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A. Purpose

The MU-2 district provides for a mix of high-density residential, office, and major retail and service commercial uses. The district permits a combination of uses designed to serve the needs of residents and visitors to a relatively large service area. Development in the MU-2 District should be served by balanced transportation systems that promote safe movement of motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, and should provide good access for all users from surrounding residential areas.




All other Permitted Uses

Site Area per Housing Unit

2,000 square feet


Minimum Lot Area

10,000 square feet

10,000 sq ft.

Minimum Lot Width (feet)



Minimum Yards (feet)

Front Yard

Side Yard

Street Side Yard

Rear Yard Area(Note 3)







25 (Note 1)

0 (Note 2)


Lesser of 20% of the lot depth or 20 feet

Maximum Height (feet)



Maximum Building Coverage



Maximum Impervious Coverage



Maximum Amount of Total Parking Located in Street Yard




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: Front yard setbacks may be reduced within Planned Developments, with specific setbacks established as part of the Planned Development district regulators. On streets designated as arterials by the County Comprehensive Plan and with a right –of-way less than 100 feet, the Zoning Coordinator may require a greater setback from the arterial to accommodate future roadway widening. The maximum setback is established by the following formula:

Arterial street setback = 25 + (50 – ½ current ROW width)

Note 2: 10 feet when abutting a zone requiring a side yard.

Note 3: Rear yard setback required only when a residential zoning district abuts the rear lot line.

B. Additional Requirements

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

Site Development Plan

All applications for rezoning, subdivisions, or building permits in the MU-2 District shall require submission of a detailed Site Development Plan and such other drawings, data, calculations, sketches, or diagrams that provide reasonable and adequate information on the location, size, and use of the buildings; and the location, size, arrangement, and capacity of highway frontage roads, parking, loading, and unloading areas. Vehicular access to existing streets shall be clearly indicated. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic generated to and from the proposed development shall not create undue hazards to the normal traffic movement of the existing streets and highways. These plans and documents shall become a part of the application and shall form the basis for the issuance of building permits and/or the approval of the re-zoning. Plan changes that alter the vehicular access between the public street and the development, or impact public health and/or safety, are subject to re-submission of the Plan. Minor plan changes may be evaluated and acted upon by the Zoning Coordinator.


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