The size, shape, and orientation of lots shall be appropriate for the location of the land division and for the type of development and use contemplated. The lots should be designed to provide an aesthetically pleasing building site and a proper architectural setting for the buildings contemplated. Lot lines shall follow municipal boundary lines rather than cross them. In addition:
(a) Side Lot Lines shall be at right angles to straight street lines or radial to curved street lines on which the lots face, unless a non-conventional lot layout is approved by the town or County zoning committee.
(b) Double or Reverse Frontage Lots shall be prohibited except where necessary to provide separation of residential development from through traffic or to overcome specific disadvantages of topography and orientation.
(c) Access. Every lot shall front or abut on a public street or other officially approved means of access in accordance with the provisions of the Kenosha County zoning ordinance based on the zoning of the subject land to be divided. Also see Section 14.07-9(d) pertaining to cross – and shared-accesses.
(d) Area and Dimensions of All Lots shall conform to the requirements of the County zoning ordinance for land divisions and condominiums. Building sites that will not be served by a public sanitary sewer system or other approved system shall be of sufficient size to permit the use of an private onsite wastewater treatment system (POWTS) designed in accordance with Chapters SPS 383, 384, and 385 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, the most recent edition of SPS POWTS design component manuals, and the County sanitary code and private sewage system ordinance. Buildable lots that will not be served by a public water supply system or other approved system shall be of sufficient size to allow the use of a private water supply system (well) designed in compliance with Chapter NR 812 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Lots shall also contain sufficient area to comply with all required yards (setbacks), including those set forth in the County zoning ordinance and those that may be required to meet the requirements of Chapter Trans 233 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(e) Lot Sizes for Cluster and Planned Unit Developments may be reduced to less than the minimum lot area and dimensions required for a zoning district, but in no case shall the density be more than that permitted in the zoning district. The remaining area of the development site shall be maintained in permanent open space, which may include compatible amenities, by proper deed restrictions and/or conservation easements and shall be restricted from further land division.
(f) Re-Divisions. Whenever a lot, parcel, or tract is subdivided into lots or parcels 5 acres or less in area and more than twice the minimum lot area required for the zoning district in which the lot or parcel is located, the County zoning committee may require such lots or parcels be arranged and dimensioned to allow for possible future re-division of any such lots or parcels into lot or parcel sizes compatible with the zoning district and in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
(g) Depth. Lots shall have a minimum average depth of 100 feet. The typical lot depth in the land division should be increased relative to the width of any buffer strips required along abutting arterial streets, highways, and railways. Where applicable, the minimum lot depth shall be increased relative to the width of any required drainage easement, bicycle way, pedestrian/recreation way, or landscaped buffer strip along a front or rear lot line (also see Section 14.07-3(a)). Excessive depth in relation to width shall be avoided and a proportion of 2 to 1 (2:1) shall be considered a desirable ratio under normal conditions, unless a deeper lot is needed to accommodate easements, buffers, or protect natural resources.
(h) Width of Lots shall conform to the requirements of the County zoning ordinance. Where applicable, the minimum width shall be increased relative to the width of any required drainage easement, bicycle way, pedestrian/recreation way, or landscaped buffer strip along a side lot line (also see Section 14.07-3(a)).
(i) Corner Lots shall be designed and platted with at least 20 feet extra width over and above the width the minimum required for the zoning district wherein located to allow adequate yards or building setbacks from two streets and to accommodate sufficient side and rear yards for the intended use and any required buffers and easements.
(j) Depth and Width of Lots or Parcels reserved or laid out for commercial or industrial use shall be adequate to provide for off-street parking and service (loading/unloading) areas required by the use contemplated and the area zoning restrictions for such use.
(k) The Shape of Lots shall be approximately square or rectangular, with the exception of lots located on a curved street or cul-de-sac turnaround. Flag lots or easements or other lot stacking techniques shall be prohibited, except where necessary to accommodate exceptional topography, preserve natural resources, or address extraordinary circumstances, and are subject to County zoning committee approval.
(l) Lands Lying Between the Meander Line and the Water’s Edge and any otherwise undeveloped lands which lie between a proposed land division or condominium and the water’s edge shall be included as part of outlots or public dedications if not developable (i.e. wetlands, floodplains, or steep slopes), or as part of lots, outlots, or public dedication if developable in any plat or certified survey map abutting a stream, river, or lake.
(m) Remnants of Lots below minimum size remaining after subdividing a large tract or parcel shall be added to an adjacent lot, or a plan shall be submitted indicating future use of the remnant area rather than allowing them to remain as unusable parcels.
(n) Restrictions Prohibiting Development. Whenever a lot appearing on a final plat, condominium plat, or certified survey map is not intended to be buildable, or is intended to be buildable only upon certain conditions, an express restriction to that effect, running with the land and enforceable by the town or County, shall appear on the face of the plat or map. [Code § 14.07-7, 2018.]