Unless specifically defined below, words or phrases used in this chapter shall be interpreted so as to give them the meaning they have in common usage and to give this chapter its most recent application. As used in this chapter:
ADDRESS (SITUS ADDRESS): A unique alphanumeric descriptor which identifies the property location of a parcel of land, a building or other structure on the citywide grid system maintained by and kept on file with the city.
ADDRESS FORMAT: The order of assemblage and structure of the five (5) standardized components (frontage number, directional, thoroughfare name or number, thoroughfare type, substructure suffix) used in the legal situs address.
BASELINE STREET: The east and west directional street (Center Street in the city) which intersects with the meridian street (Toquer Boulevard in the city) to benchmark the permanent origin of the citywide grid system and provide a datum point from which the coordinates of all other thoroughfares and legal situs addresses are calculated.
CITYWIDE GRID SYSTEM: The coordinate system which has evolved and developed for identifying address and thoroughfare locations over the greater part of the city and a graphic representation which is maintained by and kept on file with the city.
DIRECTIONAL: The compass direction of the legal situs addresses which references the citywide grid and the direction in which the frontage numbers are measured along the roadway of both public and private thoroughfares. When a thoroughfare number is used in the address, instead of an alphanumeric name, a directional shall also be used to designate its direction. A directional shall always be abbreviated with the first letter of its compass direction in standardized address format.
FINAL PLAT: A map or chart of a subdivision, PUD, condominium or other proposed development, which has been accurately sited or surveyed, and located on the ground so that thoroughfares, alleys, blocks, lots and other divisions thereof can be identified.
FRONTAGE NUMBER: The prefix component of the legal situs address which is numerically sequenced and assigned to a structure or parcel along a thoroughfare according to its relative distance perpendicular to the baseline and meridian axis of the citywide grid system.
INTERSECTION: The point on the citywide grid system which identifies the location where two (2) or more thoroughfares cross one another.
MERIDIAN STREET: The north and south directional thoroughfare (Toquer Boulevard in the city) which benchmarks the permanent origin of the citywide grid system and provides a datum point from which the coordinates of all other streets and legal situs addresses are calculated (see definition of Baseline Street).
OFFICIAL STREET AND ADDRESS FILES: The computer files and associated maps adopted by the county, including the general plans of the city.
PRIVATE RIGHTS OF WAY: Thoroughfares, which are retained and maintained under the ownership of private individuals intended for private use.
PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATE: The official documentation, including a certificate number and the registration of a legal situs address, which is issued to the owner-resident for their parcel, building or premises dwelling. The official situs address may also be designated on final plats recorded in the office of the county recorder.
PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY: Thoroughfares which are dedicated for perpetual public use and are administered by the governing entities in which they are located.
SUBDIVISION: The division of a tract, or lot or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, plots, sites or other divisions of land for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development or redevelopment, and a plat has therefore been recorded in the office of the county recorder under a unique name to identify one subdivision from another. In property identification context, "subdivision name" may also be used to identify other conditional use or project names.
THOROUGHFARE: Any rights of way, under public or private ownership for public use, designed for the travel of motorized vehicles to enter and exit through passage and to include the ways used for internal circulation of traffic.
THOROUGHFARE NAME: The alphabetic name assigned, not including the street type designator to identify both public and private thoroughfares, which are on the citywide grid, and is one of the primary components of a legal situs address.
THOROUGHFARE NUMBER: The name of a thoroughfare designated with numerals according to its numerical position on the citywide grid relative to the baseline or meridian axis streets. Thoroughfare numbers never contain alphanumeric characters (e.g., 2nd South Street). When a thoroughfare number is designated, a directional corresponding to its orientation on the citywide grid is also required (e.g., 200 South Street).
THOROUGHFARE TYPE: A standardized identification descriptor which corresponds to physical and functional characteristics of a thoroughfare (i.e., "Avenue", "Bay", "Boulevard", "Circle", "Court", "Cove", "Drive", "Expressway", "Lane", "Parkway", "Place", "Road", "Row", "Street" and "Way").
UNIFORM PROPERTY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM: The established regulations and guidelines, as revised from time to time, which define specific procedure for the design and designation of address numbers on all houses and buildings, including occupancy units therein, as well as the design of names and numbers for streets, both public and private, including standards for street intersection markers (signs).
UNIT LOCATOR: The last component of a legal situs address which is an alphabetical or numerical code used to identify a one to one correspondence between a building and high density occupancy structures within the building, such as suites, rooms, apartments and condominium units. (Ord. 2008.02, 3-13-2008, eff. 3-13-2008; amd. 2014 Code)