CHAPTER 150:  LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
Editor's note:
   This Chapter 150 was originally enacted by an ordinance passed on September 17, 1996. Said ordinance was subsequently amended by ordinances passed on: November 4, 1996; January 21, 1997; February 17, 1998; March 3, 1998; July 7, 1998; July 21, 1998; May 18, 1999; June 1, 1999; March 7, 2000; March 6, 2001; March 19, 2002; October 15, 2002; February 18, 2003; January 12, 2005; January 10, 2006; February 7, 2006; March 21, 2006; April 18, 2006; October 17, 2006; February 20, 2007; April 3, 2007; May 15, 2007; May 13, 2008; June 10, 2008; June 24, 2008; January 13, 2009; May 5, 2009; July 7, 2009; September 8, 2009; January 19, 2010; August 17, 2010; November 1, 2011; March 20, 2012; February 19, 2013; March 19, 2013; April 2, 2013; July 16, 2013; October 8, 2013; December 3, 2013; May 6, 2014; May 20, 2014; September 2, 2014; November 11, 2014; December 17, 2014; January 20, 2015; March 25, 2015; July 7, 2015; July 2, 2017; June 5, 2018; August 7, 2018; July 2, 2019; and October 29, 2019. Subsequent amendments to the ordinance passed on October 29, 2019 will be indicated by legislation histories placed at the end of the affected sections.
Section
General Provisions
   150.001   Short title
   150.002   Purposes
   150.003   Authority
   150.004   Jurisdiction
   150.005   Relationship to Comprehensive Plan
   150.006   Definitions
   150.007   General rules of construction
   150.008   Conflict with private restrictions
   150.009   Inconsistent provisions
   150.010   Extension of deadlines
   150.011   Applicability of land development to City of Sunset Valley
   150.012   Grandfathering established by date of initial application
   150.013   Exceptions
   150.014   Procedure; applicable to all applications and requests for approval
   150.015   Deadlines and expiration dates not extended
   150.016   Updating submittals; requirements
   150.017   No vested rights
   150.018   State law primacy
   150.019   Application defined
   150.020   Fair notice requirements
   150.021   Suspension and revocation of permit or license
Zoning Commission
   150.030   Zoning Commission created
   150.031   Term of office
   150.032   Powers and duties
   150.033   Organization and rules
Board of Adjustment
   150.045   Term of office of prior members of Board of Adjustment
   150.046   Membership
   150.047   Procedures
   150.048   Qualifications for membership
Zoning Procedures
   150.060   Public hearings of applications for special use permit zoning variances, zoning changes and zoning amendment and appeals from administrative action
   150.061   Joint meetings by the Zoning Commission and the City Council
   150.062   Similar applications within six months prohibited
   150.063   Application fees
   150.064   Amendments
   150.065   Suspending issuance of permits and approvals
   150.066   Variances
Zoning General Provisions; Enforcement
   150.080   Purpose
   150.081   The zoned district in general
   150.082   Establishment of zoning districts
   150.083   Official Zoning Map
   150.084   Rules for interpreting district boundaries
   150.085   Zoning of newly annexed areas
   150.086   Enforcement
Zoning; Land Use
   150.100   Determination of permitted uses and structures
   150.101   Special uses; authorization required
   150.102   General criteria applicable to all special uses and temporary special uses
   150.103   Specific criteria applicable to individual special uses and temporary special uses
   150.104   General requirements for all special uses and temporary special uses
   150.105   Regulations for adjoining districts
   150.106   Accessory uses and structures
   150.107   Nonconforming legal lots
   150.108   Nonconforming uses of land and structures
   150.109   Non-complying structures
   150.110   Prohibited uses
   150.111   Elimination of nuisance factors
   150.112   Visibility along streets and at street corners
   150.113   Streets
   150.114   Signs
   150.115   Solid waste containers
   150.116   Television dish antennas
   150.117   Permit required for certain home occupations in SF, Single Family Residential Districts
SF, Single Family Residential Districts
   150.130   Intent of SF, Single Family Residential Districts
   150.131   SF, Single Family Residential District permitted uses
   150.132   Special uses permitted in SF, Single Family Residential
   150.133   Specific standards, SF District
   150.134   SF, Single Family Residential District
O, Neighborhood Office
   150.145   Intent of O, Neighborhood Office
   150.146   O, Neighborhood Office permitted uses
   150.147   Special uses permitted in O, Neighborhood Office
   150.148   Specific standards, O District
   150.149   O, Neighborhood Office District
NC, Neighborhood Commercial
   150.160   Intent of NC, Neighborhood Commercial
   150.161   NC, Neighborhood Commercial permitted uses
   150.162   Special uses permitted in NC, Neighborhood Commercial
   150.163   Specific standards, NC District
