Series 101 2000 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 101-671 Ord. 16715; Amending Chapter 25 RE: Sidewalk Widths
Ordinance No. 16715 Council
Bill No. B 413-00
amending Chapter 25 of the City Code as it relates to sidewalks; and fixing the time when this
ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia,
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
ARTICLE VI. SIDEWALKS
Sec. 25-48. Sidewalks generally (plats approved before January 1, 2001).
(a) Sidewalks shall be constructed and installed in compliance with the
street and storm sewer specifications and design standards and all applicable design standards
and specifications now or hereafter promulgated by the director of public works or adopted by
the council, on all walkways and on both sides of all streets unless otherwise specified in this
(b) This section shall not apply to any subdivision that receives final plat
January 1, 2001.
Sec. 25-48.1. Sidewalks generally (plats approved after January 1, 2001).
(a) 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
chapter. Sidewalks shall be a minimum of five (5) feet in width or they may be four (4) feet in
width when located along a local residential street that does not adjoin an existing or proposed
park, school, church or other high pedestrian traffic generating use.
(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 conventional sidewalks, no payment shall be required. The
payments collected shall be used solely to construct or improve sidewalks within the city.
(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.
(e) This section shall not apply to any subdivision that received final plat
January 1, 2001.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after
PASSED this 18th day of December, 2000.