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Town of Huntersville
Town of Huntersville
Town of Huntersville
Freeway or Expressway (Class I).
A multi-lane, grade-separated, limited access major road connecting this region, major activity centers or major roads with other regions, major activity centers or major roads. It is designed to accommodate large volumes at high speeds. Such a facility may be part of the interstate, federal, or state primary highway system. A Class I road will be built to or approaching interstate design standards.
Limited Access Arterial (Class II).
A multi-lane limited access major road connecting major activity centers or major roads. It is designed to accommodate large volumes of traffic at moderate speed. Intersections are at grade, with access only at cross streets, rather that at individual driveways. All types of land uses are acceptable along this road with proper consideration to environmental stresses related to the road.
Major Arterial (Class III).
A multi-lane major roadway connecting Class I, II, or III streets with lesser streets in the network. The Class III road may also provide connections between this and other regions. It is designed to accommodate large volumes of traffic at moderate speeds, but it is not intended to provide primary access to adjoining high trip generating uses.
Commercial Arterial (Class III-C).
A multi-lane, major roadway connecting Class I or II roads with lesser streets in the network, the Class III-C road may also connect this region to other regions. It is designed to accommodate large volumes of traffic at moderate speeds while also providing direct access to nonresidential high trip generating land uses. A Class III-C road may be part of state primary or secondary highway systems.
Minor Arterial (Class IV).
A roadway, frequently two lanes, providing a connection from Class II and Class III roads to other lesser roads in the system. It is designed to accommodate moderate volumes of traffic at moderate speeds. It does not have a significant function in connecting this region to other regions. Therefore, it usually only handles trips for short to moderate distances.
Collector (Class V).
A roadway which assembles traffic from local streets, and distributes it to the nearest arterial street. The Class V road provides direct primary access to low/medium density land uses. It is designed to carry low to moderate traffic volumes at low to moderate speeds. The Collector Street is characteristic of conventional subdivisions approved prior to November 19, 1996, the effective date of this amendment. Its function is replaced by one or a combination of the Town Street types defined in Article 5, Huntersville Zoning Ordinance.
Local (Class VI).
This is a two-lane roadway which provides access directly to adjoining low/medium density land uses. It also conducts traffic to local limited and Class V streets which serve the area. The Class VI road is designed to accommodate low volumes of traffic at low speeds. A local limited street (Class VI-L) serves the same system function as the Class VI street but is located in residential environments which have been created through special conditions or design considerations. These unique environments include innovative housing developments and other similar techniques, or cul-de-sac streets in conventional subdivisions. A Class VI-L street may not provide vehicular access to elementary, junior or senior high schools, colleges, or official sites for such schools or to proposed places of public assembly including public or private parks, recreation facilities, or greenways. The Local (Class VI) street is characteristic of conventional subdivisions approved prior to November 19, 1996. It is replaced by one or more of the Town Street types defined in Article 5, Huntersville Zoning Ordinance.
A short minor street having one end open to traffic and the other permanently terminated by a vehicular turnaround. Cul-de-sacs may not exceed 350 feet in length and must be accessed from a street providing internal or external connectivity. They are permitted where topography makes a street connection impracticable.
Marginal Access Street.
A public or private street adjoining or parallel to an arterial street to relieve the arterial street of the necessity of providing access to abutting property.
The street types defined in Article 5 of the Huntersville Zoning Ordinance, intended to serve developments submitted and approved after November 19, 1996,the effective date of this amendment.
1. The combination or recombination of portions of parcels platted and recorded prior to the effective date of this ordinance, or portions of lots platted in compliance with this ordinance after its effective date, where the total number of lots is not increased and the resultant lots are equal to the standards of this ordinance and the appropriate zoning classification.
2. The division of land into parcels greater than 5 acres where street right-of-way dedication or reservation is not involved.
3. The public acquisition by purchase of strips of land for the widening or opening of streets or for public transportation system corridors or the location of public utility rights-of-way.
4. The division of a tract in single ownership whose entire area is no greater than two acres into not more than three lots, where street right-of-way dedication or reservation is not involved and where the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the appropriate zoning classification.
5. The division of land into plots or lots for use as a cemetery.
6. The creation of a separate lot or property interest by a less than fee simple instrument, such as a lease, when the property interest created is divided from the original parcel for less than 10 years including option to renew.
7. The division of a tract or parcel into separate tracts or parcels, or the creation of interest in lots or parcels, by means of (a) a deed of trust, mortgage, or similar security interest solely for the purpose of securing any bona fide obligation (including transfers of such parcels or tracts pursuant to foreclosure or deeds in lieu of foreclosure) and (b) releases from the liens and operation of such deeds of trust, mortgages, or similar security interests.
8. Easements for the purposes of utilities, driveways, parking, footpaths, trails or other similar purposes.
9. Proceedings to partition interests in lots or parcels pursuant to Chapter 46 of the North Carolina General Statutes (or any successor statute) resulting in the division of a lot or parcel into two or more lots or parcels except where the partition proceeding is brought to circumvent the provisions of this Ordinance.
10. Transfers of tracts or parcels by inheritance or bona fide gift.
11. Condemnation or deed in lieu of condemnation, by either a public or private condemner; provided, however, that the condemner must comply with the requirements of this ordinance as to the property acquired, either prior to the commencement of any development of the property acquired, or prior to the issuance of any building permit on the property acquired, or within six months following the date of acquisition, whichever occurs first.
1. The creation of any new public street or street right-of-way, or improvements to an existing street.
2. A future public school, park, greenway, or open space site shown in any adopted plan or policy document.
3. The extension of any needed right-of-way or easement for the water or sewer system operated by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department.
4. The installation of drainage improvements through one or more lots to serve one or more other lots.
5. The installation of a private waste water treatment plant or a private water supply system for more than one lot or building site.
1. These regulations will be construed to achieve the purposes for which they are adopted.
2. In the event of any conflict in limitations, restrictions, or standards applying to a project, the provision more consistent with the Huntersville Zoning Ordinance shall apply.
3. The words "shall", "must", and "will" are mandatory in nature, implying an obligation or duty to comply with the particular provision.
4. The word "may" is permissive in nature except when used in the negative.
5. References to "days" will always be construed to be working days, as defined in Article 12 of the Zoning Ordinance, unless the context of the language clearly indicates otherwise.
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