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    Sec. 35.1-29. Low Density Residential Districts (R-1), Single-Family.


    Sec. 35.1-29. Low density residential districts (R-1), single-family.
    *Additional amendments possible to Ordinance #10-103, 9/14/10
    (a) Intent. These districts are intended to provide for residential development at low densities, together with other compatible uses, in areas where streets and other services cannot support higher densities.
    (b) Uses permitted by right. The following uses are permitted by right in low density residential districts:
    (1) One (1) single-family detached dwelling on each lot.
    (2) Two (2) family dwellings, in which the owner resides, provided there is but one (1) main entrance which is located in the front of the building and provided further, the building has no outside characteristics, such as outside stairs, other than those common to a single-family dwelling.
    (3) Agriculture (see Section 35.1-28).
    (4) Telecommunication facilities (see Article XI. Telecommunications towers and facilities).
    (c) Prohibited uses. In any R-1 district no lot, building or structure shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected which is intended or designed to be used, in whole or in part, for any industrial manufacturing, trade or commercial purposes.
    (d) Permitted accessory uses. The following uses will be permitted as accessory uses in low density residential districts subject to the regulations of Section 35.1-24 of the zoning ordinance:
    (1) Accessory uses and structures customarily incident to any use permitted by this section, such as a private garage on the same lot with the building or within or attached to the building to which it is accessory; a private stable, building, or structure in which livestock or other farm animals are kept or fed, provided such structure is located at least two hundred (200) feet from any street or lot line; and a non-commercial poultry house, provided such structure is located at least twenty (20) feet from any street or lot line and provided further that livestock and poultry shall be kept within secure enclosures and shall not be allowed to roam at large. No accessory building shall be occupied or rented as a private domicile, except when such building fronts on a street thirty (30) feet in width, or when such building has a perpetual unobstructed easement of access at least thirty (30) feet wide to such street. No accessory building shall be used for gain, nor shall any such building be constructed upon a lot until the construction of the main building has actually commenced and no accessory building shall be used unless the main building on a lot is completed and used.
    (2) Home occupations (see Section 35.1-28).
    (3) Private recreational facilities.
    (4) Family day home (As provided in Section 35.1-28d(4).
    (e) Uses permitted by conditional use permit. The following uses
    shall be permitted by conditional use permit in low density residential districts subject to the regulations of Section 35.1-15 and Article X of the zoning ordinance:
    (1) Boardinghouse or lodging house.
    (2) Care centers.
    (3) Cemeteries and columbariums.
    (4) Churches and other places of worship, including parish houses and educational buildings.
    (5) Clubs and fraternal organizations.
    (6) Commercial amusement (temporary).
    (7) Community swimming pools.
    (8) Convents and monasteries.
    (9) Dwellings of any building type not prohibited by city or state law, except individual mobile homes.
    (10) Gate houses, guest houses, caretakers' cottages and other residential accommodations for servants or guests of a resident family.
    (11) Group homes.
    (12) Hospitals and sanitoriums.
    (13) Mobile home parks.
    (14) Museums and art galleries.
    (15) Nursing homes.
    (16) Planned unit developments.
    (17) Public or community recreational facilities not operated for profit.
    (18) Public utilities.
    (19) Schools and colleges for general education.
    (20) Telecommunication towers (see Article XI, Telecommunication towers and facilities).
    (21) Tourist homes or bed and breakfast.
    (22) Traditional neighborhood developments.
    (f) Standards. Buildings and structures in low density residential districts shall meet the following standards, except as specified in Article X of the zoning ordinance for conditional use permit:
    Maximum net density (dwellings per acre)             2.90
    (dwelling units per acre)                                     5.8
    Minimum front yard (feet)                                    40
    Minimum side yard (feet)                                     15
    Minimum rear yard (feet)                                     50
    Minimum lot size (square feet)                         15,000
    Minimum street frontage at the 
        street right-of-way line (feet)                         100
    Minimum lot width at building line (feet)                100
    Maximum height (feet)                                        40
    Maximum ground coverage (percent)                    20.2
    (1) Area regulations. Each dwelling, together with its accessory buildings, hereafter erected shall be located on a lot having an area of not less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet and not less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet per boarder; provided, however, that lots having less area or less width than herein required, and of record at the time of the effective date of this section on December 12, 1978, may be occupied by single-family dwellings only. Further, if a lot of record at the effective date of this section has less width than required, a new single-family dwelling or an addition to an existing single-family dwelling can be built and the side yard setback requirement can be reduced by fifty percent (50%) and the rear yard setback can be reduced by twenty-five percent (25%), provided the lot of record previously had a dwelling situated thereon.
    (g) Signs. (As provided in Sections 35.1-26 through 35.1-26.16)
    (h) Parking requirements. Off-street parking and loading space shall be provided as required in Section 35.1-25 of the zoning ordinance.
    (1) Any owner of a travel trailer, boat and/or boat trailer, truck camper, inhabitable bus or recreational vehicle may park or store, but not inhabit, such equipment on any residential district or business B-1 or B-2 district providing such equipment is located behind the building line of the main structure on the property.
    If any owner of a travel trailer, boat and/or boat trailer, truck camper, inhabitable bus or recreational vehicle cannot meet the conditions in item (1) above, such owner may apply to the board of zoning appeals for a variance for the parking or storing of such equipment. (Ord. No. O-78-352, 12-12-78; Ord. No. O-79-330, § 1, 11-13-79; Ord. No. O-85-140, § 1, 6-11-85; Ord. No. O-89-201, § 1, 7-11-89; Ord. No. O-89-248, § 1, 9-12-89; Ord. No. O-90-050, 2-13-90; Ord. No. O-93-123, 5-11-93; Ord. No. O-96-317, 12-10-96; Ord. No. O-97-246, 12-9-97; Ord. No. O-98-013, 2-10-98; Ord. No. O-04-074, 06-22-04; Ord. No. O-04-161, 12-14-04; Ord. No. O-10-103, 9-14-10)
    Last updated date: 9/17/2010 4:46:20 PM