20.39.040   Development standards.
   A.   Consistency. All property within the general industrial specific plan shall be developed and maintained in accordance with all provisions of the specific plan and applicable ordinances and policies of the City of Signal Hill and any approved plans. In the event of inconsistency between the specific plan and any other ordinance or regulation of the city, the specific plan shall prevail.
   B.   Minor Changes. Development shall be consistent with approved plans. The director of community development may approve minor changes to approved plans or to the physical improvements developed pursuant to approved plans or the director may refer any proposed change to the planning commission for determination.
   C.   Design Standards. The design of buildings, walls, fences, gates, signs and landscaping shall include the use of high quality and durable materials and design elements including offsets and recesses, staggered setbacks, enhanced masonry or tilt-up construction as approved by the planning commission.
   D.   Street Improvements. Public street improvements and private driveways and parking lots shall be designed to accommodate the weight of heavy trucks. The city engineer shall determine design criteria for public streets, alleys, private driveways and parking lots including street widths, alignment, dedications and the need for sidewalks within the public rights-of-way.
   E.   Vacation of Rights-of-Way. To facilitate the consolidation of small lots into suitable size parcels to encourage contemporary industrial development, the city engineer may recommend and the city council may approve the vacation of public rights-of-way.
(Ord. 2006-11-1368 § 1)