Chapter 12-4: SITE PLAN PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS

DIVISION 4. SITE PLAN PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS

 

Sec. 12.4.1   Mandatory Site Plan Approval

Approval by the Town Commission of a final site plan is required prior to any development of land in the Town of Hillsboro Beach.

(a)        Exempt Development: Notwithstanding any other provision of this Divi­sion, the following activities shall not require compliance with this Section:

(1)        The deposit and contouring of fill on land.

(2)        Implementation, by a governmental entity, of a water management plan approved by the Town Commission, as such plan relates to an approved Development of Regional Impact (not conceptual Develop­ment of Regional Impact).

Sec. 12.4.2   Application for Conceptual or Preliminary Site Plan Review

(a)        Necessity of filing: If the location, design, size, impact or other special problem of a proposed development warrants, the DRO may require an applicant to file an application for preliminary site plan review prior to filing an application for final site plan approval. In all other cases, an applicant has the option of filing an application for conceptual site plan or preliminary site plan review prior to filing an application for final site plan approval.

(b)        Procedures: An application for conceptual or preliminary site plan re­view shall be filed and processed pursuant to Subsections 12.4.2 (a) through (e) of this Article.

(c)        Submission Requirements: Conceptual Site Plan. – A conceptual site plan shall include the following:

(1)        Legal description.

(2)        Schematic representation of proposed use.

(3)        Schematic representation of major vehicular circulation within the site.

(4)        Schematic representation of points of connection to the public right-of-way.

(5)        Schematic representation of drainage system, including retention areas, swales and direction of drainage flow.

(6)        Computation of proposed number of dwelling units and the total acreage for residential use and approximate square footage of building for nonresidential use.

(7)        Indication of type of water and sewage disposal to be used.

(d)        Submission Requirements: Preliminary Site Plan. An application for pre­liminary site plan review shall include a development plan, the overall size of which shall be 24” x 36”, drawn to scale, not smaller than 1” = 50’, and shall include the following:

(1)        Legal description.

(2)        Site boundaries clearly identified, and ties-to-section corners.

(3)        A survey prepared by a Florida registered land surveyor, certified as to meeting the requirements of Chapter 21HH-6, Florida Adminis­trative Code, reflecting existing natural features, such as topog­raphy, vegetation, and waterbodies. Any existing structures and paved areas shall be included in the survey.

(4)        Proposed land uses.

(5)        Location and height of all structures and total floor area with dimensions to lot lines, and designation of use.

(6)        Building separations.

(7)        Vehicular circulation system for cars, bicycles and other required vehicle types, with indication of connection to public rights-of-way. Location of all parking and loading areas.

(8)        All adjacent rights-of-way, with indication of ultimate right-of-way line, center line, width, paving width, existing median cuts and intersections, street light poles and other utility facilities and easements.

(9)        Pedestrian circulation system.

(10)      Provider of water and wastewater facilities.

(11)      Existing and proposed fire hydrant locations and watermain sizes.

(12)      The following computations:

a)         Gross acreage.

b)         Net acreage. Gross acreage covered by the property excluding road easements and rights-of-way, if any.

c)         Number of dwelling units and density for residential uses only.

d)         Square footage of ground covered by buildings or structures and designation of use.

e)         Required number of parking spaces.

f)          Number of parking spaces provided.

(13)      Schematic representation of drainage system including retention areas, swales and direction of drainage flow.

(14)      Indication of existing native vegetation that will be preserved.

(15)      Site plan location sketch.

(16)      Computation of pervious, impervious and paved surface, in square footage and percentage.

(17)      Geometry of all paved areas including centerlines, dimensions, radii and elevations.

(18)      Location of the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL), the Easterly Building Line (as recorded in Miscellaneous Plat Book 2, Page 46, of the Public Records of Broward County, Florida), the building envelope and building setbacks.

(e)        Committee Review. The Development Review Committee shall review an ap­plication for conceptual or preliminary site plan review and shall dis­cuss with the applicant any steps necessary to bring the application into compliance with the requirements for final site plan approval of this Division.

Sec. 12.4.3   Application for Final Site Plan Approval

(a)        Procedures. An application for final site plan approval shall be filed and processed pursuant to Subsections 12.4.3 (a) through (g) of this Article.

(b)        Submission Requirements. An application for final site plan approval shall include a development plan, the overall size of which shall be 24” x 36”, drawn at a scale not less than 1” = 50’ and depicting the follow­ing:

1)         All information required for a preliminary site plan.

