(Amended by Ordinance No. 169905, effective Apr. 1, 1996.) A person
undertaking work covered by a building permit, may, on proof of necessity, be
entitled to a permit for use of the street, sidewalks, and/or roadway.
Applications shall be subject to the approval of the Traffic Engineer and the
Director. Material or equipment necessary for the work may be placed or stored
on public property in the following locations:
A. On the roadway, adjacent to the curb in front of the site for which
a building permit has been issued.
B. On the roadway in front of an adjoining site.
C. On the public sidewalk, in front of the construction site, except
on those sidewalks required to be kept open. A street use permit shall be issued
for a minimum period of 1 week and a maximum period of 90 days. The permit may
be extended if in the judgment of the Director an extension is warranted by
existing conditions. The use of the street by persons holding a permit and/or
the fencing-off of street space shall not be continued longer than is necessary.
If the permit for street use is within the Special Traffic Control Districts
outlined in Section 17.23.030, the prior approval of the City Engineer must be
obtained if the street use extends beyond the curb line.
When work not requiring a building permit is undertaken for maintenance of
buildings or structures in the congested areas where parking meters are located,
the person undertaking such work shall not close off any portion of the sidewalk
or roadway areas without first obtaining, subject to the approval of the Traffic
Engineer, a street use permit; the time limit for such permit shall be as
specified above. If the street use permit is within the special Traffic Control
Districts outlined in Section 17.23.030, the prior approval of the City Engineer
must be obtained if the street use extends beyond the curb line. While work is
in progress, a roped-off passageway not less than 4 feet in width shall be
maintained for pedestrians. This passageway shall be no closer, than 6 feet
horizontally from any scaffold, ladder, machinery, or equipment. The passageway
shall be entirely contained within the existing sidewalk area. The Director may
also require pedestrian protection as outlined in Chapter 33 of the Structural
Specialty Code. In order to ensure coordination of construction activity within
the Street area and to provide that the private and public needs are met, the
Director may also require a preconstruction meeting as outlined in Section
24.10.090 of this Title.