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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-32. (MR-24) Multi-Famly Residential - 24 Zoning District

(1) Intent. This district is intended to create, preserve, and enhance areas for multi-family uses in small and mid-sized buildings at higher densities, up to approximately 24 dwelling units per acre.

(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

(b) Two Flat

(c) Twin-house

(d) Duplex

(e) Townhouse (3-8 units per building)

(f) Multiplex (3-8 units per building)

(g) Apartment (3-8 units per building)

(h) Community Garden

(i) Small Scale Indoor Institutional

(j) Outdoor Open Space Institutional

(k) Institutional Residential

(l) Passive Outdoor Recreation

(m) Active Outdoor Recreation

(n) Essential Services

(o) Small Scale Public Services and Utilities

(p) Community Living Arrangement (1-15 residents) meeting the requirements of Section 18-57(11) and (12)

(q) 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) Apartment (9-24+ units per building)

(b) Large Scale Indoor Institutional

(c) Community Living Arrangement (16+ residents)

(d) Bed and Breakfast

(e) Boarding House

(f) Group Daycare Center

(g) Transit Center

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

(a) Satellite Dish

(b) Personal Antenna and Tower

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

(d) In-Family Suite

(e) Residential Accessory Building

(f) Nonresidential Accessory Building

(g) Landscape Feature

(h) Deck

(i) Recreational Facility

(j) Residential Kennel

(k) On-Site Parking

(l) Solar Energy System

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

(a) Small Wind Energy System

(b) Solar Energy System

(c) Accessory Dwelling Unit

(6) Temporary Uses. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses. (Exempt from setbacks unless specified in Article III.)

(a) Temporary Outdoor Assembly

(b) Temporary Storage Container

(c) Temporary Construction Storage

(d) Temporary Contractor's Project Office

(e) Temporary On-Site Real Estate Sales Office

(f) Garage or Estate Sale

(7) Density, Intensity, and Bulk Regulations for the (MR-24) Multi-Family Residential - 24 District.

 Residential UsesNonresidential Uses
Minimum Lot Area6,000 square feet for single family, two flats, and duplexes;1,800 square feet per dwelling unit for all other dwelling unit types12,000 square feet
Maximum Building Coverage of Lot60 percent
Minimum Lot Width (per building, not unit)100 feet100 feet
Minimum Front Setback25 feet25 feet
Minimum Street Side Setback15 feet15 feet
Minimum Side Setback15 feet10 feet
Minimum Rear Setback30 feet20 feet
Major Street SetbackMinimum of 50 feet or mean of adjoining lots (see Section 18-12 and 18-72)
Maximum Principal Building Height100 feet100 feet
Minimum Principal Building Separation (multi-structure developments on shared lots)16 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
Minimum Garage Door Setback to Alley (if applicable)20 feet for doors parallel to alley;8 feet for any other garage;Existing garages may be rebuilt on current footprint
Accessory Building Side Setback3 feet
Accessory Building Rear Setback5 feet
Maximum Detached Accessory Building HeightLesser of 20 feet or principal building height

(Code 1982, 17.10)