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21A.24.010: GENERAL PROVISIONS:
21A.24.020: FR-1/43,560 FOOTHILLS ESTATE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.030: FR-2/21,780 FOOTHILLS RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.040: FR-3/12,000 FOOTHILLS RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.050: R-1/12,000 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.060: R-1/7,000 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.070: R-1/5,000 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.080: SR-1 AND SR-1A SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PATTERN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.090: SR-2:
21A.24.100: SR-3 SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PATTERN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.110: R-2 SINGLE- AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.120: RMF-30 LOW DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.130: RMF-35 MODERATE DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.140: RMF-45 MODERATE/HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.150: RMF-75 HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:
21A.24.160: RB RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS DISTRICT:
21A.24.164: R-MU-35 RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DISTRICT:
21A.24.168: R-MU-45 RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DISTRICT:
21A.24.170: R-MU RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DISTRICT:
21A.24.180: RO RESIDENTIAL/OFFICE DISTRICT:

21A.24.010: GENERAL PROVISIONS:linklink


A. Statement Of Intent: The residential districts are intended to provide a range of housing choices to meet the needs of Salt Lake City's citizens, to offer a balance of housing types and densities, to preserve and maintain the City's neighborhoods as safe and convenient places to live, to promote the harmonious development of residential communities, to ensure compatible infill development, and to help implement adopted plans.


B. Site Plan Review: In certain districts, permitted uses and conditional uses have the potential for adverse impacts if located and laid out without careful planning. Such impacts may interfere with the use and enjoyment of adjacent property and uses. Site plan review is a process designed to address such adverse impacts and minimize them where possible. Site plan review is not required for single-family, two-family and twin home dwellings unless they are approved as a conditional use. All other uses shall be subject to the site plan review regulations contained in chapter 21A.58 of this title.


C. Permitted Uses: The uses specified as permitted uses, in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted provided that they comply with all requirements of this chapter, the general standards set forth in part IV of this title and all other applicable requirements of this title.


D. Conditional Uses: The uses specified as conditional uses in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title shall be allowed provided they are approved pursuant to the standards and procedures for conditional uses set forth in chapter 21A.54 of this title, and comply with all other applicable requirements of this title.


E. Obnoxious Or Offensive Uses: No use of land shall be permitted which is obnoxious or offensive by reason of odor, dust, smoke, vapors, noise, light, vibration or refuse matter.


F. Accessory Lots, Accessory Uses, Buildings And Structures: Accessory lots, accessory uses, buildings and structures are allowed in the residential districts subject to the requirements of this chapter, section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, and section 21A.36.030 of this title, and the provisions of chapter 21A.40 of this title.


G. Flag Lots In Residential Districts: Flag lots are a permitted use only as part of a new subdivision in the FP, FR-1, FR-2 and FR-3 Districts. Flag lots in all other residential districts, unless being approved through the planned development process, may be allowed as a conditional use pursuant to chapter 21A.55 of this title, provided that the Planning Commission finds the flag lot proposal to be compatible with the existing pattern of property development of the surrounding area. The Planning Commission shall also make findings on the standards listed in subsections G1 through G14 of this section:

1. In residential districts other than new subdivisions in the FP, FR-1, FR-2, FR-3 Districts, flag lots shall be approved only when one flag lot is proposed at the rear of an existing lot, unless being approved through the planned development process;

2. Flag lots shall be used exclusively to provide lots for single-family residential dwellings;

3. All lot and yard requirements applicable to flag lots shall apply to the main body of the flag lot. For flag lots, the front yard shall begin at the point where the access strip joins the main body of the lot;

4. Except for the special provisions contained in this subsection G, the creation of a flag lot shall not result in a violation of required lot area, lot width, yards or other applicable provisions of this title;

5. Flag lots shall have a minimum lot depth of one hundred feet (100') measured from the point where the access strip joins the main body of the lot;

6. The flag lot access strip shall have minimum of twenty four feet (24') of frontage on a public street. No portion of the flag lot access strip shall measure less than twenty four feet (24') in width between the street right-of-way line and main body of the lot. A minimum sixteen foot (16') wide hard surfaced driveway shall be provided along the entire length of the access strip. A four foot (4') minimum landscape yard shall be provided on each side of the driveway. (See illustration in chapter 21A.62 of this title.);

7. Flag lots, including the access strip, shall be held in fee simple ownership;

8. The minimum lot area of a flag lot shall not be less than 1.5 times the minimum lot area of the applicable district. The lot area calculation excludes the lot access strip;

9. The minimum required side yard for a single-story building on a flag lot is ten feet (10'). If any portion of the structure exceeds one story in height, all side yard setbacks shall meet the required rear yard setback of the underlying zoning district. The Planning Commission may increase the side or rear yard setback where there is a topographic change between lots;

10. Both the flag lot and any remnant property resulting from the creation of a flag lot (including existing buildings and structures) shall meet the minimum lot area, width, frontage, setback, parking and all other applicable zoning requirements of the underlying zoning district;

11. Any garage, whether attached to or detached from the main building, shall be located in the buildable area of the lot;

12. Accessory buildings other than garages may be located in the rear yard area, however, Planning Commission approval is required for any accessory building that requires a building permit;

13. A four foot (4') wide landscaped strip is required along both side property lines from the front to rear lot lines;

14. Reflective house numbers shall be posted at the front of the access strip;

15. In addition to any other provisions that may apply, the creation of a flag lot is considered a subdivision and shall be subject to applicable subdivision regulations and processes.


H. Side Entry Buildings: To provide for adequate air, light and separation between buildings, greater yard requirements are necessary for buildings whose principal means of entry is located along an interior side yard. For all such buildings, the side yard shall not be less than twelve feet (12'), eight feet (8') of which shall be devoted to landscape area.


I. Front Facade Controls: To maintain architectural harmony and primary orientation along the street, all buildings shall be required to include an entrance door, and such other features as windows, balconies, porches, and other such architectural features in the front facade of the building, totaling not less than ten percent (10%) of the front facade elevation area, excluding any area used for roof structures. For buildings constructed on a corner lot, only one front facade is required in either the front or corner side facade of the building.

1. Exceptions: Properties located in the FP Zone are exempt from the front facade control requirement.


J. Basement Structures: All dwellings must have at least one full story aboveground. Residential structures built into a hillside with less than all elevations exposed may be approved through the site plan review process.


K. Lighting: On site lighting shall be located, directed or designed in such a manner as to contain and direct light and glare only to the property on which it is located.


L. Parking And Loading: All uses in the residential districts shall comply with the provisions governing off street parking in chapter 21A.44 of this title.


M. Signs: All uses in the residential districts shall comply with the provisions governing signs in chapter 21A.46 of this title.


N. Front And Corner Side Yard Landscaping: All required front and corner yards should be maintained as landscape yards. In addition, all uses in residential districts shall comply with the provisions governing landscaping in chapter 21A.48 of this title.


O. Landscaping And Revegetation: Installation of all required landscaping shall begin no later than one month after a certificate of occupancy; except that if a certificate of occupancy is issued between October 15 and the following April 1, installation of the landscaping shall begin no later than April 30. Landscaping shall be substantially completed within nine (9) months after a certificate of occupancy is issued.


P. Special Foothills Regulations: The FP Foothills Protection District, section 21A.32.040 of this title, and the FR-1/43,560, FR-2/21,780 and FR-3/12,000 Districts shall be subject to the regulations of this subsection, other general provisions for residential districts, and the district regulations of each district.

1. Special Building Height Controls: Uses and buildings in the FR-1/43,560, FR-2/21,780, FR-3/12,000 and FP Districts shall conform to the following special height regulations:

a. In the FR-1 District, the maximum building height shall be thirty five feet (35') measured from established grade. The front and rear vertical building wall height shall not exceed thirty one feet (31') measured from finished grade. On a corner lot, roof gable ends which face onto either the front or corner side yard, but not both, are permitted to the height of thirty five feet (35') measured from established grade.

b. In the FR-2, FR-3 and FP Districts, the maximum building height shall be twenty eight feet (28') measured from established grade. The front and rear vertical building walls shall not exceed twenty five feet (25') measured from finished grade. On a corner lot, roof gable ends which face onto either the front or corner side yard, but not both, are permitted to a height of twenty eight feet (28').

c. All building heights for initial construction of a building in a foothill zone shall be measured from the established grade. Up to four feet (4') of fill (or 6 feet within the buildable area of the lot) may be added on top of the established grade in order to bring the exposed portion of the lower story of a single exterior wall of building into compliance with the definition of a basement when the majority of that lower level of that exterior wall already complies with this definition. The height of any subsequent structural modification or addition to a building shall be measured from the finished grade existing at the time a building permit is requested.

2. Height Special Exception: The Planning Commission, as a special exception to the height regulations of the applicable district, may approve a permit to exceed the maximum building height but shall not have the authority to grant additional stories. To grant a height special exception the Planning Commission must find the proposed plan:

a. Is a design better suited to the site than can be achieved by strict compliance to these regulations; and

b. Satisfies the following criteria:

(1) The topography of the lot presents difficulties for construction when the foothill height limitations are applied,

(2) The structure has been designed for the topographic conditions existing on the particular lot, and

(3) The impact of additional height on neighboring properties has been identified and reasonably mitigated.

c. In making these considerations the Planning Commission can consider the size of the lot upon which the structure is proposed.

d. The burden of proof is upon the applicant to submit sufficient data to persuade the Planning Commission that the criteria have been satisfied.

e. The Planning Commission may deny an application for a height special exception if:

(1) The architectural plans submitted are designed for structures on level, or nearly level, ground, and the design is transposed to hillside lots requiring support foundations such that the structure exceeds the height limits of these regulations;

(2) The additional height can be reduced by modifying the design of the structure through the use of stepping or terracing or by altering the placement of the structure on the lot;

(3) The additional height will substantially impair the views from adjacent lots, and the impairment can be avoided by modification; or

(4) The proposal is not in keeping with the character of the neighborhood.

3. Design Regulations: The following design regulations shall also apply:

a. Exterior Building Colors: The exterior of any building or structure shall blend with the natural materials and predominant colors and hues of the surrounding foothills. Colors permitted include grays, browns, greens, tans and other earth tones. White or bright colors shall be limited to window casings, doors, eaves and other trim areas.

b. Exterior Building Glass: Windows and other glass surfaces shall have an outdoor visible light reflective value no more than eighteen percent (18%) as defined and measured by ASTM E308-90 or its successor.

c. Roof Materials And Colors: Roof colors shall be earth tones. White, bright and reflective materials are prohibited from roofs. Tile, slate, architectural asphalt shingles and fire retardant wood are permitted as roofing materials.

d. Mechanical Equipment: Mechanical equipment including, without limitation, swamp coolers, air conditioning equipment, heat pumps, vents, blowers and fans shall be screened from view or painted to match the building color adjacent to the equipment. Roof mounted mechanical equipment, excluding solar panels which are subject to section 21A.40.190 of this title, shall not extend above the highest roof ridgeline.

4. Satellite Antennas: In addition to the regulations contained in chapter 21A.40 of this title, satellite antennas shall be painted nonreflective black or other dark earth tone colors.

5. Exterior Lighting: Floodlighting of buildings and structures is prohibited. Exterior lighting shall be architecturally integrated decorative lighting. Yard areas may be lit only with "directional" lighting and no direct light beam may impact any other property, except for security lights intended to be activated only at limited times as necessary for immediate security.

6. Grade Changes: No grading shall be permitted prior to the issuance of a building permit. The grade of any lot shall not be altered above or below established grade more than four feet (4') at any point for the construction of any structure or improvement except:

a. Within the buildable area. Proposals to modify established grade more than six feet (6') shall be reviewed as a special exception subject to the standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title. Grade change transition areas between a yard area and the buildable area shall be within the buildable area;

b. Within the front, corner side, side and rear yard areas, proposals to modify established grade more than four feet (4') shall be reviewed as a special exception subject to the standards found in chapter 21A.52 of this title; and

c. As necessary to construct driveway access from the street to the garage or parking area grade changes and/or retaining walls up to six feet (6') from the established grade shall be reviewed as a special exception subject to the standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title.

7. Grading: Unauthorized grading and other surface disturbing activities are prohibited in all undevelopable areas within the lot or the subdivision. Prior to any grading or other surface disturbing activity on the property, the undevelopable areas shall be clearly delineated by temporary fencing or flagging. Any flagging stakes used to delineate undevelopable areas there shall be a minimum of four feet (4') above grade and no more than twenty five feet (25') apart.