2)         Location of trash and garbage disposal system and provisions for accessibility to garbage trucks.

3)         Loading areas and provisions for accessibility to vehicles of the required type.

4)         Areas for emergency vehicles and fire engines, and provisions for accessibility to vehicles of the required type.

5)         Location of all drainage features, and retention areas, if any.

6)         Schematic water and sewer plans.

7)         A landscape plan demonstrating compliance with applicable land­scape regulations.

(c)        Committee Review and Approval. The Development Review Committee shall review the application for final site plan approval for conformity to the requirements of this Division and shall make one of the following determinations:

1)         That the application meets the requirements of this Division, in which case the Development Review Committee shall forward a recom­mendation to the Town Commission. The Town Commission shall con­sider the DRC recommendation and other factors, as appropriate, in considering the approval of the application for final site plan. The DRO or a designee, after receiving evidence of approval by the Town Commission, shall indicate such approval by signing the final site plan. A final site plan signed by the DRO pursuant to this paragraph shall constitute a development order granting an appli­cation for final site plan approval.

2)         That the application does not meet the requirements of this Divi­sion in which case the Town Commission shall direct the DRO to issue a development order denying this application.

3)         That the application does not meet the requirements of this Divi­sion but that the required changes to the application do not war­rant filing a new application, in which case the applicant shall be allowed to submit a corrected site plan to the DRO within thirty (30) calendar days of the Town Commission meeting. The DRO shall act on the corrected application as provided in this Subsec­tion and if found to meet the conditions, as approved, will sign the final site plan.

4)         That the application does not meet the requirements of this Divi­sion, but that the required changes to the application are of such a minor nature that an additional review by the Town Commission is not warranted, in which case the Town Commission shall approve the application for final site plan with specified conditions, and the DRO or a designee, after receiving a revised site plan application in conformance to the specified conditions, shall indicate such approval by signing the final site plan.

(d)        Review Site Plan. If an applicant’s development plans change after previously receiving final site plan approval, the applicant may file an application for revised final site plan approval with the DRO. In such case, the procedures of this Section shall be repeated; provided, howev­er, that minor deviations from an approved final site plan may be ap­proved by the DRO.

(e)        Conformity to Recorded Plat. If a final site plan depicts land previous­ly recorded by plat, the application for final site plan approval shall conform to such plat.

(f)        Conformity to Zoning Regulations. Development depicted in a final site plan shall conform to all applicable Town zoning ordinances and regula­tions.

(g)        Effective Period of Final Site Plan Approval. A final site plan shall be effective until the development is completed except that:

1)         if, after the expiration of one (1) year from the date of approval by the Town Commission, a period of ninety (90) days occurs in which no valid building permit is in effect, the final site plan approval shall be null and void unless extended by the Town Com­mission.

Sec. 12.4.4   Site Plan Requirements

Development depicted in a site plan shall meet the following requirements:

(a)        Site Plan Design

(1)        Off-Street Parking Facilities.

a)         General Design Requirements.

            Internal site circulation shall follow a functional classi­fication and hierarchical design criteria to assure that the movements between the public right-of-way, which is the high speed movement facility, and the parking stall, which is the terminal facility, are conducted in an efficient and orderly form. All streams of departing traffic from the parking stalls in a parking lot shall be assembled and delivered to an internal collector facility that combines them into a few concentrated streams which will then be connected to the public right-of-way at a few properly spaced access loca­tions.

b)         Functional Elements of On-Site Circulation System. Car park­ing stalls, parking aisles, driveways, reservoir areas and entrances are the basic functional elements of the on-site circulation system. Additional elements, including but not being limited to left turning lanes, and right turning lanes in the public right-of-way immediately adjacent to the pro­posed development may also be required, pursuant to Subsec­tion 24.4.4 (b) of this Division.

