§ 155.028 LOTS.
   (A)   (1)    All lots shall abut on a street or place. Generally, the depth of the lot (see definition “lot, depth of” in § 156.020) shall not exceed four times the lot frontage (see definition of “lot frontage” in § 156.020); except as provided in division (e) of the definition of “subdivision” in § 155.003.
      (2)   Some deviation from this provision may be permissible for topographical and drainage purposes, but not for the purpose of splitting a large tract into deeper than normal lots so that the provision of streets for proper access to lots can be avoided.
      (3)   Unusually deep lots or numerous “pipe stem” lots (lots with minimal lot frontage adjacent to one another) shall be discouraged in subdivisions.
   (B)   Sidelines of lots shall be at approximately right angles to straight streets and approximately on radial lines on curved streets. Some variation from this rule is permissible, but pointed or very irregular lots should be avoided.
   (C)   Double frontage lots should not be platted; except that, where desired along arterial streets, lots may face on an interior street and back on such thoroughfares. In that event a planting strip, or a planting screen, at least ten feet in width, shall be provided along the back of the lot.
   (D)   Widths and areas of lots shall not be less than that provided in Ch. 156 of this code of ordinances for single-family dwellings for the district in which the subdivision is located (except for a subdivision defined in § 155.003 of this chapter); except that, when a water main supply system or a sanitary sewer system is not available, the larger lot area necessary to install a private water supply or private sewage disposal on the lot in accordance with the State Board of Health regulations shall become the required minimum lot area.
   (E)   Wherever possible, unit shopping centers, based upon sound development standards, should be designed in contrast to the platting of lots for individual commercial use.
   (F)   Corner residential lots shall be wider than normal in order to permit appropriate setbacks from both streets. Interior residential lots abutting a corner lot shall be wider than the average interior lot in order to permit a wider side yard adjacent to the corner lot.
(Ord. passed 6-5-1991; Ord. 2022-09, passed 10-17-2022)