Series 103 2002 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 103-170 Ord. 17228; Amending Chapter 25 RE: Arrangement of Streets and Interconnections of Streets and Pedestrian Facilities within and between Subdivisions
Bill No. B 90-02A
amending Chapter 25 of the City Code relating to the arrangement of streets and interconnections
of streets and pedestrian facilities within and between subdivisions; 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, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 25-42. Street improvements generally.
Streets and curbs and gutters shall be improved to comply with
the standards contained herein,
and in the city street and storm sewer specifications and design standards, and all design
standards and specifications now or hereafter promulgated by the director of public works or
adopted by the council, in accordance with the final construction plans required to be approved
prior to final plat approval.
. . .
thoroughfares streets shall be located properly with
extending existing and platted streets, to special traffic generators, to population
densities, and to
the pattern of existing
and proposed land uses.
Local streets shall be arranged so as to discourage use by through traffic, to permit
efficient drainage and utility systems, and to require the minimum number of streets necessary to
provide convenient and safe access to all properties. The use of curvilinear streets, cul-de-sacs, or
U-shaped streets shall be encouraged where such use will result in a more desirable layout.
Local streets shall be designed to provide convenient and safe access to all properties and
permit efficient drainage and utility systems. The use of through streets shall be encouraged
connect adjoining areas and to facilitate the delivery of public and emergency services; however,
straight streets more than 800 feet long shall be avoided to discourage speeding. Individual local
residential street segments should serve no more than 50 dwelling units without additional street
connections. Local streets with connections to arterial and collector streets shall be designed
avoid cut-through traffic. Curvilinear streets are encouraged to minimize speeding and the
amount of grading. Cul-de-sacs and loop (U-shaped) streets should be short in length, less
prevalent than through streets, and may be especially appropriate to avoid steep slopes, major
creeks, floodplains, wetlands and other sensitive environmental areas.
b. Where a subdivision
abuts or contains an existing arterial street or highway having
limited access, the commission may require the arrangement of residential lots with rear yards
abutting the major street, or the provision of frontage roads, or other such treatment as may be
necessary in order to provide for adequate protection of residential properties, to afford
separation of through and local traffic, and to provide for suitable access to the property
When a new subdivision adjoins unplatted or undeveloped lands, the new streets shall
be carried to the boundaries of such land as appropriate. A temporary turnaround approved by the
director of public works shall be installed at this point, except when the terminus of the street is
less than two hundred (200) feet from an intersecting right-of-way. Interconnection
subdivisions with compatible land uses shall be encouraged. When a new subdivision adjoins
unplatted or undeveloped land, the new streets shall be carried to the boundaries of such land
access is unnecessary or inappropriate. A temporary turnaround approved by the director of
public works shall be installed at this point, except when the terminus of the street is less than
three hundred (300) feet from an intersecting street right-of-way. Where street connections to
adjoining land are not provided and there is a need for non-vehicular public access to a school,
park, trail or other area or use, the city may require the dedication and improvement of a green
space access easement or green space trail easement. Whenever such public improvements are
required and the landowner conveys fee title in lieu of an easement, the city shall accept
ownership and maintenance.
d. Private drives
may be allowed only to provide internal circulation within a single lot or
, except when approved in conjunction with a planned district.
. . .
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect
from and after its passage.
PASSED this 18th day of March, 2002.