Hyde Park Code Modification Suggestions

Hyde Park Code Modification Suggestions

Hyde Park Code Modification Suggestions

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Subdivision Ordinance

13.10.030 Purpose And Intent

The purpose of this Subdivision Ordinance is to promote the health, safety and general public welfare of the City and the inhabitants thereof, by establishing standards for thedevelopment of residential projects within the City of Hyde Park. Some of these developments possess natural or manmade hazards, natural resource amenities, or otherqualities of benefit to the City. To this end it is necessary to impose special regulations to minimize vegetation removal, soil and slope instability, loss of designated wetlands,erosion and water runoff, impairment of aesthetic qualities, including scenic vistas, to retain and access toopen space, to keep important agricultural lands in production or to maintainrecreational access corridors within lineal natural drainage systems, and to carry out the purposes of The Municipal Land Use Development and Management Act, Title 10, Chapter 9a, of the Utah Code Annotated and other relevant statutes.

13.20 Definitions

The following terms used in this Ordinance shall have the respective meanings hereinafter set forth:

Bonus Density Option- An option available to the developer at the City’s discretion, allowing the developer to reduce or eliminate open space in a Planned Residential Subdivision. This allows for the purchaseor development of designated open space, parks or trails in the City instead of providing open space within a Planned Residential Subdivision, thereby creating an additional building lot(s) in said subdivision.

Public Easement- A quantity of land set aside or over which a liberty, privilege or advantage in land without profit, existing distinct from the ownership of the land, is granted to the public or some entity or part of the public.

Improvements - Work objectives, devices, facilities or utilities required to be constructed or installed in a subdivision. Such improvements may include, but are not limited to, water facilities, sewer facilities, sidewalks, trails, curbs and gutters, drainage facilities, streets, street signs, traffic control or safety devices, fire hydrants, and such other facilities or construction required by this Subdivision Ordinance.

Trails / Walkways- A trails or walkway shall be a minimum of six (6') feet in width, but may be required to be wider where determined necessary by the LUA and the P&Z Commission. The subdivider shall surface the full width of the walkway or trail as determined by the LUA and the P&Z Commission. It may also be required to install a fence or its equal at least three and one-half (3 ½) feet high on each side and the full length of each walkway or trail. Barriers at each walkway or trail entrance may be required to prevent the use of the walkway or trail by any motor vehicle or by any other non-motorized vehicle wider than four (4') feet.[U1]

Trails/Walkway: Trails are facilities designed for non-motorized transportation and recreation, which meetboth of the following criteria:

- Exclusively designed for non-motorized access, or prohibit public motorized access. Quiet streets and mountain roads may serve many of the same purposes as trails and should be considered part of a broadactive transportationnetwork, but are not considered de facto trails.

- Minimize cross traffic / access. A sidewalk is not considered a trail. The major factor which separates the two is the frequency and number of crossings along the active transportation route. A sidewalk has numerous driveways and roadway crossings at intervals 660' or less. A trail should have no more than 2 driveway or roadway crossings every block.

In addition, the following elements are best practices to distinguish trails in a community

- Roadway setback: Often, a trail will parallel a vehicular roadway. In these cases, the trail should be setback a minimum of 5', with 10' being preferred, and larger setback distances desired for higher speed / higher volume roadways


A pedestrian – specific concrete walkway no less than 5’ in width which parallels a roadway.

13.30.020 Sketch Plan

The subdivider shall submit six (6) copies of a sketch plan, each at least 11” x 17”, to the LUA for review and discussion on the site plan and general scope and conditions.Plans shall be drawn to a scale between 1"=10' to 1"=200'. One copy of the plan reduced to an 8 ½" x 11" paper shall also be submitted. Copies shall be submitted sevendays prior to scheduling a meeting with the LUA. If said copies are not submitted beforehand, the LUA shall postpone its consideration of the sketch plan until a meeting isrescheduled at least seven (7) days after receipt of the plan.

The plan shall include the following items:

A. The proposed name of the subdivision.

B. A contour map at a 5-foot minimum interval.

C. The property boundaries of the proposed development.

D. Names of adjacent property owners.

E. Approximate number of lots proposed and street layout indicating general scale dimensions of lots. Sensitive lands shall be protected.

F. All lands within the development shall be shown and defined on drawings, including:

1. Steep slopes

2. Natural drainage ways

3. Utility corridors

4. Road Corridors as indicated in Roads Master Plan

5. Trail Corridors as indicated in Trails Master Plan

6. Flood hazards

7. Unstable soils

8. Seismic hazards

9. Designated wetlands

10. Natural resource amenities

11. Usable open space or bonus density option lot(s)

12. Agricultural land

13. Sensitive Lands

G. Approximate total acreage of the development

H. Present zoning. Density for each zone is given in this ordinance.

I. Feasibility, design criteria and overall impact

J. Approximate location of nearest utilities

K. Total design plan- showing all property of proposed and future projects with roads, trails,parcels and intended uses. Plan must be drawn to scale.

