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(1) Concrete sidewalks shall be provided along the lot or throughout the subdivision to serve the anticipated needs of its residents and customers. Sidewalks shall be located in accordance with proper land planning procedures and with due regard for public safety and anticipated concentration of pedestrian traffic.
(2) In residential subdivision, sidewalks shall be located in dedicated street rights-of-way and they shall be parallel to the street surface on both sides of the street unless otherwise directed by the Development Review Committee. Cul-de-sacs shall have sidewalks around the terminus along with a crossing at the mouth of the bulb.
(3) Where the street design and parallel sidewalk arrangement does not provide reasonably direct pedestrian access to and from school sites, park sites, neighborhood commercial centers, and other pedestrian traffic generators, pedestrian ways shall be provided in side yard or other easements or dedicated right-of-way or as directed by the Development Review Committee so as to permit reasonably direct pedestrian access to and from such sites.
(4) Notwithstanding the fact that installation of sidewalks is required to be completed within two years of final plat approval, the corporate authorities may, upon application, grant extensions for up to six months for such sidewalk completion. No more than four such extensions may be granted. No extension shall be granted unless or until the applicant's (developer's) subdivision security bond or letter of credit has been extended to remain valid during the term of any such extension. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed a waiver of the applicant's (developer's) responsibility to complete the sidewalks, and provided further that if the applicant (developer) transfers ownership of any lot the sidewalk of which has not been accepted by the village, the applicant (developer) and the owner of the lot shall be jointly and severally responsible for the completion and maintenance of the sidewalk.
(B) Right-of-way dedication. All sidewalks and pedestrian ways shall be installed in dedicated public right-of-way or public easements. The right-of-way shall extend no less than one foot on each side of the sidewalk or pedestrian way surface.
(C) Construction standards. The standards and specifications contained within this chapter may be modified, amended, or amplified by the Director of Public Works. Such modifications, amendments, and amplifications are available at the Public Works Department.
(1) All sidewalks shall be a minimum of five feet wide and typically be installed one foot from the right-of-way (within the right-of-way). Where practicable, all sidewalks shall be located so that a parkway separates the curbs from the sidewalk. Sidewalks in commercial districts may be wider as deemed necessary by the Development Review Committee.
(2) Where sidewalks are placed adjacent to the curb, the widths must be two feet wider than those used when a plated strip separates the sidewalk from the curb. This additional width provided space for roadside hardware and snow storage outside the width needed by pedestrians. It also allows for the proximity of moving traffic, the opening of doors or parked cars, and bumper overhang.
(3) Sidewalks in residential districts shall be constructed of Portland Cement concrete (Class SI) to a minimum thickness of five inches, except at driveway locations where the thickness shall be a minimum thickness of six inches. A compacted aggregate base with a minimum thickness of four inches shall be provided under all sidewalks. Concrete for such sidewalks shall conform to the Illinois Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.
(4) Sidewalks in commercial/industrial districts shall be constructed of Portland Cement concrete (Class SI) to a minimum thickness of six inches, except at driveway locations where the thickness shall be a minimum thickness of eight inches. A compacted aggregate base with a minimum thickness of four inches shall be provided under all sidewalks. Concrete for such sidewalks shall conform to the Illinois Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.
(D) District location.
(1) Unless otherwise provided for in this or other regulations, sidewalks shall be constructed within all zoning districts, and when deemed necessary by the Development Review Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, and or Village Board.
(2) Pedestrian ways leading to schools, parks, other common destinations, or as deemed necessary by the Development Review Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, and or Village Board.
(Ord. 2313-95, passed 2-1-95; Am. Ord. 07-0541, passed 6-6-07; Am. Ord. 12-1014, passed 11-7-12)