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  • The City is in the process of updating our 1993 Street Master Plan. There are several locations around the city where new development can occur in the future. Our draft plan update indicates which stub roads (dead end roads without cul-de-sacs) need to be connected to other streets when development occurs. 


    The City held three public involvement meetings to receive input for our plan update. To view the Results of the Lakeview NIA (Neighborhoods in Action) Charette click here. UPDATE

    Proposed Maps for the 1993 Street Master Plan Update:

    The red circles on the five maps show which streets need to connect to another street when development occurs (the red circless were approved in the initial 1993 plan). The yellow circles define where the street connections have been made city-wide as properties have been developed over the last twenty years. The blue circles are proposed updates to the 1993 plan (streets that need to connect to another street when development occurs). 

    How will streets connect in the future?

    There may be some flexibility about how future streets interconnect when properties are developed. A final decision about how to connect the blue or red circles on each of the five maps should not be made until a thorough review of specific development proposal is completed. In the case where surrounding neighborhood areas are impacted by a new street (as identified on one of the five street connection master plan maps) the developer will be required to hold a neighborhood meeting before receiving preliminary subdivision plat approval from the Planning Commission. 

    If you have any questions or comments concerning this plan update contract please contact our Transportation Engineer, Paul Goodrich, at 801-229-7320 or by email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your input is very important. 

  • City of Orem Utility Fees and Property Taxes

    Did you know that Orem charges far less than neighboring cities to provide the same services? Compared to residents in 14 nearby cities, Orem residents have the lowest combined utility fees and property tax rates. 

    Water is based on the City of Orem average residential use of 28,000 gallons per month with a 3/4 inch meter.  If a city has pressurized irrigation, a mix of 12,000 gallons of culinary water to 16,000 gallons of pressurized irrigation (secondary) water was utilized.

    Sewer is based on the City of Orem average residential use of 9,000 gallons per month.

    Property tax was calculated based on a home value of $200,000 taxed at 55% market value.

    You can download this information by clicking here. 

  • Orem Debt Report

    A few Orem residents have recently expressed concern about the City of Orem's debt levels. To help inform the public about Orem's debts and what they have been used for, we have put together an informational flyer, which can be found here. A full list of all bonds issued since 1994 can also be found here. If you have any questions or desire additional clarification, please contact the City Manager's Office at 229-7035.

     




  • How are property taxes used in Orem?

    Property taxes make up only a quarter of the City’s General Fund Tax Revenue.  The General Fund supports vital community operations such as:

    • Public Safety--Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical
    • Recreation—Programs including Senior Citizen but not the Fitness Center
    • Parks
    • Streets and Traffic Management
    • Planning, zoning, and building safety
    • Cemetery
    • Library

    Wonder what life was like in Orem over 70 years ago? Read a talk written by Ray Gillman on the radio in 1939 regarding Life in Orem.

  • The City of Orem Police Property and Bike Auciton will take place April 26th, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Orem Public Safety Building.

Regulations

City of Orem's Development Regulations

To assist developers and individuals throughout the city we have compiled many of the most common regulatory forms into one place to help assist you in finding the information you need more quickly and efficiently.

For regulations concerning City Code please see the links below.

Industrial Waste & Pretreatment Questionaire

Click here to download the Industrial Waste & Pretreatment Questionaire.



Commercial and Professional Office Zone Regulations

General Provisions

A. The objective in establishing commercial and professional office zones is to provide areas within the City where commercial and service uses may be located.

B. For permitted uses and uses which require a conditional use permit, refer to Article XIX.

C. Refer to the following Articles for additional regulations:

1. Article III, Nonconforming Uses.

2. Article IV, Conditional Use Permits.

3. Article XIV, Supplementary Regulations.

4. Article XV, Off-Street Parking.

5. Orem City Code, Sign Ordinance.

6. Orem City Code, Appendix A, for permitted use and conditional uses.

Professional Office (PO) Zone

The PO zone is established to create a buffering effect between residential uses and traffic associated with arterial and collector streets; and to promote non-retail professional and service uses that are compatible with adjacent residential uses.

C1 Zone

The C1 zone is established to promote non-retail commercial uses, such as offices and financial institutions, as the primary use and to encourage development in such a manner so as to be compatible with adjacent residential uses.

C2 Zone

The C2 zone is established to promote commercial and service uses for general community shopping.

HS Zone

The HS zone is established to promote uses most commonly associated with the traveling public and general community shopping.

C3 Zone

The C3 Zone is established to promote retail commercial and service uses on a regional basis.


PO

C1

C2

C3

HS

Minimum Lot area in square feet unless listed in acres (ac.)


1 ac.

7000

7000

3 ac.

1 ac.

Setbacks (minimum)






From dedicated streets

20’**

20’

20’

30’**

20’

From an adjoining property in a non-residential zone****


0

0

0

0

0

Structure Heights






Minimum

8’

8’

8’

8’

8’

Maximum


35’


48’


60’


35’***


60’


*

Parcels smaller than three (3) acres shall only be allowed pursuant to Section 22-8-14(D).


**

Building setbacks from 800 North in the PO and C3 Zones shall be according to "Appendix I."


***

Exception: The maximum height for structures located in the C3 Zone which are setback no less than one hundred fifty feet (150') from a residential zone shall be sixty feet (60').


****

No portion of any building shall be located closer to a residentially zoned property than a distance equal to the height of that portion of the building.


NOTE

In all commercial zones, except the PO and C3 zones, the height limitation shall not apply to belfries, cupolas, domes not used for human occupancy, chimneys, ventilators, sky lights, cornices, antennas or properly screened mechanical appurtenances. In no case shall the height of belfries, cupolas, domes not used for human occupancy, chimneys, ventilators, sky lights, cornices, antennas or properly screened mechanical appurtenances exceed a height of seventy-five feet (75') measured from the average finished grade of the yard in which the structure is located. In no case shall that portion which exceeds the sixty-foot (60') height exceed ten percent (10%) of the gross floor area of the uppermost floor of the building.

Landscaping

A. In all commercial zones, except the PO and C3 zone, a landscaped berm consisting of lawn, shrubs and/or trees shall be provided. Landscaped berms shall be at least as wide as the required setback and be maintained along the right-of-way line of dedicated streets, except as provided below:

1. Where a parcel is a corner lot, the total landscaping required shall be equal to the length of the property (in feet) on the longer side adjacent to the street multiplied by the distance of the required setback. The amount (in square feet) of landscaping required by this formula shall be distributed as follows: Landscaped berms at least ten feet (10') in width shall be located adjacent to the right-of-way lines of both streets. The balance of landscaping required by the formula may be placed anywhere else on the parcel and need not be adjacent to a street.

2. Where a parcel has frontage on at least two (2) streets but is not a corner lot, a landscaped strip in width less than the required setback may be allowed as follows:

a. A ten foot (10') strip may be allowed on streets other than arterial streets, provided the strip is bermed and is developed in accordance with a detailed landscaping plan approved by the Planning Commission. In its review, the Planning Commission shall consider the proposed location, number, size, and type of plants, the type of irrigation system proposed, the plan's compliance with the Orem Tree Planting Plan, and other similar factors. Frontage along arterial streets shall have landscaped berms at least as wide as the required setback of the zone.

b. A five-foot (5') strip may be allowed on streets other than arterial streets provided the strip is sloped down to the public right-of-way from a concrete or concrete block retaining wall with a minimum slope of 3:1 (three feet horizontal to one foot vertical) and is developed in accordance with a detailed landscaping plan approved by the Planning Commission. In its review, the Planning Commission shall consider the proposed location, number, size, and type of plants, the type of irrigation system proposed, the plan's compliance with the Orem Tree Planting Plan, and other similar factors. Frontage along arterial streets shall have landscaped berms at least as wide as the required setback of the zone.

3. No landscaping shall be required where vehicular accesses are permitted.

B. Trees complying with the Orem Tree Planting Plan, or some other tree approved by the Urban Forester of the City of Orem, shall be planted in the landscaped areas adjacent to the right-of-way line in all commercial and professional office zones.

C. All required trees, unless otherwise specified in this Article, shall be at least one and one-half inches (1 1/2") in caliper, and shall be at least eight feet (8') in height, when planted.

D. Each landscape area shall be at least five feet (5') long and five feet (5') wide. The plan showing the planting areas shall show the general location, number, and type of plants along with provisions for an irrigation system.

E. Concrete curbs shall be provided between landscaped areas and off-street parking areas.

F. No Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued for any building on any portion of a development until the landscaping is in place or a bond, cash deposit, or equivalent, is deposited with the City conditioned on and guaranteeing the installation of all landscaping shown on the approved landscaped plan. All landscaped areas shall be maintained in a neat, clean, orderly and sightly condition. This shall include proper pruning, lawn mowing, weeding, removal of litter, fertilizing, replacing of dead plants and the regular watering of all plantings. Failure to maintain the landscaping as provided herein shall be a violation of this chapter and enforceable as provided by law.

G. Landscaping within the PO and C3 Zones shall be as follows:

1. A landscaped berm consisting of lawn, shrubs, and/or trees shall be installed and maintained along the right-of-way line of dedicated streets. The landscaped berms shall be at least twenty feet (20') wide in the PO Zone, and twenty-five feet (25') wide in the C3 Zone. Berms shall be varied in height to create a more natural look, and shall meander within the landscaped width.

