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(A) The lot arrangement, design, and orientation shall be such that all lots will provide satisfactory building sites, properly related to topography and the character of surrounding development.
(B) (1) The dimensions and areas of all lots shall comply with the requirements of the zoning district in which they are located.
(2) In any case where public water supply and/or public sewerage are not available or are not to be provided, all residential lots shall comply with the minimum lot dimensions and areas established by the Health Officer after appropriate water percolation tests have been performed, which dimensions may be greater than required under the zoning regulations.
(3) At least one drain field replacement area shall be designated for use in case of disposal field failure.
(C) Waterfront lots shall provide at least 150 feet of water frontage measured in a straight line between the points where side lot lines intersect the beach, wetland, or waterbody at mean low water unless otherwise approved as a part of a planned residential subdivision.
(D) Where some lots in a subdivision have access to a waterbody or beach and other lots in the same subdivision do not, provision shall be made for community access to the waterbody or beach at one or more appropriate locations to be maintained as common open space.
(E) Remnants or parcels of land below minimum area, including parcels which fail percolation tests, which may be left over after subdivision of a tract shall be added to adjacent lots, or otherwise disposed of rather than allowed to remain as unusable parcels.
(F) Excessive lot depth in relation to lot width shall be avoided. Except for unusual topographic conditions, a ratio of depth to width of two to one shall be considered a desirable maximum.
(G) Every lot shall abut upon, and have access to, a street or road as herein defined. Where so-called “flag lots” or “panhandle lots” are utilized to provide common access points and minimize street construction, the number of adjacent and parallel narrow lot sections or accessways shall be limited, generally to no more than four, so as not to create an unreasonable potential for confusion and dispute with respect to boundary locations. Provision of a single common use driveway shall be encouraged, particularly at access points to public or private streets or roads. The length of such accessways shall be related to proposed lot size but generally shall be limited to no more than 1,200 feet. Width of accessways shall not at any point be less than required minimum street frontage of 25 feet (20 feet for family divisions) and shall be located and aligned for reasonable access by motor vehicles, including emergency vehicles. Where the lot served is sufficiently large to permit further subdivision, the minimum width of the accessway shall be 50 feet so that a street may be constructed when further subdivision takes place.
(H) Double frontage and reverse frontage lots shall be avoided, except where their use is essential to overcoming special topographic problems or to separating residential development from highway traffic.
(I) Corner lots shall provide sufficient width for minimum required setbacks from both streets.
(J) Generally, side lot lines shall be approximately at right angles or radial to the street line, except where a variation to this requirement will provide an improved street and lot layout.
(K) (1) Where the land covered by a subdivision includes two or more parcels in separate ownership, and where the lot arrangement is such that a property ownership line divides one or more lots, the land in each lot so divided shall be transferred by deed to single ownership simultaneously with the recording of the final plat.
(2) Said deed shall be deposited with the Clerk of the Court and held with the final plat until the subdivider is ready to record same, and both shall then be recorded together.
(Ord. passed 8-10-1989) Penalty, see § 154.999