The LUA and City engineer, as requested, will review the sketch plan presented by the developer and compare its concept with the local general plan, Zoning Ordinances, Subdivision Ordinance, Master Roads Plan, Master Trails Plan and other regulations in the city to determine compliance. The LUA will communicate its requirements and recommendations to the developer.

Following this review and not later than thirty (30) days after said review the LUA will forward its finding to Planning and Zoning Commission for their approval.

13.30.030 Preliminary Plat

The subdivider shall submit seven….

A. Existing conditions to be shown on the preliminary plat shall include:

1. The location of the nearest benchmark and monument

2. The boundary of the proposed subdivision and the acreage included.

3. All property under the control of the subdivider, even though requirements of the preliminary plat need be shown on only the phase under consideration.

4. Location, width and name of existing streetsand trails within two hundred feet (200) of the subdivision and of all prior platted streets or other public ways, railroad and utilities rights-of-way, parks, trailsand other public open spaces, permanent buildings and structures, houses or permanent easements, and section and corporate lineswithin and adjacent to the tract.

5. The location of all wells--proposed, active and abandoned--to a distance of at least one hundred (100') feet beyond the tract boundaries.

6. Existing sewers, water mains, culverts or other underground facilities within the tract and to a distance of at least one hundred (100') feet beyond the tractboundaries, indicating pipe size, grades, manholes and exact location.

7. Existing ditches, canals, natural drainage channels, open waterways, and proposed alignments within the tract and to a distance of at least one hundred (100')feet beyond the tract boundaries. High water levels should be indicated.

8. Boundary lines of adjacent tracts of subdivided and unsubdivided land showing ownership.

9. Location of all sensitive lands.

10. Contours at a minimum interval of two (2') feet.

B. Proposed subdivision development plans on the preliminary plat shall include:

1. The layout of streets and trails showing location, widths, and other dimensions of proposed streets, and trails(designated by actual or proposed names and numbers) sidewalks, crosswalks,alleys and easements.

2. A tentative plan for culinary water improvements and waste disposal improvements for all lots proposed within the subdivision, all to be constructed underground.

3. The layout, numbers and dimensions of lots.

a. Traditional Subdivision. The total number of dwelling units allowed within a traditional subdivision shall be based on each lot equaling the minimum lot area as required in the zone, with roads and other improvements within a subdivision being in addition to the lots.

b. Planned Residential Subdivision. All planned residential subdivisions shall contain some form of usable open space as described below:

(1) The total number of dwelling units allowed within a planned residential subdivision where usable open space is included within the boundaries of the subdivision shall be based on the following Net Table, which subtracts space for roads, trails and other improvements within a subdivision:

Zone Allowed Density in Dwelling Units/Acre

A-1 0.86

RE-20 1.80

Formula: Parcel sizes acres x allowed density from table above = total allowed dwelling units within planned residential subdivision.

Example: 20-acre land parcel; in A-1 zone x .86 = 17 dwelling units allowed in project.

(F) Money received from the developer by exercising the bonus density option shall be placed in a restricted fund to be used for the purchase of property for parks, trails, and other appropriate usable open space and/or for improvements to existing parks, trails and other appropriate open space. It shall not be used for operation and maintenance of parks or in other departments.[U2]

13.30.050 Construction Drawings

B. Curb and gutter, drains and drainage structures, signing, lighting, sidewalks, and street surfacing shall show:

1. Scale: 1" = 20' or 50' horizontal; 1" = 2' or 5' vertical.

2. Both plan view and profile. Street centerline.

3. Stationing and top of curb elevations with curve data must be shown for all curb returns. Show top of curb elevation on both sides on even stations (50 Ft. Sta.Max).

4. Flow direction and type of cross drainage structures at intersections with adequate flow line elevations.

5. Bench mark location and elevation (use City datum).

6. Type of curb and gutter and distance back-to-back of curb.

7. Width and location within the right-of-way of trails and sidewalks.

13.60.010 Minimum Improvement Requirements

This section provides a summary of minimum improvement requirements for subdivisions, including lots, blocks, roads, trails, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, storm water management, water and sewer utilities, street signs, monuments, and street lights. More specific specifications and standards are located within this subdivision ordinance and care and useful reference should be made to those requirements as they are controlling.

