Section 106-762; Ord. 18814; Amending Chapter 25 of the City Code as it relates to sidewalk construction along common lots and other non-buildable lots


Ordinance No.            18814                      Council Bill No.            B 418-05 A           


AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 25 of the City Code as it relates to sidewalk construction along common lots and other non-buildable lots; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    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. 25-3. Definitions; rules of construction.

    For the purposes of this chapter, the following words, phrases, terms and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein and if not defined herein, shall have the definition as set forth in the zoning ordinance of the city.

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     Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Columbia, Missouri.

     Common lot.  A platted lot in a subdivision that is dedicated to the use of more than one lot in the subdivision.

     Comprehensive plan. A series of plans for the physical development of the city, consisting of the urban development goals and objectives, the transportation plan, the land use plan, and other elements the council may wish to include. The comprehensive plan is adopted by the city council pursuant to Section 89.340, RSMo., 1969.

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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. 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.

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    (e)     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.

    ( ef)    Subsections (a) through (d) This section 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.
    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 19th day of December, 2005.