Chapter 18.22 Clustered Open Space Zone (COSZ)
Section 18.22.070 Standards and Requirements.
The following standards, requirements and conditions shall apply to all COSZs:
A. The project must be prepared by a design team composed
of at least a civil engineer, an
architect and an attorney, all of whom must be licensed to practice in the State of Utah.
B. All dwelling units shall be served by a public sewer
and a City-approved water supply.
All utilities within the COSZ shall be placed underground, including telephone, power and
television. Except for sewer, all dwelling units shall have separate utility connections and
C. During the development stage, the real property and
parcel proposed for a COSZ shall be
titled with one owner to provide for full supervision and control of said development and to
insure conformance with these provisions and all other conditions required by the City Council
upon the preliminary and final development plans. The Planning Commission shall review all
such conformance and condition requirements and shall make recommendations with regard
thereto to the City Council.
D. In the event that the land contained within a development
is traversed by a proposed
collector or arterial street, the development shall be designed in accordance therewith and the
right-of-way across the development for said collector or arterial streets shall be dedicated to the
public with improvements.
E. All areas not covered by buildings, parking, streets
or drives shall be planted with grass,
trees, shrubs or other plant materials as approved by the Planning Commission in the submittal of
the final landscape plan. Areas may be allowed to be left in a natural state or xeriscaped, if the
Planning Commission and City Council finds this more desirable than traditional landscaping;
also, a permanent sprinkler system shall be installed in all landscaped areas to provide irrigation
of planted areas.
F. The minimum land area for a COSZ shall be ten (10)
G. With the following exceptions, dwelling and permitted
structures may be located as
recommended by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council in the final
development plans. Buildings should be arranged as to best comply with the intent of this
Ordinance. These exceptions shall be considered, as minimum requires as they apply:
1. Set-backs along the peripheral
property lines of the COSZ shall be a minimum of thirty
(30) feet. For safety reasons, buildings may be required to be set back further from recreational
areas, such as golf courses, ball fields, etc.
H. Not less than fifty (50) percent of the area of the
COSZ shall be retained in permanent
open space, parks and playgrounds. Land proposed to be devoted to vehicular streets or roads,
parking, and drives shall not be included in the computation of open space. Uncovered
recreational facilities such as football fields, baseball diamonds, and playgrounds will be allowed
in the open space requirements. Entry features such as roundabouts, median planter strips,
fountains, etc. may count as open space if the design of such features is approved by the Planning
Commission and City Council. To the greatest extent possible, open space areas shall be placed
so as to be visible from both inside and outside the COSZ. Open space shall be either
appropriately and attractively landscaped or actively used for agricultural purposes. An
acceptable landscaping plan, including a noxious weed plan, must be submitted before
preliminary approval of the subdivision and complied with thereafter. COSZs shall be required
to either (1) deed to each owner in the COSZ an undivided ownership interest in the open space
contained within the COSZ and form a homeowners association which shall be responsible for
maintaining such open space according to Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions recorded with
the plat or (2) place the open space in a perpetual conservation easement granted to an
established conservation organization. If the open space is placed in a conservation easement, a
maintenance agreement shall be entered into with the conservation organization to guarantee
proper maintenance of the open space.
I. All parking spaces, parking areas and driveways must
be hard-surfaced and properly
drained with no drainage running across public or private sidewalks.
J. The developer shall install all public improvements
on-site and off-site as identified by the
Planning Commission and City Council.
K. All street construction improvements in COSZs
shall be constructed in accordance with
public street construction widths and cross-section standards, and City standards. Such
construction shall be subject to the approval of the City Engineer.
L. All parking areas shall be screened from public view
when reasonably and practicable to
do so with berms and landscaped features.
M. The project shall connect any trails shown on the
City Trails Master Plan for the area.
N. When it is necessary in order to implement the intent
of this Section, the Planning
Commission may recommend to the City Council specific development standards in excess of the
minimums identified herein. The City Council may impose specific development standards in
excess of the minimums identified herein. The City Council shall not be restricted to consider
only those standards recommended by the Planning Commission, but shall have the authority to
impose all such development standards in excess of the minimums identified herein that the
Council feels are reasonable and justifiable. Gated communities shall not be permitted.
O. No building shall exceed 35 feet in height, measured
from grade to the highest point of
the building, excluding chimneys and antenna.
(2007-07, Adopted, 02/01/2007)