Subdivider shall be responsible for costs relative to construction of all public improvements within the proposed subdivision. He shall also construct at his cost all water lines, sewer lines, roads, trails and related improvements necessary for connection to the City’s existing systems, as well as road improvements on one-half of adjacent streets.

The extensions of any City public works facilities including, but not limited to roads, trails, bridges, storm drains, water mains, sewer lines, and secondary water systems, public or private, shall be installed by the developer of any subdivision and lie within a city dedicated right-or-way. There shall be no consideration or return to the developer for the costs of said improvements. The City, however, will consider cost sharing on any water or sewer lines in excess of eight (8") inch diameter in the event the City desires to participate for future planning purposes.

A. Lots…

B. Walkways/Trails. Dedicated walkways or trails through the block may be required where the property is a part of the trail system master plan or to a point designatedby the LUA and the Planning and Zoning Commission. (See Trail or walkway definition.)

1. Trail Design- Layout and design of natural surface trails shall conform to United States Forest Service (USFS) or International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) trails construction guidelines. Paved surface trails shall conform to NACTO/AASHTO standardsStandards of the Trail Cross Section Appendix.Rights-of way and easements should be of sufficient width to allow for a path or tread at the location which most nearly provides a level or uniform slope, minimizes the cost of construction and maintenance, and protects adjacent natural features, including but not limited to vegetation, associated with the trail. Trail location sizes and standards shall be in accordance with the City’s Master Trails Plan.

2.Public Access Along Developed Waterways - All subdivisions that contain or abut a canal, river, or stream shall dedicate to the city a permanent fifteen foot (15’) right of way along the west or south bank of said waterway, unless actual property is dedicated to the county for trails. The right of way, which shall be measured from the inside bank of the waterway, will be for the purpose of providing permanent public access to the waterway for maintenance and recreational purposes. In the event the proposed development borders the east and north banks and the west and south banks have already been developed, then the dedication shall be from the east and north banks.

13.80 Subdivision Checklists And Guidelines

This is a checklist covering the entire development process. This document does not replace the Subdivision Ordinance. There are individual checklists made up for eachstep: Sketch Plan, Preliminary Plat and Final Plat. The City will use those checklists to monitor completion of requirements. You may obtain a copy of each of the checklistsat the City office or on our website. [hydepark.utahlinks.org]

Developer takes one step at a time, not moving along until each step is satisfied.

A. Developer contacts the City and obtains a copy of the Subdivision Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinances of Hyde Park City. There is a charge for these publicationsor they are available on the Hyde Park City Website. [hydepark.utahlinks.org]

B. Developer presents six (6) copies of the sketch plan to the City offices seven (7) days prior to a scheduling a meeting with the LUA. After approval of the LUA thesketch plan is forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

C. The Planning and Zoning Commission review the concept plan for adherence to the master roads plan and master trails plan.

D. If the LUA and Planning and Zoning Commission approve the concept presented in the sketch plan, developer prepares a preliminary plat and delivers seven (7)copies to the LUA with the preliminary plat fees at least ten (10) days prior to the next LUA meeting. (See fee Schedule.). LUA reviews the plat. After approving theLUA forwards it to Planning Commission.

E. City engineer reviews the preliminary plat, makes a field inspection and transmits to the LUA and Planning Commission his conclusions and recommendations.

F. The Fire Department reviews the plat for conformance with the Fire Code.

G. The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews the preliminary plat, holds a public hearing and either approves or rejects the plat based on adherence with city planning documents.

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14.50.010 Vision Statements

A3. Park, Recreation, and Usable Open Space Development. The City will continue to develop recreational projects in accordance with current needs and anticipated future recreational demands of the citizenry. Parklands, trails and /or usable open space will be established as a part of all new planned residential subdivisions developed in the city. A recreational plan should be developed by the City to assist in recreational decision-making.

B. Infrastructure and City Services - Growth of City utility services (i.e., water, sewer,roads,trails, emergency services, etc.) will be planned, constructed, and maintained to keep pace with the needs of the community. New services will be financed principally by those benefiting from the services. The City should continue to follow utility development plans that are updated periodically.

C. Community Character - There are many natural and built resources of the City that are of great worth to its citizens. They must be sustained for the long-term benefit and safety of residents and property owners. The attractive character of Hyde Park is composed of the following physical elements:

1. Sensitive Lands. Certain areas within the City and within the future annexation areas of the City have characteristics which present special problems fordevelopment and which are valuable resources of open space to the community. The loss of these areas will adversely affect the visual quality of the City and efforts should be made to preserve these resources. It is necessary to minimize: vegetation removal, soil and slope instability, erosion, and water runoff. There is also a need to maintain recreational access corridors within lineal natural drainage systems.(The highlighted is your current code, particularly applicable at this current moment..)

14.70 Transportation