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A. Purpose

The R-3 district is intended to provide for low and medium density multi-family residential development, with gross densities above 12 units per acre. These developments often are characterized by low-rise buildings in multiple structure configurations, with an emphasis on open space, convenient parking, and, in many cases, common community facilities such as clubhouses and swimming pools. This district is also appropriate for larger townhouse complexes, while still accommodating lower density forms of development.

TABLE 4.7 – SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

Regulator

1-Family Detached

 

1-Family Attached

(Note 1)

Duplex

Town-house

(Note 1)

Multi-Family

 

Other Permitted Uses

Maximum Site Area per Housing Unit (sq ft)

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Unit Developments

 

 

5,000

 

4,000

 

 

4,000

 

3,000

 

 

3,000

 

2,500

 

 

3,000

 

2,500

 

 

2,500

 

2,000

 

Minimum Lot Area

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Unit Developments

 

4,000

 

4,000

 

4,000

 

3,000

 

6,000

 

5,000

 

3,000

 

2,500

 

10,000

 

10,000

 

5,000

 

5,000

Minimum Lot Width (feet)

In Conventional Development*

In Conservation Development and Planned Unit Developments

 

50

 

45

 

40

 

30

 

50

 

45

 

25

 

20

 

100

 

100

 

50

 

50

Minimum Yards (feet) (Note 2,3,4)

Front Yard

Side Yard

Street Side Yard

Rear Yard (Note 2)

 

25

5

15

20% of lot depth

 

25

5

15

20% of lot depth

 

25

5

15

20% of lot depth

 

25

5

15

20% of lot depth

 

25

Note 6

15

20

 

25

Note 6

15

35

Maximum Height (feet)

35

35

35

35

48

48

Maximum Building Coverage

50%

50%

50%

60%

60%

60%

Maximum Impervious Coverage

60%

60%

60%

70%

70%

70%

Maximum Amount of Total Parking Located in Street Yard

NA

NA

NA

NA

50%

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 - One-Family Attached and Townhouse Development: Regulators are shown on a per unit basis. Side yard setbacks are indicated for detached building walls.

Note 2: The required rear yard area is calculated as the lesser of 20 feet or 20% of the lot depth to a minimum of 15 feet.

Note 3 - 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 sidewalks) must be at least 20 feet.

Note 4 - Side Yard Set Back: Interior side yard is equal to five feet for each story of height.

Note 5: 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

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

2. Parking areas, accessory buildings, and garages must be at least 5 feet from a side or rear lot line. A greater separation from residential zoning districts may be required by Article 9.

 

 



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