Official Streets & Highways Plan

The major streets in the Municipality are classified in the Official Streets and Highways Plan (OS&HP) as collectors (class I), minor arterials (class II), major arterials (class III), expressways (class IV), or freeways (class V.)  The OS&HP is available online, and hardcopies can be obtained through the Transportation Planning Division (AMATS) in the Planning Department.

In the  B-1A,  B-1B, and B-3 districts, arterial landscaping must be planted along classified streets.  In the  I-1 district, visual enhancement landscaping must be planted along classified streets.  Buffer landscaping must be provided for cluster housing and Planned Unit Developments.  Additional Information: Landscaping Standards.

AMC 21.45.140 requires a development setback in addition to the zoning district setback along classified streets with substandard right-of-way dedications. 

AMC 21.45.110.B allows fences up to 8 feet in height on some through lots abutting classified streets (otherwise the height restriction is 4 feet.)     

Hospitals, correctional facilities, churches, cemeteries, high schools, snow disposal sites, gas stations, storage yards, mini-storage facilities, junkyards, drive-in banks, and some hotels and apartment buildings must have access to a classified street.     

If you use the online version of the code, try searching on the AMC section ( "21.45.140" or "21.45.110", for example)  for more information.  Please note that recent amendments may not have been published yet.  Land Use Review will be happy to verify the current code language for you.