What are the disadvantages to the city in allowing "private streets?"
Are required minimum widths waived?
Are city structural requirements waived?
Are curbs, gutters, and sidewalk requirements waived?
Are public utility space reservations waived?
Are setbacks waived?
Is public ROW to be maintained?
Are property lines allowed to extend to the center of the street?
Are gates allowed?
Are required landscaping easements waived?
What if the private streets are not properly maintained, and it looks like the city is failing to maintain them?
Should there be specific maintenance requirements or standards for resurfacing and repairs, etc.?
Should there be signs that say "Private Street" (which may imply no public traffic is allowed)?
Is there a maximum length that should be allowed for public service vehicle access? (ambulances, fire trucks, school busses, garbage trucks, etc.)
Are they recorded or designated as such on the Land Use Plan?
Are "private street" requirements recorded separately in your ordinances?