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A. Purpose

 

The R-2 district is intended to provide for moderate density residential development, with gross densities generally between 6 and 12 units per acre. These developments are characterized by single-family dwellings on moderately-sized lots along with low-density multi-unit residential structures such as duplexes and townhouses approved by Special Use Permit. It adapts to both established and developing neighborhoods, as well as transitions between single-family and multi-family areas.

TABLE 4.6 – DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

Regulator

1-Family Detached

1-Family Attached

Duplex

Town-house

(Note 1)

Other Permitted Uses

Maximum Site Area per Housing Unit (sq. ft)

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Unit Developments

 

 

7,500

 

5,000

 

 

7,500

 

4,000

 

 

4,000

 

3,000

 

 

3,000

 

2,500

 

Minimum Lot Area

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Unit Developments

 

5,000

 

4,000

 

5,000

 

4,000

 

8,000

 

6,000

 

3,000

 

2,500

 

6,000

 

6,000

Minimum Lot Width

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Unit Developments

 

75

 

45

 

45 per unit

 

40 per unit

 

75

 

60

 

30

 

25

 

60

 

60

Minimum Yards (feet) (Note 2)

Front Yard

Side Yard

Street Side Yard

Rear Yard

 

25

15

20

20

 

25

15

20

20

 

25

15

20

20

 

25

15

20

20

 

25

15

20

25

Maximum Height (feet)

35

35

35

35

35

Maximum Building Coverage

40%

40%

40%

50%

50%

Maximum Impervious Coverage

50%

50%

50%

60%

60%

Maximum Amount of Total Parking Located in Street Yard

NA

NA

NA

NA

50%

 

*Conventional developments refer to those in existence as of the effective date of this regulation.

 

Setbacks may be adjusted to allow for lot clustering and in order to comply with the overall intent of the Conservation Development regulations.

Note 1 - Townhouse Development: No more than four units may be attached in a single townhouse structure within an R-2 District. Regulators are shown on a per unit basis.

Note 2 - Flexible Yard Setbacks in Planned Unit Developments: The required minimum setbacks in planned districts may vary. However, the setback from the front facade of a garage to any public or private street right-of-way including the boundary of sidewalk(s) must be at least 20 feet.

Note 3: Subdivision of property for residential use is not allowed in the one half mile buffer zone around the active industrial waste monofill operation at the Douglas County RDF Landfill site, the industrial waste monofill site located south of the Douglas County RDF Landfill site permitted by Conditional Use Permit issued to Waste Management and the Pheasant Point Landfill. (amended March 18, 2008)

 

B. Additional Requirements

 

All new subdivisions and lots must comply with the Conservation Development regulations in Article 7.

 

 



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