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ORDINANCE 2009- 013 <br />AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA CONCERNING AN <br />AMENDMENT TO ITS LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS (LDRs) REGARDING SIDEWALK <br />REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS/LOT OWNERS; PROVIDING FOR <br />AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 913, SUDBIVISIONS AND PLATS; AND CHAPTER 914, SITE PLAN <br />REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES; BY AMENDING DESIGN STANDARDS AND <br />REQUIREMENTS SECTION 913.09, AND BY AMENDING REVIEW STANDARDS AND <br />REQUIREMENTS SECTION 914.15; BY PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING <br />PROVISIONS; CODIFICATION; SEVERABILITY; AND EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, the current international credit crisis has kept lending institutions from extending credit to many <br />development projects in the community; and <br />WHEREAS, within the next 45 days, Indian River County may need to draw up to $177,000 in sidewalk <br />security on development projects in default of sidewalk construction contracts to implement current sidewalk <br />requirements, and <br />WHEREAS, Indian River County has determined that alternative sidewalk requirements will adequately <br />provide for sidewalk improvements within development projects while significantly reducing the need for <br />posting sidewalk security, and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County declares an emergency exists and <br />immediate enactment of this ordinance is necessary to avoid crushing impacts of the current crisis on the local <br />Indian River County economy, <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, <br />Florida that the Indian River County Land Development Regulations (LDRs) be amended as follows: <br />SECTION #1: <br />Amend LDR section 913.09, Design standards and requirements, to read as follows: <br />(5) Sidewalks. The project developer shall be responsible for the -provision ef providing <br />sidewalk(s) improvements along the project site's frontage on all rights ef way (existing E)f efeated via the <br />arterial, collector, and <br />subdivision collector roadways (also known as Thoroughfare Plan roadways) in compliance with the Indian <br />River County Comprehensive Bikeway and Sidewalk Plan, and the required improvements regulations of the <br />site's applicable zoning district. Sidewalks shall also be provided on at least one (1) side of all roads within <br />residential projects, and shall be known as "internal sidewalks". Residential subdivisions and planned <br />developments with lot sizes of four (4) acres or more are exempt from the sidewalk requirement to provide <br />internal sidewalks. <br />(a) Specifications. All construction plans for required sidewalks shall be approved by the county <br />public works director or the director's appointed designee. All sidewalks shall be constructed in <br />accordance with the specifications listed in the Comprehensive Bikeway and Sidewalk Plan and <br />the following general specifications: <br />Bold Underline: Additions to Ordinance <br />Strike through: Deleted Text from Existing Ordinance <br />F:\Community Development\Users\CurDev\ORDINANCE\2009\EO 2009-_ 913 - 914 sidewalks.RTF <br />