1)         Parking Stalls and Aisles

a.         The minimum size (in feet) of a parking stall space shall be as follows:

9’ x 18’ – standard space

9’ x 23’ – parallel space

10’ x 25’ – loading space

12’ x 18’ – handicap space

b.         A standard parking stall shall be nine (9’) feet wide by eighteen (18’) feet deep.

c.         All required parking stalls shall have direct and unobstructed access from a parking aisle unless waived by the DRC.

d.         No parking stall shall directly abut a driveway unless waived by the DRC.

e.         Access for emergency fire vehicles shall be in accordance with Fire Protection Standards.

f.          All off-street parking areas shall be so ar­ranged and marked as to provide for orderly safe loading, unloading, parking and storage of vehi­cles with individual parking stalls clearly defined with directional arrows and traffic signs provided as necessary for traffic control.

g.         Acceptable plans must illustrate that proper consideration has been given to the surrounding street plan, traffic volumes, proposed street improvements, vehicular street capacities, pe­destrian movements and safety.

h.         All parking areas shall be so arranged so that if there are ten (10) or more contiguous parking stalls along the same parking aisle, the elev­enth space shall be a landscaped peninsula a minimum of five (5’) feet in width. Other suit­able solutions or innovative designs may be substituted when approved by the DRC.

2)         Driveways

a.         All parking aisles shall connect to a driveway.

b.         A parking lot which exceeds sixty (60) parking stalls shall be designed with at least one (1) two-way directional driveway loop system con­necting the entrance to the parking stalls and the principal building. Other innovative designs may be substituted when approved by the DRC.

c.         The minimum distance from a driveway, service drive, parking stall, or parking aisle, to a structure or property line shall be five (5’) feet, except at a drive-in teller or pick up window. The minimum distance to a driveway, service drive, or parking aisle from a right-of-way shall be ten (10’) feet where there is no connection between the driveway and the street.

d.         Two-way driveways shall be a minimum of twenty-four (24’) feet wide. Required widths shall be increased according to vehicle type or if the number of parking stalls connected or the number of trips generated justifies such increase.

e.         One-way driveways shall be a minimum of fifteen (15’) feet wide. Required widths shall be in­creased according to vehicle type or if the number of parking stalls connected or the number of trips generated justifies such an increase in width.

f.          Any off-street parking facility shall have ei­ther driveway approaches of sufficient width to allow for two-way traffic, or one way driveways connected to aisles, parking areas or maneuver­ing areas in such a manner as to permit traffic to both enter and leave the property, facing forward, at the same time. A driveway which is only wide enough for one-way traffic shall not be used for two-way access.

g.         Driving Aisles: Two-way driving aisles shall be a minimum of twenty-four (24) feet wide; one-way driving aisles shall be a minimum of twelve (12’) feet wide, clearly marked for one-way traffic.

3)         Circulation Design. A parking lot abutting a traffic­way shall be designed for full circulation. A parking lot abutting a street other than a trafficway may be designed for partial circulation.

4)         Parking and Loading Areas to be Curbed. Except for one-family and two-family dwellings, all parking and loading areas shall be constructed with a six (6”) inch raised curb or bumper blocks located a minimum distance of seven (7’) feet behind the street right-of-way line and other property lines along side­walks, safety islands, driveways, sight distance tri­angles, and other places as needed unless determined to be unnecessary by a finding of the Town that given the particular circumstances of the site such curb can be eliminated in certain areas without creating safety hazards. The raised curb shall be constructed in such a manner as to prevent vehicles from crossing side­walks or other pedestrian walkways, other than by means of an approved driveway approach.

(2)        Vehicular Reservoir Areas. Adequate reservoir capacity shall be required for both inbound and outbound vehicles to facilitate the safe and efficient movement between the public right of-way and the development. An inbound reservoir shall be of sufficient size to ensure that vehicles will not obstruct the adjacent roadway, the sidewalk and the circulation within the facility. An outbound reservoir shall be required to eliminate backup and delay of vehi­cles within the development.

a)         Design. A reservoir area shall be designed to include a space of twelve (12’) feet wide by twenty-two (22’) feet long for each vehicle to be accommodated within the reser­voir area and so that vehicles within the reservoir area do not block parking stalls, parking aisles or driveways of off-street parking facilities.

b)         Adjacent to Trafficway. The number of vehicles required to be accommodated within a reservoir area adjacent to a traf­ficway shall be in conformance with the Town’s Design Stand­ards.

c)         Adjacent to Non-Trafficway Street. All off-street parking facilities shall provide a reservoir area at the point(s) of connection of a driveway with a public right-of-way. The reservoir area for any residential use other than single family detached, shall accommodate at least one percent (1%) of the number of parking stalls served by the driveway. For parking lots with fewer than one hundred (100) cars, the reservoir area shall be able to accommodate at least one car.

