ORDINANCE NO. 21-95
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTERS 1105, 1109, 1113, 1117, AND
1121 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF
GRANVILLE ESTABLISHING SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT
WHEREAS, the Subdivision Regulations will now be known as the Subdivision
and Development Regulations, and
WHEREAS, these Subdivision and Development Regulations have been
changed to address the goals and objectives of the 1990 Comprehensive Plan.
NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Council of the Village of Granville,
Chapters 1105, 1109, 1113, 1117 and 1121 of the Granville Codified
Ordinances be and hereby are amended to read as follows:
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF GRANVILLE
PART ELEVEN -PLANNING AND ZONING CODE
TITLE ONE -Subdivision and Development Regulations
Chap. 1105. Definitions.
Chap. 1109. General Provisions.
Chap. 1113. Procedure for Plat Approval.
Chap. 1117. Design Standards.
Chap. 1121. Improvements.
Plat and subdivision defined -see O.R.C. 711. 001
a) For the purpose of these following Subdivision and Development Regulations the terms are defined:
Alley"or s"ervice drive"means a local right of way, privately or publicly owned, primarily for service access to the back or sides of properties.
Arterial street"means a street primarily for through traffic carrying heavy loads and large volume of traffic usually on a continuous route.
Block"means a parcel of land bounded on at least one side by a street and on the other sides by a natural or manmade barrier or property line.
Boulevard"means a street containing two lanes in each direction of travel each with a minimum width of twelve feet separated by a traffic island. Traffic islands shall have a minimum width of eight 8( )feet measured from the back of curb to the back of curb.
Building line"means the line within the property defining the required minimum distance between any structure and the adjacent street right of way.
6) C "ollector street"means a street, whether within a residential,
industrial, commercial, or other type of area, which primarily carries
traffid from local streets to arterial streets, including the principal
entrance and circulation routes within residential subdivisions.
Commission"means the Planning Commission of the Municipality.
Cul-de-sac"means a street having one end open to vehicular traffic
and a vehicular turn around provided on the other end.
Double- frontage lot"or "Reverse- frontage lot"means a lot with front
and rear street frontage.
Easement"means a right of way granted for limited use of land for public
or quasi-public purpose.
Engineer, County"means the County Engineer of Licking County.
Engineer, Municipal"means the full-time or consulting Engineer of the
Improvement"means a physical addition or alteration to land that
may be necessary to service or accommodate lots.
Local street"means a street primarily for the purpose of providing
access to residential, commercial and other abutting property.
Lot"means a parcel of land intended for transfer of ownership,
development, improvement and/ or dedication.
Lot area"means the area contained within the property lines of the
individual parcels of land as shown on a subdivision plat, excluding space within any street or right-of-way, but including the area of any easement.
Municipality"means the Municipality of Granville, Ohio and its inhabitants.
Plat, preliminary"means a tentative subdivision plan, in lesser detail than the final plat, indicating the proposed layout of a subdivision as a basis for consideration prior to the preparation of the final plat.
Plat, final"means a complete and exact subdivision plan prepared for official recording as required by statute.
Street"means a public right of way designed for the purpose of moving people and goods or for the provision of access to private property.
Subdivider"or d"eveloper"means an owner or a person authorized as the agent for an owner for whom subdivision plans are being or have been made.
a)The division of any parcel of land shown as a unit or as contiguous units on the last preceding tax roll, into two or more parcels, sites
or lots, any one of which is less than five acres for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of transfer of ownership or development. Such division must be surveyed and platted, provided, however,that the division or partition of land into parcels of more than five acres not involving any new streets or easements of access, and the sale or exchange of parcels between adjoining lot owners, where such sale or exchange does not create additional building sites, shall be exempted.
b)The improvement of any parcel or parcels of land for residential, commercial or industrial structures or groups of structures which requires the opening, widening or extension of any street or streets. Such improvement must be surveyed and platted.
c)The division or allocation of land as open spaces for common use
by owners, occupants or lease holders or as easements for the extension
and maintenance of public sewer, water, storm drainage or other public
facilities. Such division or allocation must be surveyed and platted..
Sketch plan"means a draft or sketch showing contemplated
Subdivision and Development Regulations"or "Regulations"means
Ordinance 21 -95, adopted August 2, 1995, as amended, which is
codified as Title I of this Part Eleven -Planning and Zoning Code.
