CITY OF SANTA CLARA, UTAH
ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARA UTAH BY AMENDING TITLE 16, CHAPTER 16.24.080, “LOT ARRANGEMENT” AND ESTABLISH AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, it is important to update the City’s code from time to time to remain relevant and reflective of the ever-changing operating environment of the City; and
WHEREAS, staff would like to amend Title 16, Chapter 16.24.080 Lot Arrangement to require a landscape planter strip between the privacy wall and sidewalk where double-frontage lots are platted; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission recommends approval with a definition for “double-frontage lots”; and
WHEREAS, the legislative body of the City of Santa Clara reviewed the recommendation of the Planning Commission and acted on the proposed amendment to Title 16, Chapter 16.24.080 “Lot Arrangement” and acted on January 24, 2018; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Santa Clara, Utah, that Title 16, Chapter 16.24.080 “Lot Arrangement” be amended as follows.
Section 1. Amendment:
16.24.080: LOT ARRANGEMENT
C. Double Frontage Lots: Double frontage lots are lots which have the rear property line adjacent to a public street. Double frontage lots shall not be permitted except where necessary to provide separation of residential development from traffic arterials or to overcome specific disadvantages of topography and orientation. All double frontage lots must be approved by the city council. A solid block or masonry wall shall be provided on all double frontage lots as a part of the required development of improvements, unless waived or modified by the city council. Where a privacy wall is constructed, there shall be a landscape strip provided between the sidewalk and privacy wall with a minimum average width of ten (10) feet. The wall may be of serpentine design so that the distance between the wall and sidewalk varies, but the wall shall not be closer to the sidewalk at any point than four (4) feet. The minimum ten-foot-wide planter strip may include landscape area on both sides of the sidewalk where the sidewalk is separated from the curb by a landscape area.
Where the privacy wall on the adjoining property has a curvilinear or serpentine design, the City Council may require the continuation of such wall design in order to provide for a uniform appearance along the public street.
The subdivision developer shall make provisions for the long-term maintenance of the planter strip either through a home owners association (HOA), or other approved maintenance plan, or where the city agrees to provide long term maintenance for the planter area, in which case the developer shall on the final subdivision plat grant to the city a landscape maintenance easement upon all private property which may be on the street side of the privacy wall.
Section 2. Effective Date:
This Ordinance shall become effective immediately upon adoption, recording and posting in the manner prescribed by law.
ADOPTED and approved by a duly constituted quorum of the City Council of the City of Santa Clara, Utah this 24th day of January 2018.
IN WITNESS, THERETO:
RICK ROSENBERG, Mayor
CHRIS SHELLEY, City Recorder