2. In the C3 Zone, a ten (10) foot wide landscaped strip of lawn, shrubs, and trees shall be provided along the masonry fence required in subparagraph (A) of Section 22-14-19(E) of this Chapter. Trees shall be Norway Maples, Littleleaf Lindens, or some other tree approved by the Urban Forester of the City of Orem, and shall be planted a distance of three feet (3') from the masonry fence required in subparagraph (A) of Section 22-14-19(E) of this Chapter. No impervious material shall be placed closer than three feet (3') from the trunk of the tree. Trees shall be at least two inches (2') in caliper, and shall be spaced no more than thirty feet (30') on center, unless otherwise specified in this Article. An underground sprinkling system shall be provided to each tree.

3. Landscaping adjacent to 800 North Street shall be:

a. A minimum of thirty-one feet (31') in width on the south side of 800 North Street with a six foot (6') wide sidewalk, as shown on "Appendix I," or

b. A minimum of thirty-five feet (35') in width on the north side of 800 North Street with a ten foot (10') wide meandering sidewalk, set back a minimum of ten feet (10'), as shown on "Appendix I."

All landscaped areas shall include a combination of trees, shrubs, bushes, vines, flowers and lawn, and shall be maintained in accordance with good landscaping practices. All landscaping shall have an automatic underground sprinkling system. Landscaped berms shall have either deciduous trees of Norway Maples, Littleleaf Lindens, or some other tree approved by the Urban Forester of the City of Orem, or evergreen trees of a variety approved by the Urban Forester of the City of Orem with the deciduous trees at least two inches (2") in caliper or the evergreen trees eight feet (8') in height with the number of trees being at least one (1) tree for every thirty feet (30') of street frontage and residential lot line frontage.

4. Landscaped islands at the end of each row of parking shall be installed to delineate all on-site driveways. Each island shall have at least one (1) deciduous tree; when the site is in the C3 Zone and the landscaped island is within seventy-five (75) feet of a dedicated street right-of-way or within fifty (50) feet of a store front, no trees shall be required. In the C3 Zone all double rows of parking shall have either:

a. A five foot (5') wide landscaped island located between each row of double row with at least one (1) deciduous tree planted for every fifty linear feet (50') of that landscaped island (rounded up to the nearest whole number), or

b. A landscaped island, no smaller than eight feet (8') wide and thirty-two feet (32') long, located at least every one hundred and twenty-five feet (125'), measured from the end island closest to the building. Each island shall contain at least one (1) deciduous tree.

Miscellaneous Regulations for Commercial and Professional Office Zones

A. Storage of Merchandise. The storage of merchandise outside an approved building shall be in an area approved as a part of the site plan and shall be within an area enclosed with a sight obscuring fence of at least six feet (6') in height; provided, however, that promotional displays, vehicle sales lots, and plant materials may be displayed outside of an approved building or enclosed area so long as they are placed appurtenant to a building wherein the business displays the bulk of its goods for sale. This subsection shall not apply to the sale of Christmas trees. Landscaped areas shall not be used for the displaying of merchandise.

B. Maintenance of Premise. No excessive dust, offensive odor, smoke, intermittent light, or noise shall be emitted which is discernible beyond the zone boundary lines, except that which emanates from the movement of motor vehicles. Premises shall be maintained in such a manner so as to avoid unreasonable interference with adjacent uses and to avoid public nuisances.

C. Site Lighting. All lighting shall be designed to minimize direct glare to adjoining residences.

Special Provisions

A. The requirements of this Article shall run with the land and be binding on successors, owners and tenants so long as the buildings are occupied or the use exists.

B. The owners of a commercial or professional office development which contains more than one parcel of record or which has more than one owner may be required by the approving authority to submit documents to the City Attorney for approval that assure unified control of the development.

C. Any person who desires to occupy vacant floor space, or to change the use of floor space shall be required to first obtain a certificate of occupancy from the City. Any person constructing or altering a building in the commercial or professional office zones shall first obtain a building permit from the City for such construction or alteration, and then shall obtain a certificate of occupancy from the City before the building being constructed or altered is occupied.

D. A certificate of occupancy shall contain statements that the building or proposed use of a building or land complies with the various ordinances of the City regulating building construction or uses. A record of all certificates shall be kept on file in the City and copies shall be furnished on request to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building or land affected.

E. If the City Manager determines that the developer, tenant, manager, owner or any other interested person, firm or corporation has failed to maintain the premises consistent with all applicable zoning, health, safety, and building codes and ordinances, the City shall so notify said persons, firms or corporation by written notice specifying the deficiency complained of, and unless such failure is corrected to the satisfaction of the City within thirty (30) days, such failure or deficiency shall be deemed to constitute a "public nuisance" which may be abated in any lawful manner including but not limited to the manner set forth in Chapter 8 of Title 10,Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended.

F. No person shall store junk, partially or completely dismantled vehicles, or salvaged materials in any commercial or professional office zone outside a building or area enclosed with a sight-obscuring fence.

G. All solid waste storage facilities shall be located at the rear of the main building or within an area enclosed with a sight-obscuring fence or wall. The minimum access width to a solid waste storage facility shall be fifteen feet (15').

Additional Provisions for the PO Zone

The following additional standards and regulations shall apply to the PO Zone.

A. Architectural Styling. All structures shall have exterior elevations designed with a residential architectural styling. The minimum roof pitch shall be eight feet (8') of rise to twelve feet (12') of run. No more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the exterior of each structure shall be composed of glass, windows, and doors.

B. Floors Above Grade Level. The maximum number of floors above the natural grade shall be two (2). No portion of any structure within one hundred feet (100') of a residential zone shall be more than one (1) floor (the single-floor roofline shall not exceed twenty-four feet [24’]) above the natural grade level.

C. Exterior Finishing Materials. The exterior finishing materials for walls shall not include steel, T‑111, aluminum, or vinyl. Soffits, facias, and other similar architectural features may be finished with painted metal. No asphalt roofing shingles shall be allowed.

D. Square Footage. Except as provided herein, no structure that is more than one-story above grade shall have any one-floor level exceeding six thousand five hundred (6500) square feet. Structures with only story above grade shall not exceedseven thousand five hundred (7500) square feet. Site plans three (3) acres in size or larger may include single story buildings with footprints up to 10,000 square feet. Site plans five (5) acres in size or larger may include two story buildings above grade with a footprint up to seven thousand five hundred (7500) square feet.

E. Building Setbacks. The minimum building setback from the back of curb line from 800 North Street shall be thirty-six feet (36') on the south side of 800 North Street and forty feet (40') on the north side of 800 North Street as shown on "Appendix I."

F. Parking Setbacks. The minimum parking setback from any public street right of way, except 800 North, shall be ten feet (10'). For developments along 800 North Street, the minimum parking setback from the 800 North Street back of curb line shall be thirty-one feet (31') on the south side and thirty-five feet (35') on the north side as shown on "Appendix I." The minimum parking setback from any adjoining residential lot line shall be ten feet (10').

G. Sidewalk Easement. The developer of any site in a PO Zone along 800 North shall dedicate a sidewalk easement ten feet (10') from the 800 North Street back of curb line. The easement shall be six feet (6') in width on the south side of 800 North Street and ten feet (10') in width on the north side of 800 North Street as shown on "Appendix I."

H. Vehicular Access. No site shall be designed in such a way as to prevent vehicles from exiting the site in a forward direction. No parking stall shall be designed to allow backing directly on to any public street.

I. Parkway Design. The developer of any site in a PO Zone along 800 North shall install a landscaping berm and a side walk adjacent to the 800 North rights of way as shown on "Appendix I." The developer/owner shall maintain the landscaping strip with acceptable landscaping practices. Landscaped strips shall contain berms and shall have either deciduous trees of Norway Maples, Littleleaf Lindens, or other variety as approved by the Urban Forester of the City of Orem with the trees at least two inches (2") in caliper with the number of trees being at least one tree for every thirty feet (30') of street frontage.

J. Acceleration/Deceleration Lane. The developer shall dedicate to the City a Acceleration/Deceleration lane adjacent to and parallel with the street if a shoulder lane does not exist.

K. Access to PO developments. All new site plans in the PO zone on 800 North shall be restricted to one (1) vehicular access from 800 North Street. Except, however, a new site plan in the PO zone shall be allowed two (2) vehicular accesses from 800 North Street if the development has more than four hundred (400) feet of frontage along 800 North Street and that the second access be approved by the Planning Commission in a public hearing. The Planning Commission shall consider the following when determining whether to approve a second access from 800 North for a PO development:

1. A traffic impact analysis.

2. The recommendation of the City's Traffic Engineer.

3. The overall safety of the site.

4. The proximity of residences that may be impacted by the proposed access location.

5. The developer's plan to mitigate potential negative traffic impacts.

6. The necessity of the proposed access locations.

In no case shall a new site plan in a PO zone have more than two (2) vehicular accesses to 800 North.

Additional Provisions for the C2 Zone on 800 North

Additional Provisions for the C2 Zone on 800 North.

A. All new site plans in the C2 zone on 800 North shall be restricted to one (1) vehicular access from 800 North Street. Except, however, a new site plan in the C2 zone shall be allowed two (2) vehicular accesses from 800 North Street if the development has more than four hundred (400) feet of frontage along 800 North Street and that the second access be approved by the Planning Commission in a public hearing. The Planning Commission shall consider the following when determining whether to approve a second access from 800 North for a C2 development:

1. A traffic impact analysis.

2. The recommendation of the City's Traffic Engineer.

3. The overall safety of the site.

4. The proximity of residences that may be impacted by the proposed access location.

5. The developer's plan to mitigate potential negative traffic impacts.

6. The necessity of the proposed access locations.

In no case shall a new site plan in a C2 zone have more than two (2) vehicular accesses to 800 North.