Traffic Impact Study"means a study prepared by a registered
engineer to determine the impact of proposed development on the
Village Planner"means the Municipal Administrative Officer
appointed by the Manager whose duties include the enforcement and
administration of the provisions of these Subdivision and Development
1109.02 Validity and Separability.
1109.07 Traffic Impact of Subdivisions
1109.11 Public Hearings.
1109.12 Enforcement. ,
1109.14 Cost Reimbursement.
Plat approval by planning authority; minimum lot area -see O.R.C. 711.09
Procedure for plat approval -see P. &Z. Ch. 1113
Design Standards -see P. &Z. Ch. 1117
Flood control -see BLDG. Ch. 1313
a) The purpose of these Subdivision and Development Regulations is to provide for harmonious development within the Municipality by:
Promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of the Municipality;
Providing for growth and development in accordance with
adopted plans, zoning regulations, policies and resolutions;
Providing for safe and convenient traffic circulation through
the proper arrangement of streets or other right-of-ways in
relation to existing or planned streets or right-of- Furthering ways; the orderly layout and use of land;
Securing safety from fire, flood and other dangers;
Providing adequate light and air;
Preventing the overcrowding of land and avoiding undue concentration of population;
Facilitating adequate provision for transportation, water, sewage, stormwater management, open space, schools, parks,
playgrounds and other public requirements and facilities; and Facilitating the further resubdivision of larger tracts into smaller parcels of land, and
Minimizing the impact of development to the land and the surrounding ecosystem.
b)The provisions of these Regulations are made with reasonable consideration of the character of the Municipality with a view of conserving and enhancing
the value of buildings placed upon the land, providing the best possible
environment for human habitation and encouraging the most appropriate use of
1109.02 VALIDITY AND SEPARABILITY.
If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of these Regulations is found to be
invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of
remaining portions and provisions.
These Regulations shall be known as the Subdivision and Development
Regulations for Granville, Ohio.
The provisions of these Regulations shall be held to be minimum requirements
for the promotion of health, safety and general welfare of the Municipality.
These regulations are not intended to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any manner
interfere with any existing laws, covenants or rules. However, where these Regulations
impose a greater minimum requirement than is required by existing laws, covenants or
rules, the provisions of these Regulations shall govern.
In addition to the requirements set forth herein and in other applicable sections
of the Codified Ordinances of Granville, Ohio, all subdivisions shall conform to all
applicable Federal and State regulations, rules and laws.
These Regulations shall apply to all subdivisions hereinafter made of lands
located in the incorporated area of the Municipality and may be applied to the
unincorporated area outside of the Municipality in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.
1109.07 TRAFFIC IMPACT OF SUBDIVISIONS.
The Planning Commission shall not recommend nor shall Council subdivision plat unless approve a they find that such subdivision plat provides adequate ingress
and egress and does not adversely impact traffic patterns. A traffic impact study shall be conducted to determine the development's impact on municipal street patterns and pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow for any proposed residential subdivision of greater than fifteen 1( 5)units and for any commercial, industrial or institutional developments unless waived by the Planning Commission. The traffic impact study shall include any proposed offs-ite road improvements determined necessary to alleviate any impact caused by the proposed subdivision or development.
Deviations from any of the terms of these Regulations may be recommended to Council by the Planning Commission in specific cases where topographical or other conditions justify such deviation. Deviations from any of the terms of these Regulations regarding the design, configuration or construction of any infrastructure improvements, including, but not limited to streets, paths, sidewalks, waterlines, sewer and storm lines, utility or service lines, or lighting may be authorized only by appropriate action of Council. Such modifications shall be granted only if substantial hardship or injustices would be experienced by strict compliance to the provisions of this Ordinance.
Whenever any parcel or subdivision which received final approval prior to the effective date of these Regulations is resubdivided and the width, lot lines or the area of one or more lots or the direction and location of any street is altered or modified, the resubdivision shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for approval prior to its recording.
The Planning Commission may,from time to time, as it considers appropriate, recommend modifications or amendments to these regulations.
1109.11 PUBLIC HEARINGS.
The Planning Commission may, on its own motion or upon the petition by any
resident of the municipality or neighboring property owners, prior to acting on a
preliminary subdivision plat for any subdivision, hold a hearing thereon at such time
and place and upon such notice as the Planning Commission may designate. All
interested parties shall be entitled to be heard at such hearing.
The Municipality may institute any appropriate action or proceeding to enjoin or
otherwise prohibit any violation of these Regulations or any provision of the Codified
Ordinances of Granville or Chapter 711 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Fees for the various plat submittals and reviews shall be as follows:
Sketch Plan Review -No Fee.
Subdivision Without Plat -2 5$.00.
Preliminary Plat -2 0$0.00 +cost of postage, advertising and Municipal
Final Plat -Cost of postage, advertising and Municipal Engineer reviews,
plus the following:
Number of Lots
2 through 5
6 through 15
16 and over
100.00 +1 0$.00 per lot over the 5th lot.
250.00 +1 0$.00 per lot over the 15th lot.
1109.14 COST REIMBURSEMENT.
In addition to the fees established by 1109.13, the subdivider, developer or
owner shall pay all costs incurred by the Municipality, as the case may be, to inspect
improvements which are installed, and to provide for plat and plan review, including,
but not limited to, engineering costs and expenses.
In addition to any other penalties or actions permitted by law, any
subdivider, owner, agent, surveyor, engineer or other person, firm or
corporation who violates or assists in violating any part of these
Regulations or fails to comply with an order issued pursuant
hereto, shall be subject to a Civil Penalty of not more than one
thousand dollars 1(,0$00)for each violation. A separate offense shall
be deemed committed each day during or on which an offense
occurs or continues. Such sum may be recovered with costs in a civil
action in the Court of Common Pleas of Licking County, Ohio, brought by
the Law Director in the name of the Municipality and for the use thereof.