8. Retaining Walls: All cuts and fills in excess of two feet (2') shall be supported by retaining walls if required by the Zoning Administrator. Any stacking of rocks to create a rock wall in excess of a thirty percent (30%) slope, that is intended to retain soil, shall be considered a retaining wall. No retaining wall may exceed four feet (4') in height above the established grade except as provided in subsections P6a, P6b and P6c of this section. In a terrace of retaining walls, each four foot (4') vertical retaining wall must be separated by a minimum of three (3) horizontal feet, and any six foot (6') retaining wall must be separated from any other retaining wall by a minimum of five (5) horizontal feet. The horizontal area between terraced retaining walls shall be landscaped with vegetation. All retaining walls, in excess of four feet (4') in height shall be approved by an engineer licensed by the State, and the engineer's approval shall be consistent with the provisions of a geotechnical report. The Zoning Administrator may require an engineer's approval for retaining walls less than four feet (4') that there are sufficient risk factors, such as slope, soil stability, or proximity to structures on adjacent property.

9. Roads And Driveways: To ensure that private roads and driveways minimize impact on the natural landscape, plans for the design and improvement of roads and driveways shall be subject to review and approval by the City Engineer and Fire Department as a condition of building permit issuance. Design standards and guidelines for private roads and driveways shall include the following:

a. Driveways which serve more than one parcel are encouraged as a method of reducing unnecessary grading, paving, and site disturbance. The drive approach for driveways which serve more than one parcel shall not exceed the standard widths for drive approaches as specified by the Salt Lake City Transportation Division.

b. Driveway approaches shall not be located within six feet (6') of any side property line. Exceptions may be considered by the development review team, based on the driveway slope and dimension, slope of the roadway or lot, location of existing drive approaches serving abutting properties, and proposed uses.

(1) Driveway approaches shall maintain a twelve foot (12') separation from another drive approach. Drive approaches shall be located ten feet (10') from a corner property line or five feet (5') from the termination of a corner curb radius, whichever is greater. Drive approaches located along a designated right turn lane shall maintain a fifty foot (50') setback from the termination of a corner curb radius. Exceptions to those requirements may be approved by the development review team.

c. A driveway shall not exceed sixteen percent (16%) average slope with standard vertical curve transitions from the property line to a legal parking space.

(1) The cross slope of driveways should not exceed four percent (4%).

d. Driveway approaches shall maintain a five foot (5') offset from power poles, fire hydrants, trees or any other roadside hazards. Exceptions to the requirement may be approved by the development review team.

e. Sight obstructions along driveways shall maintain a ten foot (10') wide by ten foot (10') deep sight distance triangle as noted in section 21A.62.050, figure 21A.62.050I of this title. Obstructions in the required sight distance triangle shall generally not exceed thirty inches (30") in height. Exceptions may be approved by the development review team based upon location and type of material.

10. Fence Restrictions: Fences and walls shall only be constructed after first obtaining a building permit subject to the standards of this section.

a. Site Plan Submittal: As part of the site plan review process, a fencing plan shall be submitted which shall show:

(1) Any specific subdivision approval conditions regarding fencing;

(2) Material specifications and illustrations necessary to determine compliance with specific approval limitation and the standards of this section.

b. Field Fencing Of Designated Undevelopable Areas: Fencing on areas identified as undevelopable areas or transitional areas on any subdivision granted preliminary approval by the Planning Commission after November 4, 1994, or any lot previously platted which identifies undevelopable areas or transitional areas shall be limited to the following standards unless subdivision approval granted prior to November 4, 1994, included specific fencing requirements which are more restrictive. The more restrictive requirement shall apply.

(1) Low visibility see through fencing shall consist of flat black colored steel "T" posts and not more than four (4) strands of nonbarbed steel wire, strung at even vertical spacing between such "T" post, and erected to a height of not more than forty two inches (42") above the natural ground surface.

(2) When fencing lot boundary lines, vegetation or native brush shall not be cleared so as to create a visible demarcation form off site.

(3) The existing surface of the ground shall not be changed by grading activities when erecting boundary fences.

(4) Fence materials and designs must not create a hazard for big game wildlife species.

(5) No field fencing shall be erected in conflict with pedestrian easements dedicated to Salt Lake City.

c. Buildable Area Fencing: Fencing on any portion of a lot identified as buildable area or required side yard on any subdivision granted preliminary approval by the Planning Commission after November 4, 1994, or any lot previously platted which identifies undevelopable area or transitional areas shall be limited to the following standards unless subdivision approval granted prior to November 4, 1994, includes specific fencing requirements which are more restrictive. The more restrictive requirement shall apply.

(1) Open, see through fencing constructed of tubular steel, wrought iron or similar materials, finished with a flat black, nonreflective finish constructed to a height of six feet (6') or less; or

(2) Sight obscuring or privacy type fencing shall be of earth tone colors, or similar materials to the primary dwelling, and located in a way which screens private outdoor living spaces from off site view.

d. Front Yard Fencing: Walls and fences located within the front yards and along roadways shall not exceed a maximum of forty two inches (42") in height.

11. Utilities: To the maximum extent practical, all utilities shall be placed within existing road rights-of-way and front yard setbacks. For lots platted after September 4, 1992, all water, sewer, electrical, telephone, cable television and other utilities shall be placed underground, except that transformers, pedestals and other appurtenances which are normally located aboveground in connection with the underground installations are permitted. All areas disturbed by the installation of underground utilities shall be revegetated in conformance with the regulations of this subsection, and chapter 21A.48 of this title. Temporary or emergency utilities may be erected and maintained aboveground for no more than four (4) months.

12. Landscaping And Revegetation: Installation of all required landscaping shall begin no later than one month after a certificate of occupancy; except that if the certificate of occupancy is issued between October 15 and the following April 1, installation of the landscaping shall begin no later than April 30. Landscaping shall be substantially completed within nine (9) months after a certificate of occupancy is issued. Landscaping shall conform to the requirements of chapter 21A.48 of this title, and shall also conform to the following requirements:

a. Front Yards And Side Yards: Front yards, corner side yards and interior side yards shall be completely landscaped except for driveways, walkways and patios/decks.

b. Disturbed Areas: All other areas disturbed during construction shall be either landscaped or revegetated to a natural state.

c. Undevelopable Areas: Lawns or gardens are prohibited in the undevelopable areas. Native and drought tolerant plant species established in undevelopable areas may be enhanced by irrigation and supplemental planting as approved by the Zoning Administrator, provided the Zoning Administrator finds that such supplemental planting is in keeping with the natural conditions.

13. Applicability To Existing Buildings And Structures: Colors and building materials on existing structures may be maintained and/or repaired with materials and colors similar to those existing before the enactment of this title. Such colors and materials may only be modified to bring them into closer compliance with subsection P3 of this section. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to additions to existing buildings and structures within the FR-1/43,560, FR-2/21,780, FR-3/12,000 and FP Districts. Additions after April 12, 1995, to buildings and structures existing prior to April 12, 1995, shall conform to all provisions of this subsection, except that building colors and materials may match the original building or structure.