Additional Provisions for the C3 Zone

The following provisions shall apply exclusively to the C3 zone:

A. Public Meeting. No C3 site plan or amended site plan may be approved without first holding a public meeting before the final approving body.

B. Access to C3 developments. The approving body must approve all accesses to a C3 development. The approving body shall consider the following when determining the appropriateness of any access to a C3 development:

1. An independent traffic impact analysis, if required by the Development Review Committee.

2. The recommendation of the City's Traffic Engineer.

3. The overall safety of the site.

4. The proximity of residences that may be impacted by the proposed access location.

5. The developer's attempts to mitigate potential negative impacts to any residences.

6. The necessity of the proposed access locations.

C. Design. The architecture, design theme, and construction materials of the building's front elevation shall be applied to all exterior walls of the building. The rear of a building and any portion of the building that traditionally gets less attention to aesthetics shall be enhanced by the same architecture and design theme as those portions of the building that get high visibility from the public. The following exterior finish materials are acceptable: brick, fluted block, colored textured block, stucco, and glass. Sheet metal, wood, and corrugated metal shall be prohibited except for trim, soffits, facia, mansards and similar architectural features. Other materials may be used if approved by the Planning Commission. In determining whether or not a particular finishing material is acceptable, the Planning Commission shall consider the following factors:

1. The visibility of the site from neighboring residential uses and adjacent streets.

2. The degree to which the proposed finishing materials are compatible with the appearance of neighboring residential uses.

3. The location of the proposed finishing materials on the building.

4. The degree to which a particular finishing material may be shielded by landscaping or some other feature.

D. Development Size in the C3 Zone. Each development within the C3 zone shall consist of at least three (3) acres of land. No parcel within a C3 development shall be less than three (3) acres in size, unless conditions (1)and (2), or condition (3) are met:

1. The parcel smaller than three (3) acres is an integral part of a contiguous C3 development of at least three (3) acres; and

2. The parcel smaller than three (3) acres is developed simultaneously with or subsequent to a contiguous C3 development of at least three (3) acres; or

3. The parcel smaller than three (3) acres is a legal nonconforming lot with respect to size.

E. Loading and Unloading. The hours of loading and unloading for any business that uses building entrances that face an adjacent residential zone shall be restricted to the hours between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

F. Solid Waste Pick-Up. Solid waste pick-up shall not be between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

G. Existing Sites. No expansion of any site plan shall be allowed, unless the expansion complies in all respects with the C3 Zone. All new development shall be in compliance with the C3 standards.

H. Site Lighting. A site lighting plan shall be required. All site lighting shall be designed to;

1. Harmonize with the design and architecture of the buildings,

2. Discourage criminal activity on the site, and

3. Prevent direct light from exceeding beyond the site's perimeter.

Shielded lights shall be required if necessary to adequately reduce glare to adjacent residential developments.

I. Development of Gasoline Service Stations. No gasoline service station shall be located closer than three hundred (300) feet to any adjacent parcel in a residential zone. The distance shall be measured from any building associated with said use to the nearest residential property line.

Additional Provisions for the HS Zone

The HS Zone is designed to promote high quality commercial developments that can take advantage of the zone's close proximity to I-15. The zone is also designed to encourage development that is sensitive to neighboring residential uses and to encourage development that will present a favorable image of the City from I-15. To accomplish these objectives, the following additional standards and regulations shall apply to the HS Zone.

A. The minimum lot size in the zone shall be one acre. The purposes of this requirement are:

1. To encourage the development of large, well-planned projects designed to serve the area over a long period of time, as opposed to small, hastily conceived projects that do little to add to the overall appearance or economic vitality of the area.

2. To discourage the conversion of existing houses into small, piecemeal commercial establishments.

3. To limit the number of drive accesses onto 1200 West.

4. To present a favorable image of the City from I-15.

B. All buildings shall be completed on all sides with acceptable finishing materials. The following materials are acceptable: brick, fluted block, colored textured block, glass, synthetic stucco and wood. Other finishing materials may be used if approved by the Planning Commission. However, sheet metal and corrugated metal shall be prohibited except for trim, soffits, facia, mansards and similar architectural features. In determining whether or not a particular finishing material is acceptable, the Planning Commission shall consider the following factors:

1. The visibility of the site from I-15 and neighboring residential uses.

2. The degree to which the proposed finishing materials are compatible with the appearance of neighboring residential uses.

3. The location of the proposed finishing materials on the building.

4. The degree to which a particular finishing material may be shielded by landscaping or some other feature.

C. In addition to the factors set forth in Section 22-4-4, the City Council shall weigh and consider the following factors when determining whether a conditional use permit application for the HS zone should be approved, denied, or approved with conditions:

1. Whether or not the proposed development presents a favorable image of the City from I-15.

2. Whether or not the proposed development is appropriate in a zone that is designed to encourage uses that can take advantage of the close proximity of I-15 and 1200 West.

3. Whether or not the proposed development is designed in a manner that minimizes the potential negative impact on neighboring residential uses.

4. If the proposed development involves manufacturing, whether or not the project is designed to protect neighboring uses from noise and other pollution, to be compatible with neighboring uses, to be safe, to be attractive, and to minimize negative impacts normally associated with manufacturing uses.

D. All utilities shall be placed underground in this zone.

Commercial Child and Adult Day Care Facilities

A. Commercial child and commercial adult day care facilities are permitted uses in the C1, C2, and HS zones.

B. Any person requesting a commercial child or adult day care facility shall comply with the provisions of Section 22-14-20 of this Chapter.

C. In addition to the requirements of Section 22‑14-20, the site plan shall show:

1. Off-street loading and unloading areas of children and adults; and

2. An area for out-of-door activities surrounded by a six-foot (6') fence; the materials and type of such fences shall also be indicated.



Commercial Setbacks

Zones

PO

C1

C2

C3

HS

M1M2CM

BP

From Dedicated Street

20 ft*20 ft20 ft40 ft*20 ft20 ft20 ft30 ft40 ft

Rear

Adjacent to Non-residential Zone

000000020 ft20 ft

Adjacent to Residential Zone**

25 ft10 ft 10 ft40 ft10 ft40 ft80 ft40 ft40 ftWithout Firewall25 ft20 ft20 ft40 ft20 ft40 ft80 ft40 ft40 ft

Side

Adjacent to Non-residential Zone

000000020 ft20 ft

Adjacent to Residential Zone**

25 ft10 ft 10 ft40 ft10 ft40 ft80 ft40 ft40 ft

Without Firewall

25 ft20 ft20 ft40 ft20 ft40 ft80 ft40 ft40 ft

Single asterisk (*) denotes that building setbacks from 800 North Street in the PO and C3 Zones shall be according to Appendix I of the Orem City Code.

Double asterisk (**) denotes that no portion of any building shall be located closer to a residentially zoned property than a distance equal to the height of that portion of the building.



Off-street Parking Regulations

Purpose and Intent

The purpose of this Article is to provide standards for parking facilities in developments for which this Chapter requires a site plan. It is the intent of this Article to minimize the required number of on-site parking and loading spaces necessary to meet the need for parking, and to mitigate the negative aesthetic impacts and dehumanizing scale of parking lots by encouraging parking areas to be interrupted by buildings and landscaped areas.

Definitions

Gross Floor Area (GFA) shall mean the sum of the areas of each floor level, including cellars, basements, mezzanines, corridors, and lobbies, enclosed within the principal outside faces of exterior walls. All areas having more than six feet six inches (6' 6") clear standing room shall be included in the calculation of GFA regardless of their use.

Gross Leaseable Area (GLA) shall mean the total building area designed for occupancy, including any basements, mezzanines, or upper floors, expressed in square feet and measured from the centerline of joint partitions and from outside wall faces. GLA shall not include shared common areas including elevator shafts, and escalators, mechanical rooms, common corridors serving more than one tenant, and all areas which do not have clear standing room (six feet six inches minimum).

Interior Landscaping shall mean landscaping which is not adjacent to a dedicated right-of-way or a property line.

Landscaping shall mean the application or use of some combination of planted trees, shrubs, vines, organic ground cover, flowers or lawns. Bark chips and inorganic materials such as rocks, boulders, gravel, or other materials specifically approved as a part of the landscape plan submitted with a site plan or site plan amendment may be approved in limited amounts (10% of total landscaped area maximum). In addition, ornamental objects such as fountains, pools, statues, retaining walls, or benches, arranged to produce an aesthetically pleasing effect may be used.

Parking Zone shall mean the largest area exclusive of buildings and required setbacks, which can be enclosed with a rectangle.


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General Requirements and Standards

A. General. Off-street parking space with provisions for ingress and egress by standard sized vehicles shall be provided and maintained as hereinafter set forth, at the time of construction, enlargement, addition to or change in use of any building, structure, or lot for which a site plan is required by City ordinance. The parking, landscaping, and loading requirements and standards of this Article shall be complied with for the entire area of all site plans, however,

1. The requirements of this Article shall only apply to the newly constructed portion of sites approved under Section 22-14-20(C)(3), and amended site plans that are not approved under Section 22-14-20(C)(3), shall only have to comply with the landscaping requirements of this article in rough proportionality to any addition made to the existing site plan.

2. The Planning Commission shall determine if the landscaping provided on amended site plans is in rough proportionality to the addition to the site plan and complies with the intent of this Article as stated in Purpose and Intent above.

B.Off-Street Requirement.Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, all required parking stalls, loading spaces and maneuvering areas shall be located on the lot upon which the building or use served is located. However, off-site parking may be located on a lot that is within three hundred feet (300') of the lot upon which the building or use served is located. Access to the off-site parking may cross rights-of-way that do not consist of more than two (2) travel lanes. Any parking area that is not located on the same lot as the building it serves, shall be recorded as a parking easement on a final plat of that lot, and shall be shown as a part of the site plan.

