22.01.04: GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR SUBDIVISIONS:
All subdivisions shall conform to the following regulations:
   A.   Streets:
      1.   Alignment and Width:
         a.   The alignments of all primary and secondary streets shall conform to those designated by the advisory agency on the master plan of traffic arteries of the Planning Commission or any street plan approved by the Planning Commission and shall conform to any plan of traffic arteries or to any proceeding for any public improvement affected by or related to any subdivision which has been initiated or approved by the Council prior to the date of approval or conditional approval of the tentative map by the City Council.
         b.   Unless otherwise approved by the City Council, the width of all primary streets shall be one hundred feet (100'), and the width of all secondary streets shall be eighty feet (80'); except, that a primary street divided into two (2) drives by a parkway or railway shall have a width of sixty feet (60') on each side thereof, and secondary streets so divided shall have a width of forty five feet (45') on each side thereof.
         c.   All local streets shall be at least sixty feet (60') in width; provided, that dead-end streets may be fifty feet (50') in width.
         d.   All dead-end streets shall have a turning circle with a diameter of not less than eighty four feet (84').
         e.   Alleys shall be provided at the rear of all lots zoned as business property and shall have a width of not less than twenty feet (20').
         f.   Dead-end alleys shall have a turning circle with a diameter of not less than forty feet (40').
      2.   Street Grades: The grade of any street or alley shall not exceed six percent (6%) unless otherwise approved by the City Council.
      3.   Curves: The center line radius of any curve in any street or alley shall be not less than five hundred feet (500') unless otherwise approved by the City Council.
      4.   Angle of Street Intersections: Street and alley intersections shall be at right angles unless otherwise approved by the City Council.
      5.   Block Corner Cutoff:
         a.   At all block corners, except at alleys, the property line shall be rounded or cut back. Intersection corners on all primary and secondary streets shall be rounded with not less than twenty foot (20') radius curves, and all other corners, except at alleys, shall be rounded with not less than fifteen foot (15') radius curves; provided, that where business development is proposed, a diagonal cutoff substantially equivalent to rounding may be used in order to aid building construction, in which case, at right angle intersections a substantial equivalent shall be a seventeen foot by seventeen foot (17' x 17') cutoff.
         b.   At the intersection of two (2) alleys, the intersecting corners shall be laid out with a cutoff having a tangent distance of not less than ten feet (10') or with a curve having a radius of not less than fifteen feet (15').
      6.   Future Street Dedication 1 : In lieu of the dedication of any street or alley, a future street or alley dedication may be permitted and shall be made in the following language:
We hereby dedicate for public use for street or alley purposes (as the case may be), that certain strip of land designated as future street or alley as shown on said map within said subdivision, reserving to ourselves for the use of ourselves and successive owners of the respective lots adjoining the future street or alley shown on said map any and all ordinary uses of said land, except the erection or construction of buildings thereon, until such time as the legislative body shall accept the same for street or alley purposes.
   B.   Improvements and Drainage:
      1.   Minimum Improvements for Streets:
         a.   The minimum improvements for streets shall consist of: 1) grading, concrete curbs and gutters, fire hydrants and six inch (6") cast iron or cement asbestos water mains and A.C. or premix pavement not less than two inches (2") in thickness; except, that the pavement on primary streets shall be premix not less than four inches (4") in thickness; the minimum improvement for alleys shall consist of grading and premix pavement not less than two inches (2") in thickness; and 2) shall meet with City specifications.
         b.   Sidewalks shall be required on primary streets, secondary streets or on any local street where, in the opinion of the City Council, the amount of pedestrian travel makes a sidewalk a public necessity. All grades and drainage facilities shall be designed to the satisfaction and approval of the City Engineer. Sewer main shall be installed and connected, and four inch (4") cast iron laterals installed to each property line. All lots shall drain toward the street, or else drains shall be installed at the rear of the property to carry rain water to a street or storm drain. Improvements shall include ornamental street lights with underground conduit.
      2.   Specifications: All street improvement work shall be constructed in accordance with specifications approved by the City Council; provided, however, that such work may be constructed in accordance with alternative specifications for a more substantial type of improvement if such alternate specifications have been approved by the City Council 2 .
      3.   Width Between Curbs: The minimum width between curbs shall be as follows: seventy six feet (76') on primary streets or fifty feet (50') on each drive of a divided primary street; fifty six feet (56') on secondary streets or thirty five feet (35') on each drive of a divided secondary street; thirty six feet (36') on local streets. On dead-end streets, the width between curbs shall be not less than thirty six feet (36'); except, that the curbs on the turning circle shall be constructed on a curve having a diameter of not less than seventy feet (70'). The width of pavement on alleys shall be not less than twenty feet (20').
      4.   Curb Returns: The radius of the curb return at the intersection of two (2) streets shall be equal to the radius of the property line return plus the distance from the curb to the property line, as measured on the intersecting street having the greater distance between the curb and the property line.
   C.   Lots:
      1.   Size of Lots: Residential lots shall be subdivided, resubdivided or split only in conformance to minimum size, area, dimensions, setbacks and average width as set forth in Chapter XXIII of this Code, and each such lot shall have a minimum frontage of sixty feet (60') on and abutting a public road; provided, that on cul-de-sac streets and other curves and knuckles with a radial curve of less than one hundred feet (100'), there shall be a minimum frontage of forty five feet (45') at the street line and a minimum width of sixty feet (60') at a twenty five foot (25') setback line; provided, that where property is zoned as business property, the minimum width and minimum frontage may be reduced to forty feet (40') and the minimum area to four thousand (4,000) square feet unless otherwise approved by the City Council by appropriate procedure.
      2.   Side Lines: The side lines of all lots shall be: a) at right angles to the streets on which the lots front and substantially parallel to each other; or b) project radially from the approximate center locus on cul-de-sac streets and other curves or knuckles having a radial curve of less than one hundred feet (100') and project in essentially straight lines.
   D.   Easements: Easements for public utilities, sewers, storm drains or storm water channels, and slope rights shall be provided wherever deemed necessary by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council. (1954 Code §20.4)

 

Notes

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1. For State law as to acceptance or rejection of offers of dedication of streets by subdivider, see  West's Ann.Cal.Stats.Gov. Code §§66458, 66462 and 66477.1.
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2. See Chapter XVI, Articles 03 and 04 of this Code.