Q. Restrictions On Community Gardens1: Repealed.


R. Accessory Storage: Unless otherwise specified, all accessory storage in residential districts shall be located within enclosed buildings. Firewood and the temporary storage of materials for construction activity in progress on the premises shall be excepted. Ordinary household recycling storage and household garbage container storage is also permitted outdoors. RV parking and storage shall conform to the provisions set forth in chapter 21A.44 of this title.


S. Adaptive Reuse Of A Landmark Building In Residential Districts:

1. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the adaptive reuse of a landmark site in a residential district is to preserve landmark sites as defined in subsection 21A.34.020B of this title. In some instances these sites have outlived their original use due to economic conditions, size of the building, and/or a substantial degree of deterioration of the historic property. Such sites, however, still contribute to the welfare, property and education of the people of Salt Lake City because of their historic, architectural or cultural significance. The Planning Commission shall consider the allowance of a nonresidential use of a landmark site in a residential district according to the qualifying provisions outlined in subsection S2a of this section and pursuant to chapter 21A.54 of this title, in order to ensure that the residential character of the surrounding environment is preserved.

2. Conditional Use Required: Where authorized by this title as shown in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, landmark sites in any residential district may be used for certain nonresidential uses.

a. Qualifying Provisions: In order to qualify for conditional use review by the Planning Commission under section 21A.54.080, "Standards For Conditional Uses", of this title, the applicant must demonstrate compliance with the following:

(1) The building is designated as a landmark site on the Salt Lake City register of cultural resources. The designation process must be completed prior to the City accepting a conditional use application for the structure unless the Planning Director determines that it is in the best interest of the City to process the designation and conditional use applications together.

(2) The landmark building shall have a minimum of seven thousand (7,000) square feet of floor area, excluding accessory buildings.

(3) The new use will require minimal change as these features are important in defining the overall historic character of the building and environment.

(4) The use is conducive to the preservation of the landmark site.

(5) Significant archaeological resources affected by the project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.

(6) The use is compatible with the surrounding residential neighborhood.

(7) Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize the property shall be preserved.

(8) The use does not result in the removal of residential characteristics of the structure or site including mature landscaping.

(9) The change in use from residential to nonresidential is necessary due to the excessive size of the landmark site for residential uses allowed in the residential district, and/or demonstration that the building cannot reasonably be used for its original intended use.

(10) The proposed use will not have a material net cumulative adverse impact on the neighborhood or the City as a whole by considering the following:

(A) The spatial distribution of:

(i) Business licenses issued for properties located within three hundred feet (300') of any property line and the block frontage on both sides of the street between 100 series addresses; and

(ii) Previously approved conditional uses for nonresidential uses in landmark sites within the same planning community, as shown on a map of planning communities maintained by the Zoning Administrator.

(B) Impacts on neighboring properties including, but not limited to:

(i) Traffic;

(ii) Parking;

(iii) Signs;

(iv) Lighting;

(v) Removal of landscaping; and

(vi) For the purposes of evaluating subsections S2a(10)(B)(i) through S2a(10)(B)(v) of this section, professionally prepared impact studies shall not be required unless specifically requested by the Zoning Administrator;

(vii) Noise, fumes or odors;

b. Credit For On Street Parking: Some or all of the off street parking spaces required in section 21A.44.030 of this title may be met by the provision of on street spaces. Such credit shall require the site plan review approval. Requests for on street parking shall meet the following requirements:

(1) All on street parking facilities shall be designed in conformance with the standards established by the City Transportation Engineer;

(2) Prior to approving any requests for on street parking, the development review team shall determine that the proposed on street parking will not materially adversely impact traffic movements and related public street functions; and

(3) Credit for on street parking shall be limited to the number of spaces provided along the street frontage adjacent to the use.


T. Dwelling Unit Occupancy: A dwelling unit may not be occupied by more than one "family" as defined in chapter 21A.62 of this title.


U. Residential Building Foundation Standard: Each dwelling shall have poured concrete footings, the top of which must be placed below the applicable frost line. Except as otherwise authorized by the Planning Director and the chief building official in foothill districts, each dwelling shall have a site built concrete or masonry foundation/perimeter skirting constructed around the entire perimeter with interior supports as necessary to meet applicable building codes and adopted seismic loading requirements. The dwelling shall be permanently tied to the foundation system in accordance with applicable building codes and adequately weatherproofed.


V. Entrance Landing: At each exit door, there must be a concrete or wood landing that is a minimum of thirty six inches by thirty six inches (36" x 36"), constructed to meet the minimum requirements of the Uniform Building Code with adequate foundation support and permanent attachment to the building.


W. Compliance With Noise Regulations Required: Any construction work in residential zoning districts shall comply with section 9.28.040, "Noises Prohibited", of this Code. (Ord. 46-17, 2017)

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21A.24.020: FR-1/43,560 FOOTHILLS ESTATE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the FR-1/43,560 Foothills Estate Residential District is to promote environmentally sensitive and visually compatible development of lots not less than forty three thousand five hundred sixty (43,560) square feet in size, suitable for foothills locations as indicated in the applicable community Master Plan. The district is intended to minimize flooding, erosion, and other environmental hazards; to protect the natural scenic character of foothill areas by limiting development; to promote the safety and well being of present and future residents of foothill areas; to protect wildlife habitat; and to ensure the efficient expenditure of public funds.


B. Uses: Uses in the FR-1/43,560 Foothills Estate Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter, including subsection 21A.24.010P of this chapter, and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   43,560 square feet   140 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   43,560 square feet   140 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   43,560 square feet   140 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   43,560 square feet   140 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height: See subsections 21A.24.010P1 and P2 of this chapter.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard: The minimum depth of the corner side yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the existing buildings on the block face. Where there are no other existing buildings on the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum corner side yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail.

3. Interior Side Yard: Twenty feet (20').

4. Rear Yard: Forty feet (40').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: No accessory building may be located within any required yard, regardless of any other regulations in this title. Accessory structures (other than accessory buildings) are permitted subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed twenty five percent (25%) of the lot area.


G. Slope Restrictions: For lots subdivided after November 4, 1994, no building shall be constructed on any portion of the site that exceeds a thirty percent (30%) slope. All faces of buildings and structures shall be set back from any nonbuildable area line, as shown on the plat if any, a minimum of ten feet (10') and an average of twenty feet (20').


