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In any new land division or condominium, the street layout shall conform to the arrangement, width, and location indicated on the official map, highway width map, comprehensive plan or component neighborhood development plan, if any, of the town or County and shall be so designed as to be within the capability of the land and water resources, least disturb the existing terrain, flora, fauna and water regimen; and meet all the use, site, sanitary, floodplain, and shoreland regulations contained in the town, County, and State ordinances and regulations. In areas for which such plans have not been completed, the street layout shall recognize the func – tional classification of the various types of streets and shall be developed and located in proper relation to existing and proposed streets, to the topography, to such natural features as streams and tree growth, to public convenience and safety, to the proposed use of the land to be served by such streets, and to the most advantageous development of adjoining areas. The land division or condominium shall be designed so as to provide each lot with satisfactory access to a public street. In addition:

(a) Arterial Streets shall be arranged so as to provide ready access to centers of employment, centers of governmental activity, community shopping areas, community recreation, and points beyond the boundaries of the community. They shall also be properly integrated with and related to the existing and proposed system of streets and highways and shall be, insofar as practicable, continuous and in alignment with existing or planned streets with which they are to connect.

(b) Collector Streets shall be arranged so as to provide ready collection of traffic from residen – tial areas and conveyance of this traffic to the arterial street and highway system and shall be properly related to the mass transit system, to special traffic generators such as schools, churches, shopping centers, and other concentrations of population, and to the arterial streets to which they are to connect.

(c) Minor Streets, sometimes called minor land-access streets, shall be arranged to conform to the topography, to discourage use by through traffic, to permit the design of efficient storm and sanitary sewerage systems, and to require the minimum street area necessary to provide safe and convenient access to abutting property.

(d) Proposed Streets shall extend to the boundary lines of the lot, parcel, or tract being subdivided or developed unless prevented by topography or other physical conditions or unless the County zoning committee finds that such extension is not necessary or desirable for the coordination of the layout of the land division or condominium or for the advantageous development of the adjacent lands.

(e) Arterial Street and Highway Protection. Whenever the proposed land division or condominium contains or is adjacent to an arterial street or highway, adequate protection of residential properties, limitation of access to the arterial street or highway, and separation of through and local traffic shall be provided by reversed frontage or by use of frontage, cul-de – sac, or looped streets. A restricted non-access easement along any property line abutting an arterial street or highway shall be required (see Sections 14.07-3(a) and 14.07-9(d)). Permanent screening such as earth berms, decorative walls or fencing, landscape plantings, or any combination thereof, shall be required in any restricted non-access area (see Section 14.07-2(a)).

(f) Public Access to All Navigable Stream or Lake Shores. See Section 14.07-11(b).

(g) Reserve or Development Access Control Strips shall not be allowed on any plat or certified survey map to control access to streets or alleys, except where control of such strips is placed with the town or County under conditions approved by the County zoning committee.

(h) Access shall be provided in commercial, industrial, and mixed-use areas for off-street loading/unloading and service areas.

(i) Street Names shall be approved by the County in coordination with the town and in accordance with Chapter 6, “Road Naming and Building Numbering,” of the County municipal code. New street names shall not duplicate or be similar to existing street names, unless the proposed streets are extensions or continuations of others already in existence and, therefore, shall bear the names of the existing streets.

(j) Private Streets may be allowed only in sewered planned unit developments and are subject to town and County approval. All lots shall abut upon a public street or other officially approved means of access, such as a private street. [Code § 14.07-2, 2018.]