Each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for every day during any portion of which any violation of any provisions of these
Regulations, including any physical condition created in violation hereof,
continues or is committed by such person and shall be punished therefore
as provided herein and/ or as otherwise established in the Codified
Ordinances of Granville, Ohio.
Procedure for Plat Approval
1113.01 Sketch Plan.
1113.02 Subdivision Without Plat.
1113.03 Preliminary Plat.
1113.04 Final Plat.
Plat approval by planning authority; minimum lot area -see O.R.C. 711. 09 Plat defined -see P. &Z. 1109.12
Plat approval fees P. &Z. Ch. 1117
Public use fees -see BLDG 1305.03
1113.01 SKETCH PLAN.
Subdividers are urged to discuss possible development with the
Village Planner or other designee of the Manager and the Planning
Commission prior to submission of a preliminary plat for advice and to
identify variances which will be required whether from the Planning
Commission, the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals, or Council.
If desired, a sketch plan may be prepared and presented for review and
discussion. Sketch plans should generally include those items listed in
Discussions and/ or sketch plan review with the Village Planner or other -
designee of the Manager shall be considered as confidential between
the subdivider and the Municipality. Discussion with the Planning
Commission will, however, be in an open public meeting.
Submission of a sketch plan shall not constitute formal filing of either a preliminary or final plat.
1113.02 SUBDIVISION WITHOUT PLAT (LOT-SPLIT).
a) Written application for a subdivision without plat shall be submitted
to the Village Planner or designee of the Manager who shall review
such application for proper form and content. Upon acceptance of
the application, the Village Planner or designee of the Manager shall
process the application in accordance with this section.
The Planning Commission shall consider an application for
subdivision without plat within twenty-one (21)days after receipt of
the application and shall act on such application within thirty (30)
days after consideration, unless otherwise extended by mutual
agreement, and may approve such application provided:
1) All lots of the resulting subdivision are contiguous to dedicated a public street right-of-way for such distance as is
required by the applicable zoning district.
2) No opening, widening or extension of any road, street or other public way is involved.
3) No more than five (5)lots, each of which meet established criteria for
development, result after the original tract is completely subdivided.
4)The request for subdivision is not contrary to platting, subdividing or zoning regulations of the Municipality.
A boundary survey prepared by a registered surveyor shall be submitted with each application for subdivision without plat. Such survey shall show:
1) Boundaries of the proposed subdivision based on an accurate transverse with angular and lineal dimensions.
2) Size of all lots within the proposed subdivision with accurate dimensions in feet and hundredths with bearing in degrees and minutes. 3) Exact location, width and name of all streets or other public ways contiguous to the proposed subdivision.
4)Names of adjacent subdivisions ando/r owners of adjoining parcels wlainthd.the boundary lines of adjacent tracts of unsubdivided and subdivided
5)Scale of plan, north point and date. The location,widths of easements, parks, permanent buildings, military survey and township lines within and adjacent to the subdivision.
The Planning Commission may grant conditional approval to any proposed subdivision or lots-plit pending approval by the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals or Council of variances which may be required for development.
No application for subdivision without plat shall be approved by the Planning Commission which would result in any parcel of land becoming
or remaining landlocked or which does not meet the conditions of this
1113.03 PRELIMINARY PLAT.
1) The subdivider/ developer shall prepare a preliminary plat together
with improvement plans and such other data as may be required
by Chapters 1109, 1117, 1121 or 1147.
Ten (10)copies of the preliminary plat and other required material
shall accompany a written application to the Planning
For consideration at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the
Planning Commission, the application including all required
attachments shall be submitted to the Village Planner or
designee of the Manager not less than fifteen (15)calendar days
in advance of such meeting date. The application shall be
considered officially filed after it is examined by the Planning
Commission and is found to be complete in all respects. The
Planning Commission shall not consider an application for a
preliminary plat which is found to be incomplete.
1) The Village Planner or other designee of the Manager shall,
within five (5)working days after submission by the
subdividerd/eveloper of the proposed preliminary plat, transmit
copies to the Municipal Engineer, the appropriate boards,
commissions and departments of the Municipality, and to all
affected local utility companies for their review, recommendations,
After receiving a written report from each of the officials as
specified herein, the Planning Commission shall determine
whether the preliminary plat shall be approved, approved with
modifications, conditionally approved, or disapproved.
Conditional approval may be based upon the
subdividerd/eveloper obtaining approval for any deviations or
variances from these regulations by the authority empowered
to grant such deviations or variances.
In the event a written report is not received within forty- five (45)
after the transmittal of a plat of a subdivision to the official as
specified herein, the Planning Commission shall proceed in
accordance with these Regulations.
c) Size and Scale.
1) The preliminary plat shall be clearly and legibly drawn. The scale
of the plat shall be not less than one (1) inch equals one hundred
2) The plat of a subdivision containing six (6)acres or less shall be
drawn at a scale of one (1)inch equals fifty (50)feet.
d) Plat Contents.
