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19.13.050 Development plan requirements for new construction of a single or two-family dwelling in Layton City

            Applications for new construction of a single-family or two-family dwelling in Layton City shall be accompanied by and shall comply with the following:

            (1)        Appropriate application form and fees.

            (2)        One (1) copy of the development plan shall be required, which plan shall include a site plan and an architectural plan with appropriate drawings of adequate scale showing building materials, exterior elevations, and floor plans of all proposed structures.

            (3)        The following design criteria shall be required:

                        (a)        Both the exterior building design and the exterior building materials of all buildings shall be of sufficient quality, durability, and resistance to the elements to satisfy the purpose of this Chapter.  Exterior siding materials may include, but shall not be limited to, brick, concrete, glass, metal lap, vinyl lap, tile, stone, stucco, and/or wood.  All exterior materials shall be installed in a professional workmanlike manner and be guaranteed to be maintenance-free for at least ten (10) years.  Finishes upon exterior materials shall be guaranteed maintenance-free for a minimum of five (5) years.  Materials or finishes without such guarantees shall not be permitted.  Guarantees shall be in writing from the manufacturer.

                        (b)        Each dwelling shall have a site built concrete or masonry foundation around the entire perimeter with interior supports capable of supporting all design loads including wind, seismic, and roof loads as required by the current design provisions.  The dwelling shall be permanently tied to the foundation system in accordance with approved, engineered specifications.

                        (c)        The roof of each dwelling shall have a minimum pitch of 2.5":12".  At non-gable ends of the roof, there shall be an overhang at the eaves of not less than twelve inches (12") inclusive of rain gutters.  For homes with cantilevered rooms, sixty percent (60%) of the eaves length shall have a twelve inch (12") eave.  The roof overhang shall be measured perpendicular to the vertical side of the dwelling.  Unfinished galvanized steel or aluminum roofing shall not be permitted.  These pitch and overhang provisions shall not apply to porch covers, bay windows, or similar appendages.

                        (d)        Each dwelling shall be not less than twenty feet (20') in depth at the narrowest point.  The depth shall be considered to be the lesser of the two (2) primary dimensions of the dwelling exclusive of attached garages, bay windows, room additions, or other similar appendages.

                        (e)        Any previously occupied dwelling which is to be moved from an existing location to a lot within Layton City shall be inspected by the Building Official of Layton City, or a designated representative, prior to the move to ensure that it meets applicable building codes.

                        (f)        Landscaping on residential lots shall comply with the following:

                                    (i)         Landscaping shall be installed in front yards between the front line of the house and the sidewalk on the entire width of the lot excluding the driveway.  On corner lots, landscaping shall be installed in all areas between the sidewalk and the side of the house between the front property line and the rear property line which are visible from the public right-of-way.

                                    (ii)        Landscaping shall include at least one (1) tree and a combination of lawn, shrubs, or groundcover.  Groundcover may include vegetative vines, low-spreading shrubs, or annual or perennial flowering or foliage plants.  Groundcover may also include mineral or nonliving organic permeable material or nonliving organic permeable material in not more than fifty percent (50%) of the net landscaped area.  Mineral groundcover may include such materials as rocks, boulders, gravel, or brick over sand.  Species, size, and placement of landscape elements shall be determined by the homeowner.

                                    (iii)       Where secondary water is not available, at the time the water supply line to a house is installed, the builder shall furnish and install a stop-and-waste valve with an access sleeve and capped mainline to the surface to facilitate future sprinkler system installation.  The stop-and-waste valve may also be located inside the home with a mainline extended to the exterior of the foundation wall and capped.

                                    (iv)       On lots over one-half (½) acre in size, the landscaping shall only be required on eighty feet (80') of street frontage to the depth of the front yard setback.  On corner one-half (½) acre lots, eighty feet (80') of frontage shall be landscaped on each street.  The eighty foot (80') frontage may include customary access drives.

                                    (v)        Front yard landscaping shall be installed within eighteen (18) months after the issuance of the certificate of occupancy.

                        (g)        Dwellings shall be provided with a garage having a minimum interior width of twelve feet (12') and constructed concurrently with the dwelling.

                        (h)        Each dwelling must be provided with four hundred (400) cubic feet of storage space.  Said space may be added to the minimum dimension of the garage or located as a separate space to the rear of the home.

                        (i)         Final grading of individual lots shall be performed in such a way that excess water shall be contained entirely on the site or directed to an improved street or directed to an approved drainage inlet, drainage channel, or drainage easement.  Excess water shall not be allowed to drain onto adjacent private property unless approved as part of an overall system, as reflected in the subdivision approval or otherwise.  Residents shall cooperate to ensure that drainage water is properly channeled to and through the proper easements.  Rain gutters, in addition to those required by the building code, may be required.

                        (j)         In order to allow double driveways, and to allow hard-surface access to the rear yard, up to, but not more than, forty percent (40%) of a front yard may be hard surfaced.

                        (k)        All dwellings shall meet any additional state or federal requirements to be classified and taxed as real property.

                        (l)         All single family detached dwellings shall have a minimum area of nine hundred (900) square feet on the main floor, or floors.  A basement shall not be considered as a main floor.  Measurements to determine the minimum area of a dwelling shall be taken from the outside of foundation walls.

                        (m)       The site plan shall reflect all easements on the property.

                        (n)        In hillside areas, site plans shall reflect the finish grading with contours at an interval of not more than two feet (2'), and shall indicate the location of any retaining structures.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 99-60, Amended, 12/16/1999
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004