   150.164   NC, Neighborhood Commercial District
HC, Highway Commercial
   150.175   Intent of HC, Highway Commercial
   150.176   HC, Highway Commercial permitted uses
   150.177   Special uses permitted in HC, Highway Commercial
   150.178   Specific standards, HC District
   150.179   HC, Highway Commercial District
GUI, Governmental, Utility and Institutional
   150.190   Intent of Governmental, Utility and Institutional District
   150.191   GUI, Governmental, Utility and Institutional District permitted uses
   150.192   Special uses permitted in GUI, Governmental, Utility and Institutional
   150.193   Specific standards in GUI District
   150.194   GUI, Governmental, Utility and Institutional District
CO, Conditional Overlay Combining District
   150.205   CO, Conditional Overlay Combining District intent
   150.206   Conditional Overlay Combining District
P, Parkland; G, Greenspace and Preservation; and C, Conservation
   150.220   Intent of Parkland District
   150.221   Parkland District permitted uses and development standard
   150.222   Intent of Greenspace/Preservation District
   150.223   Greenspace/Preservation District permitted uses and development standard
   150.224   Intent of the Conservation District
   150.225   Conservation District permitted uses and development standard
Planned Unit Development
   150.235   Planned Unit Development of Single Family Residential zoned land
General Standards for all Zoning Districts
   150.245   How to measure lot area, width, depth
   150.246   Building setback distances
   150.247   Setbacks for accessory structures other than fences, walls, solid waste containers and mailboxes
   150.248   Lot coverage
   150.249   Height of structure
   150.250   Minimum floor area for dwellings
   150.251   Construction requirements
   150.252   Impervious cover requirements
Subdivision General Provisions
   150.265   Authority, applicability of Land Development Code
   150.266   Purpose
   150.267   Special provisions
   150.268   Fiscal security requested
   150.269   Variances
   150.270   Authority of the City Council
Subdivision Procedures
   150.280   Subdivision fair notice
   150.281   Preliminary plat and accompanying data
   150.282   Final plat
   150.283   Standards and specifications
   150.284   Vacation of plat or subdivision
   150.285   Burden of proof
Platting Requirements
   150.295   Monuments
   150.296   Alleys
   150.297   Utility easements
   150.298   Streets
   150.299   Blocks
   150.300   Crosswalk ways
   150.301   Lots
   150.302   Sidewalks
   150.303   Short form subdivisions
   150.304   Parks and other public uses
   150.305   Wastewater system installation
   150.306   Responsibility for payment of installation costs
   150.307   Drainage
   150.308   Water system installation
   150.309   Regional water quality control facilities for Single Family Residential subdivisions
Watershed Development
   150.320   Authority, applicability of Land Development Code
   150.321   Purpose
   150.322   Permit required
   150.323   Variances and administrative approvals
   150.324   Exemptions
   150.325   Site plan submittals
   150.326   Additional requirements for issuance of watershed development permit for deposits of fill unrelated to onsite construction activities
   150.327   Single family residential small project requirements
   150.328   Critical water quality zone
   150.329   Water quality transition zone
   150.330   Upland zone
   150.331   Building sites
   150.332   Impervious cover
   150.333   Impervious cover limits for non-commercial, non-residential development
   150.334   Standards and specifications; general
   150.335   Erosion sedimentation control and construction sequencing; dust control
   150.336   Water quality controls
   150.337   Additional pollution reduction requirements
   150.338   Landscape
   150.339   Ecological considerations
   150.340   Standards for vegetative buffer water quality controls
   150.341   Violations
   150.342   Adopting Drainage Criteria Manual
   150.343   Drainage; general
   150.344   Overland flow
   150.345   Drainage facilities
   150.346   Design criteria
   150.347   Easements
   150.348   Roadway drainage
   150.349   Maintenance and compliance
Flood Loss Control
   150.360   Statutory authorization
   150.361   Findings of fact
   150.362   Statement of purpose
   150.363   Methods of reducing flood losses
   150.364   Lands to which this subchapter applies
   150.365   Basis for establishing the areas of special flood hazard
   150.366   Establishment of development permit
   150.367   Compliance
   150.368   Abrogation and greater restrictions
   150.369   Interpretation
   150.370   Warning and disclaimer of liability
   150.371   Development permit application form, development permit form and development permit exemption certificate
   150.372   Establishment of fees
   150.373   Designation of the Floodplain Administrator
   150.374   Duties and responsibilities of the Administrator
   150.375   Permit procedures
