From Volume II Neighborhood Model Recommendations

For Implementation, pp. 4 - 5



Proposed Subdivision Ordinance Changes:


1.        Require curb and gutter on all new streets in the Development Areas, with few exceptions.  Exceptions would be made only in unusual circumstances such as where a rural cross-section and low-density development promotes more sensitive use of hilly terrain.


2.        Require sidewalks on both sides of a street as a rule for all new streets in the Development Areas.  Preferred surfaces are concrete, and brick; however, as an exception asphalt could be used or other solid surfaces that are ADA accessible.  Exceptions to the requirement for sidewalks could be made in unusual circumstances only, such as

·         when streets are “single loaded” with residences

·         when extremely hilly terrain and lower density development results in use of a rural cross-section of road

·         when a pedestrian path can be used in hilly terrain as a better alternative to a sidewalk.


3.        Where additional pedestrian paths are provided, such as “nature trails, other materials such as gravel and wood chips are allowed.


4.        Set width and construction standards for sidewalks and other pedestrian paths.


5.        Require street trees with new public road development in accordance with the Neighborhood Model.  Where street trees are to be in a space between the back of the curb and the sidewalk, make provision for a 4 – 9 foot planting strip that can also accommodate utilities.  Where a sidewalk is to be used adjacent to the curb, plant trees on the “house” side of the sidewalk.  Provide a list of acceptable street trees that create an overhead canopy, do not interfere with sight distances, and have a root system that does not interfere with utility lines.  Use planting liners to repel roots from utility lines.


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