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In issuing building permits for proposed buildings, dedication of abutting streets shall first be made to the City of Ashland as follows:

A. Dedication of Streets – Public Need. Whenever a property owner requests a building permit, land partition or subdivision approval, and such proposed use of the land or division of the land causes a public need for increased street right-of-way, the property owner shall dedicate such additional right-of-way to the City of Ashland before approval is given for the subdivision, land partition or application for a building permit. In determining public need the following factors shall be considered:

1. Accommodation of increased traffic generated by the development;

2. The ability to provide traffic circulation to neighboring properties in order to make the most economic use of land, thereby fulfilling the intent of the City Comprehensive Plan and State Planning Code;

3. The health, safety, and welfare of future residents of the area, if the area is developed through flag partitions or other piecemeal, irregular means, causing inadequate access; and

4. Such other factors as may be found relevant during consideration of a particular application.

B. Dedication of Streets – Width established. Whenever a property owner requests approval of a land partition, subdivision or building permit, and the property abuts on a street shown on Exhibit “A” attached to Ordinance No. 2012 which is hereby incorporated herein, and the street at that location is not dedicated to the widths required by Section 18.80.020.B of this Code, approval of the application shall only be granted after the property owner has dedicated such required additional right-of-way to the City of Ashland. For purposes of this Section, all streets not designated on Exhibit “A” as arterial or collectors shall be designated as minor streets.

C. Dedication of Streets – New Streets. Whenever a property owner requests approval of a land partition, subdivision or building permit, and the property abuts on a planned street which has been adopted by resolution of the Planning Commission as a part of a precise street plan for an area, approval of the application shall only be granted after the property owner has dedicated such required right-of-way to the City of Ashland.

D. Setbacks. All setbacks required under Title 18 of this code shall be measured from the new right-of-way line established pursuant to Subsections A through C, above. (Ord. 2925, amended, 04/18/2006; Ord. 2052 § 6, amended, 1979)

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