(3)        Access for Vehicles Other Than Automobiles

a)         Structures intended for residential uses, other than single family or duplex, shall be made accessible to a Single Unit Truck (SU).

            Definitions of the required specifications for the above vehicle type shall be those found in AASHTO Geometric High­way Design.

b)         All buildings, other than single family or duplex resi­dences, shall be accessible to fire apparatus from two sides. Fire engines shall be considered as a WB-40 as de­fined by the AASHTO Geometric Highway Design. The area re­quired to meet the AASHTO design standards shall be paved or treated to ensure support to a sixteen (16) ton weight vehicle. This area shall be maintained free of trees and bushes and shall be clearly designated for this purpose.

c)         Fire lanes shall be provided for all buildings or any part thereof which are set back more than one hundred fifty (150’) feet from the ultimate right-of-way line of a public road, or which exceed thirty (30’) feet in height and are set back more than fifty (50’) feet from the ultimate right-of-way line of a public road. Fire lanes shall be at least twenty (20’) feet in width with a minimum of ten (10’) feet provided between the fire lane and any adjacent building. Any dead-end road more than three hundred (300’) feet along shall be provided with a turn around area at the closed end. The turn around area shall be a minimum of ninety (90) feet in diameter.

d)         Required parking spaces, parking aisles and driveways shall not be used as loading or parking areas for any type of vehicle including emergency vehicles other than automobiles.

(4)        Setbacks

a)         Development adjacent to a SR A1A shall comply with building setback requirements as stipulated in the Town’s Zoning Code.

b)         Any fence or hedge which will cause a sight visibility ob­struction within one hundred (100’) feet of a driveway or cross street, which is to be installed along a non-traffic­way collector street shall be set back a minimum of five (5’) feet from the ultimate right-of-way line of the collec­tor.

(5)        Limitations on Improvements in the Ultimate Right-of-Way. No ob­structions of any type which are deemed unsafe by County standards shall be left in the ultimate right-of-way as a result of any improvements in the ultimate right-of-way.

(6)        Sight Distance

a)         Cross-Visibility Requirements at the Intersection of Drive­ways and Public Rights-of-Way. If a driveway intersects a public right-of-way, there shall be no sight obstruction within a triangular area of property on both sides of a driveway formed by the intersection of each side of the driveway and the ultimate right-of-way line with two sides of each triangle being ten (10’) feet in length from the point of intersection and the third side being a line con­necting the ends of the two other sides.

b)         Cross-Visibility Requirements at Pedestrian Crosswalks and Other Areas of Pedestrian Concentration. If a crosswalk intersects a vehicular access aisle, driveway or an ultimate right-of-way, there shall be no sight obstruction within a triangular area of property on both sides of a crosswalk or walkway formed by the intersection of each side of the walk­way and the ultimate right-of-way line or aisle with two sides of each triangle being ten (10’) feet in length from the point of intersection and the third side of being a line connecting the ends of the two sides.

c)         Sight Triangles.

1)         Within the triangular areas described above, it shall not be permissible to install, set out to maintain, or to allow the installation, setting out or maintenance of, either temporarily permanently, any vehicular parking space, sign, wall, hedge, shrubbery, tree, earth mound, natural growth or other obstruction of any kind which obstructs cross-visibility at a level between thirty (30”) inches and eight (8’) feet above the level of the center of the adjacent intersection. Any wall or fence within the sight triangle must be constructed in such a manner as to provide adequate cross-visibility over or through the structure between thirty (30”) inches and eight (8’) feet in height above the driving surface.

2)         The following will be permitted within the triangular area described above:

a.         Trees having limbs and foliage trimmed in such a manner that no limbs or foliage extend into the area between thirty (30”) inches and eight (8’) feet above the level of the center of the adja­cent intersection. Trees must be so located so as not to create a traffic hazard. Landscaping except required grass or ground cover shall not be located closer than five (5’) feet from the edge of any roadway pavement, and three (3’) feet from the edge of any alley or driveway pavement.

b.         Fire hydrants, public utility poles, street markers and traffic control devices.

(7)        Design of Traffic Corridors. A site connected to a street at any point within a trafficway corridor shall meet the design criteria, requirements and standards of Subsection 12.4.4 (b) of this Divi­sion.

(8)        Pervious Area and Greenspace.

a)         The area covered by structures and impervious surface shall not exceed the requirements stipulated in the Town’s Zoning Code.

