The permit applicant shall check the specific zone requirements in the Land Use Code to determine whether alley access is required. Alleys used for access shall be upgraded to meet the minimum right of way and pavement widths as shown:
Minimum Right-of-Way and Pavement Width Requirements for Existing Alleys Used for Access
|Land Use Zone Category*
|L1, L2, NC1
|L3, L4, MR, HR, NC2
|NC3, C1, C2, IG1, IG2, IB, IC, All Downtown
* When an alley abuts lots in more than one land use zone category, the zone category with the most frontage on that block along both sides of the alley, excluding SF and LDT zones, determines the minimum width. If the categories have equal frontage, the one with the greater requirement shall be used to determine the minimum alley width.
Generally, if the right-of-way width is less than the required width, a dedication equal to half the difference between the current alley right of way width and the minimum right of way width established above shall be required. Refer to Chapter 23.53 of the Land Use Code for a full description of dedication requirements.
A partial dedication from 2 feet below to 16 feet above the established alley surface grade may be permitted by the Director of Transportation when the areas above and below the dedication are not needed for utilities or other alley purposes.