Sec. 27-104.  Height and Area Regulations - District R-2.

 

(a)   In District R-2, unless otherwise specified, the maximum height and minimum lot requirements shall be as follows:

 

  Max Height Front Yard Side
Yard
Rear
Yard
Lot Width Site Area per Unit Min
Lot Area
Building Coverage
Single-Family Detached Permitted Uses 35
See (5)
below
25 7
See (1) below
See (2) below 50 5,000 5,000 sq. ft. 50%
Single-Family Detached (zero lot line) 35
See (5)
below
25 14 one side, 0 opposite side.  See (1) below See (2) below 50 5,000 5,000 sq. ft. 50%
Single-Family Attached Permitted Uses 35
See (5)
below
25 7
See (1) below
See (2) below 40 5,000 4,000 sq. ft. 50%
Duplex Permitted Uses 35
See (5)
below
25 7
See (1) below
See (2) below 60 3,000 6,000 sq. ft. 50%
Townhouse Conditional Uses 35
See (5) below
25 7
See (1) below
See (2) below 25 4,000 3,000 sq. ft. 50%
Conditional Uses (3) 35
See (5) below
25 7
See (1) below
See (2) below 50   5,000 sq. ft. 50%

(1)   Buildings on corner lots shall provide a side yard on the street side of not less than twenty-five (25) feet; provided, however, this regulation shall not reduce the buildable width of a corner lot in separate ownership as of the effective date of this chapter to less than thirty-five (35) feet.

(2)   The depth of the rear yard shall be at least twenty percent (20%) of the depth of the lot, but such depth need not be more than thirty (30) feet.  On corner lots, twenty percent (20%) of the shortest lot dimension may be used as the required rear yard setback.

(3)   Unless modified as a part of a site plan or conditional use permit. 

(4)   Maximum lot size shall not exceed 2 acres.

(5)    With a conditional use permit, height may be increased except that in all instances must comply with airport zoning.

 

(b)   Where a lot in separate ownership as of the effective date of this chapter has less area and/or width than herein required, this regulation shall not prohibit the erection of a single-family dwelling or other permitted use meeting the area requirements.

 

(c)   Minimum first story size of a dwelling unit shall be six hundred fifty (650) square feet of living floor area.

 

(d)   Zero lot lines shall be allowed for single-family detached residential structures.  Zero lot line requirements shall be as follows:

 

(1)       When a zero lot line is utilized:

 

a.         The opposite side yard shall be fourteen (14) feet.

 

b.         There shall be provided a five (5) foot easement on the adjoining lot for maintenance, repair, and roof drainage.

 

c.         In no case shall there be less than fourteen (14) feet between buildings.

 

d.         There shall be no openings in a wall on a zero lot line.

 

(2)       The zero lot line and easements shall be established on the subdivision plat.

 

(3)       There shall be a rear yard of at least twenty (20) feet.

 

(4)       A party wall agreement shall be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.  Such agreement shall set terms for maintenance and upkeep of the entire structure and individual units including color, materials and access for maintenance and repairs.

 

(e)   Accessory buildings and structures shall comply with the requirements of Sec. 27-287.  The total square footage of floor area for accessory buildings, including detached garages, shall not exceed eight hundred sixty-four (864) square feet per dwelling unit. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4132, 1, 11-20-95; Ord. No. 4392, 2, 2-1-99; Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 4960, 1, 8-6-07; Ord. No. 4966, 1, 9-4-07; Ord. No. 5040, 1, 11-03-08; Ord. No. 5413, 5, 7-5-16