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    Sec. 24.1-28.1. Flag Lots.


    Sec. 24.1-28.1. Flag lots. 
    The creation of flag lots will only be considered in those instances where severe topographic constraints or unusual existing lot lines make this type of lot arrangement the only feasible way to develop the tract. In such cases the proposed subdivision may be approved by the city planner when the following conditions are met:
    (a) Each flag lot shall have a minimum of fifty (50) feet of frontage on a street, public or private as defined in Section 24.1-5. Words and terms, except for a lot on a cul-de-sac which shall have a minimum street frontage of thirty (30) feet.
    (b) The required minimum lot area shall meet the zoning ordinance requirement of the district in which it is located and shall not include the area of the long narrow "flagpole" portion.
    (c) Not more than two (2) adjacent flag lots shall be created.
    (d) The development of one (1) flag lot behind another flag lot shall be prohibited.
    (e) A flag lot shall not be further subdivided until a public street to serve the proposed lot(s) is dedicated and constructed with a minimum right-of-way of fifty (50) feet, or unless a planned unit development, cluster commercial development, or townhouse development is approved for the property, and a note to this effect shall be placed on each subdivision plat which contains a flag lot.
    (f) A note shall be placed on the final subdivision plat stating that public services such as refuse collection, snow removal, and street maintenance will only be provided to the point where the flag lot meets the public street right-of-way.
    (g) Flag lots with flagpole access strips greater than two hundred (200) feet in length shall provide, at the subdivider’s expense, a driveway which is capable of supporting emergency vehicles and which is at least ten (10) feet in width for the front half closest to the street and at least twenty (20) feet in width for the rear half to allow for the pass-by of vehicles.
    (h) The maximum length for the flagpole access strip shall be seven hundred (700) feet in order to provide adequate fire protection.
    (i) The house on a flag lot must have a setback of at least fifty (50) feet from all property lines.
    (j) A driveway on a residential flag lot shall be located a minimum of five (5) feet from all lot lines, unless approval has been obtained from a shared driveway with one (1) of the adjacent lots. (Ord. No. O-89-248, § 2, 9-12-89; Ord. No. O-00-190, 9-12-00; Ord. No. O-10-034, 4-27-10, eff. 7-1-10)
    Last updated date: 6/28/2010 11:42:02 AM