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    Sec. 35.1-43.8. Setbacks in Traditional Neighborhood Developments.


    Sec. 35.1-43.8. Setbacks in traditional neighborhood developments.
    In a TND, the fronts of buildings face on the public realm of the community (the sidewalks, streets, public parks and squares), while private yards and off-street parking are located to the rear. Therefore, buildings are to have minimal setbacks from the front property line. Commercial/service, multi-family residential, and single family attached residential buildings are generally recommended to have front setbacks of 0 to 10 feet, and single family detached residential buildings, front setbacks of 0 to 25 feet. The TND design guidelines shall set forth the required minimum and maximum setbacks for proposed TND buildings.
    Summary of TND Size, Land Use, Setback, Density, and Bulk Standards
    Neighborhood Size
    Min. neighborhood size: 30 acres
    Land Use Mix % of Net Development Area  
      Minimum Maximum
    Parks, squares & open space 10% None Specified
    Civic 2% None Specified
    Commercial 5% 30%
    Industrial None Specified 30%
    Residential No less than commercial and industrial combined 80%


     No more than 70% of the total residential units may be either single family, townhouse, or multifamily units.
    Parks & Squares
    Max. distance from all residential units to park or square: 1320 feet
    Minimum park or square acreage in TND core: 1 acre
    Specified by developer design guidelines.
    Recommended front setbacks                          Minimum                    Maximum
    Single family detached                                        0 feet                           25 feet
    Single family attached,
    Multifamily, commercial                                    0 feet                            10 feet
    Density and Bulk Standards
    Maximum net density for residential uses: 29.04 du/ac
    Maximum floor plate for any commercial/service 
    or industrial building: 20,000 sf
    (Ord. No. O-98-013, 2-10-98)
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM