For the purpose of this title, unless the context requires otherwise:
ALLEY: A minor right of way dedicated to public use which gives a secondary means of vehicular access to the back or side of properties, otherwise abutting a street, and which may be used for public utility purposes.
BLOCK: A parcel of land, intended to be used for urban purposes which is entirely surrounded by public streets, highways, railroad rights of way, public walks, parks or greenstrips, rural land or drainage channels, or a combination thereof.
BUILDING LINE OR SETBACK LINE: A line or lines designating the area outside of which a building may not be erected.
EASEMENT: A grant of the use of a strip of land for specific purposes by the property owner to the public, a corporation or persons.
GENERAL PLAN: The comprehensive development plan for the city which has been officially adopted to provide long range development policies for the area subject to urbanization in the foreseeable future and which includes, among other things, the plan for land use, land subdivision, circulation and community facilities.
LOT: A subdivision of a block or other parcel intended as a unit for the transfer of ownership or for development.
LOT, CORNER: A lot located at the intersection of, and abutting on, two (2) or more streets.
LOT, DOUBLE FRONTAGE: A lot which runs through a block from street to street and which has two (2) nonintersecting sides abutting on two (2) or more streets.
LOT SPLIT: Any division of land into two (2) or more parcels for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership, and which does not constitute a subdivision as herein defined.
PLAT, FINAL: A map of a land subdivision prepared in a form suitable for filing of record with necessary affidavits, dedications, and acceptances, and with complete bearings and dimensions of all lines defining lots and blocks, streets and alleys, public areas, and other dimensions of land.
PLAT, PRELIMINARY: A map of a proposed land subdivision showing the character and proposed layout of the tract in sufficient detail to indicate the suitability of the proposed subdivision of land.
ROADWAY: That portion of any street so designated for vehicular traffic; and where curbs are in place, that portion of the street between curbs.
STREET, COLLECTOR: A minor street as designated on the major street plan and is a street which collects traffic from other minor streets and serves as the most direct route to a major street or a community facility.
STREET, CUL-DE-SAC: A minor street having one end open to vehicular traffic and having one closed end terminated by a turnaround.
STREET, FRONTAGE OR SERVICE: A minor street auxiliary to, and located on, the side of a major street for service to abutting properties and adjacent areas and for control of access.
STREET, MAJOR: An arterial street which is designated on the major street plan or expressway plan.
STREET, MINOR: Any street not specifically classified on the thoroughfare or comprehensive plan whose primary purpose is to provide access to adjacent properties.
SUBDIVIDER: Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation or other entity acting as a unit, subdividing or proposing to subdivide land as herein defined.
SUBDIVISION: The division or redivision of land by map into two (2) or more lots, tracts, sites or parcels for the purpose of transfer of ownership or for development, or the dedication or vacation of a public or private right of way or easement. (1990 Code § 12-403)