1)         Pervious areas may be used to satisfy requirements for landscaping and setbacks, buffer strips, drain fields, passive recreation areas, or any other purpose that does not require covering with a material that pre­vents infiltration of water into the ground.

2)         Upon demonstration by the applicant that special con­ditions peculiar to the location or physical charac­teristics of a particular site are present, or special conditions resulting from the design of existing fa­cilities or surrounding land uses are present, the DRO may permit variation from the impervious area stand­ards, subject to the following limitations:

a.         Variation from the stated requirements shall be proportional to mitigating design improvements provided in excess of the minimum required engi­neering and landscaping standards. The impervi­ous area shall not exceed the criteria as estab­lished in the Town’s Zoning Code by ten (10%) percent.

b.         Mitigating design improvements may include the use of curvilinear berms to aid in screening; increased vegetation size and quantity, native species utilization, and preservation of existing significant vegetation to increase the quality of greenspace areas; the use of interlocking paving blocks along pedestrian walkways; and grassed retention basins and swales to aid in the filtration of storm water runoff.

b)         Each proposed development shall include provisions for the application of best management practices to enhance reten­tion areas such as grass ponds, grass swales, french drains, or combinations thereof, and shall meet all requirements of the applicable 208 Areawide Wastewater Treatment Management Plan.

(9)        Functional Landscaping and Tree Preservation. Compliance with the provisions of Chapter 39, Article IX, Section 39-182, Broward County Code of Ordinances is required prior to site plan approval.

(10)      Natural Resource Areas. If a proposed development includes all or any part of any lands identified as a Local Area of Particular Concern (LAPC) in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, or any lands for which a notice of public hearing for designation as a LAPC has been given the proposed development shall incorporate the Natural Resource Area in such a fashion as to significantly conserve the integrity of the area as appropriate to the affected resource. The proposed development shall be subject to the following require­ments:

(a)        A Generalized Resource Survey (GRS) shall accompany an ap­plication for a Development Permit. Said GRS shall be con­ducted by a professional with appropriate expertise for the resource involved. The survey may be in the form of an aeri­al or field survey, showing the approximate location and extent of the resource on the site, and shall be accompanied by photographs illustrating significant areas. The GRS shall be prepared at the same scale as the proposed site plan. Said survey shall contain a brief written assessment of the resources which have been identified.

(b)        Resource Area Modification. Negative developmental impacts upon Natural Resource Areas are to be discouraged. However, upon demonstration by the applicant that one or more of the following conditions exist, a modification to the Natural Resource Area may be proposed:

1)         Street Opening – The location of the Natural Resources Area on the property prevents the opening of reasona­ble and necessary travel lanes in a public ROW;

2)         Utilities and Drainage – The location of the Natural Resource Area on the property prevents the construc­tion of utility lines or drainage facilities which cannot feasibly be rerouted;

3)         Property Access – The location of the Natural Resource Area on the property prevents all reasonable access to the property; or

4)         Property Use – The location of the Natural Resource Area on the property precludes all reasonable use of the property.

(c)        Resource Management Plan. Any proposed development activity which would negatively impact the Natural Resource Area must be mitigated through a long term Resource Management Plan, approvable by the Town Commission which significantly im­proves the viability of the remainder of the resource. Said Resource Management Plan must be based upon the generalized resource survey and provide for the enhancement and/or the restoration of the ecological value of the remainder of the Natural Resource Area through the proposed mitigation.

(d)        No development order shall be issued until an agreement providing for implementation of the Natural Resource Plan has been executed and recorded, and nay covenants, easements or physical improvements required by the plan are in place; or

(e)        No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for developments that include Natural Resource Areas unless it is determined that the applicable provisions of the Resource Management Plan and agreement specified in subsection (d) above have been met.

(11)      Lands Containing Historic or Archaeologically Significant Arti­facts or Relics

If the proposed site plan includes any land designated as archaeo­logical site in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan or the Broward Coun­ty Land Use Plan Map Series or in the Florida Master Site File, then site plan approval shall include requirements for management of the archaeological site. These requirements shall be based upon an archaeological report prepared by a professional archaeologist and submitted by the applicant. The report shall include the his­tory of the site, field survey methods, an assessment of the ar­chaeological significance of the site and proposed plan for miti­gating impacts. The DRC will review the mitigation plan submitted by the applicant, and provide a recommendation to the Town Commis­sion. The Town Commission will consider the proposed mitigation plan, the DRC recommendation and other factors in approving a final site plan for the archaeological site.

