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(a) Physical Features. Streets shall be platted with appropriate regard for topography, creeks, wooded areas and other natural features which would enhance attractive development.
(b) Existing Streets. Existing streets, constructed or recorded, in adjoining territory shall be continued at equal or greater width and in similar alignment by streets proposed in the subdivision, unless variations are recommended by the Planning Commission.
(c) Circulation. The street pattern shall provide ease of circulation within the subdivision as well as convenient access to adjoining streets, thoroughfares or un-subdivided land, as may be required by the Planning Commission. Where a street will eventually be extended beyond the plat, but is temporarily dead- ended, an interim turn around may be required.
(d) Un-Subdivided Portion of Tract. If the plat to be submitted includes only part of the tract owned by the subdivider, the Planning Commission shall require a sketch of a tentative future street system for the un-subdivided portion.
(e) Street Intersections. Streets shall intersect as nearly at right angles as possible.
(f) Cul-de-sacs. Cul-de-sacs shall not be longer than 800 feet, unless necessitated by topography or other circumstances beyond the subdivider's control.
(g) Alleys. Except where justified by special conditions, alleys will not be approved in Residence Districts. At an intersection of alleys, a five-foot chord shall cut off each corner. Dead-end alleys are prohibited.
(h) Half Streets. The street layout shall be planned to avoid half streets, if possible. Where there exists a dedicated or platted half street adjacent to the tract to be subdivided, the other half shall be platted, if deemed necessary by the Planning Commission.
(i) Utility Easements. Where utilities are located outside of street right-of-way lines, easements shall be provided. Easements along rear or side lot lines are preferable, where possible.
(Ord. 2013-01. Passed 2-5-13.)