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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-25. (RH-35) Rural Holding Zoning District

(1) Intent. This district is intended to permit agricultural land uses and very low density single family detached residential development at a density of no more than one dwelling unit for every 35 gross acres. This district acts as a "holding zone" to preserve productive agricultural lands until ready for urban development.

(2) Principal Uses Permitted by Right. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Single Family (35 acre lot)

(b) Husbandry

(c) Intensive Agriculture

(d) Cultivation

(e) Community Garden

(f) Small Scale Indoor Institutional

(g) Outdoor Open Space Institutional

(h) Passive Outdoor Recreation

(i) Active Outdoor Recreation

(j) Essential Services

(k) Small Scale Public Services and Utilities

(l) Community Living Arrangement (1-8 residents) meeting the requirements of Section 18-57(11)

(m) Communication Antenna

(3) Principal Uses Permitted as Conditional Use. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Single Family (40,000 square foot lot)

(b) On-Site Agricultural Retail

(c) Agricultural Services

(d) Market Garden

(e) Large Scale Indoor Institutional

(f) Intensive Outdoor Recreation

(g) Large Scale Public Services and Utilities

(h) Artisan Studio

(i) Bed and Breakfast

(j) Campground

(k) Animal Boarding

(l) Production Greenhouse

(m) Indoor Food Production

(n) Communication Tower

(o) Indoor Storage and Wholesaling

(p) Airport

(q) Extraction

(r) Composting

(4) Accessory Uses Permitted by Right. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Minor Home Occupation

(b) In-Home Daycare (4-8 children)

(c) In-Family Suite

(d) Farm Residence

(e) Satellite Dish

(f) Personal Antenna and Tower

(g) Residential Accessory Building

(h) Nonresidential Accessory Building

(i) Landscape Feature

(j) Deck

(k) Recreational Facility

(l) Residential Kennel

(m) Residential Stable

(n) Outdoor Wood Boiler

(o) On-Site Parking

(p) Company Cafeteria

(q) Onsite Ancillary Use

(r) Solar Energy System

(5) Accessory Uses Permitted as Conditional Use. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Small Wind Energy System

(b) Solar Energy System

(c) Conditional Home Occupation

(d) Migrant Employee Housing

(6) Temporary Uses. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Temporary Farm Product Sales

(b) Temporary Outdoor Sales

(c) Temporary Outdoor Assembly

(d) Temporary Storage Container

(e) Temporary Construction Storage

(f) Temporary Contractor's Project Office

(g) Temporary On-Site Real Estate Sales Office

(h) Temporary Relocatable Building

(i) Garage or Estate Sale

(j) Farmer's Market

(7) Density, Intensity, and Bulk Regulations for the (RH-35) Rural Holding District.

 Residential UsesNonresidential Uses
Minimum Lot Area40,000 square feet40,000 square feet
Maximum Density1 dwelling unit per 35 acresN/A
Maximum Building Coverage of Lot30 percent
Minimum Lot Width200 feet200 feet
Minimum Front Setback30 feet30 feet
Minimum Street Side Setback15 feet15 feet
Minimum Side Setback10 feet10 feet
Minimum Rear Setback30 feet30 feet
Major Street SetbackMinimum of 50 feet or mean of adjoining lots (see Section 18-12 and 18-72)
Maximum Principal Building Height35 feet40 feet
Minimum Pavement Setback (lot line to pavement; excludes driveway entrances and lots that are 50 feet wide or less)3 feet from side or rear, or 0 feet for shared driveway;10 feet from right of way
Minimum Parking RequiredSee Article III
Accessory Building Side Setback10 feet
Accessory Building Rear Setback10 feet
Maximum Detached Accessory Building HeightLesser of 25 feet or principal building height