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The following standards apply to new development where extension of electric power or communication lines is required.

A. General Provision. The developer is responsible for coordinating his or her development plan with the applicable utility providers and paying for the extension/installation of utilities not otherwise available to the subject property.

B. Height. Utility transmission and distribution lines, poles, and towers may exceed the height limits otherwise provided for in this title, except for wireless communication systems as provided in chapter 18.4.10 and in the Airport Overlay as provided in chapter 18.3.7.

C. Underground Utilities.

1. General Requirement. The requirements of the utility service provider must be met. All utility lines in new developments, partitions, and subdivisions, including but not limited to those required for electric, communication, lighting, and related facilities, must be placed underground, except as provided for in 18.4.6.090.D, below.

2. Partitions and Subdivisions. The following additional standards apply to all new subdivisions, in order to facilitate underground placement of utilities.

a. The developer shall make all necessary arrangements with the serving utility to provide the underground services. Care shall be taken to ensure that all above ground equipment does not obstruct vision clearance areas for vehicular traffic, per section 18.2.4.040.

b. All underground utilities installed in streets must be constructed and approved by the applicable utility provider prior to the surfacing of the streets.

c. Stubs for service connections shall be long enough to avoid disturbing the street improvements when service connections are made.

D. Exception to Undergrounding Requirement. The City may waive the undergrounding standard where existing physical constraints, such as geologic conditions, streams, or existing development conditions make underground placement impractical.

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