(12)      Bikeways

(a)        Location. Bikeways shall be indicated by site plans in ac­cord with any plan for bikeways which may be adopted by ordinance by the Town Commission. Until such time as the Town Commission has adopted a plan for bikeways on SR A1A adjacent to the parcel covered by the site plan whenever, in the judgment of the DRO, a bikeway would meet these condi­tions.

1)         The bikeway would be used by a significant volume of riders.

2)         The bikeway would enhance public safety.

(b)        Dimensions. All bicycle facilities (bicycle paths, lanes, and routes) shall follow, at least, the minimum specifica­tions provided for in the Guide For Development of New Bicy­cle Facilities prepared by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

(13)      Sidewalks

a)         Location. Sidewalks shall be constructed adjacent to SR A1A. Sidewalks shall be on one side of the trafficway, except when the DRO approves an alternate pedestrian circulation plan submitted by the applicant, or the Town Commission waives the sidewalk requirements on one or both sides of the trafficway for one or more of the following reasons:

1)         The development planned for the vicinity will be so sparse or will generate so few pedestrians as to not warrant sidewalks.

2)         There is little or no possibility that sidewalks will be built on nearby parcels, thus leaving an isolated segment of sidewalk on the parcel which does not ter­minate at a major pedestrian destination.

b)         Dimensions. A sidewalk shall be at least five (5) feet wide and shall be constructed in accordance with the Minimum Construction Standards Applicable To Public Rights-of-Way Under Broward County Jurisdiction or any other applicable County regulations or standards. The sidewalk shall be sepa­rated from the trafficway, and functionally classified Coun­ty roads, by a curb, or swale.

c)         Pedestrian Barriers. The DRO may require that a site plan indicate fences, hedges, berms, other landscaping, or other barriers on site plans in order to discourage pedestrians from crossing hazardous streets in unsafe points or at nu­merous points. When possible, sites shall be designed so as to promote pedestrian street crossings only at traffic con­trol signals, crosswalks, or intersections.

(14)      Water and Wastewater Easements. If a water or wastewater line to be maintained by the Town Water Department or the County Utilities Division, is to be installed, it shall be installed within a dedi­cated easement or a dedicated right-of-way if approved by the Town Water Department or the County Utilities Division which meets the following standards:

a)         An easement adjacent to a dedicated road right-of-way shall be a minimum of twelve (12) feet in width, shall run paral­lel to the dedicated road right-of-way and shall not be included as part of the road dedication.

b)         A lot line easement shall be a minimum of fifteen (15) feet in total width. Such easement may be mutually shared by adjoining lots or parcels.

c)         A maintenance easement in which both water and wastewater lines are to be installed shall be wide enough to allow for a ten (10) foot separation between lines unless one of the lines is entirely encased in concrete.

d)         The width of an easement immediately adjacent to a building or structure shall be determined by the following factors: type of pipeline (water, wastewater, or force main), size and elevation of line, damage to buildings or structures in the case of failure, and accessibility to utility mainte­nance equipment.

(b)        Access to SR A1A. In order to provide safe and adequate access between proposed development and SR A1A the SR A1A corridor shall meet the fol­lowing requirements:

(1)        General Street Design and Construction Standards

a)         Street capacities shall be determine by the standards estab­lished by the Highway Capacity Manual prepared by the Trans­portation Research Board of the National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

b)         The geometric design of streets shall conform to the minimum standards established by the Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance For Streets and Highways, prepared by Florida Department of Transportation and by A Policy on Design of Urban Highways and Arterial Streets prepared by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

c)         The construction of trafficways and work in the public right-of-way shall conform to Broward County Resolution No. 85-3606, Broward County Administrative Code, Minimum Construction Standards Applicable To Public Rights-Of Way Under Broward County Jurisdiction or the Florida Department of Transportation Standards Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.

d)         The determination of traffic generation rates for a particu­lar development shall conform to the rates adopted for the Broward County Traffic Review and Impact Planning System (TRIPS) or the most recent edition of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Trip Generation Handbook.

(2)        Design Criteria and Street Characteristics Within the SR A1A Cor­ridor

a)         SR A1A shall conform to the criteria and characteristics established by and shown on the Town’s Traffic Circulation Element and the provisions of this Section.

(3)        Median Openings. To assure traffic safety, capacity and control, median openings located on SR A1A shall conform to the following criteria:

a)         Location.

