CONTACT US

Have a comment, suggestion, or request? Contact us using our online request portal.

434-856-2489

M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 

 

    You are here

    Home » Sec. 35.1-11.5. Terms Beginning with "D."

    Sec. 35.1-11.5. Terms Beginning with "D."

     

    Sec. 35.1-11.5. Terms beginning with "D."
     
    Terms used in the zoning ordinance, when defined in this section, shall have the following meaning:
     
    (a) Depth of lot: The mean horizontal distance between the front lot line and rear lot line of a lot.
     
    (b) Detached: A building surrounded by yards or other open area on the same zoning lot.
     
    (c) Development, or to develop: Any man-made change to an improved or unimproved zoning lot, including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations. To "develop" is to create a development.
     
    (d) Division of inspections: That branch of city government responsible for inspecting all new structural development within the city to assure its conformance with all appropriate regulations.
     
    (e) Division of planning: That branch of city government responsible for the comprehensive planning of the City of Lynchburg.
     
    (f) Dwelling: A building containing only one (1) dwelling unit. The term "dwelling" or any combination thereof shall not be deemed to include hotel, rooming house, motel, clubhouse, hospital or other accommodations used for more or less transient occupancy.
     
    (g) Dwelling, cluster or cluster development: See Section 35.1-11.11, Planned unit development.
     
    (h) Dwelling, detached: A building containing only dwelling units surrounded by yards or other open area on the same zoning lot.
     
    (i) Dwelling, group: A building group consisting only of dwellings occupying a parcel of land in one (1) ownership and having any yard or service area in common.
     
    (j) Dwelling, multi-family: A building or portion thereof designed for or occupied by more than two (2) families, and all living units of which are to be maintained under single ownership or management. This shall be interpreted to include cooperative apartment houses.
     
    (k) Dwelling, multi-family for the elderly: A building or portion thereof designed for or occupied by more than two (2) families, and all living units of which are to be maintained under single ownership or management. This shall be interpreted to include a cooperative apartment house. Provided further, that all occupants of said residential units must be (a) persons sixty-two (62) years of age or older; (b) married couples either of which is sixty-two (62) years of age or older; or (c) handicapped persons under sixty-two (6 2) years of age who have physical impairments which are expected to be of long-continued or indefinite duration, and which substantially impede the ability of such person to live independently.
     
    (l) Dwelling, semi-detached: One (1) of two (2) buildings, arranged or designed as dwellings located on abutting lots, separated from each other by a party wall, without openings, extending from the cellar floor to the highest point of the roof along the dividing lot line, and separated from any other building or structures by space on all sides.
     
    (m) Dwelling, single-family: A building containing not more than one (1) dwelling unit and occupied by not more than one (1) family.
     
    (n) Dwelling, townhouse, or row house: One (1) of a series of three (3) or more attached dwelling units separated from one another by continuous vertical party walls without openings from basement floor to roof.
     
    (o) Dwelling, two-family (duplex): A building located on one (1) zoning lot containing not more than two (2) dwelling units, arranged one above the other or side by side, and occupied by not more than two (2) families.
     
    (p) Dwelling unit: One (1) or more rooms in a residential building or in a mixed building which are arranged, designed, used or intended for use by one (1) or more persons living together and maintaining a common household, and which include lawful cooking space and lawful sanitary facilities reserved for the occupants thereof. (Ord. No. O-90-047, 2-13-90)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM