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CHAPTER 64 - SITE DESIGN POLICIES

64.260 QUADRANT STREET SYSTEM

The numerical quadrant system is hereby adopted as the primary basis for identifying all public roadways within the city, including without limitation public roadways created by plat, deed, easement or user.  Names may be used when the roadway alignment does not permit the use of numbers.  In that case, the Planning Director or his authorized representative, as provided in Section 20.16, must approve the names.

64.261

City Divided Into Quadrants:  For the purposes of roadway identification and unique E911 addresses, the City is divided into four quadrants of NW, SW, SE and NE.  Any roadway that forms the dividing line between quadrants will be identified as N, S, E or W, as applicable.   The dividing line separating east from west extends north along the centerline of Highway 63, from its intersection with the southern most city limits, to a point at the intersection of U.S. 63 and East River Road N.E., thence due west to the imaginary intersection with the Zumbro River, thence north along the centerline of the Zumbro River, to the northern most city limits.   The dividing line separating north from south extends east from the intersection of Country Club Road West with the western most city limits, thence east along Country Club Road West (County Road 34) to its intersection with Wimbledon Hills Drive S.W.  Thence north to the center of Section 33, Cascade Township.  Thence easterly along the quarter section line to the section line.  Thence southeasterly to the western end of West Center Street.  Thence east along West Center Street to East Center Street and its intersection with 19th Avenue S.E., thence south along 19th Avenue S.E., to an intersection with College View Road East (County Road 9), thence east along College View Road East to an intersection with the eastern most city limits.

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Designation of Public or Private Roadways:  Public or private roadways may be designated according to the terms defined in this section:

  1.   Avenue means a roadway aligned in a north and south direction, conforming to the appropriate address grid line and generally designated by a number.
  2. Boulevard means a roadway divided by a landscaped center island and generally designated by a name.
  3. Circle means a roadway containing a closed loop that is not interrupted by a through roadway and generally designated by a name.
  4. Court means a roadway having a horseshoe shape and whose terminus point begins and ends at the same roadway and generally designated by one name throughout its entire length.
  5. Drive means a curvilinear roadway of more than 1,000 feet in length and generally designated by a name.
  6. Lane means a roadway ending in a cul-de-sac that is not interrupted by a through roadway and generally designated by a name.
  7. Parkway means a special scenic route or park drive generally designated by a name.
  8. Place means a short curvilinear or diagonal roadway less than 1,000 feet in length generally designated by a name.
  9. Private Roadway means a roadway constructed on private land and not maintained by a city, township orOlmsted County.  (Refer to Section 64.240.).
  10. Road means a diagonal or curvilinear roadway more than 1,000 feet in length and generally designated by a name.
  11. Street means a roadway aligned in an east-west direction, conforming to the appropriate address grid line and generally designated by a number.

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Administration:  It shall be the responsibility of the Planning Director to administer the roadway identification system.  The Planning Director, or his authorized representative, shall examine the roadway number or names on all proposed plats and submit a recommendation to the Council.  The Planning Director, or his authorized representative, shall also, from time to time, examine the identification of existing public roadways and recommend to the Council such changes as deemed necessary in furtherance of the City roadway identification system.




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