C.Maximum Number of Stalls Allowed.The maximum number of parking stalls to be installed on non-residential sites may not exceed one hundred twenty-five percent (125%) of the minimum stalls required by this Article. However, the approving authority of a site plan may approve installation of up to one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the minimum spaces required by this Article if the applicant demonstrates that such additional parking is necessary to meet the parking demand for a specific use, or that shared use of parking is not available or adequate to meet the demand.

D.Parking Access.No parking stall shall directly access a dedicated street, but shall access the street from a drive aisle.

E.Parking Design Standards.

1.Size. Required parking stalls shall be rectangular with a minimum width of nine feet (9') and a minimum length of eighteen feet (18'), in accordance with Table 1. If the stall is perpendicular to a curb, the length shall be measured from the curb face. Each parking stall shall have independent access from a driving aisle. A parking stall may contain less than eighteen feet (18') of pavement in length if all of the following conditions are met:

a. The stall has a standard six-inch (6") curb face that will allow vehicles to extend over a landscaped area of no less than six feet (6') in total width;
b. Each stall contains no less than sixteen feet (16') of pavement in length measured from curb face;
c. No pedestrian pathway or landscaping that prevents a standard vehicle from overhanging the curb is within two feet (2') of any curb face; and
d. All other requirements of the City Code are met.


2.Location.Required parking stalls shall not be located in delivery areas, service driveways, driving aisles, drive-in stacking lanes, shopping cart storage areas, or areas in front of overhead service doors. Designated loading spaces shall not encroach into any fire lane or pedestrian pathway.

3.Separation from rights-of-way.Except as provided above, wheel or bumper guards shall be placed in parking stalls where necessary to prevent any part of a standard sized vehicle from extending beyond a parking stall boundary line, intruding on a pedestrian way, or contacting any wall, fence, or planting. A physical separation or barrier, such as vertical curbs, may be required in order to separate parking stalls from access to a second travel lane.

4.Layout.All off-street parking stalls shall be designed in accordance with the dimensions and specifications set forth in Table 1 and Table 2 herein.

TABLE 1

A

(Angle)

B

(Width of Stalls)

C

(Length of Stalls)

D

(Width of Aisle)

10' 22' 20 (12'*)
30° 9' 18' 20 (15'*)
45° 9' 18' 20 (15'*)
60° 9' 18' 20'*
90° 9' 18' 24'
*One way traffic only










TABLE 2

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5.Accessibility Requirements. All parking facilities shall comply with accessibility requirements of the 1997 Uniform Building Code (UBC). The number of accessible spaces required is duplicated from the UBC and shown in Table 3.

TABLE 3

Total Parking Stalls Provided on Property Required Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces
1 to 25 1
26 to 50 2
51 to 75 3
76 to 100 4
101 to 150 5
151 to 200 6
201 to 300 7
301 to 400 8
401 to 500 9
501 to 1000 2% of total
1001 and over 20 + 1 / 100 stalls over 1000




6.Markings. All required parking stalls shall be marked and maintained to be permanently visible.

F.Surface. Required parking stalls, loading spaces, maneuvering areas, and driving aisles shall be paved with asphalt, concrete, paving stone or masonry to a sufficient thickness to withstand repeated vehicular traffic, and shall be constructed according to City street standards and specifications.

Specific Requirements by Zone

The number of off-street parking stalls required for individual buildings shall be calculated based on the Gross Floor Area (GFA) or the Gross Leaseable Area (GLA) of each building and the zone in which the building is located, except as otherwise provided herein. No building may have less than five parking stalls. The number of stalls required for each building shall be as follows:

A.PO, C1, and BP Zones: One stall shall be required for every 250 square feet of gross leaseable floor area.

B.C2, C3, and HS Zones:

1. Buildings with less than 10,000 square feet gross floor area: One stall shall be required for every 250 square feet of gross floor area.

2. Buildings with 10,000 square feet gross floor area or greater: One stall shall be required for every 250 square feet of gross leaseable area. If the gross leaseable area is not known, one stall shall be required for every 250 square feet of gross floor area.

C.CM and M1 Zones: One parking stall per 500 square feet shall be required for the first 50,000 square feet of building area or portion thereof. One parking stall per 750 square feet shall be required for the second 50,000 square feet of building area or portion thereof. One parking stall per 1,000 square feet of building area shall be required for the third 50,000 square feet or portion thereof. Building(s) larger than 150,000 square feet shall require 217 parking stalls plus one parking stall per 1,250 square feet of building area in excess of 150,000 square feet. The parking requirement for office spaces is one (1) parking stall per 250 square feet regardless of the size of the building.

D.M2 Zone: One parking stall per 750 square feet shall be required for the first 100,000 square feet of building area or portion thereof. One parking stall per 1,000 square feet shall be required for the next 50,000 square feet of building area or portion thereof. Building(s) larger than 150,000 square feet shall require 184 parking stalls plus one parking stall per 1,250 square feet of building area excess of 150,000 square feet. The parking requirement for office spaces is one (1) parking stall per 250 square feet regardless of the size of the building.

E.PD Zones: All commercial PD zones shall have the same parking requirements as the C2, C3, and HS zones above, unless otherwise specified in Section 22-11 of the Orem City Code.

F.Non-Residential Uses in Residential Zones:

1. Public Primary & Secondary Schools, (SLU Code 6812): Two stalls per teaching station and one stall for every six students over the age of 16.

2. Private Primary & Secondary Schools (SLU Code 6813): See Section 22-6-9(E).

3. All other non-residential primary uses in residential zones that are not listed in Section 22­15-4(G) shall have the same parking requirements as Section 22-15-4(A).

G.Specific Use Exceptions.The following uses shall have the following supplementary parking requirements regardless of the zone in which they are located:

1. Residential Uses (SLU Codes 1100s): Refer to Article 22-7.

2. Group Quarters (SLU Codes 1200s): One stall for every 2.5 beds in the facility.

3. Hotel/Motel (SLU Code 1510): One stall per room.

4. Restaurant (SLU Codes 5811, 5812, 5820, 5830): One stall for every three seats, or if no fixed seating then one stall for every three persons based on maximum occupancy.

5. Auto Related Uses (SLU Codes 6400s): Four stalls per auto bay, plus one stall per employee. (In no circumstance shall the number of parking stalls required by this Section be less than that required by the zone in which the use is located.)

6. Church (SLU Code 6911): One stall for every four fixed seats.

7. Occupancy Based Uses (SLU Codes 7000s): The maximum occupancy of these uses shall be limited to three and one-half (3 ½) persons per parking stall provided. All sites used for these purposes must provide the minimum parking stalls required by this Article based on the Gross Floor Area (GFA) of all buildings associated with that site.

8. Movie Theater (SLU Code 7212): One stall for every four seats.

Parking Modification

A.Criteria for Parking Deferral. The approving authority of a site plan may defer the construction of up to seventy-five percent (75%) of the off-street parking stalls required by this Article if an applicant demonstrates that the full amount of required parking is not needed for the site because:

1. The character of the use lowers the anticipated need for off-street parking as determined from data from similar uses and/or standards of the Institute of Traffic Engineers applicable to the proposed use; or

2. The use is immediately accessible to public transportation that serves a significant proportion of residents, employees, or customers who would otherwise use parking spaces at the site; or

3. A significant number of residents, employees, customers and/or other individuals who would normally use parking spaces at the site regularly walk or use bicycle or other non-motorized vehicular forms of transportation.


B.Site Plan. Applicants for a parking deferral shall submit a site plan demonstrating that the total required parking can be accommodated on-site, and shall record a plat with the Utah County Recorder’s Office designating the land to be reserved for future parking. The entire area included in the parking deferral shall be developed and maintained in landscaping; this landscaping may not be counted toward the landscaping requirement elsewhere in this Chapter.

C.Notice of Change of Condition.Any person having an interest in property subject to a parking deferral shall notify the Director of Development Services of any change in the circumstances that the approving authority considered in granting the deferral.

D. Revocation of Parking Deferral.The entity which granted a parking deferral may revoke the deferral in whole or in part upon a finding that all or a part of the required parking for the site which was deferred is needed for the site. The approving authority shall not revoke a deferral until the approving authority has provided the recipient with ten days written notice, by mail or personal service, of the approving authority’s intent to consider a revocation of the deferral and has provided the recipient an opportunity to be heard regarding the grounds for revocation. Upon revocation of the deferral, the recipient of the deferral or the recipient’s successor or assign shall construct that portion of the deferred parking to which the revocation applies within 120 days of the revocation.

E.Reduction of Required Parking. The approving authority of a site plan may grant a reduction of up to fifty percent (50%) in the required number of parking stalls for commercial, industrial, and mixed use developments, if the applicant presents a parking-traffic study prepared by a traffic engineer, and demonstrates by clear and convincing evidence that the expected vehicle use and parking space demand for the development will be less than that predicted by the Institute of Transportation Engineers vehicle trip generation rates or less than minimum City parking requirements because:

1. The site incorporates a mix of office or retail uses with assembly and occupancy type uses identified in Section 22-15-4(F) which reduces the need for parking spaces because of shared parking; or

2. The site is adjacent to a mass transit route and the applicant provides a transit stop and related amenities, including a public plaza, pedestrian sitting areas, and additional landscaping (not to exceed 25% of the total area dedicated as a transit stop); and

3. It is demonstrated that the use of alternative modes of transportation, including mass transit, bicycles, and walking by customers, clients, or employees of the development will reduce the need for parking space.

