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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-102. Visibility Standards

(1) Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to alleviate or prevent congestion of public and private rights-of-way so as to promote the safety and general welfare of the public by establishing minimum requirements for the provision of vehicular visibility.

(2) Applicability. The requirements of this Section shall apply to all new development.

(3) Review and Approval. The City Engineer shall review and approve all developments for conformance with this Section. The City Engineer may grant exceptions to the requirements of this section if the intersection is controlled, or if the structure within the triangle does not obstruct visibility for traffic.

(4) Vision Triangle at Public Streets. A vision triangle extending 30 feet from all public street right of way intersections shall be maintained. No wall, fence, structure, utility structure or appurtenance, or vegetation shall be permitted within such vision triangle which materially impedes vision between the height of 2 ½ feet and 8 feet. Development in the DMU and UMU districts shall be exempt from this requirement.

(5) Vision Triangle at Alleys and Driveways. A 10 foot by 10 foot triangle extending from the edge of a driveway or alley and the right of way shall be maintained. No wall, fence, structure, utility structure or appurtenance or vegetation shall be permitted within such vision triangle which materially impedes vision between the height of 2 ½ feet and 8 feet. Development in the DMU and UMU districts shall be exempt from this requirement.

Figure 18-102: Visibility Standards

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