10.122 Artificial Lots


Example:  A small parcel of a 13-acre lot is to be developed.  The Building Official may approve an artificial lot to apply the Article X landscape requirements solely to the small development.  The site tree count requirement will be reduced significantly and the street frontage is reduced to the development frontage. 

     (a)     In general.  If the building site is over two acres in size, the applicant may request that the building official create an artificial lot to satisfy the requirements of this division. The building official shall not create an artificial lot which would, in his or her opinion, violate the spirit of the landscape regulations.  Any artificial lot created by the building official must:

          (1)     wholly include the area on which the construction work is to be done; and

          (2)     have an area that does not exceed 50 percent of the area of the building site.
  • Discussion:  Suggest adding the following conditions for an artificial lot:  1) 'be inclusive of all new exterior paving except sidewalks,' and 2) 'provide street trees only for artificial lots that are wholly, or in part, within 200 feet of the nearest street frontage which must be in contact with the street frontage.'

     (b)     In city parks over five acres.  In city parks over five acres in size, the director of park and recreation may create an artificial lot to satisfy the requirements of this division.  Any artificial lot created by the director of park and recreation must wholly include the area on which the construction work is to be done.

     (c)     Platting not required.  An artificial lot need not be platted; however, it must be delineated on plans approved by the building official prior to the issuance of a building permit. (Ord. Nos. 19455; 20496; 22053)

  • Remove sub-section (b), which addresses a separate requirement for city parks over five acres
  • Discussion:  The removal of city parks involves removing the Park Department from Article X landscape requirements, as discussed in the Application of Division.  
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