   150.376   Variance procedures
   150.377   General standards for flood hazard reduction
   150.378   Specific standards
   150.379   Standards for subdivision proposals
   150.380   Standards for areas of shallow flooding (AO/AH Zones)
   150.381   Floodways
   150.382   Nuisance
   150.383   Severability
   150.384   Compliance required
Building and Construction
   150.395   Purpose
   150.396   Building and demolition permits required; application
   150.397   Permit application
   150.398   Permit issuance
   150.399   Construction permits in newly annexed areas which have temporary zoning
   150.400   Exemptions
   150.401   Validity of permits
   150.402   Expiration and extension of permits
   150.403   Suspension or revocation
   150.404   Stop order
   150.405   Temporary and permanent certificate of occupancy
   150.406   Minimum fees
   150.407   Additional fees
   150.408   Building Official
   150.409   Duties of Building Official
   150.410   International Building Code
   150.411   International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings
   150.412   International Mechanical Code
   150.413   Uniform Plumbing Code
   150.414   International Fire Code
   150.415   NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)
   150.416   International Energy Conservation Code
   150.417   International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
   150.418   Vacation of streets and other public ways
   150.419   Permit required for any alteration in any street or public way
   150.420   Application for permit to alter street
   150.421   Performance bond and public liability insurance required
   150.422   Approval for closing of streets, barricades, warning lights and watchmen
   150.423   Duties upon completion of work
   150.424   Certificate of final inspection
   150.425   Trench safety systems
   150.426   Application for consent by gas corporation, gas utility, electric utility
   150.427   Extending utilities under any street or public way
Underground Utility Lines
   150.440   Authority
   150.441   Purpose
   150.442   Variances
   150.443   Utility line placement
   150.444   Intervening property or intervening right-of-way
   150.445   Responsibility for payment of installation costs
   150.446   Utility lines
Underground Storage Facilities
   150.460   Authority and short title
   150.461   Purpose and scope
   150.462   Relationship to law and regulations
   150.463   Compliance with zoning restrictions
   150.464   Compliance with Code required
   150.465   Construction permit required
   150.466   Storage permit required
   150.467   Utilities
   150.468   Regulated liquids
   150.469   Mixtures
   150.470   Applicants
   150.471   Contents of application
   150.472   Permit approval
   150.473   Renewal
   150.474   Transfer
   150.475   Fees
   150.476   Amendment
   150.477   Appeal
   150.478   Materials management plan required
   150.479   Maintenance plan
   150.480   Monitoring plan
   150.481   Closure plan
   150.482   Contingency plan
   150.483   Compliance required
   150.484   Specifications for underground storage facilities
   150.485   Replacement of tanks
   150.486   New underground storage facilities
   150.487   Existing underground storage facilities
   150.488   Conduct of tests
   150.489   Out of service facilities; general
   150.490   Application for approval
   150.491   Soil contamination
   150.492   Observation wells
   150.493   Tank removal standards
   150.494   Prevention of leaks, releases, spills and overspills
   150.495   Initial response to leaks or releases
   150.496   Reporting of leaks or releases
   150.497   Required testing and corrective action
   150.498   Corrective action for unknown sources of pollution
   150.499   Permit review
   150.500   Corrective action by city
   150.501   Repairs
   150.502   Maintenance of records
   150.503   Public records
   150.504   Confidential information
   150.505   Confidential information procedures
   150.506   City inspection
   150.507   Right of entry
   150.508   Permit modification, suspension and revocation; general
   150.509   Noncompliance
   150.510   Modification, suspension and revocation of permit
   150.511   Violation
   150.512   Remedies
   150.513   Recovery of costs
Outdoor Lighting
   150.525   Purpose
   150.526   Lighting zones
   150.527   Applicability
   150.528   General requirements
   150.529   Non-residential lighting zone standards
   150.530   Residential lighting zone standards
   150.531   Open space lighting zone
   150.532   Submission of plans and evidence of compliance
   150.533   Variances and alternative compliance
   150.534   Administrative guidance
   150.535   Definitions
Water and Wastewater
   150.545   Rules governing
   150.546   Design
   150.547   Inspection, certificate of occupancy and appeal
   150.548   Permits
   150.549   Fees
   150.550   Review, permit and enforcement authority delegated to City Administrative Assistant or other designee of the City Council