1)         No median opening shall be spaced at a distance less than 660 feet from any other median opening unless specifically approved by the DRC on a finding that, given the particular conditions of the proposed devel­opment, such determination will not compromise traffic operational and safety standards.

2)         Provided the above conditions are satisfied, a median opening serving a driveway may be spaced at a distance of not less than five hundred ten (510) feet from another median opening if the following requirements are met:

(a)        A trip generation study acceptable to the DRC demonstrates that the intersecting local street or minor driveway will not carry an average daily traffic (ADT) greater than two thousand (2,000) vehicles per day. This value is to be reduced appropriately if the median opening also serves a significant number of U-turns daily.

(b)        The site plan incorporates design and traffic control features acceptable to the DRC to pre­vent use of minor driveways by non-local traf­fic.

b)         Design Criteria.

1)         All median openings shall include left turn lanes with at least 200 feet storage with 100 feet transition unless otherwise demonstrated by a traffic engineering study based on the ultimate use, acceptable to the DRC and relevant agency. Increased storage and transition lengths may be required to eliminate disruption of through-traffic flow.

2)         Final design of median openings must be approved by the DRC and relevant agency for compliance with the standards set forth in paragraph 24.4.4 (b(1)c) of this Division.

(4)        Access Limitations for Development Adjacent to SR A1A.

a)         The frontage width of a lot fronting on an SR A1A shall be not less than 200 feet unless the parcel is for a single family dwelling unit or a multi-family site where the lot frontage and lot width is not sufficient to meet the desired standard.

(5)        Setback on Trafficway

a)         Any building constructed along SR A1A shall have a minimum setback consistent with the Town’s Zoning Code.

b)         Any new fence or hedge constructed along SR A1A which would cause a sight visibility obstruction shall be set back a minimum of ten (10’) from the right-of-way requirement as noted in the Town’s Traffic Circulation Element.

c)         The minimum distance from a driving aisle or an access ease­ment, or both, to the right-of-way requirement of SR A1A as noted in the Town’s Traffic Circulation Element shall be ten (10’) where there is no connection to a driveway, unless waived by the DRC.

d)         Within the ten (10’) setback area included in the street or driveway intersection sight triangle thereby created, it shall be unlawful to install, set out or maintain, or to allow the installation, setting out or maintenance of any sign, hedge, shrubbery, tree, natural growth or other ob­struction of any kind which obstructs cross-visibility at a level between twenty-four (24) inches and ninety-six (96) inches above the level of the center of the adjacent inter­section.

e)         The ten-foot (10’) setback requirement of this Subsection may be modified or waived by the DRC to the extent that a traffic study acceptable to the DRC demonstrates that the public safety will not be adversely affected by such modifi­cation or waiver.

(6)        Bus Bay Requirements. If the development abuts SR A1A with an existing or proposed bus route, additional right-of-way for and construction of bus pullout bays may be required to provide for bus stops in suitable locations as determined by the DRC.

(7)        Bus Shelter Easement Requirement. If the development abuts a traf­ficway or trafficway corridor with an existing or proposed bus route, bus shelter easements may be required in suitable locations as determined by the DRC and Mass Transit Division pursuant to the following standards:

a)         The easement shall generally be fourteen (14) feet by eight (8) feet in size.

b)         Such easement shall be a minimum of 1200 feet apart.

(8)        Non-vehicular Ingress and Egress Line. If development abuts a street within a trafficway corridor, a non-vehicular ingress and egress line shall be delineated along the ultimate right-of-way line except at those points of access provided in conformance with the standards of this Division.

            In order to amend a non-vehicular ingress and egress line reflect­ed on the face of a recorded plat the applicant shall file an application with the Office of Planning for submittal to the Board of County Commissioners. The application shall be subject to the development review process set out in this Article. If the plat is within a municipality, a written response from the municipality regarding the proposed change in the non-vehicular ingress and egress line shall be submitted with the application. If the plat is located adjacent to a state road a written response to the proposed change in the non-vehicular ingress and egress line by the Florida Department of Transportation shall be submitted with the application. Any change in the non-vehicular ingress and egress line approved by the Board of County Commissioners shall be reflected in a document recorded in the public records of Broward County, Florida.