Pedestrian Access

All sites in commercial zones which either have more than six hundred feet (600') of street frontage or are located adjacent to a mass transit stop shall include a pedestrian pathway extending from the public right­of-way across any required landscaping to the parking lot or sidewalk.

Bicycle Parking

A.Required Parking Spaces: Bicycle parking spaces shall be required in all zones for each site to which this Article applies. The number of bicycle parking spaces to be provided shall be three or a number equal to ten percent (10%) of the required on-site automobile parking spaces, whichever is greater. The total number of bicycle parking spaces required by this Article shall not exceed thirty (30) spaces per building.

B.Parking Facilities: Bicycle parking facilities, including either lockers or racks, shall be provided in all areas in which bicycle parking spaces are required. All bicycle-parking facilities shall:

1. Provide for storage and locking of bicycles, either in lockers, medium-security racks or equivalent facilities in which the user may lock both the bicycle frame and the wheels;

2. Be located on a raised island no less than six inches (6") in height, or within an area sufficiently protected from vehicular traffic;

3. Be located no further from the entrance of the building, which it serves than the nearest automobile parking stall;

4. Be designed so as not to cause damage to the bicycle;

5. Facilitate easy locking without interference from or to adjacent bicycles; and

6. Consist of racks or lockers anchored so that they cannot be easily removed and of solid construction, resistant to rust, corrosion, hammers, and saws.

7. Be consistent with their environment in color and design and be incorporated whenever possible into building or street furniture design.

8. Be located in convenient, highly visible, active, well-lighted areas but not interfere with pedestrian movements.

Interior Landscaping

A.Required Landscaping.All off-street parking areas that contain ten (10) or more parking stalls, shall include interior landscaping as required by this Section. The requirements of this Section shall also apply to expansions of existing parking lots, including both the expanded parking area and the pre-existing parking area. Paving of gravel, non-conforming parking area that does not increase the land area utilized for parking is not considered an expansion.

B.Landscaped End-Islands.All parking areas subject to the requirements of this Section shall include landscaped islands, no smaller than eight feet (8') wide, at both ends of at least every other row of parking that is within seventy-five feet (75') of a dedicated street right-of-way, to delineate all on-site driving aisles. Each island shall contain at least one (1) deciduous tree. However, when the landscaped island is within fifty feet (50') of a dedicated street right-of-way or storefront, no trees shall be required in that island.

C.Trees. Interior landscaping shall include deciduous trees at a minimum rate of one (1) tree for every three thousand (3,000) square feet of paved area on the site.

D.Large Parking Zone Landscaping Requirement.Parking zones containing more than fifty (50) stalls but less than seventy-five (75) stalls shall include a minimum of five percent (5%) of the parking zone area as interior landscaping. Parking zones containing at least seventy-five (75) stalls but less than one hundred (100) stalls shall include a minimum of seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the parking zone area as interior landscaping. Parking zones containing 100 or more stalls shall include a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the parking zone area as interior landscaping. Areas landscaped pursuant to the requirements of other sections of this Article may be counted toward fulfilling the requirements of this Section. No more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the interior landscaping required by this Section shall be located adjacent to a building.



Public Dances

Regulations for Public Dances A. Conditional use permit. It shall be unlawful to sponsor or hold a public dance without having a license therefore. Before being issued a business license to hold public dances, each applicant shall first apply for and receive a conditional use permit from the City Council. The conditional use permit requirement shall not apply, however, to persons or organizations sponsoring a maximum of one public dance every three (3) months, but such persons or organizations shall still be required to obtain a license for each dance and all the remaining provisions of this section shall apply. Licenses shall only be issued for those dances to be held in a zone where public dancing is a conditional use. Dances sponsored by organizations exempt under Section 12-2-6 or held at the Orem Fitness Center shall be exempt from both the licensing and the conditional use permit requirements. B. Review of conditional use permit. Any conditional use permit granted for the purpose of holding public dances shall be reviewed by the City Council on an annual basis for the purposes of determining if there have been any violations of this section and if the permit should be continued. C. License application; qualifications of applicant. The application for a dance license shall be upon a form furnished by the City. The application form shall require information relative to the location of the dance premises and the applicant's age, citizenship, moral character and reputation, and felony or misdemeanor convictions, if any, involving moral turpitude. If the applicant is a partnership, association or corporation, the same information shall be obtained with respect to each partner, association member or corporate officer and director, although a single partner, member or officer need only sign the application. Each individual licensee must be over the age of twenty-one (21) years, of good moral character and a citizen of the United States. No license shall be granted to any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. If the applicant is a partnership, association or corporation, each partner, association member, or corporate officer or director shall meet all of the foregoing qualifications as if such applicant were an individual. All applications shall be referred to the Department of Public Safety for a background investigation to determine the qualification of the applicant under the provisions of this subsection. D. Inspection of dance location. Before a license is issued, the City Fire Marshall, the Chief Building Official, and the County Board of Health shall inspect each dance location for violations of the building, fire, or health codes. Any such violations shall be corrected prior to the issuance of a license. In the case of a dance to be held outdoors, however, the location need only be inspected by an officer of the Department of Public Safety to determine if it is a reasonably safe location for a dance, taking into account traffic, lighting and other neighborhood considerations. E. Denial of license. In cases of an application for a single dance where no conditional use permit is required, the Director may deny the license upon the recommendation of the Director of Public Safety. The Director of Public Safety may only recommend denial if he: 1. Finds that the applicant does not qualify under subsection (C) above. 2. Finds, after inspection pursuant to subsection (D) above, there is reasonable cause to believe that the proposed location would be unsafe. 3. Has reasonable cause to believe that adequate security measures either could not or would not be taken by the applicant in order to insure compliance with subsection (G) below. 4. Finds, based on the proposed location and type of sound system to be used, the anticipated noise level would unreasonably interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of adjoining properties by the tenants or owners thereof. In the event that the Director denies a license pursuant to this subsection, the applicant may appeal the decision to the City Manager by filing a notice of appeal with the Director and paying a filing fee in an amount established by City Council resolution within ten (10) working days of the denial. F. Security at public dances. A licensee shall have security personnel at each public dance in order to ensure that there is no violation of subsection (G) below during the conduct of the dance. The number of security guards required shall be determined by the City Council as part of the conditional use permit process if the licensee or applicant is required by this section to obtain a conditional use permit, and otherwise by the Director of Public Safety. Factors to be considered shall be the location of the proposed dance, the number of people expected at the dance, the type of premises where the dance will be held and the age group of the expected participants. G. Prohibited conduct. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage or for a licensee to permit any person to engage in the following conduct during a public dance: 1. To bring, possess or consume beer or other alcoholic beverages of any kind in or upon the licensed premises. 2. To bring, possess, use or consume controlled substances, as the same are defined in the Utah Controlled Substances Act, in or upon the licensed premises. 3. To smoke in or upon the licensed premises. 4. To be intoxicated, boisterous, or disorderly in or upon the licensed premises. 5. To commit any indecent, gross, violent or vulgar act in or upon the licensed premises. H. Illumination. All dance areas, including any adjacent booth, blind, stall or seating area, shall be kept illuminated so that any occupants thereof may be clearly observed. Any adjacent booths, blinds, stalls or seating areas shall be visible and open to full view from the entrance to the dance floor. I. Hours; age of participants. The hours of operation and the age of participants allowed on the premises of a public dance shall be established by the City in conjunction with the granting of a conditional use permit where such permit is required. Where no conditional use permit is required, no dancing shall be permitted in or upon the licensed premises between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. of any day except New Year's Day, when the prohibition shall be between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The minimum age of participants shall be sixteen (16) years, unless accompanied by an adult.


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Appendix I of the Orem City Code

800 North Street

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Residential Setbacks

Main Building Setbacks – Residential Zones

Lots without Buffered Sidewalks

Zones

R20

R12

R8

R7.5

R6.5

R6

Interior Lots







With attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6

Without attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*30/14

*24/10

*24/10

*24/10

*16/6

*16/6








Corner Lots







With attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

Without attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft








Lots with Buffered Sidewalks

Interior Lots







With attached Garage







Front to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Front to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6

Without attached Garage







Front

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6








Corner Lots







With attached Garage







Front to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Front to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

10

8

8

8

6

6

Side yard abutting a side street to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Side yard abutting a side street to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Without attached Garage







Front

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Asterisk (*) denotes the minimum side yard required by each zone followed by the minimum amount required on one side of the structure.

Main Building Setbacks – Residential Zones

Lots without Buffered Sidewalks

Zones

R20

R12

R8

R7.5

R6.5

R6

Interior Lots







With attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6

Without attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*30/14

*24/10

*24/10

*24/10

*16/6

*16/6








Corner Lots







With attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

Without attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft








Lots with Buffered Sidewalks

Interior Lots







With attached Garage







Front to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Front to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6

Without attached Garage







Front

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6








Corner Lots







With attached Garage







Front to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Front to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

10

8

8

8

6

6

Side yard abutting a side street to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Side yard abutting a side street to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Without attached Garage







Front

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Asterisk (*) denotes the minimum side yard required by each zone followed by the minimum amount required on one side of the structure.

Main Building Setbacks – Residential Zones

Lots without Buffered Sidewalks

Zones

R20

R12

R8

R7.5

R6.5

R6

Interior Lots







With attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6

Without attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*30/14

*24/10

*24/10

*24/10

*16/6

*16/6








Corner Lots







With attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

Without attached Garage







Front

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft








Lots with Buffered Sidewalks

Interior Lots







With attached Garage







Front to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Front to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6

Without attached Garage







Front

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Rear

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side

*24/10

*20/8

*20/8

*20/8

*16/6

*16/6








Corner Lots







With attached Garage







Front to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Front to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

10

8

8

8

6

6

Side yard abutting a side street to House

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Side yard abutting a side street to Garage

34 ft

34 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

32 ft

Without attached Garage







Front

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Rear

15 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Side

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Side yard abutting a side street

34 ft

34 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

29 ft

Asterisk (*) denotes the minimum side yard required by each zone followed by the minimum amount required on one side of the structure.



