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(1) Laurel Hill Valley Neighborhood Land Use and Future Urban Design (Section I, Subsection C).

(a) Approval of Valley Development will take into consideration:

1. Density. The appropriate density for residential development shall be determined based on 1) the provision of the Metropolitan Area General Plan calling for an overall density range of one to ten units per acre; and 2) provisions of the South Hills Study, including those limiting density to five units per acre for sites above 500 feet in elevation.

2. Size. Large apartment complexes (over thirty-two units) are objectionable because their dominance would alter entirely the character of the Valley. Approval of apartment complexes larger than 32 units will depend upon the feasibility of providing adequate urban services, streets, schools, and transportation.

3. Dispersal. Planned Unit Developments composed primarily of multiple dwelling units shall be separated and dispersed and not abutting. (Policy 1)

(b) New land divisions shall be planned to respect the existing topography and ensure solar potential to the extent possible. Developer shall be encouraged to investigate techniques other than grid-type division of land when planning for development. (Policy 5)

(c) The Laurel Hill Plan supports the South Hills Study standards. In general, alteration of land contours shall be minimized to retain views of natural features and retain as much of the forested atmosphere as possible. Aside from purely aesthetic considerations, these hillsides demand care in development because the topsoil is thin and the water runoff is rapid. Proposed developments shall respect the above considerations. The Valley hillside policy applies to all land with an average slope, from toe to crest, of 15 percent or greater. (A 15-percent slope is one in which the land rises 15 feet per 100 horizontal feet.)

1. If, in the opinion of the responsible City official, an adverse conservation or geological condition exists upon a parcel of land proposed for a subdivision, or before any major hillside clearing, excavation, filling or construction is contemplated, the requirements of the Uniform Building Code, Chapter 70, Excavation and Grading, and those sections of the code relative to foundation design may be invoked.

2. Considerable latitude shall be allowed the developer in the shaping, depth, and required street frontages of lots where it is necessary to preserve the terrain. (Policy 6)

(2) Laurel Hill Valley Neighborhood, Land Use and Future Urban Design (Section II, Subsection C).

(a) No arterial or limited access road will be allowed within the boundaries of the Valley which would connect the Glenwood interchange on Interstate 5 to 30th Avenue or Spring Boulevard (see goal #1). (Policy 1)

(b) No arterial or limited access road will be allowed within the Valley except as necessary to serve Valley residents, as it would physically divide and thus destroy the neighborhood. (Policy 2)

(3) East Laurel Hill Area, Land Use and Future Urban Design. The Glenwood collector shall be designed to avoid breaking up large and existing properties, improve the intersection alignment of the Laurel Hill-Glenwood overpass, and maintain safe sight distance. It shall serve as the primary access to future residential development south of the floating node, but terminate and diffuse into other roads serving the area. No connection to 30th Avenue shall be made. (Section II Policy)

(Section 9.9590, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02.)