   150.551   Connection requirement
   150.552   Waiver
On-Site Sewage Facilities
   150.565   Nuisances and abatement of nuisances
   150.566   Applications for permits
   150.567   Permit for construction or installation of new private on-site sewage facilities
   150.568   Authorized systems
   150.569   Restrictive covenant and other conditions
   150.570   Revocation of permit
   150.571   Responding to alarms
   150.572   Appeal
   150.573   Notice
   150.574   Repair of existing systems
   150.575   Offenses
Parking
   150.585   Parking regulations, in general
   150.586   Basic regulations; vehicle parking
   150.587   Schedule of off-street parking requirements
   150.588   Parking for compact cars
   150.589   Handicapped facilities
   150.590   Bicycle parking
   150.591   Basic regulations; off-street loading
   150.592   Schedule of off-street loading requirements
   150.593   Design standards
Fire Lanes
   150.605   Purpose
   150.606   Basic regulations
   150.607   Variances
Blasting Permits
   150.620   General
   150.621   Application for permit
   150.622   Approval by city
   150.623   Denial of permit which endangers life, health or property
   150.624   Comments from adjacent property owners and utilities
   150.625   No smoking in vicinity of blasting
   150.626   Blasting mat
   150.627   Removal of blasting caps, etc.
   150.628   License required
   150.629   No blasting on holidays and weekends
   150.630   Blasting
   150.631   Blasting plan
   150.632   Safety of persons and property
   150.633   Blasting records and responsibility
   150.634   Insurance
   150.635   Policy
   150.636   Permit issuance
   150.637   Appeal
Diseased Trees and Oak Wilt Regulations
   150.650   Short title
   150.651   Purposes
   150.652   Declaration of public nuisance
   150.653   Duty of owner to remove or control nuisance
   150.654   Right of entry by Urban Forester; inspection
   150.655   Notice to owner to abate
   150.656   Establishing an oak wilt management program
   150.657   Cost sharing program
   150.658   Tree trimming personnel
   150.659   Time to trim and sealing of wounds
   150.660   Disinfection equipment
   150.661   Handling of firewood
Landscaping Regulations
   150.670   Purpose
   150.671   Application
   150.672   Procedures
   150.673   Inspections
   150.674   Street yard landscape
   150.675   Turf limitations
   150.676   Vegetative buffer requirement
   150.677   Landscaping in parking areas
   150.678   Preservation of natural character
   150.679   Water-efficient landscape design
   150.680   Water-efficient irrigation design
   150.681   Landscape water conservation standards
   150.682   Buffering requirements
   150.683   Buffering standards
   150.684   Minimum requirements for single family residential development
   150.685   Landscape material requirements
   150.686   Installation and maintenance
   150.687   Replacement requirements
   150.688   Credit for innovative water management
   150.689   Variances and alternative compliance
Sign Regulations
   150.700   Purpose and goals
   150.701   First Amendment rights
   150.702   Enforcement
   150.703   Permits, certificates and approval required
   150.704   Sign maintenance, repair and removal
   150.705   Liability
   150.706   Visibility
   150.707   Public property
   150.708   Application procedures
   150.709   Sign application requirements
   150.710   Representations by applicant
   150.711   Final inspection report
   150.712   Permit fees
   150.713   Review of signs by city staff
   150.714   Approval and inspection required
   150.715   Acts prohibited
   150.716   Remedies for violations
   150.717   Landscaping
   150.718   Lighting
   150.719   Sign area calculation
   150.720   Sign height measurement
   150.721   Exempted signs
   150.722   Prohibited signs
   150.723   Nonconforming signs
   150.724   General criteria related to limited exemptions
   150.725   Specific criteria related to limited exemptions
   150.726   General criteria related to temporary signs requiring a permit
   150.727   Specific criteria related to temporary signs requiring a permit
   150.728   General requirements related to permanent signs requiring a permit
   150.729   Specific requirements related to permanent signs requiring a permit
   150.730   Purpose; limitations
   150.731   Application
   150.732   Fee
   150.733   Hearing
   150.734   Action on application
   150.735   Criteria for approval
   150.736   Variance approval time limitation
Moving of Buildings
   150.750   Permit required
   150.751   Application for permits, fees, deposits
   150.752   Application processing
   150.753   Issuance of the moving permit
   150.754   Execution of move
   150.755   Duties and responsibilities; violation; penalty
   150.756   Damage to property
   150.757   New buildings
Tree and Natural Area Protection
   150.770   Purpose
   150.771   Sizes and types of protected, heritage and ancestral trees
   150.772   Prohibited activities
   150.773   Tree removal permitting process
   150.774   Action on tree removal permit application
   150.775   Tree removal or relocation
   150.776   Conflicts with other city policies and regulations
   150.777   Critical root zone
   150.778   Disturbance to critical root zone (CRZ)
   150.779   Crown impacts
   150.780   Hazardous activities
   150.781   Tree protection plans
   150.782   Tree replacement regulations
   150.783   Tree fund and tree replacement fee
   150.784   Preservation of natural vegetation
   150.785   Indiscriminate clearing
   150.786   Exceptions
   150.787   Administration
   150.788   Enforcement
 
   150.999   Penalty
   Appendix A:  Conceptual site plan requirements for zoning changes, amendments and variances
   Appendix B:  Site plan requirements for zoning changes, amendments and variances
   Appendix C:  Hazardous material ratings