14.07.030 Limited access highway and railroad right-of-way treatments.
Whenever the proposed land division or condominium contains or is adjacent to a limited access highway or railroad right-of-way, the design shall provide the following treatment:
(a) Non-Access Easement and Planting Area. When lots within the proposed land division or condominium back upon the right-of-way of an existing or proposed limited access highway or railroad, a non-access easement (see Section Sections 14.07-9(d)) and planting strip (sometimes called a landscaped buffer yard) at least 20 feet in depth and/or width shall be provided adjacent to the highway or railroad in addition to the normal lot depth and/or width. The minimum lot depth and/or width, where applicable, for the land division shall be increased 20 feet to accommodate the non-access easement and planting strip. Where a pedestrian and/or bicycle/recreation path is proposed in the strip by the subdivider or required by the town or County, this strip shall be increased to 30 feet. This strip shall be a part of the lots and shall have the following restriction lettered on the face of the plat or certified survey map: “This strip is reserved for the planting of trees and shrubs. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities and access may also be permitted. No motor vehicle access shall be permitted across this area. The building of all structures, except public or private utilities structures, is prohibited hereon.”
(b) In Commercial and Industrial Districts, streets shall be provided on each side of the limited access highway or railroad right-of-way that are approximately parallel to and at a suitable distance from such highway or railroad for the appropriate use of the land between such streets and highway or railroad, but not less than 150 feet.
(c) Streets Parallel to a Limited Access Highway or railroad right-of-way, when intersecting a major street and highway or collector street which crosses said railroad or highway, shall be located at least300 feet from said highway or railroad right-of-way or at a distance as determined by the town or County engineer. Such distance, where desirable and practicable, shall be determined with due consideration of the minimum distance required for the future separation of grades by means of appropriate approach gradients.
(d) Minor Streets immediately adjacent and parallel to railroad rights-of-way shall be avoided in residential areas.
(e) Cross – and Shared – Accesses. See Section 14.07-9(d). [Code § 14.07-3, 2018.]