provided. Such lots shall contain a landscaped easement along the rear at least twenty feet (20') wide in addition to the utility easement; the restricted access to the arterial street will minimize noise and protect outdoor living areas. Lots extending through a block and having frontage on two (2) local streets are to be discouraged and may be prohibited by the commission.
   G.   Lot Frontage: All rectangular lots shall have at least seventy five feet (75') of frontage upon a publicly dedicated street. Variances may be permitted for an approved planned unit development.
   H.   Future Arrangements: Where parcels of land are subdivided into unusually large lots (such as when large lots are approved for septic tank operations), the parcels shall be divided, where feasible, so as to allow for future resubdividing into smaller parcels. Lot arrangements shall allow for the ultimate extension of adjacent streets through the middle of wide blocks. Whenever such future subdividing or lot splitting is contemplated, the plan thereof shall be approved by the commission prior to the taking of such action. (Ord. 347, 3-11-1987)