The preliminary plat shall contain the following information:
1) Proposed name of the subdivision which name shall not duplicate,
be of the same in spelling or alike in pronunciation with any other recorded subdivision. However, in the case of a subdivision
platted by phases, the subdividerd/eveloper shall be permitted to
use the same subdivision name;
Location and distance to any adjacent street intersection or plat; Names and addresses of the subdividedr/eveloper ando/r owner and surveyor;
4) Scale of the plan, north point and date;
5) Boundaries of the subdivision indicated by a heavy line and the
acreage of the subdivision;
6) Location, widths and names of existing or platted streets, railroad
rights of way, easements, parks, permanent buildings, military
survey and township lines within and adjacent to the
Names of adjacent subdivisions and owners of adjoining parcels of
land, deed book and page number and adjacent zoning;
Existing contours with intervals of not more than five (5)feet where
the slope is greater than ten (10)percent, or not more than two (2)
feet where the slope is less than ten (10)percent. Elevations shall
be based on sea level datum;
Power transmission poles and lines and any other significant items;
Vicinity sketch at a scale not smaller than 1"=2000'.
e) Other Contents.
Wooded areas, rivers, streams, watercourses, drainage routes
and patterns, ponding areas and wetlands.
The 100 year floodplain, including the floodway definition, of
any watercourse identified by FEMA, National Flood Insurance
Program, Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Soils information, derived from the Soil Survey of Licking
Approximate building locations within 100 feet of the
Storm and sanitary sewers (with sizes and inverts),culverts,
drainage tile, water lines, gas lines, and utility lines and poles
within and adjacent to the site. Direction and distances to
water and sewer lines if not located on or adjacent to the tract
of land to be subdivided or developed.
Name, location, pavement and right-of-way width, and
approximate grade of proposed and existing streets within or
near the site.
Location of proposed blocks, lots (with dimensions, numbers
and building lines),reserves and purpose of reserves, and
minimum building setback lines.
Preliminary location and size of proposed storm sewers,
culverts, stormwater control facilities, sanitary sewers, and
waterlines showing easements and outlets or connections to
areas beyond the boundaries of the proposed subdivision or
Lot grading elevations and major storm routing path.
Location of proposed parkland, public open space,
playground, school land, or common areas or facilities.
Location and type of other proposed improvements.
f) Additional Requirements: The following items may be required, by
the Municipality, to be included with, or supplement to the
preliminary plat or development plan.
1) Landscape Plan that is in accordance with Chapter 1193 of the Codified Ordinances.
Screening, buffering and/ or noise abatement measures.
Location and results of soil borings or test pits.
Plat wording and/ or deed restrictions.
Land dedicated for public use, land reserved by plat wording
for public or cormon use.
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Access managdment practices to control the number and Slopceactiioanl toypf edraivndswainddthaccess points onto public righto- fw-ay. of street pavement.
Potential street locations within or adjacent to the site.
Other provisions deemed necessary to allow development
consistent with public health, safety and welfare.
1113.04 FINAL PLAT.
Submission. The final plat shall be submitted not later than twelve (12)
months after the date of approval of the preliminary plat, otherwise the
preliminary plat shall be considered void unless an extension is
requested by the subdividerd/eveloper or is a portion of an overall
development previously approved. The final plat shall be considered by
the Planning Commission and approved if found to be in full
compliance with the formal provisions of these Regulations. The final plat
shall be submitted to the Planning Commission at least thirty (30)
days prior to the meeting at which it is to be considered.
Contents. The final plat shall conform to the preliminary plat. The final
plat may constitute only that portion of the approved preliminary plat
which the subdividerd/eveloper proposes to record and develop at the
time, provided that such portion conforms with all the requirements of
these Regulations. Cross sections and profiles of streets and all other
construction drawings related to the improvements to be constructed in
the subdivision shall be submitted with the final plat.
Review. The Village Planner or designee of the Manager shall within
three (3)days after submission of the final plat transmit copies of the
plat to the appropriate Municipal departments for final study and
recommendation to the Village Planner. The cross sections and all
other construction drawings shall be forwarded to the Municipal Engineer.
After receiving a report from the Village Planner, the Planning
Commission shall notify the subdividerd/eveloper of any recommended
changes or suggestions so that the subdividerd/eveloper may correct the
final tracing. In the event a written report is not received prior to the
meeting to consider the final plat, the Planning Commission may
proceed to act in accordance with these Regulations.
The final tracing shall be submitted at least five (5)working days
prior to the meeting at which the plat is to be considered by the
Planning Commission. The Planning Commission shall approve
or disapprove the final plat within thirty (30)days of consideration,
unless mutually extended. If the subdividerd/eveloper resubmits a plat having incorporated any amendments or changes required to
meet the provisions of these Regulations, the Planning Commission shall approve the plat.
