In order to provide a clear line of sight for the drivers of approaching motor vehicles, the following requirements shall apply:
(1) On a corner lot in the R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, and residential PD Districts, no opaque fence, wall, hedge, or other structure, shrubbery, mounds of earth or other visual obstruction over 36 inches in height above the nearest street curb elevation shall be erected, placed, planted, or allowed to grow within the “clear vision triangle,” as described in Subsection (3) of this section;
(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to public utility poles; trees trimmed to the trunk to a line at least six feet above the level of the intersection; saplings or plant species of open growth habits and not planted in the form of a hedge, which are so planted and trimmed as to leave at all seasons a clear and unobstructed cross view; supporting members of appurtenances to permanent structures existing on the date the ordinance from which this amendment is derived becomes effective; and official warning signs or signals;
(3) The “clear vision triangle” is that area formed by extending the two curb lines a distance of 45 feet from their point of intersection, and connecting these points with an imaginary line, thereby making a triangle;
(4) In cases where streets do not intersect at approximately right angles, the Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division shall have the authority to vary these requirements as it deems necessary to provide safety for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, provided, that site distance in excess of 275 feet shall not be required.
(5) See Section 50-14-381 of this Code.
Codified by Ord. No. 28-19 (JCC 7/23/2019, Passed 9/10/2019, Approved 9/11/2019, Published 9/20/2019, Effective 10/1/2019); Amended by Ord. No. 2020-12 (JCC 2/18/2020, Passed 6/9/2020, Approved 6/15/2020, Published 8/21/2020, Effective 12/9/2020).