H. Unauthorized Site Work Prohibited: No grading, excavation, building, removal of vegetation or other site work shall be allowed without specific authorization. Site work not authorized by a building permit shall be permitted only upon issuance of a site development permit in conformance with the requirements of the site development ordinance, unless the proposed work is specifically exempt from the site development ordinance.


I. Landscape Plan: A landscape plan conforming to the requirements of chapter 21A.48 of this title shall be required.


J. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed sixty five thousand three hundred forty (65,340) square feet. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


K. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-1), 1995)

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21A.24.030: FR-2/21,780 FOOTHILLS RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the FR-2/21,780 Foothills Residential District is to promote environmentally sensitive and visually compatible development of lots not less than twenty one thousand seven hundred eighty (21,780) square feet in size, suitable for foothills locations as indicated in the applicable community Master Plan. The district is intended to minimize flooding, erosion, and other environmental hazards; to protect the natural scenic character of foothill areas by limiting development; to promote the safety and well being of present and future residents of foothill areas; to protect wildlife habitat; and to ensure the efficient expenditure of public funds.


B. Uses: Uses in the FR-2/21,780 Foothills Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter, including subsection 21A.24.010P of this chapter, and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   43,560 square feet   140 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   21,780 square feet   100 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   21,780 square feet   100 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   21,780 square feet   100 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height: See subsections 21A.24.010P1 and P2 of this chapter.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard: The minimum depth of the corner side yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the existing buildings on the block face. Where there are no other existing buildings on the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum corner side yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail.

3. Interior Side Yard: Twenty feet (20').

4. Rear Yard: Forty feet (40').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: No accessory building may be located within any required yard, regardless of any other regulations in this title. Accessory structures (other than accessory buildings) are permitted subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed twenty five percent (25%) of the lot area.


G. Slope Restrictions: For lots subdivided after November 4, 1994, no building shall be constructed on any portion of the site that exceeds a thirty percent (30%) slope. All faces of buildings and structures shall be set back from any nonbuildable area line, as shown on the plat if any, a minimum of ten feet (10') and an average of twenty feet (20').


H. Unauthorized Site Work Prohibited: No grading, excavation, building, removal of vegetation or other site work shall be allowed without specific authorization. Site work not authorized by a building permit shall be permitted only upon issuance of a site development permit in conformance with the requirements of the site development ordinance.


I. Landscape Plan: A landscape plan conforming to the requirements of chapter 21A.48 of this title, shall be required.


J. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed thirty two thousand six hundred seventy (32,670) square feet. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


K. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-2), 1995)

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21A.24.040: FR-3/12,000 FOOTHILLS RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the FR-3/12,000 Foothills Residential District is to promote environmentally sensitive and visually compatible development of lots not less than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet in size, suitable for foothills locations as indicated in the applicable community Master Plan. The district is intended to minimize flooding, erosion, and other environmental hazards; to protect the natural scenic character of foothill areas by limiting development; to promote the safety and well being of present and future residents of foothill areas; to protect wildlife habitat; and to ensure the efficient expenditure of public funds. The FR-3/12,000 Foothills Residential District is intended for application in most areas of foothills development existing as of April 12, 1995.


B. Uses: Uses in the FR-3/12,000 Foothills Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter, including subsection 21A.24.010P of this chapter, and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   80 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   12,000 square feet   Interior: 80 feet
Corner: 100 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   12,000 square feet
 
Interior: 80 feet
Corner: 100 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   12,000 square feet   Interior: 80 feet
Corner: 100 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height: See subsections 21A.24.010P1 and P2 of this chapter.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard: The minimum depth of the corner side yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the existing buildings on the block face. Where there are no other existing buildings on the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum corner side yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail.

3. Interior Side Yard: Ten feet (10') (if a side yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail).

4. Rear Yard: Thirty five feet (35').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: No accessory building may be located in any required yard, regardless of any other regulations in this title. Accessory structures (other than accessory buildings) are permitted subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed thirty five percent (35%) of the lot area.


G. Slope Restrictions: For lots subdivided after November 4, 1994, no building shall be constructed on any portion of the site that exceeds a thirty percent (30%) slope. All faces of buildings and structures shall be set back from any nonbuildable area line, as shown on the plat if any, a minimum of ten feet (10') and an average of twenty feet (20').


H. Unauthorized Site Work Prohibited: No grading, excavation, building, removal of vegetation or other site work shall be allowed without specific authorization of the building official. Site work not authorized by a building permit shall be permitted only upon issuance of a site development permit in conformance with the requirements of the site development ordinance.


I. Landscape Plan: A landscape plan conforming to the requirements of chapter 21A.48 of this title shall be required.


J. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed eighteen thousand (18,000) square feet. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


K. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 13-04 § 3, 2004: Ord. 35-99 § 16, 1999: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-3), 1995)

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21A.24.050: R-1/12,000 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-1/12,000 Single-Family Residential District is to provide for conventional single-family residential neighborhoods with lots twelve thousand (12,000) square feet in size or larger. This district is appropriate in areas of the City as identified in the applicable community Master Plan. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the R-1/12,000 Single-Family Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   80 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   12,000 square feet   Interior: 80 feet
Corner: 100 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   12,000 square feet   Interior: 80 feet
Corner: 100 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   12,000 square feet   Interior: 80 feet
Corner: 100 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height:

1. The maximum height of buildings with pitched roofs shall be:

a. Twenty eight feet (28') measured to the ridge of the roof; or

b. The average height of other principal buildings on the block face.

2. The maximum height of a flat roof building shall be twenty feet (20').

3. Maximum exterior wall height adjacent to interior side yards shall be twenty feet (20') for exterior walls placed at the building setback established by the minimum required yard. Exterior wall height may increase one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) in height for each foot (or fraction thereof) of increased setback beyond the minimum required interior side yard. If an exterior wall is approved with a reduced setback through a special exception, variance or other process, the maximum allowable exterior wall height decreases by one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) for each foot (or fraction thereof) that the wall is located closer to the property line than the required side yard setback.

a. Lots with cross slopes where the topography slopes, the downhill exterior wall height may be increased by one-half foot (0.5') for each one foot (1') difference between the elevation of the average grades on the uphill and downhill faces of the building.

b. Exceptions:

(1) Gable Walls: Walls at the end of a pitched roof may extend to a height necessary to support the roof structure except that the height of the top of the widest portion of the gable wall must conform to the maximum wall height limitation described in this section.

(2) Dormer Walls: Dormer walls are exempt from the maximum exterior wall height if:

(A) The width of a dormer is ten feet (10') or less; and

(B) The total combined width of dormers is less than or equal to fifty percent (50%) of the length of the building facade facing the interior side yard; and

(C) Dormers are spaced at least eighteen inches (18") apart.

4. Building height for initial construction of a building shall be measured as the vertical distance between the top of the roof and the established grade at any given point of building coverage. Building height for any subsequent structural modification or addition to a building shall be measured from finished grade existing at the time a building permit is requested. Building height for the R-1 districts, R-2 District and SR districts is defined and illustrated in chapter 21A.62 of this title.

5. Where buildings are stepped to accommodate the slope of terrain, each step shall have a horizontal dimension of at least twelve feet (12').

6. a. For properties outside of the H Historic Preservation Overlay District, additional building height may be granted as a special exception by the Planning Commission subject to the special exception standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title and if the proposed building height is in keeping with the development pattern on the block face. The Planning Commission will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request pursuant to chapter 21A.52 of this title.

b. Requests for additional building height for properties located in an H Historic Preservation Overlay District shall be reviewed by the Historic Landmarks Commission which may grant such requests subject to the provisions of section 21A.34.020 of this title.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard: The minimum depth of the corner side yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the existing buildings on the block face. Where there are no other existing buildings on the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum corner side yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail.

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Corner lots: Eight feet (8').

b. Interior lots: Eight feet (8') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five feet (25').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed thirty five percent (35%) of the lot area.


G. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendments recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed eighteen thousand (18,000) square feet. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


H. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 73-11, 2011: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 35-99 § 17, 1999: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-4), 1995)

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21A.24.060: R-1/7,000 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-1/7,000 Single-Family Residential District is to provide for conventional single-family residential neighborhoods with lots not less than seven thousand (7,000) square feet in size. This district is appropriate in areas of the City as identified in the applicable community Master Plan. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the R-1/7,000 Single-Family Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   80 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   7,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   7,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   7,000 square feet   50 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height:

1. The maximum height of buildings with pitched roofs shall be:

a. Twenty eight feet (28') measured to the ridge of the roof; or

b. The average height of other principal buildings on the block face.

2. The maximum height of a flat roof building shall be twenty feet (20').

3. Maximum exterior wall height adjacent to interior side yards shall be twenty feet (20') for exterior walls placed at the building setback established by the minimum required yard. Exterior wall height may increase one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) in height for each foot (or fraction thereof) of increased setback beyond the minimum required interior side yard. If an exterior wall is approved with a reduced setback through a special exception, variance or other process, the maximum allowable exterior wall height decreases by one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) for each foot (or fraction thereof) that the wall is located closer to the property line than the required side yard setback.

a. Lots with cross slopes where the topography slopes, the downhill exterior wall height may be increased by one-half foot (0.5') for each one foot (1') difference between the elevation of the average grades on the uphill and downhill faces of the building.

b. Exceptions:

(1) Gable Walls: Walls at the end of a pitched roof may extend to a height necessary to support the roof structure except that the height of the top of the widest portion of the gable wall must conform to the maximum wall height limitation described in this section.

(2) Dormer Walls: Dormer walls are exempt from the maximum exterior wall height if:

(A) The width of a dormer is ten feet (10') or less; and

(B) The total combined width of dormers is less than or equal to fifty percent (50%) of the length of the building facade facing the interior side yard; and

(C) Dormers are spaced at least eighteen inches (18") apart.

4. Building height for initial construction of a building shall be measured as the vertical distance between the top of the roof and the established grade at any given point of building coverage. Building height for any subsequent structural modification or addition to a building shall be measured from finished grade existing at the time a building permit is requested. Building height for the R-1 districts, R-2 District and SR districts is defined and illustrated in chapter 21A.62 of this title.

5. Where buildings are stepped to accommodate the slope of terrain, each step shall have a horizontal dimension of at least twelve feet (12').

6. a. For properties outside of the H Historic Preservation Overlay District, additional building height may be granted as a special exception by the Planning Commission subject to the special exception standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title and if the proposed building height is in keeping with the development pattern on the block face. The Planning Commission will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request pursuant to chapter 21A.52 of this title.

b. Requests for additional building height for properties located in an H Historic Preservation Overlay District shall be reviewed by the Historic Landmarks Commission which may grant such requests subject to the provisions of section 21A.34.020 of this title.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard: The minimum depth of the corner side yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the existing buildings on the block face. Where there are no other existing buildings on the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum corner side yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail.

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Corner lots: Six feet (6').

b. Interior lots: Six feet (6') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five feet (25').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the lot area.


G. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed ten thousand five hundred (10,500) square feet. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


H. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 73-11, 2011: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-5), 1995)

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21A.24.070: R-1/5,000 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-1/5,000 Single-Family Residential District is to provide for conventional single-family residential neighborhoods on lots not less than five thousand (5,000) square feet in size. This district is appropriate in areas of the City as identified in the applicable community Master Plan. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the R-1/5,000 Single-Family Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   80 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height:

1. The maximum height of buildings with pitched roofs shall be:

a. Twenty eight feet (28') measured to the ridge of the roof; or

b. The average height of other principal buildings on the block face.

2. The maximum height of a flat roof building shall be twenty feet (20').

3. Maximum exterior wall height adjacent to interior side yards shall be twenty feet (20') for exterior walls placed at the building setback established by the minimum required yard. Exterior wall height may increase one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) in height for each foot (or fraction thereof) of increased setback beyond the minimum required interior side yard. If an exterior wall is approved with a reduced setback through a special exception, variance or other process, the maximum allowable exterior wall height decreases by one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) for each foot (or fraction thereof) that the wall is located closer to the property line than the required side yard setback.

a. Lots with cross slopes where the topography slopes, the downhill exterior wall height may be increased by one-half foot (0.5') for each one foot (1') difference between the elevation of the average grades on the uphill and downhill faces of the building.

b. Exceptions:

(1) Gable Walls: Walls at the end of a pitched roof may extend to a height necessary to support the roof structure except that the height of the top of the widest portion of the gable wall must conform to the maximum wall height limitation described in this section.

(2) Dormer Walls: Dormer walls are exempt from the maximum exterior wall height if:

(A) The width of a dormer is ten feet (10') or less; and

(B) The total combined width of dormers is less than or equal to fifty percent (50%) of the length of the building facade facing the interior side yard; and

(C) Dormers are spaced at least eighteen inches (18") apart.