Form. The final plat shall be clearly and legibly drawn in permanent ink
on mylar or equivalent. The size of the plat shall be eighteen (18)by
twenty- four (24)inches in size. The plat of a subdivision containing six 6)acres or less shall be drawn at a scale of one (1)inch equals fifty 5( 0) feet. All other subdivisions shall be drawn at a scale of one 1( )inch equals one hundred (100)feet, unless otherwise required by the Planning Commission.
Plat Contents. The final plat shall contain the following information: 1) Name of the subdivision and location;
2) Accurate traverse of subdivision boundary with true angles and distances to an error of closure of 1: 10,000;
3) Bearing and distances to the nearest established street lines, military survey or township lines, or other recognized permanent monuments which shall be accurately described on the plat; 4) Municipal, military survey or township lines accurately tied to the lines of the subdivision by distances and bearings;
5) Names of streets within the plat;
6) Length of all arcs, chord and chord bearings, radii, internal angles, points of curvature and tangent bearings;
7) All easements for rights of way provided for public services or utilities, and any limitations of such easements;
8) All lot numbers and lines with accurate dimensions in feet and hundredths, and with bearings or angles to street and alley or crosswalk way lines;
9) Accurate locations of all monuments;
10) Accurate outlines of any areas to be dedicated or temporarily
reserved for public use with the purpose indicated thereon;
11) Building setback lines with dimensions;
12) The width at the building lines when lots are located on a curve or
when side lot lines are at angles other than ninety (90)degrees;
13) Protective covenants;
14) Certification, with seal by a registered professional engineer or
registered land surveyor with the State, that the survey and plat are
15) Notarized certification, by the owner or owners, of the adoption of
the plat and the dedication of streets and other public areas;
16) Certificate for approval of the Planning Commission;
17) A certificate to provide for the County Recorder;
18) A certificate to provide for the County Auditor;
19) Certificate for approval by the Municipal Engineer; and
20) Such other certificates of approval by proper authority.
g) Approval. The subdivider shall be notified of the final action of the
Planning Commission, and shall record the final plat in the office of the
County Recorder, within sixty (60)days after the date of approval,
otherwise the plat shall be considered void. The subdivider/ developer
shall, immediately upon recording, furnish the Municipality with five (5)
prints of the recorded plat.
ENVIRONMENT AND LAND SUITABILITY
1115.01 Land Suitability. 1115.05 Wetlands.
1115.02 Floodplain. 1115.06 Sites for Public Uses.
1115.03 Watercourses and Drainageways. 1115.07 Wooded Areas.
1115.04 Soils with Development Limitations.
Tree and Landscape Requirements -see P. &Z. Chapter 1193.
Flood Hazard Overlay District -see P. &Z. Chapter 1177.
Soils -Soil Survey of Licking County, Ohio.
1115.01 LAND SUITABILITY.
Land the Planning Commission finds unfavorable for development due to
flooding, improper drainage, slopes, geology, soil conditions, utility water quality or quantity, easements or other features which may reasonably be considered
environmentally harmful or detrimental to the safety, health and welfare of present or future residents of the subject or surrounding area, shall not be subdivided or developed unless measures adequate to resolve the problems are formulated by the applicant and approved by the Planning Commission.
When a portion of the property is in a floodplain, the subdividerd/eveloper shall include the location in the plans. The location of the floodplain areas shall be determined by the National Flood Insurance Program N( FIP)maps and data or data developed by a Registered Professional Engineer using accepted engineering practices. Any development within the floodplain areas must be in compliance with Chapter 1177 of the Codified Ordinances.
1115.03 WATERCOURSES AND DRAINAGEWAYS.
The applicant shall take steps to assure watercourses, drainageways, streams, creeks, ditches or swales continue to function in their natural or intended manner. Plans for changes to such drainageways and watercourses, etc. shall be submitted for approval.
1115.04 SOILS WITH DEVELOPMENT LIMITATIONS.
Soils with potential wetness, drainage or strength limitations are identified by the Soil Survey of Licking County, Ohio. The Soil Survey notes limitations for homesites, roads, and other development activities. Special street sections may be required to
deal with soil limitations. Plat wording or deed restrictions may be required to alert
future owners of lots to potential limitations or to otherwise specify development
conditions or restrictions.
In addition to these Regulations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Ohio
EPA may have jurisdiction over wetlands. Subdivision approvals may be revoked if the
subdividerd/eveloper fails to secure proper permits.
1115.06 SITES FOR PUBLIC USES.
Consideration shall be given to preserving natural features such as scenic
areas, watercourses, stands of trees, and to providing suitable areas for playgrounds,
schools, parks and recreational facilities. Sites may be dedicated to the public or
reserved by deed or plat wording.
1115.07 WOODED AREAS.
When wooded areas are developed the subdividerd/eveloper shall plan for the
retention of as many trees and as much of the area's character as possible, pursuant to Chapter 1193 of the Codified Ordinances. Care should be taken to maximize the
aesthetic value of the trees and avoid safety and maintenance liabilities for future
owners. Development impacts shall be minimized with proper construction and urban
forestry management practices.
1117.01 Evaluation of plans.
1117.02 Streets and highways.
1117.03 Access Management.
1117.04 Service Roads.
1117.05 Stormwater Management.
1117.07 Lots and building setback lines.
1117.08 Survey Monuments.
1117.09 Street construction plan and profile.
1117.10 Drainage structures.
1117.13 Building permits.
1117.15 Public Street Lighting
1117.16 Street Name Signs.
1117.17 Traffic Control Signs.
Cornerstones and permanent markers -see Ohio R.C. 711. 03, 711. 14 Streets -see S.U. &P.S. Ch. 901
Sidewalks -see S.U. &P.S. Ch. 905, Ch. 907
Sewer regulations and charges -see S. U. &P. S. Ch. 921, Ch. 923 Water regulations and charges -see S.U. &P.S. Ch. 925
Improvements -see P. &Z. Ch. 1121
1117.01 EVALUATION OF PLANS.
The Subdivision and Development Regulations, principles, standards and requirements set forth herein shall be applied by the Planning Commission in evaluating the proposed subdivision plans submitted for their consideration. However, if physical conditions interfere, the Planning Commission may recommend deviation from the established requirement so as to carry out the overall intent that these standards.
1117.02 STREETS AND HIGHWAYS.
a) Streets shall be logically related to the topography so as to produce usable lots, reasonable grades, a minimum of topographical or physical alterations and multiple access.
b) Local streets shall be so laid out as to discourage their use by through traffic. Further, the arrangement of streets shall provide for the continuation of appropriate projection of the streets to serve the adjacent lands wherever topographic and other physical conditions permit.
c) Where a subdivision abuts or contains an existing or proposed major highway of primary classification, the Planning Commission may require a frontage road, nonaccess reservation along the rear of the property
contiguous to such highway or such other treatment as may be necessary
for adequate protection of residential properties and to separate local and
Where a subdivision borders on or contains a railroad right of way or
limited access highway right of way the Planning Commission may
require a street approximately parallel to and on each side of such right of
way at a distance suitable for the appropriate use of the intervening land.
Such distances shall also be determined with regard for the requirements
of approach grades and future separations.
Buffer strips or lots intended to restrict access from adjacent private or
public areas shall be prohibited.
Double- frontage lots are prohibited, unless the street to the rear is a
service road or alley. The Planning Commission may determine
double- frontage lots or reverse-frontage lots are necessary to meet
the objectives of Access Management, Section 1117.03.
A tangent at least one hundred (100)feet long shall be introduced
between reverse curves on arterial and collector streets.
Streets shall be laid out so as to intersect as near as possible at right
Dead-end streets shall be prohibited except as stubs to permit further
street extensions into adjoining undeveloped tracts or when designed as
All street right of ways shall not be less than the width specified as
MINIMUM WIDTH (feet)
Street grades shall conform to the following specifications:
MAXIMUM GRADE (percent)
The minimum grade for collector or local streets shall be one-half (1/2)of one (1) percent.
Cul-de-sacs are permitted where the street length does not exceed thousand five one hundred (1, 500)feet and where a turn-around with a right- ofw-ay radius of fifty (50)feet is provided. The pavement of a turning circle at the end of a cul-de-sac shall have a minimum
radius of thirty-seven and one-half (37 1/2)feet measured from
vertical face of curb to vertical face of curb. The Planning
Commission may require a right-of-way reserved for access to adjoining
private or public land. Cul-de-sacs with islands shall have a minimum
of thirty (30)feet of pavement width around the island measured from vertical face of curb to vertical face of curb.
Streets shall be constructed to conform with the specifications as set forth by the Municipal Engineer which are to be considered as minimum standards.
Minimum centerline radius for horizontal curves shall be as follows:
No street name of plat name shall be used which will duplicate, or be
confused with, the name of any existing street or plat in Licking County.
Street names and plat names shall be subject to the approval of the
Roadway widths, vertical face of curb to vertical face of curb shall not be
MINIMUM WIDTH (feet)
Minimum standards to determine roadway width:
12 (3 Lanes)
90 degrees preferred)
Design Element Standard
Maximum Approach Speed 25 mph
Clear Sight Distance 100 feet
Length along each approach leg)
Profile Grade Approach to Intersection
Minimum Angle of Intersection
Streets shall remain in the angle
of intersection for at least 100 feet
Minimum Curb Return Radius
a) Curbed (face of curb) 25 feet
b) Uncurbed (edge of pavement) 30 feet
Minimum centerline offset of adjacent intersections
a)Arterial 300 feet
b) Collector 200 feet
c) Local 150 feet
d) Cul-de-sac 150 feet
e) Service 100 feet
1117.03 ACCESS MANAGEMENT
a) Traffic safety measures and the location and number of access points onto existing and proposed streets shall be as required by the Planning Commission upon consideration of the
recommendation by the Municipal Engineer, Service Director or Village Planner. In order to improve access control or safety, the following may be required:
1) Service roads.
2) Reverse frontage lots with access on interior streets.
3) Buffering and screening, or other treatment for separation of through traffic and impacts from development areas. 4) Driveways with turnarounds.
5) Combined access points to the public right-of-way.
6) Restrictions on the number and location of drives.
7) Driveway/ access easements be provided for adjoining parcels.
b) The arrangement of streets shall consider existing and planned
streets, topographical conditions, public convenience and safety
and proposed land use. Provision shall be made for continuation of
streets where adjoining land is not subdivided. Local residential
streets shall be designed to discourage through traffic.
1117.04 SERVICE ROADS.
Service Roads shall be provided in commercial and industrial districts,
except that the Planning Commission may waive this requirement where
other definite and assured provision is made for service access such as
off-street loading and parking adequate for the uses proposed.
Service Roads shall be prohibited in residential areas unless necessary
because of topography or other exceptional circumstances as
determined by the Planning Commission.
1117.05 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
a) Guidelines &Criteria. Design of stormsewers, drainage structures
and stormwater management facilities shall be in accordance with
requirements of the Municipal Engineer and Service Director.
b) Stormwater Manaaement Policy. No subdivision or development
having inadequate storm drainage or other wetness, drainage or
flooding impairment shall be approved. The Municipality shall
determine if and how stormwater run-off rates or volumes shall be
controlled. Ownership and maintenance of drainage and stormwater
management features shall be determined prior to final plat
a) In general, utility easements shall be a minimum width of twenty (20)feet
and located at the side or rear of lots whenever possible.
b) Where a subdivision is traversed by a watercourse, drainage way,
channel or stream, there shall be provided a storm water easement or
drainage right of way not less than twenty (20)feet in width, conforming
substantially with the lines of such watercourse.
1117.07 LOTS AND BUILDING SETBACK LINES.
Lots and building setback lines shall be in accordance with the regulations of the
1117.08 SURVEY MONUMENTS.
a) A complete survey of a proposed subdivision shall be made by a
registered surveyor. The traverse of the exterior boundaries of the
subdivision and each block, when computed from field measurements of
the ground, shall close within a limit of error of one (1)foot to ten
thousand (10,000)of the perimeter before balancing survey.
b) Permanent reference monuments made of stone, concrete or other
material accepted by the Municipal Engineer, at least thirty (30)
inches in length and six (6)inches round with suitable center point, shall be located and placed within the subdivision. The monuments shall be
located and placed as soon as the grading of streets is completed and the
cost shall be included in the total estimated cost of improvements.
Iron pin monuments one-half 1/2)inch in diameter and thirty (30)inches
long, shall be placed by the surveyor at all points on boundary lines where there is a change of direction and at all lot corners.
1117.09 STREET CONSTRUCTION PLAN AND PROFILE.
a) A plan and profile of streets shall be submitted for review bythe
Municipal Engineer with the final plat.
b) The plan and profile shall be drawn in permanent ink on mylar or
equivalent on a maximum sheet size oftwenty- four ( 24)by thirty-six (36)
inches. The following maximum scales shall apply:
1) Horizontal scale: One (1)inch equals one hundred (100)feet.
2) Vertical scale: One (1)inch equals ten (10)feet.
c) The plan shall contain the width of the right ofway;the profile of the
existing terrain;the centerline grade;typical cross section;estimated
quantities;the size of all drainage structures except driveway and culverts
and the area draining into each structure and the direction of flow. If the
drainage outlet is not located within the subdivision, it shall be shown on
d) The profile elevations shall be shown from a United States Geological
Survey bench mark.
e) The cross section shall show the existing ground and proposed grades
taken at a minimum of one hundred ( 100)foot stations, and shall show
the elevations of side ditch drainage. The cross section shall cover an
area fifteen (15)feet outside the limits of the proposed right of way.
f) The typical cross section shall show such other information as required by
the Municipal Engineer.
g) Sanitary sewer plans and profiles, where applicable shall show the
locations, grades, sizes, elevations and materials of required facilities.
h) Storm sewer plans and profiles, where applicable, shall show the
locations, grades, sizes, cross sections, elevations and materials of
required facilities. Inlets or catch basins shall not be located within
the corner radius or within six (6)feet of either end of the radius. All
grates for inlets or catch basins shall be bicycle safe.
i) Water main plans and profiles, where applicable, shall show the
locations, sizes, elevations and materials of required facilities.
j) Additional special plans or information shall be included as required.
1117. 10 DRAINAGE STRUCTURES.
All drainage structures shall be approved by the Municipal Engineer.
Sidewalks shall have a minimum width of five (5)feet, be located within the
street right of way, be constructed in accordance with Chapter 907.05, Materials
Specifications. All corners shall be designed to ODOT Standards. All sidewalks shall
be considered as part of the street. All sidewalks shall be installed by the
subdividerd/eveloper prior to the beginning of the OneY-ear Warranty Period as
described in Section 1121. 02(e).
The area between the back of the curb and the edge of the sidewalk shall have a
minimum width of six (6)feet.
1117.13 BUILDING PERMITS.
No building permit shall be issued for erection of a structure on any lot of record
until all the re4uirements of these Regulations have been met or as otherwise
determined by the Manager.
