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    Sec. 35.1-31. Medium Density Residential Districts (R-3), Two (2) Family.

    Sec. 35.1-31. Medium density residential districts (R-3), two (2) family.

    (a) Intent. These districts are intended to provide for residential and other compatible uses at medium densities in areas with a high level of road access and other public and commercial services and with topography and soils suitable for such development.
     
    (b) Prohibited uses. Within any medium density residential district (R-3), as indicated on the official zoning map, 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.
     
    (c) Uses permitted by right. The following uses will be permitted by right subject to the regulations of the zoning ordinance, including Section 35.1-14 "Site Plan Review:"
     
    (1) Dwellings of any structure type not prohibited by city or state law, except individual mobile homes.
     
    (2) Single-family dwellings.
     
    (3) Two (2) family dwellings of all types.
     
     
    (5) Public libraries, public museums and art galleries.
     
    (6) The office of an architect, draftsman, planner, attorney-at-law, physician, osteopath, healer, conveyancer, dentist, surveyor, professional engineer (civil, electrical, mechanical or other), public accountant, minister or teacher residing in the dwelling or dwelling unit in which the office is located.
     
    (7) Agriculture (see Section 35.1-28).
     
    (d) Permitted accessory uses. The following uses will be permitted as accessories to principal permitted uses in medium density residential districts subject to the regulations of Section 35.1-24, "Accessory buildings and uses."
     
    (1) Home occupations [see Section 35.1-28(d)].
     
    (2) Garages for the use of occupants of the property.
     
    (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 in medium density residential districts as conditional use, subject to the regulations of Section 35.1-15 and Article X of the zoning ordinance:
     
    (1) Uses permitted as conditional use in low and low-medium density residential districts except those uses that are permitted by right in medium density residential districts [see Section 35.1-31(c)].
     
    (2) Off-street parking lots serving:
     
    a. Permitted uses in medium density residential districts located within two hundred (200) feet of the lot to be used for off-street parking.
     
    b. Commercial uses in a business district where the said commercial use is adjacent to the lot to be used for off-street parking.
     
    (3) Schools for specific educational purposes such as for technical or vocational training; provided, all operations must be conducted within an enclosed building; and provided further, that all such buildings must be at least one hundred (100) feet from any adjoining property line or street.
     
    (4) Townhouse units for sale (see Section 35.1-56).
     
    (5) Rooming houses.
     
    (f) Standards. Buildings and structures in medium density residential districts shall meet the following standards, except as specified for conditional permit uses in Article X of the zoning ordinance:
     
      R-3
    Maximum net density 
    (dwellings per acre)
    (dwelling units per acre) 
    5.45
    10.89
    Minimum front yard (feet)  30
    Minimum side yard (feet)  8
    Minimum rear yard (feet) 30
    Minimum lot size (square feet) 8,000
    Minimum street frontage at the 
         street right-of-way line (feet)
    60
    Minimum lot width at building line (feet) 60
    Maximum ground coverage (percent)  30
     
    Semi-Detached Dwellings  
    Minimum front yard (feet) 30
    Minimum side yard (feet) 8
    Minimum rear yard (feet) 30
    Minimum lot size (square feet) 4.000
    Minimum street frontage at the 
         street right-of-way line (feet)
    30
    Minimum lot width at building line (feet) 30
     
    Maximum height: the maximum within setback lines shall be forty (40) feet except that, where the lot size permits, maximum height shall be one-half (1/2) the distance to the nearest lot line.
     
    (1) Area regulations. Each dwelling, boardinghouse or lodging house, together with its accessory buildings, shall be located on a lot having an area of not less than four thousand (4,000) square feet for each family unit, boarder, or roomer, except that the minimum area for any such lot shall be eight thousand (8,000) square feet; provided, however, that a lot 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 a single-family dwelling 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 could 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 (25%), provided the lot of record previously had a dwelling situated thereon.
     
    (2) Area regulations for townhouse units for sale. For applicable regulations see Section 35.1-56 of the zoning ordinance.
     
    Townhouse units for sale in an R-3 district shall not exceed the maximum net density permitted in an R-3 district.
     
    (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. (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-90-052, 2-13-90; Ord. No. O-93-123, 5-11-93; Ord. No. O-96-317, 12-10-96; Ord. No. O-04-074, 06-22-04; Ord. No. O-04-161, 12-14-04; Ord. No. O-09-022, 4-14-09)
     
    Last updated date: 4/21/2009 10:15:01 AM