PRDs

Article 7. Planned Residential Developments

22-7-1. Title.
22-7-2. Purpose.
22-7-3. Legislative Findings.
22-7-4. Where Allowed, Types and Uses.
22-7-5. Site Plan and Final Plat.
22-7-6. Form and Contents of the Site Plan and Amended Site Plan.
22-7-7. Site Plan Review and Approval for PRDs.
22-7-8. Final Plat.
22-7-9. Building Permits.
22-7-10. Completion of Improvements.
22-7-11. Completion and Maintenance of Site.
22-7-12. Development Standards and Requirements.
22-7-13. Bonds.
22-7-14. Nonconforming PRDs.
22-7-15. Expansion of an Existing, Non-conforming PRD.

22-7-1. Title

The ordinance contained in Article 22-7 shall be known as the "Planned Residential Development Ordinance" or "PRD Ordinance." (Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97)

22-7-2. Purpose

A. The purpose of the PRD Ordinance is to create diverse and quality housing in the City of Orem.
B. The purpose of the PRD Ordinance is accomplished by:
1. Allowing densities higher than a typical residential development;
2. Establishing standards for landscaping, building and site design, public safety, parking, aesthetics, traffic circulation, fencing, lighting, and other similar site improvements; and
3. Requiring standards that enable PRDs to fit into the surrounding neighborhoods.
(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97)

22-7-3. Legislative Findings

The City Council makes the following findings:

A. After consultation with homeowners' groups, housing industry representatives, and municipal officials, the primary concerns with multi-family developments are related to residential density, design issues, and fitting in with existing neighborhoods. The preference is for Orem to be predominantly a single-family community and secondarily a multi-family community.

B. Requiring standards for multi-family housing will help preserve the quality of housing in the future.
C. Residents and local officials in Orem prefer to see multi-family housing dispersed throughout the City.
D. Although multi-family housing has enjoyed a strong market demand as an alternative to the traditional single-family housing, additional standards for multi-family housing are necessary to ensure adequate light, air, privacy, and open space for each dwelling unit, and to protect residents from the harmful effects of excessive noise, population density, traffic congestion, and other adverse environmental effects.
E. Planned Residential Developments can contain both single-family and multi-family housing in the PRD zone as long as strict standards require Planned Residential Developments to fit in with the surrounding neighborhoods.
F. Planned Residential Developments should be at least one and one-half (1.5) acres in size to meet the intent of the PRD Ordinance.
(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-92-011, Amended, 06/30/92; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97; Ord. No. O‑01‑0021, Amended, 06/12/01; Ord. No. O-03-0019, Amended, 06/24/2003)

22-7-4. Where Allowed, Types and Uses

A. A Planned Residential Development, hereinafter referred to as a PRD, is a permitted use in the PRD zone and is not permitted in any other zone.
B. PRDs include single-family dwellings, twin homes, condominiums, townhouses, zero lot line developments, and apartments developed under this Article.
C. Accessory apartments shall not be permitted in PRDs.
(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97; Ord. No. O-01-0021, Amended, 06/12/01; Ord. No. O‑03‑0019, Amended, 06/24/2003)

22-7-5. Site Plan and Final Plat

A. Site Plan.
1. Anyone desiring to develop a PRD in the PRD zone shall first submit a Development Review Application for site plan approval. The applicant shall provide all requirements of the site plan to the City before the City considers the application submitted and before action is taken. The application for a site plan shall include all necessary fees and documentation required by this Article.
2. The Development Review Committee shall review the site plan and give its recommendations to the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission is the final approving authority for all PRD site plans.
B. Final Plat.
1. The site plan must be approved by the Planning Commission before the final plat can be approved.
2. The developer shall submit a Development Review Application for final plat approval of all or part of the PRD together with all required fees. The final plat shall be prepared by the developer's surveyor and engineer.
3. The Development Review Committee shall review the final plat and give their recommendations to the Public Works Director.
4. The Public Works Director is the final approving authority for final plats and shall approve the application request if it meets the requirements of the approved site plan and all applicable City ordinances.
5. Failure to submit a final plat within two (2) years of the date of approval of the site plan shall terminate all proceedings and render approval of the site plan null and void. The final plat shall expire and be void one (1) year after approval by the City, unless the Office of the Utah County Recorder has recorded the plat.
(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-94-0042, Amended, 12/13/94; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97; Ord. No. O‑01‑0021, Amended, 06/12/01; Ord. No. O-03-0019, Amended, 06/24/2003)

22-7-6. Form and Contents of the Site Plan and Amended Site Plan

A. Submittal. The applicant shall submit the site plan for a PRD to the Department of Development Services. At that time the applicant shall pay a fee in an amount established by Resolution of the City Council. No development, construction, revisions, or additions shall take place on the site until the Planning Commission has approved the site plan, the City has recorded the final plat, and the developer has posted the necessary bonds and obtained the appropriate permits. Applicants for amended site plans for PRDs shall follow the same procedures, pay the same fees, and be bound by the same development standards and requirements as applicants for site plans for PRDs. The City Manager or designee has the authority to make minor amendments to the site plan where such amendments are in compliance with the ordinance and the site plan is not materially altered.
B. Contents of Site plan. The site plan for a PRD shall be a document consisting of one or more pages of maps and drawings drawn to scale. The applicant shall submit five (5) copies of the proposed site plan to the Department of Development Services. One of the copies shall be 11" x 17", and the other four copies shall be at least 8 ½" x 11", but not larger than 24" x 36". The applicant shall also submit one computer aided design (CAD) drawing on a computer disk formatted and compatible with the City's computer system of each sheet of the site plan. The developer shall submit a site plan drawn to a scale large enough to clearly show all details and in any case not smaller than sixty feet (60') to the inch. The site plan for a PRD shall include the following items:

1. Name of Development
2. Name and address of applicant.
3. Name and address of owner of property.
4. North arrow.
5. Scale of drawing.
6. Area of lot in square feet.
7. Lot line dimensions.
8. A vicinity map containing sufficient information to accurately locate the property shown on the plan.
9. Tabulation table in the following format:



Square Footage Acerage Percent of Total
Total Area

100
Total Building Area


Total Impervious Area


Total Landscaped Area


Total Consolidated Open Space


Total Number of Parking
Spaces:_____
Covered:_____
Uncovered:_____






10. Names and locations of fronting streets and locations and dimensions of public streets, private streets, and driveways.
11. Footprints of existing and proposed buildings and structures to include a notation of each unit's height above the grade.
12. Location and size of existing and proposed sewer lines and manholes, storm drains and manholes, supply main valves, water lines, culverts, and fire hydrants within the tract and within two hundred (200) feet of the boundaries of the proposed development.
13. Location of existing and proposed fire protection devices.
14. Location, dimensions, and distance to property lines of existing and proposed drive access.
15. Location and dimensions of existing and proposed curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.
16. Location and dimensions of off-street parking spaces.
17. Location and type of surface water drainage system.
18. Detailed landscape plan showing the specific types and locations of landscaping prepared by a landscape architect licensed to practice in Utah. The underground sprinkling system shall be included as a part of the landscape plan.
19. Drawings of proposed structure elevations, including covered parking, showing the height, dimensions, appearance, materials proposed, and percentage of each material used on each building elevation.
20. Location and description (height, materials) of existing and proposed fences.
21. Location and description (dimensions, distance to property lines and type of lighting (direct or indirect)) of existing and proposed signs.
22. Location of consolidated open space.
23. Location and type of solid waste disposal facilities.
24. Traffic analysis as required by Section 22‑7-12(M) of this Chapter.
25. Traffic circulation plan showing that development of the PRD will not hinder coordinated development of adjacent undeveloped land or land to be developed as part of the PRD.
26. Dwellings and other structures, parks, playgrounds, common areas and facilities, limited common areas, private areas and facilities, and other improvements within the PRD.
27. A security lighting plan.
28. Soils study as required by Section 22‑7‑12(I) of this Chapter.
29. A map of existing and proposed contours drawn at two-foot intervals with spot elevations showing existing and proposed finished grades.
(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97; Ord. No. O-01-0021, Amended, 06/12/01; Ord. No. O‑03‑0019, Amended, 06/24/2003)

22-7-7. Site Plan Review and Approval for PRDs

A. The procedure for site plan approval shall be as follows:
1. Development Review Committee. The Department of Development Services shall forward the proposed site plan to the Development Review Committee for initial review. The Development Review Committee shall review the site plan while considering whether it complies with the Orem General Plan and all City ordinances, resolutions, and policies. The site plan shall comply with the Orem General Plan and all City ordinances, resolutions, and policies before the Planning Commission can review the application.
2. Planning Commission. The Planning Commission shall review the site plan and be the final approving authority for all site plans for PRDs. The Planning Commission shall consider whether the proposed site plan complies with all City ordinances, resolutions, and policies when reviewing a site plan for a PRD.
B. The applicant shall not amend or change any approved site plan without first following the procedure for approval of site plans.
C. The Planning Commission may impose conditions on the site plan to mitigate dangerous hazards where there is substantiated evidence that a real safety hazard exists.
(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-94-0042, Amended, 12/13/94; Ord. No. O-96-0026, Amended, 12/10/96; Ord. No. O‑97‑0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97)

22-7-8. Final Plat

A. The form and contents of the final plat shall contain all of the requirements listed in Article 17-5 of the Orem City Code. The final plat shall also contain the following information:
1. A designation of common areas, limited common areas, and private ownership areas.
2. For condominiums, three-dimensional drawings of buildings and building elevations. In the case where the PRD is a condominium project, the developer shall submit a written statement by an attorney who is licensed to practice in Utah. This written statement shall be the attorney's opinion that the condominium declaration, the subdivision plat and the other supporting documentation comply in all respects with the Utah Condominium Ownership Act (UCA Sec. 57-8-1, et seq.) as well as all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances and that when the office of the Utah County Recorder has recorded the condominium declaration and final plat, the proposed project will be a validly existing and lawful condominium project in all respects.
3. Written copies of any required agreements with property owners adjacent to the proposed PRD, or with any other person.
4. Written approval of adjoining ditch or canal companies authorizing mandatory fencing of canals or piping of ditches.
5. Plat restrictions, lot restrictions, and other information required by the Planning Commission or City Council.
B. PRD site plans may be built in phases as long as each phase of a PRD complies with all of the requirements of this ordinance, except, however, that a phase of a PRD may be less than 1.5 acres.
C. The Director of Public Works shall approve the final plat of the PRD provided he/she finds that:
1. The applicant has redrawn the site plan to incorporate all the requirements as approved by the Planning Commission and has submitted the corrected site plan with the final plat.
2. The applicant has incorporated all of the improvements and conditions of the approved site plan into the final plat.
3. The City Engineer has approved all construction drawings of the PRD.
D. The City shall record the final plat after it obtains all of the required signatures and after it receives all of the required bonds and fees.
(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97)

22-7-9. Building Permits

The City shall not issue a building permit for any project until the City has recorded the final plat.

(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97)

22-7-10. Completion of Improvements

The developer must complete all of the improvements required by the approved site plan for the final plat within one year of the date of recording of the final plat. If the improvements are not completed within the time specified, the City shall have the option of taking action on the bond to complete the improvements.

(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97)

22-7-11. Completion and Maintenance of Site

Every PRD shall conform to the approved site plan. The applicant or any other person or entity shall not add any structures or make any improvements or changes to a PRD that did not appear on the approved site plan. The applicant and subsequent owners and applicable associations shall maintain all improvements shown on the site plan in a neat and attractive manner. Failure to complete or maintain a PRD in accordance with this Article and with the approved site plan is a violation of the terms of this Chapter. The City may initiate criminal and/or civil legal proceeding against any person, firm, entity or corporation, whether acting as principal, agent, property owner, lessee, lessor, tenant, landlord, employee, employer or otherwise, for failure to complete or maintain a PRD in accordance with this Article and with the approved site plan.

(Ord. No. 661, Revised, 04/10/90; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97)

22-7-12. Development Standards and Requirements

The City requires the following development standards and requirements with all PRDs.
A. Density. A PRD located north of Center Street and between Interstate 15 and 1200 West may be developed at a maximum density of sixteen (16) dwelling units per gross acre. A PRD located in all other areas of the City may be developed at a maximum density of eight (8) dwelling units per gross acre. In order to encourage redevelopment of dilapidated or blighted areas, the total number of allowable dwelling units in a PRD may be increased by three (3) additional dwelling units for every principal residential structure that is removed from the property on which the new PRD is located. However, the total density including any bonus for removing an existing dwelling may not in any case exceed twenty (20) units per acre for a PRD located north of Center Street and between Interstate 15 and 1200 West, or ten (10) units per acre in all other areas of the City.
B. Height.
1. General height requirement. Except as provided in subsection (2) below, structures shall be limited to one story above grade. However, a primary structure may have a second story only if (1) the structure does not have a basement and (2) the area of the second story that has headroom of five feet or more is limited to sixty percent of the first story floor area. No part of a structure shall exceed a maximum height of twenty-seven feet (27') above grade.
2. Areas north of Center Street and between Interstate 15 and 1200 West. Structures in PRDs located north of Center Street and between Interstate 15 and 1200 West shall not exceed three (3) stories above grade and shall not exceed a height of forty (40) feet above grade
C. Minimum Area. The minimum area required for any PRD shall be one and one-half (1.5) contiguous acres.
D. Setbacks. The following setbacks for primary structures shall apply in the PRD zone:
1. Setbacks from any property not part of the PRD and from all public streets shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet. However, the setbacks for single-story units in a PRD built at a gross density of six (6) units per acre or less shall be at least twenty feet (20’) from any other property, and at least twenty-five feet (25’) from a dedicated street.
2. All garages shall be set back a minimum of eighteen feet (18') from a private street.
3. All primary structures within the PRD zone shall be set back at least eight (8) feet from all other primary structures.
E. Utilities. The public sewer system and the public water supply shall serve all dwellings. All utilities shall be underground. The developer shall individually meter natural gas and electricity for each individual dwelling except that with apartment developments each building is required to have a minimum of one meter for natural gas and electricity. Compliance with the provisions of Chapter 21 of the Orem City Code for water meter connections is required. No water or sewer lines shall be located under covered parking areas.
F. Fences. Developers shall erect a fence with a minimum height of six feet (6') on the perimeter of all PRDs, except that no fence is required along street frontages. However, if the applicant desires a fence along a street frontage, the Planning Commission may approve the fence upon a favorable recommendation from the City Traffic Engineer that the fence does not interfere with traffic safety. The perimeter fence shall have a consistent design throughout the project and use the same construction materials for the entire fence. The purpose of the fencing requirement is to buffer the surrounding residential neighborhoods from the PRD and to buffer the PRD from surrounding commercial and manufacturing uses. The Planning Commission may waive the fencing requirement if the topography is such that the fence does not meet the purpose of the fencing requirement. If the developer uses sight obscuring materials, he/she shall paint the sight obscuring materials with a high grade oil base paint/sealant that resists graffiti. Vinyl fences and chain link fences with slats do not need to be painted.
G. Landscaping.
1. All land within the PRD not covered by buildings, driveways, sidewalks, structures, and parking areas, shall be permanently landscaped with trees, shrubs, lawn, or ground cover and maintained in accordance with good landscaping practice. All required setback areas adjacent to public or private streets shall be landscaped. All landscaping shall have a permanent underground sprinkling system.
2. At least fifty percent (50%) of the net acreage (area of the development less public and private streets) of the entire development shall remain permanently landscaped. However, for a PRD located north of Center Street and between Interstate 15 and 1200 West, the minimum landscaped area shall be forty percent (40%) of the net acreage of the entire development.
3. At least one (1) deciduous tree at least two (2) inch caliper measured four feet (4') above the ground, one (1) evergreen tree at least five (5) gallons in size, and sixteen (16) evergreen shrubs at least five (5) gallons in size are required for every two dwellings.
H. Lighting Plan. All PRDs shall include a lighting plan. The lighting plan shall be designed to:
1. discourage crime;
2. enhance the safety of the residents and guests of the PRD;
3. prevent glare onto adjacent properties; and enhance the appearance and design of the project.
All PRD homeowners' associations and apartment owners are required to control and meter all outside lighting shown on the lighting plan except for front and back door lighting. The lighting plan shall designate which lighting shall be commonly metered to the association or owner.
I. Soils Report. For PRDs developed in areas of sensitive soils, a soils engineer shall prepare and submit a report to provide engineering information to determine special engineering needs of the site. A map entitled "Sensitive Soils Map of the City of Orem" which is part of the Orem City Code, Appendix F, and which shall have the force and effect of law shall determine areas of sensitive soils.
J. Parking. There shall be a minimum of two (2) parking spaces provided for each dwelling, one of which shall be covered. There shall also be a minimum of one half (½) parking space for each dwelling for guest parking within the development. Guest parking shall be located within one hundred fifty feet (150') of the dwellings served. All parking spaces shall measure at least nine feet (9') by eighteen feet (18). Developers shall pave with asphalt and/or concrete all parking spaces, parking areas, and driveways and provide proper drainage. Drainage shall not be channeled or caused to flow across pedestrian walkways. The architecture of all covered parking structures shall be the same as the architecture of the main structures within the PRD.
K. Recreational Vehicle Storage. Owners shall not park or store recreational vehicles within a PRD except in an area the City Council has approved as part of the site plan for the storage of recreational vehicles. This requirement, with appropriate enforcement provisions, shall be included in all Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, that run with the property; homeowners association bylaws; leases; rental agreements; etc. Land included in an approved RV storage area may be counted towards the 50% landscaping requirement; provided however, a maximum of 2% of the net acreage of the project may be used for this credit, so that in no event will the total amount of actual landscaping be less than 48% of the project net acreage. The developer shall enclose RV storage areas with a six foot (6') high sight obscuring fence and pave the area with concrete or asphalt.
L. Streets.
1. For the purposes of this Article the following definitions apply:
a. Public Street shall mean a right-of-way owned and maintained by the City that has a width of at least forty-six feet (46').
b. Private Street shall mean a vehicular right-of-way owned and maintained privately that has a right-of-way width of less than forty-six feet (46') and no less than thirty-six feet (36') in width.
c. Private Drive shall mean a vehicular right-of-way owned and maintained privately that is less than thirty-six feet (36') in width and is no less than twenty-four feet (24') in width.
2. The minimum public street shall conform to the buffered sidewalk requirements outlined in Section 17‑7-1, of the Orem City Code.
3. A private street shall be paved with either concrete or asphalt, include a six foot (6') wide concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk on one side of the street and a two foot (2') wide concrete curb and gutter on the other side.
4. A private drive shall be paved with either concrete or asphalt and shall not access or service more than four units.
5. All streets that are shown on the Orem Transportation Master Plan shall be developed as public streets according to the size and general location shown on the Orem City Master Street Plan. The Planning Commission has the authority to require streets in a PRD to connect with other public streets outside the PRD where such connection is necessary for good traffic circulation in the area. All streets in a PRD shall be public streets constructed to City Standards and Specifications and dedicated to the City. However, private streets and private drives may be permitted provided that:
a. They will not extend to or provide service to another property or parcel not included in the PRD unless there is no reasonable way to access existing parcels contiguous to a private street.
b. They will not provide access or travel between, or otherwise connect with two (2) or more public streets unless the street or driveway is designed to discourage through traffic.
c. They are designed by a qualified civil engineer and constructed to City Standards and Specifications.
d. They are designated on the final plat as perpetual rights-of-way and public utility easements.
e. All access points from public streets have "Private Street" or "Private Drive" signs installed.
6. The City Council may require private streets/drives to be wider than the minimum width if necessary to insure traffic and pedestrian safety and to reduce traffic congestion.

