ATTACHMENT B

 

 

Sections out of Proposed Subdivision Text Amendment Related to

Curb and Gutter, Sidewalks and Street Trees

 

Article IV.  Minimum On-site Improvements and Design

Division 1.  Improvements

 

Sec. 14-400 On-site improvements.

 

 

L.             Sidewalks and pedestrian walkways on one (1) or both sides of a public street or private road: (i) in a residential subdivisions of a proposed density of two (2) or more dwelling units per acre and in commercial and industrial developments wherever determined by the agent or commission to be reasonably necessary to protect the public health, safety or general welfare.

 

 

Sec. 14-525 Sidewalks and pedestrian walkways.

 

                  Each sidewalk proposed to be accepted for maintenance by the Virginia Department of Transportation shall be designed and constructed according to Virginia Department of Transportation standards.  Each sidewalk and pedestrian walkway shall be designed and constructed in a manner approved by the county engineer.  The county engineer shall approve the materials used in the construction of the sidewalk or pedestrian walkway.  

 

Sec. 14-512 Standards for public streets, private roads and alleys.

 

J.             Drainage.  Adequate drainage control shall be provided for public streets or private roads by installing culverts under streets; side, lead, or outlet ditches; catch basins; curb inlets; or any other devices, including piping, as determined to be necessary by the county engineer.  All of these improvements shall meet the standards of the county or, in the event no county standards exist, Virginia Department of Transportation standards.

 

Sec. 14-422 Sidewalks and planting strips.

               

Sidewalks and planting strips for street trees and other vegetation shall be established on both sides of each new street within a subdivision within any development area designated in the comprehensive plan.  Each sidewalk proposed to be accepted for maintenance by the Virginia Department of Transportation shall be designed and constructed according to Virginia Department of Transportation standards or to the standards in the design manual, whichever is greater.  All other sidewalks shall be designed and constructed in a manner, and using materials, approved by the county engineer.  At the agentís discretion, the sidewalk shall be dedicated to public use or conveyed to a homeowners association for ownership and maintenance.  All sidewalks also shall be designed so that no concentrated water flow runs over them.

 

                The requirements of this section may be waived by the agent as provided in section 14-224.1.  In reviewing a waiver request, the agent shall consider whether: (i) the street is serving three (3) or fewer dwellings; or (ii) the street is an existing street and no sidewalk exists or is planned on the abutting property.

 

 

Sec. 14-410 Standards for all streets and alleys.

 

G.            Drainage.  Adequate drainage control shall be provided for streets by installing culverts under streets; side, lead, or outlet ditches; catch basins; curb inlets; or any other devices, including piping, as determined to be necessary by the county engineer.  All of these improvements shall meet the standards of the county or, in the event no county standards exist, Virginia Department of Transportation standards.

 

H.            Curb and/or gutter, sidewalks and planting strips.  In every development area designated in the comprehensive plan, streets shall be constructed with curb and/or gutter, sidewalks and planting strips.  Sidewalks and planting strips shall designed and constructed in compliance with section 14-422.  The requirement for curb and/or gutter may be waived by the agent as provided in section 14-224.1.  In reviewing a waiver request and to allow a rural standard road instead, the agent shall consider whether: (i) the average lot frontage along the street is greater than one hundred fifty (150) feet, provided it is not part of a street that has curb and gutter or is planned to have curb and gutter; and (ii) where the street is one part of an existing rural standard road and the agent has determined it is unlikely the road will have curb and gutter within twenty (20) years of the determination.

 

Sec. 14-412 Standards for private streets only

 

(b)         Streets in areas designated as development areas.  In development areas designated in the comprehensive plan, an urban section street design shall be provided, with a minimum width of twenty (20) feet measured from the curb faces.  Additional widths shall be added for gutters to control drainage at the discretion of the county engineer.  Travelways shall be surfaced as required by Virginia Department of Transportation standards.

The requirements of this subsection may be waived by the agent as provided in section 14-224.1.  In reviewing a waiver request, the agent shall consider whether: (i) the frontage and width of the affected lots is one hundred fifty (150) feet or greater; (ii) no new street is required to be built or is being built to provide access to the lots; (iii) the application is a boundary line adjustment; or (iv) the application proposes an extension of an existing rural road section where three (3) or fewer lots are being created.

 

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