Proposed land subject to public dedication shall have Planning Commission
approval of the type and location of trees and shrubs prior to planting so as to conform
with the Tree and Landscape Ordinance of the Municipality.
1117.15 PUBLIC STREET LIGHTING PLAN.
The subdividerd/eveloper shall submit a Public Street Lighting Plan to provide
public street lights throughout the subdivision/ development within the right- of-way. The
plan shall be reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission. The type of fixture
and details of installation shall conform to the standards established by the Municipality
at the time the plan is submitted.
1117.16 STREET NAME SIGNS.
The subdivider/ developer shall construct and install street name signs. Street
name signs shall be designed according to such requirements as established by the
Municipality at the time the sign design is submitted.
1117.17 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES.
The subdivider/ developer shall prepare and submit a Traffic Control Plan to be
reviewed and approved by the Service Director. The subdividerd/eveloper shall install
all traffic control devices throughout the subdivision/ development. All traffic control
devices shall be in accordance to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Manual of
Uniform Traffic Control Devices. All traffic control devices shall be installed prior to the
beginning of the one-year warranty period as described in Section 1121.02(e).
1121. 01 Compliance.
1121. 02 Bond.
Inspection of construction; acceptance -see Ohio R.C. 711. 091
Municipality may adopt standards for construction -see Ohio R.C. 711. 101
Excavations -see S.U. 7 P.S. Ch. 903
Sewer regulations and charges -see S.U. &P.S. Ch. 921, Ch. 923
Water regulations and charges -see S.U. &P.S. Ch 925
Improved defined -see P. &Z. 1105.01 (j)
1121. 01 COMPLIANCE.
Improvements relating to infrastructure, whether design, configuration or construction and whether of streets, ways, paths, sidewalks, water lines, sewer or storm
lines, utility or service lines, or lighting, shall be required in accordance with the
determinations of Council. In no case, however, shall they be less than the
requirements for the County.
a) General. The subdividerd/eveloper shall guarantee the construction of all required improvements in one of the following ways:
1) The subdividerd/eveloper shall, prior to construction of the
improvements, seek preliminary approval by the Planning
Commission. The subdividerd/eveloper may construct all
improvements. Upon completion of such improvements and their
acceptance by the Municipal Engineer and Council, the
subdividedr/eveloper may request approval by the Planning Commission.
2) The subdividerd/eveloper may furnish a surety bond equal to the estimated cost of construction of all the improvements. The
estimate shall be furnished by the Municipal Engineer.
3) The subdividerd/eveloper may make a cash deposit with the
legislative authority in an amount equal to the estimated cost of improvements. The performance bond or cash deposit shall run to the Municipality and shall provide that the
subdividerd/eveloper, hish/er heirs, successors and assigns, their agent or servants, shall comply with all applicable terms,
conditions, provisions and requirements. Before such bond is accepted it shall be approved by the Municipal Engineer and Council.
4) The subdivider/ developer may furnish the Municipality with an
irrevocable letter of credit or such other credit instrument as may
be approved by Council in an amount equal to the estimated cost
of construction of all improvements. Any such "credit"l,e t"ter of
credit"d, o"cumentary draft"d, o"cumentary demand of payment"or
other approved engagement shall designate the Municipality as
beneficiary"and shall be in such form and upon such condition as
may be established by Council.
Extension of Time. The construction of all improvements for which a
surety bond or cash deposit had been provided by the
subdividerd/eveloper shall be completed within one 1( )year after the
subdivision has received final approval. If the subdividerd/eveloper fails
to complete such improvements within the prescribed time, he/she must
show cause why the bond or the cash payment should not be forfeited.
The Manager may, if reasonable cause is shown, grant an extension of
time not to exceed six (6)months, at the end of which time if the
improvements still remain incomplete, the Manager may request Council
to initiate legal action to enforce compliance.
Inspections. During the construction of the subdivision improvements,
periodic inspections shall be made by the Municipality. The
subdivider/ developer shall notify the proper administrative officer when
each phase of an improvement is ready for inspection. When acceptable
evidence had been received by the Manager that all improvements have
been adequately constructed, the Manager may recommend that the
surety bond or cash deposit be released.
As-Built Drawings. Improvements shall be installed as shown in the
plans. A" sb- uilt"drawings shall be provided by the subdividerd/eveloper
on mylar. "As-built"drawings shall include locations, dimensions and
specifications which differ from originally approved plans.
One-Year Warranty Period. There shall be a one-year warranty
period for all improvements made as part of the subdivision/ development.
All improvements must be completed and approved by the Municipality
before the warranty period shall begin. In no event shall the Warranty
Period commence until As-Built drawings have been submitted and
approved by the Municipality. The final course of asphalt, if applicable,
shall be permitted to be installed at the end of the one-year warranty
This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force upon the earliest date allowed by law.
GILL Ok.ry)2 4 i(. 1 _ Clerk of Council
Approved as to Form:
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ORDINANCE NO. 21-95