(9)        Vehicular Access to Trafficways. Non-dedicated or dedicated ve­hicular access to a street within a trafficway corridor shall conform to the following standards.

a)         General Design Requirements. The design of driveways shall be regulated as follows:

1)         Any development with access to a trafficway shall have either driveway approaches of sufficient width to allow for two-way traffic, or one-way driveways con­nected to aisles, parking areas or maneuvering areas in such a manner as to permit traffic to both enter and leave the development, facing forward, at the same time. A driveway which is only wide enough for one-way traffic shall not be used for two-way access.

2)         The area within the development to which the driveway provides access shall be of sufficient size to allow all necessary functions for loading, unloading, and parking maneuvers to be carried out on private proper­ty and completely off the street right-of-way.

b)         Type of driveway requirements

1)         Minor driveway entrance. The minimum distance from the ultimate right-of-way line at any ingress or egress minor driveway to the outer edge of any interior serv­ice drive or parking space with direct access to such driveway shall be twenty-five feet (25’), measured perpendicularly from the ultimate right-of-way line. This driveway shall provide service for a maximum average daily trip volume of 400 vehicles or a maximum of an average peak hour inbound right-turn volume of 40 vehicles or both. A minor driveway entrance radii shall be 30’ and a minimum width shall be 24’. The DRC and Broward County Traffic Engineering Division may require a deceleration lane of 12’ in width, 150’ storage with 100’ transition, unless a traffic engi­neering study acceptable to the DRC and Broward County Engineering Division demonstrates that the modifica­tion or absence of such a lane will not adversely impact traffic conditions.

2)         Major driveway. The minimum distance from the ultimate right-of-way line at any ingress or egress intermedi­ate driveway to the outer edge of any interior service drive or parking space with direct access to such driveway shall be fifty feet (50’), measured perpen­dicularly from the ultimate right-of-way line. This driveway shall provide for a maximum average daily trip volume of more than 400 vehicles and/or a maxi­mum average peak hour volume of more than 40 inbound right turn vehicles. A minimum deceleration lane 12’ wide, 150’ storage with 100’ transition shall be pro­vided, unless a traffic engineering study acceptable to the DRC and Broward County Traffic Engineering Division demonstrates that the modification or absence of such a land will not adversely impact traffic con­ditions. A minimum of two (2) egress lanes 12’ in width each with one 16’ wide ingress lane shall be provided. An intermediate driveway radii shall be 35’.

3)         Turning lanes

a.         Left turn lane requirements immediately adjacent to the development. A left turn lane with a minimum of 200 feet storage with 100 feet tran­sition shall be provided at each driveway that meets the minimum spacing requirements of Sec­tion 24.4.4 (b) (4), when the speed limit equals or exceeds thirty-five (35) miles per hour or if the ADT of the driveway is 1,000 vehicles or more and/or the average peak hour inbound left turn volume is 25 vehicles or more.

b.         Right turn lane requirements immediately adja­cent to the development. A right turn lane with a minimum of 150 feet of storage and 100 feet of transition shall be provided at each driveway when the speed limit equals or exceeds 35 MPH or if the development will generate 100 or more right turn movements during the peak hour.

c.         Intersection improvements immediately adjacent to the development. At intersections which abut the development the following improvement shall be provided:

1.         A right turn lane shall be provided if the street’s speed limit equals or exceeds 35 MPH or if the development will generate 100 or more right turns during the peak hours.

2.         A left turn lane shall be provided if the street’s speed limit equals or exceeds 35 MPH or if the development will generate 25 or more left turns during the peak hour.

d.         Required storage and transition lengths may be modified where conditions warrant and are ac­ceptable to the DRC and Broward County Engineer­ing and Traffic Engineering Divisions. When storage and transition lengths are so modified, the minimum distances set forth in the Town’s Design Standards may be correspondingly adjust­ed if appropriate.

4)         Off-street vehicular circulation. Where a development is located on a street within a trafficway corridor the parking facility shall have full internal vehicu­lar circulation and storage. Vehicular circulation must be completely contained within the property and vehicles located within one portion of the development must have access to all other portions without using the adjacent street system.

5)         Off-street vehicle reservoir areas. Adequate reservoir capacity shall be required for both inbound and out­bound vehicles to facilitate the safe and efficient movement between the street and the development. An inbound reservoir shall be of sufficient size to en­sure that vehicles will not obstruct the adjacent street, sidewalk and circulation within the facility. An outbound reservoir shall be required to eliminate backup and delay of vehicles within the development.