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    Sec. 35.1-56.1 Group Homes.

     

    Sec. 35.1-56.1 Group homes.
     
    The intent of the provisions for group homes is to promote housing opportunities for those individuals that have had difficulty in obtaining adequate housing.
     
    Group homes may be permitted by conditional use permit in residential districts if the following requirements are met:
     
    (a) Any applicable state health department regulations or other regulatory licensing for group homes shall be met. [Note the exception of Section 35.1-11.8(d) for no more than eight (8) mentally ill persons and no more than four (4) aged, infirm or physically disabled persons.]
     
    (b) For residents over eighteen (18) years of age, there shall be an appropriately enclosed outside recreation area of not less than thirty (30) square feet per resident enrolled; for residents eighteen (18) years of age or less, there shall be an appropriately enclosed outside recreation area of not less than seventy-five (75) square feet per person using the facility at any one time.
     
    (c) The movement of traffic through the street on which the facility is located shall be capable of being controlled to the degree necessary to allow ingress and egress.
     
    (d) The minimum area and frontage regulations shall be the following in all districts except where the center is a part of a multifamily building or group of buildings:
     
    Number of Persons Enrolled Lot Size (Square Feet) Frontage (Feet)
    4 to 10 7,000 70
    11 to 20 10,000 100
    Over 20 500 per person  200
     
    A facility for less than four (4) individuals shall comply with the definition of "family" of the zoning ordinance.
     
    (e) Screening as specified in Section 35.1-25.1.10 of this ordinance shall be provided, for the outer perimeter of the recreation area.
     
    (f) Setbacks for the facility shall comply with the applicable zoning regulations of the district in which the facility is located.
     
    (g) Minimum off-street parking and loading space shall be provided as follows:
     
    A minimum of two (2) parking spaces is required for each group home; plus
     
    One (1) parking space for every eight (8) residents, or one (1) for every resident with a car, which is greater; and
     
    One (1) parking space for every three (3) staff members.
     
    (h) The planning commission may prescribe additional conditions which are necessary or desirable in its judgment. (Ord. No. O-89-201, § 2, 7-11-89; Ord. No. O-91-168, 7-9-91; Ord. No. O-05-110, 9-13-05; Ord. No. O-06-070, 6-13-06)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM