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Title: 12 - Roads, Parks and Waterways

Chapter: 04 - Urban and Rural Public Road Standards

Section: 75 - DesignTransition area roads

Roads within urban transition areas are subject to public urban road standards as a final goal. However, the nature of these areas changing from rural to urban/suburban development may preclude full urban road development at one time. In addition to the general requirements of this chapter, the following shall apply to new roads and existing roads where additional development potential exists under the general plan land use designation(s) at urban/suburban densities:

A.   Development under rural zoning designations shall be subject to:

1.      Section 12.04.060 for classification of road and

2.      Section 12.04.065A for urban road right-of-way and

3.      Section 12.04.035 for deeding of right-of-way to the county and

4.      Construction of road improvements may be staged, but shall be based upon Section 12.04.070A urban road improvement requirements. Design shall be completed prior to commencement of any construction and shall be based upon Caltrans plans and specifications. Structural section for access under rural zoning shall be completed through base rock placement for the urban public road. Open ditches may be installed in lieu of curb, gutter and storm drain at this stage and

5.                      Road improvements shall not be maintained by the county.

B.   Development under urban/suburban zoning designations shall be subject to subsection A of this section and the remainder of urban road requirements shall be completed including, but not limited to, curb, gutter, sidewalk, storm drain, pavement, etc. pursuant to Section 12.04.015. At such time as improvements are completed, inspected, and approved, the road may be accepted into the county public-maintained road system.


(Ord. 97-17 (part), 1997.)