Sec. 27-114.  Height and Area Regulations - District R-3.

 

(a)   In District R-3, unless otherwise specified, the maximum height and minimum lot requirements shall be as follows:

 

  Max Height Min Front Yard Min
Side
Yard
Min
Rear
Yard
Min Lot
Width
Min
Site Area per Unit
Min Lot Area Max
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. 60%
Single-Family Attached Permitted Uses 35
See (5) below
25 7
See (1)
below
See (2) below 40 4,000 4,000 sq. ft. 60%
Duplex Permitted Uses 35
See (5) below
25 7
See (1)
below
See (2) below 60 3,000 6,000 sq. ft. 60%
Townhouse Permitted Uses 35
See (5) below
25 7
See (1)
below
See (2) below 25 3,000 2,500 sq. ft. 60%
Multiple-Family Permitted Uses 45 25 7
See (1)
below
See (2) below 50 2,000 6,000 sq. ft. 60%
Multiple-Family Permitted Uses with building height greater than 45 feet Limited by airport zoning 25 Greater of
15 or 40% of building height (1)
Greater of
15 or 40% of building height (2)
70 See (3) below 10,000 60%
Conditional Uses (4) 35
See (5) below
25 7
See (1) below
See (2) below 50   5,000 sq. ft. 60%

(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)   Multiple-family dwellings with a building height exceeding forty-five (45) feet consisting of five (5) or more dwelling units shall meet the following site area requirements:

        Three or more bedrooms per dwelling unit:   1,000 sq. ft. per unit    

        Two bedrooms per dwelling unit:    850 sq. ft. per unit    

        One bedroom per dwelling unit:      700 sq. ft. per unit    

        Efficiency apartments:       530 sq. ft. per unit    

(4)   Unless modified as part of a site plan or conditional use approval.

(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. 4603, 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 5040, 2, 11-03-08; Ord. No. 5200, 1, 2-21-12; Ord. No. 5413, 6, 7-5-16