Sec. 35.1-43.7. Permitted uses in traditional neighborhood developments.
All uses within a traditional neighborhood development are determined by the provisions of this section and the approved plan of the project.
(a) Residential uses.
(1) A variety of residential uses shall be provided in the TND. Residences may be of any design and type, though the range of styles and materials shall be set by architectural design guidelines submitted with the TND application and made a part of the specific regulations governing the development of the TND.
(2) In developing a balanced community, the provision of housing with a broad range of prices shall be deemed to be most in compliance with the intent of this article.
(3) Generally, high density housing types (multi-family and single family attached housing) shall be located closest to the core of the community and within one-quarter (1/4) mile of the identified center of the community. Satellite high density residential areas are permitted if used to provide a transition between the neighborhood and abutting off-site high density housing areas, non-residential areas, or major transportation corridors. Satellite areas may include a commercial area, as described in Sec. 35.1-43.7(b)(1), or civic uses.
(4) A maximum of eighty percent (80%) of the net development area shall be designated for residential uses. The total land area designated for residential use shall be equal to or exceed the total area designated for commercial/service and restricted industrial combined.
(5) Of the total number of residential units to be constructed, no more than seventy percent (70%) shall be in one of the following categories:
a. Single family detached
b. Single family attached (duplexes and townhouses)
(6) The maximum net density as measured in dwelling units per acre in the TND shall not exceed the maximum net density set in the R-5 district in Sec. 35.1-33(f). The acreage to be included in this calculation shall be all land area devoted to residential, associated park and open space uses, and associated alleys.
(b) Commercial and service uses.
(1) Each TND neighborhood shall have a core made up primarily of the uses permitted in the B-1, B-2, B-3 districts and located within one quarter (1/4) mile of the identified center of the community. Small-scale satellite commercial/service uses are also permitted in the TND neighborhood outside the core area as long as in total they comprise less than one-third (1/3) the gross commercial/service building square footage of the core.
(2) In addition to B-1, B-2, and B-3 permitted uses, the following conditional, commercial and service uses shall be permitted if specifically included in the approved TND plan, otherwise they will be conditional uses once a TND plan is approved:
a. Arts and crafts shops
b. Automobile service stations
c. Commercial recreation establishments, such as dancing, bowling, billiards and the like, when located in enclosed buildings
d. Outdoor restaurants
e. Temporary fairs, exhibitions, and circuses
f. Tourist homes or bed and breakfasts
g. Veterinarian hospitals without outdoor kennels, including facilities for the sale and care of animals normally kept as pets but not farm animals
(3) The maximum floor plate for any commercial/service building shall be twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, though this limitation may be waived by the design review board during the site plan approval process upon determination that a larger building as designed will not dominate the neighborhood or its streetscape.
(4) A minimum of five percent (5%) and a maximum of thirty percent (30%) of the net development area shall be designated for commercial/service uses.
(c) Restricted industrial uses.
(1) Traditional neighborhood developments may include industrial uses permitted under the I-1, restricted industrial district.
(2) A maximum of thirty percent (30%) of the net development area may be designated for restricted industrial uses.
(3) The maximum floor plate for any industrial building shall be twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, though this limitation may be waived by the design review board during the site plan approval process upon determination that a larger building as designed will not dominate the neighborhood or its streetscape.
(d) Civic uses.
(1) The following civic uses shall be permitted if specifically included in the approved TND plan, otherwise they will be conditional uses once a TND plan is approved:
a. Care centers
b. Cemeteries and columbariums
c. Churches and other places of worship, including parish houses and educational buildings
d. Clubs and fraternal organizations
e. Community swimming pools
f. Convents and monasteries
g. Group homes
h. Hospitals and sanitoriums
j. Museums and art galleries
k. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
l. Public buildings, such as branch governmental centers, meeting halls, post offices
m. Public or community recreational facilities not operated for profit
n. Public utilities
o. Schools and colleges for general education
p. Other community facilities
(2) A minimum of two percent (2%) of the net development area shall be designated for civic uses. Public utility uses shall not be included in this percentage.
(e) Parks, squares, and other open space.
(1) Since net densities of individual blocks may be high in a TND, ample community open space shall be provided in parks, squares, and common open space distributed throughout the TND. In order for a parcel to be considered a park, a square, or common open space, it must be at least one quarter (1/4) acre in size. No residential unit of the neighborhood shall be located more than one quarter (1/4) mile (1,320 feet) from the boundary of a park, square, or common open space property. This requirement may be waived by the design review board during the site plan approval process in instances of unusual parcel shapes, the provision of ample private open space, or other mitigating factors.
(2) A minimum of ten percent (10%) of the net development area shall be designated for park, square, and/or common open space uses. At least 1.0 acre total of parks or squares shall be provided in the core area of the TND.
(f) Accessory and other associated uses. The following accessory uses and structures are permitted within a traditional neighborhood development:
(1) Private and public garages
(2) Private and public parking lots or structures
(3) Signs in commercial/service and restricted industrial areas according to Sec. 35.1-26 and the approved traditional neighborhood development design guidelines, provided no sign shall exceed the number and maximum area as stipulated in Section 35.1-26.10.
(4) Signs in residential, civic, and public use areas according to Section 35.1-26.8. (Ord. No. O-98-013, 2-10-98; Ord. No. O-98-157, 7-14-98; Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04)
Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM