The arrangement, character, extent, width, grade and location of all streets shall conform to the Master Plan and to the Official Map and to the Highway Specification Section 5-C and shall be considered in their relation to other existing and planned streets, to topographical conditions, to public conveniences and safety and in their appropriate relation to the proposed uses of land to be served and/or abutted by such streets.
Editor's Note: The Highway Specifications are on file in the village offices.
Where such is not shown in the Master Plan, the arrangement of streets in a subdivision shall either:
Provide for the continuation or appropriate projection of existing principal streets; or
Conform to a plan for the neighborhood approved or adopted by the Planning Board to meet a particular situation where topographical or other conditions make continuance of or conformance to existing streets impractical.
Minor streets shall be so laid out that their use by through traffic will be discouraged.
Where a subdivision abuts or contains an existing or proposed arterial street, the Planning Board may require marginal access streets, reverse frontage with screen planting contained in a nonaccess reservation along the rear property line, deed lots or such other treatment as may be necessary for adequate protection of residential properties and to afford separation of through and local traffic.
Where a subdivision borders on or contains a railroad right-of-way or controlled access highway right-of-way, the Planning Board may require a street approximately parallel to and on each side of such right-of-way at a distance suitable for the appropriate use of the intervening land, as for park purposes in residential districts or for commercial or industrial purposes in appropriate districts. Such distance shall also be determined with due regard for the requirement of approach grades and future grade separations.
Reserve strips controlling access to streets, water plants or sewage treatment plants and dedicated or to be dedicated to public use shall be prohibited except where their control is definitely placed with the village under conditions approved by the Planning Board.
When street lines deflect from each other at any one point by more than 10°, they shall be connected by a curve with a radius at the inner street line of not less than 250 feet for minor and collector streets and of such greater radius as the Planning Board shall determine for special cases.
Streets shall be laid out so as to intersect as nearly as possible at right angles, and no street shall intersect any other street at less than 75°. Any change in street alignment to meet this requirement shall occur at least 100 feet from the intersection.
Property lines at street intersections shall be rounded with a radius of 10 feet or with a greater radius where the Planning Board may deem it necessary. The Planning Board may permit comparable cutoffs or chords in place of rounded corners.
Street right-of-way widths shall be as shown in the Master Plan, and where not shown therein, shall be not less than as follows:
Half-width roads or alleys will be acceptable only when the boundary of the proposed plat coincides with the boundary of a recorded plat on which a half-width road or alley is presently dedicated.
No street names shall be used which will duplicate or likely be confused with names of existing streets. Street names shall be subject to the approval of the Planning Board.
Alleys will not be permitted except in business or industrial areas (as defined by the Zoning Board of Appeals) and then only by special permission of the Planning Board.
Private roads in recorded plats shall meet all requirements of public roads.
Appropriate utility layouts shall be provided.
Easements across lots or centered on rear or side lot lines shall be provided for utilities where necessary and shall be at least 15 feet wide.
Where a subdivision is traversed by a watercourse, drainageway channel or stream, there shall be provided a stormwater easement or drainage right-of-way conforming substantially with the lines of such watercourse and such further width or construction, or both, as will be adequate for the purpose. Parallel streets or parkways may be required in connection therewith.
The length, width and shape of blocks shall be determined with due regard to:
Block lengths generally shall not exceed 1,600 feet or be less than 400 feet.
Intersections with arterial streets should be held to a minimum and preferably spaced at least 1,000 feet apart.
Where a proposed park, playground, school or other public use area shown in a Master Plan is located in whole or in part in a subdivision, the Planning Board will require the dedication or reservation of such area within the subdivision for that purpose in those cases in which the Planning Board deems such requirements to be reasonable.
Where deemed essential by the Planning Board upon consideration of the particular type of development proposed in the subdivision and especially in large-scale neighborhood unit developments not anticipated in the Master Plan, the Planning Board may require the dedication or reservation of such other areas or sites of a character, extent and location suitable to the needs created by such development for schools, parks, water plants, sewage treatment plants and other community purposes.
If no suitable site exists, the Planning Board may recommend and the Village Board determine an amount of payment to the village for recreation use as outlined in the Village Law.
[Added 10-19-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]
Driveways and roadway and access connections shall be subject to and comply with Chapter 150 of the Village Code.