M. Traffic Analysis. For PRDs developed in areas adjacent to a public street with a level of service of "C" or worse, or for any project of twenty-five (25) dwellings or more, a professional traffic engineer shall prepare a traffic study to show what traffic mitigation measures may be necessary for the PRD. The Traffic Engineer may impose traffic mitigation requirements based on this or other traffic studies.
N. Off-site Improvements. The City shall require off-site curb, gutter and sidewalk along street rights-of-way bordering the site when the proposed PRD impairs off-site safety or surface water drainage and there is a nexus between the required improvements and the governmental purpose provided the amount of the improvements are roughly proportional to the amount of the off-site impact caused by the PRD.
O. Irrigation Ditches. Developers shall pipe irrigation ditches within the PRD or along street rights-of-way adjacent to the PRD.
P. Storage Areas and Solid Waste Receptacles. All outside storage areas, except RV storage areas, and all solid waste receptacles which are not located within a building, shall be enclosed on at least three sides with the same materials as used on the exterior of the main structures within the PRD.
Q. Exterior Finishing Materials. The front elevation of PRD dwellings shall have at least sixty percent (60%) of its exterior finishing materials of either brick, stone, cultured stone, stucco, wood, or a combination of these materials. The rear and side elevations shall have at least forty percent (40%) of their exterior finishing materials of either brick, stone, cultured stone, stucco, or wood. Architectural trims do not count in the percentages required above.
R. Roof Pitch. All structures shall have a minimum roof pitch of five rise to twelve run.
S. Front Facades. The front of each attached dwelling shall have offsetting facades of at least two feet (2').
T. Homeowner's Association. The applicant shall establish a home owners association for every PRD containing common or limited common property, with more than one owner for the purpose of maintaining the PRD. The homeowner's association, the individual property owners, and tenants shall maintain the PRD in accordance with the approved site plan.
U. Consolidation of Open Spaces. All PRDs with a density over nine units per acre shall include at least two (2) or more open spaces in the fifty percent (50%) landscaping requirement. An open space is a single, contiguous landscaped area that may also include recreational facilities such as playground equipment, basketball or tennis court, swimming pool, etc. The consolidated open space shall be at least two hundred twenty-five (225) square feet for each dwelling unit in the PRD and shall not be located within any required setback adjacent to a public street. Developers shall landscape the open space and design it as a recreational area for both children and adults. The open space shall be designed so that a horizontal rectangle inscribed within it has no dimension less than forty feet (40'). The consolidated open space requirement shall not have more than fifty percent (50%) of the area with slopes more than thirty percent (30%).
V. Storm Water Runoff Plan. All PRDs shall have a storm water runoff plan designed to accommodate a 25-year storm and a detention system with a maximum allowable discharge rate of sixty gallons per minute per acre (60 g.p.m./ac).
W. Existing Homes. No PRD shall include an existing single-family dwelling. If a single-family dwelling exists on the property where a PRD is proposed, the applicant shall plat separately a lot containing the home. The plat shall comply with the requirements of Article 17 of the Orem City Code.

(Ord. No. O-92-011, Enacted, 06/30/92; Ord. No. O-97-0040, Rep&ReEn, 08/12/97; Ord. No. O-01-0013, Amended, 04/10/2001; Ord. No. O-01-0021, Amended, 06/12/01; Ord. No. O-03-0019, Amended, 06/24/2003; Ord. No. O-03-0032, Amended, 09/23/2003)

22-7-13. Bonds

A. Purpose. Prior to the recording of any documents concerning an approved PRD and prior to the issuance of any building permit on ground covered by a PRD, the applicant shall post a bond with the City sufficient in amount to cover the cost of all public improvements required by ordinance, landscaping including sprinkling system, asphalt, curb, gutter, sidewalk, fencing, recreational facilities, piping of irrigation ditches, and any other item required as part of the approved site plan. The bond shall be a guarantee that the proper installation of all required improvements shall be completed within one (1) year of recordation of the approved final plat and that the improvements shall remain free from defects for six (6) months or until April 15 of the following year, whichever is longer. The City shall not release this bond until the City accepts the improvements.
B. Type. The bond shall be an irrevocable letter of credit, escrow bond, cash bond or combination bond in favor of the City. The requirements relating to each of these types of bonds are found in Section 17-6-6 of the Orem City Code. The City reserves the right to reject any of the bond types if it has a rational basis for doing so. The bond shall be delivered to the Department of Development Services.
C. Amount. The Public Works Director or his designee shall determine the amount of the required bond by estimating the cost of completing the required improvements. The amount of the bond shall be at least one hundred ten percent (110%) of the estimated costs of the required improvements.
D. Non-waiver. This section does not waive the bonding, licensing, or permit requirements set forth in other City ordinances except that this section replaces the subdivision bond required in section 17-6-6 Orem City Code.
E. The City shall not record the final plat until the developer of the PRD has tendered the bond and entered into an agreement with the City in which the developer agrees to install the improvements as required by this Article and agrees to indemnify and hold the City harmless from any claims, suits or judgments arising from the condition of property dedicated to the City, from the time that the property is dedicated to the City to the time when the improvements on the dedicated property are finally accepted by the City (including the passage of the warranty period).
F. An applicant may request an extension from the Public Works Director for the completion of improvements of up to two (2) years. The Public Works Director may grant an extension of one year if the applicant demonstrates good cause for not completing the improvements and demonstrates the present ability to complete the improvements.
G. If, for any reason, the bonds providing for the guarantee of improvements are insufficient to properly complete the improvements, the developer shall be personally liable to complete the improvements required by this Article.
H. The bonds required by this Section are for the sole benefit of the City. The bonds are not for the individual benefit of any citizen or identifiable class of citizens, including the owners or purchasers of lots or units within the PRD. The bonds are not for the purpose of ensuring payment of contractors, subcontractors or suppliers of labor or materials, and no contractors, subcontractors or suppliers of labor or materials shall have a cause of action against the City or the bond for providing labor or materials.

(Ord. No. O-97-0040, Enacted, 08/12/97)

22-7-14. Nonconforming PRDs

The following provisions shall apply to all PRDs constructed or approved prior to August 12, 1997:

A. All PRDs constructed or approved prior to the adoption of this Article on August 12, 1997, shall be built and maintained as shown on the approved site plan, shall be known as nonconforming PRDs, and shall be exempt from the provisions of Article 3 of this chapter.
B. The City Manager, after review by the Development Review Committee, shall have authority to approve minor site plan amendments to a nonconforming PRD provided:
1. The number of units or density shall not be increased.
2. The amount of landscaping shall not be reduced.
3. The number of parking stalls per unit shall not be reduced.
4. The amenities shall not be reduced or substantially changed.
5. The original site plan shall not be materially changed in a way that detracts from the overall safety or aesthetics of the site
6. The proposed amendments to the site plan shall not have a material detrimental effect on other properties in the area.
C. All other site plan amendments and procedures shall comply with the current ordinance.

(Ord. No. O-98-0007, Enacted, 01/27/98)

22-7-15. Expansion of an Existing, Nonconforming PRD

A. Except as provided in subsection (B) below, an existing, non-conforming PRD may not be expanded unless the entire site is brought into conformity with current ordinance requirements.
B. A parcel of property that is located adjacent to an existing legal, non-conforming PRD may be developed according to the standards contained in this Article 22-7 provided that the following conditions are met:
1. The parcel is at least 16,000 square feet in size.
2. The existing PRD is located on a lot of at least 1.5 acres as of August 1, 2003.
3. The parcel is combined with the existing PRD property to form one lot.
4. All development on the new parcel conforms with the requirements of Article 22-7 and all other City ordinances.
5. The design of all new development including all exterior finish materials is in harmony and compatible with the exterior finish materials of the existing PRD, although use of the same materials is not necessarily required. This requirement may be waived by the Planning Commission in situations where compliance with the exterior finish requirements of 22-7-12(Q) would make compatibility impracticable. Colors of exterior materials including siding, roofing, and brick shall match those of the existing PRD.

The new parcel(s) that is combined with the existing PRD may be developed at the density allowed by 22-7-12(A) regardless of the density of the existing PRD.


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The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is now the commercial and technological center for Central Utah and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Housing, educational, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem's population approaches 91,000 residents.

The City of Orem is located on the eastern shore of Utah Lake and extends on the east to Provo and the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. It shares the general location with Provo, and its history is closely related to that of Provo. Its recent explosive development and growth have resulted in Orem's population exceeding 88,000 people, according to 2010 census figures making it the fifth-largest city in Utah.