Chapter 25 SUBDIVISIONS*
Section 25-48.1 Sidewalks generally (plats approved after January 1, 2001).
Sidewalks shall be constructed within all pedestrian easements and on both sides of all
internal streets and on the abutting side of any adjacent street unless otherwise specified in this
A sidewalk shall not be required along a residential access street which is less than two
hundred-fifty (250) feet in length and terminates in a cul-de-sac. Sidewalks shall be a minimum
of five (5) feet in width along all other streets.
(b) The city council may require a sidewalk to be constructed
to standards higher than the
minimum standards of this chapter; provided, that the city compensate the property owner for the
additional cost of constructing the sidewalk.
(c) A request for a variance to any sidewalk requirement or
standard may be filed in
accordance with the provisions of Sec. 25-20. A variance to the requirement to construct a
sidewalk may be conditioned on the property owner paying the city an amount equivalent to the
cost of construction of a standard sidewalk; provided however, where an alternate walkway
system is approved as a substitute for
sidewalks, no payment shall be required.
payment collected shall be used solely to construct or improve
or other pedestrian
infrastructure improvement that benefits the property for which the payment was collected. In
cases where no equivalent payment has been made or no alternate walkway system has been
approved, the grant of a variance to the requirement that a sidewalk be constructed shall not
affect the power of the city council to later install a sidewalk adjacent to the property and levy a
special assessment against the property for construction of the sidewalk.
(d) Sidewalks shall be constructed to comply with the standards
contained herein and with the
city design standards and specifications established by the director of public works or adopted by
the council. Sidewalks shall be installed prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for
subject property unless otherwise specified as a note on the plat or in a performance contract
between the developer and the city.
Where a final plat creates a common lot or a non-buildable lot, a sidewalk shall be
constructed along the portion of each street abutting the lot at the same time the abutting street is
constructed. Where a final plat creates a common lot or a non-buildable lot adjacent to an
existing street, a sidewalk shall be constructed along the portion of the street abutting the lot no
later than one year after approval of the final plat.
Subsections (a) through (d)
shall not apply to any subdivision that received final plat
approval before January 1, 2001.
Subsection (e) shall not apply to any subdivision that received
final plat approval before January 1, 2006.
(Ord. No. 16715, § 1, 12-18-00; Ord. No. 17111, § 1, 12-3-01; Ord. No.
18097, § 1, 6-7-04; Ord.
No. 18814, § 1, 12-19-05)
(Ord. 18814, Amended, 12/19/2005, Prior Text; Ord. 018097, Amended, 06/07/2004, Prior Text; Ord. 17111, Amended, 12/03/2001, Prior Text; Ord. 16715, Amended, 12/18/2000)