Sec. 35.1-33. High density residential districts (R-5), multi-family.
(a) Intent. These districts are to provide for residential and other compatible uses at high densities in locations with a very high level of access and necessary services and near employment or with other characteristics making high densities appropriate.
(b) Prohibited uses. Within any high density residential district (R-5), 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. Uses permitted by right in medium-high density residential districts, R-4, shall be permitted by right in high density residential districts, under the regulations of Section 35.1-14 of the zoning ordinance.
Multifamily dwellings or apartment houses.
(d) Permitted accessory uses. Uses permitted as accessory uses in medium-high density residential districts shall be so permitted in high density residential districts.
(e) Uses permitted by conditional use permit. The following uses shall be permitted by conditional use permit in high density residential districts under the regulations of Section 35.1-15 and Article X of the zoning ordinance:
Uses permitted by conditional use permit in R-4, medium-high density residential districts, except those uses that are permitted by right in R-5, high density residential districts.
(f) Standards. Business and structures in high density residential districts shall meet the following standards, except as specified for conditional uses in Article X of the zoning ordinance:
Maximum net density
(dwellings per acre) 7.26
(dwelling units per acre) 29.04
Minimum front yard (feet) 30
Minimum side yard (feet) 8
Minimum rear yard (feet) 25
Minimum lot size (square feet) 6,000
Minimum street frontage at the street right-of-way line (feet) 50
Minimum lot width at building line (feet) 50
Maximum ground coverage (percent) 30
(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 one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet for each family unit, boarder, or roomer, except that the minimum area for any such lot shall be six thousand (6,000) 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 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.
(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-89-201, § 1, 7-11-89; Ord. No. O-89-248, § 1, 9-12-89; Ord. No. O-90-054, 2-13-90; Ord. No. O-93-123, 5-11-93; Ord. No. O-96-317, 12-10-97; Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04)
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