4. Building height for initial construction of a building shall be measured as the vertical distance between the top of the roof and the established grade at any given point of building coverage. Building height for any subsequent structural modification or addition to a building shall be measured from finished grade existing at the time a building permit is requested. Building height for the R-1 districts, R-2 District and SR districts is defined and illustrated in chapter 21A.62 of this title.

5. Where buildings are stepped to accommodate the slope of terrain, each step shall have a horizontal dimension of at least twelve feet (12').

6. a. For properties outside of the H Historic Preservation Overlay District, additional building height may be granted as a special exception by the Planning Commission subject to the special exception standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title and if the proposed building height is in keeping with the development pattern on the block face. The Planning Commission will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request pursuant to chapter 21A.52 of this title.

b. Requests for additional building height for properties located in an H Historic Preservation Overlay District shall be reviewed by the Historic Landmarks Commission which may grant such requests subject to the provisions of section 21A.34.020 of this title.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10').

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Corner lots: Four feet (4').

b. Interior lots: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, or twenty feet (20'), whichever is less.

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the lot.


G. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


H. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 73-11, 2011: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-6), 1995)

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21A.24.080: SR-1 AND SR-1A SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PATTERN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink

In this chapter and the associated zoning map, the SR-1 District is divided into two (2) subareas for the purpose of defining design criteria. In other portions of this text, the SR-1 and SR-1A are jointly referred to as the SR-1 District because all other standards in the zoning ordinance are the same.


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the SR-1 Special Development Pattern Residential District is to maintain the unique character of older predominantly single-family and two-family dwelling neighborhoods that display a variety of yards, lot sizes and bulk characteristics. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the SR-1 Special Development Pattern Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including city utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   80 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Twin home dwellings   4,000 square feet per dwelling unit   25 feet  
Two-family dwellings   8,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height: Maximum building height limits vary, depending upon the location. The following regulations apply for each area within the SR-1 district:

1. Pitched Roofs: The maximum height of buildings with pitched roofs shall be:

a. SR-1: Twenty eight feet (28') measured to the ridge of the roof, or the average height of other principal buildings on the block face.

b. SR-1A: Twenty three feet (23') measured to the ridge of the roof, or the average height of other principal buildings on the block face.

2. Flat Roofs: The maximum height of a flat roof building shall be:

a. SR-1: Twenty feet (20').

b. SR-1A: Sixteen feet (16').

3. Exterior Walls: Maximum exterior wall height adjacent to interior side yards:

a. SR-1: Twenty feet (20') for exterior walls placed at the building setback established by the minimum required yard.

b. SR-1A: Sixteen feet (16') for exterior walls placed at the building setback established by the minimum required yard.

c. In both the SR-1 and SR-1A districts, the exterior wall height may increase one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) in height for each foot (or fraction thereof) of increased setback beyond the minimum required interior side yard. If an exterior wall is approved with a reduced setback through a special exception, variance or other process, the maximum allowable exterior wall height decreases by one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) for each foot (or fraction thereof) that the wall is located closer to the property line than the required side yard setback.

(1) Cross Slopes: For lots with cross slopes where the topography slopes, the downhill exterior wall height may be increased by one-half foot (0.5') for each one foot (1') difference between the elevation of the average grades on the uphill and downhill faces of the building.

(2) Exceptions:

(A) Gable Walls: Walls at the end of a pitched roof may extend to a height necessary to support the roof structure except that the height of the top of the widest portion of the gable wall must conform to the maximum wall height limitation described in this section.

(B) Dormer Walls: Dormer walls are exempt from the maximum exterior wall height if:

(i) The width of a dormer is ten feet (10') or less; and

(ii) The total combined width of dormers is less than or equal to fifty percent (50%) of the length of the building facade facing the interior side yard; and

(iii) Dormers are spaced at least eighteen inches (18") apart.

4. Initial Construction: Building height for initial construction of a building shall be measured as the vertical distance between the top of the roof and the established grade at any given point of building coverage. Building height for any subsequent structural modification or addition to a building shall be measured from finished grade existing at the time a building permit is requested. Building height for the R-1 districts, R-2 district and SR districts is defined and illustrated in chapter 21A.62 of this title.

5. Stepped Buildings: Where buildings are stepped to accommodate the slope of terrain, each step shall have a horizontal dimension of at least twelve feet (12').

6. Additional Building Height:

a. For properties outside of the H historic preservation overlay district, additional building height may be granted as a special exception by the planning commission subject to the special exception standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title and if the proposed building height is in keeping with the development pattern on the block face. The planning commission will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request pursuant to chapter 21A.52 of this title.

b. Requests for additional building height for properties located in an H historic preservation overlay district shall be reviewed by the historic landmarks commission which may grant such requests subject to the provisions of section 21A.34.020 of this title.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard:

a. SR-1: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

b. SR-1A: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are four (4) or more SR-1 principal buildings with front yards on a block face, the average shall be calculated excluding one property with the smallest front yard setback and excluding the one property with the largest front yard setback. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard depth is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified therein shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard depth shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard:

a. SR-1: Ten feet (10'). For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required corner side yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

b. SR-1A: Ten feet (10').

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Twin Home Dwellings: No side yard is required along one side lot line while a ten foot (10') yard is required on the other.

b. Other Uses:

(1) Corner lots: Four feet (4').

(2) Interior lots:

(A) SR-1: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

(B) SR-1A: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

(i) Where the width of a lot is forty seven feet (47') or narrower, the total minimum side yard setbacks shall be equal to thirty percent (30%) of the lot width with one side being four feet (4') and the other side being thirty percent (30%) of the lot width minus four feet (4') rounded to the nearest whole number.

(ii) Where a lot is twenty seven feet (27') or narrower, required side yard setbacks shall be a minimum of four feet (4') and four feet (4').

(iii) Where required side yard setbacks are less than four feet (4') and ten feet (10') an addition, remodel or new construction shall be no closer than ten feet (10') to a primary structure on an adjacent property. The ten foot (10') separation standard applies only to the interior side yard that has been reduced from the base standard of ten feet (10').

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but not less than fifteen feet (15') and need not exceed thirty feet (30').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", and section 21A.40.050 of this title.

a. SR-1A:

(1) Maximum building coverage of all accessory buildings shall not exceed six hundred (600) square feet.

(2) Primary accessory building: One accessory building may have up to the following dimensions:

(A) A footprint of up to four hundred eighty (480) square feet, subject to compliance with subsection 21A.40.050B1 of this title.

(B) Roof peak/ridge height of up to fourteen feet (14') above the existing grade.

(C) A flat roof height limit of nine feet (9') above the existing grade.

(D) An exterior wall height of nine feet (9') above the existing grade.

(i) Lots with cross slopes where the topography slopes, the downhill exterior wall height may increase by one-half foot (0.5') for each one foot (1') difference between the elevation of the average grades on the uphill and downhill faces of the building.

(3) Secondary accessory buildings: All other accessory buildings shall have the following dimensions:

(A) Roof peak/ridge height of up to ten feet (10') above the existing grade.

(B) Flat roof height limit of eight feet (8') above the existing grade.

(C) An exterior wall height of eight feet (8') above the existing grade.

(D) Secondary accessory buildings may be attached to the primary accessory buildings so long as all buildings conform to the required wall and roof ridge height restrictions.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the lot area. For lots with buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the coverage of existing buildings shall be considered legal conforming.


G. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the office of the Salt Lake County recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the minimum lot size allowed by the base zoning district. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


H. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 73-11, 2011: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 26-06 § 1, 2006: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 88-95 § 1 (Exh. A), 1995: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-7), 1995)

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21A.24.090: SR-2:linklink

Reserved. (Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-8), 1995)
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21A.24.100: SR-3 SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT PATTERN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the SR-3 special development pattern residential district is to provide lot, bulk and use regulations, including a variety of housing types, in scale with the character of development located within the interior portions of city blocks. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale, density and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood. This is a medium density zoning district. Off site parking facilities in this district to supply required parking for new development may be approved as part of the conditional use process.


B. Uses: Uses in the SR-3 special development pattern residential district as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter, and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including city utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached dwellings1 and twin home dwellings   1,500 square feet per dwelling unit   Interior: 22 feet
Corner: 32 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   2,000 square feet   Interior: 30 feet
Corner: 40 feet  
Two-family dwellings   3,000 square feet   Interior: 44 feet
Corner: 54 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   2,000 square feet   Interior: 30 feet
Corner: 40 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1.Not more than 6 dwellings may be attached together.


D. Maximum Building Height:

1. The maximum height of buildings with pitched roofs shall be:

a. Twenty eight feet (28') measured to the ridge of the roof; or

b. The average height of other principal buildings on the block face.

2. The maximum height of a flat roof building shall be twenty feet (20').

3. Maximum exterior wall height adjacent to interior side yards shall be twenty feet (20') for exterior walls placed at the building setback established by the minimum required yard. Exterior wall height may increase one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) in height for each foot (or fraction thereof) of increased setback beyond the minimum required interior side yard. If an exterior wall is approved with a reduced setback through a special exception, variance or other process, the maximum allowable exterior wall height decreases by one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) for each foot (or fraction thereof) that the wall is located closer to the property line than the required side yard setback.

a. Lots with cross slopes where the topography slopes, the downhill exterior wall height may be increased by one-half foot (0.5') for each one foot (1') difference between the elevation of the average grades on the uphill and downhill faces of the building.

b. Exceptions:

(1) Gable Walls: Walls at the end of a pitched roof may extend to a height necessary to support the roof structure except that the height of the top of the widest portion of the gable wall must conform to the maximum wall height limitation described in this section.

(2) Dormer Walls: Dormer walls are exempt from the maximum exterior wall height if:

(A) The width of a dormer is ten feet (10') or less; and

(B) The total combined width of dormers is less than or equal to fifty percent (50%) of the length of the building facade facing the interior side yard; and

(C) Dormers are spaced at least eighteen inches (18") apart.

4. Building height for initial construction of a building shall be measured as the vertical distance between the top of the roof and the established grade at any given point of building coverage. Building height for any subsequent structural modification or addition to a building shall be measured from finished grade existing at the time a building permit is requested. Building height for the R-1 districts, R-2 district and SR districts is defined and illustrated in chapter 21A.62 of this title.

5. Where buildings are stepped to accommodate the slope of terrain, each step shall have a horizontal dimension of at least twelve feet (12').

6. a. For properties outside of the H historic preservation overlay district, additional building height may be granted as a special exception by the planning commission subject to the special exception standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title and if the proposed building height is in keeping with the development pattern on the block face. The planning commission will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request pursuant to chapter 21A.52 of this title.

b. Requests for additional building height for properties located in an H historic preservation overlay district shall be reviewed by the Historic Landmarks Commission which may grant such requests subject to the provisions of section 21A.34.020 of this title.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be ten feet (10'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

2. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10'). For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required corner side yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building.

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Single-family detached dwellings: Four feet (4').

b. Single-family attached and twin home dwellings: When abutting a single-family dwelling, a four foot (4') yard is required, otherwise no interior yard is required. Where a yard is provided, it shall be not less than four feet (4').

4. Rear Yard: Twenty percent (20%) of the lot depth but not less than fifteen feet (15') and need not exceed thirty feet (30').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area for detached dwellings and seventy percent (70%) for attached dwellings. For lots with buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the coverage of existing buildings shall be considered legal conforming.


G. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed two hundred percent (200%) of the minimum lot size allowed by the base zoning district. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


H. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 62-13, 2013: Ord. 73-11, 2011: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 13-04 § 4, 2004: Ord. 88-95 § 2 (Exh. A), 1995: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-9), 1995)

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21A.24.110: R-2 SINGLE- AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-2 Single- and Two-Family Residential District is to preserve and protect for single-family dwellings the character of existing neighborhoods which exhibit a mix of single- and two-family dwellings by controlling the concentration of two-family dwelling units. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play and to promote sustainable and compatible development patterns.


B. Uses: Uses in the R-2 Single- and Two-Family Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   80 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Twin home dwellings   4,000 square feet per dwelling   25 feet  
Two-family dwellings1   8,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1.In subdivisions approved after April 12, 1995, no more than 2 lots may be used for such dwellings located adjacent to one another and no more than 3 such dwellings may be located on the same block face.


D. Maximum Building Height:

1. The maximum height of buildings with pitched roofs shall be:

a. Twenty eight feet (28') measured to the ridge of the roof; or

b. The average height of other principal buildings on the block face.

2. The maximum height of a flat roof building shall be twenty feet (20').

3. Maximum exterior wall height adjacent to interior side yards shall be twenty feet (20') for exterior walls placed at the building setback established by the minimum required yard. Exterior wall height may increase one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) in height for each foot (or fraction thereof) of increased setback beyond the minimum required interior side yard. If an exterior wall is approved with a reduced setback through a special exception, variance or other process, the maximum allowable exterior wall height decreases by one foot (1') (or fraction thereof) for each foot (or fraction thereof) that the wall is located closer to the property line than the required side yard setback.

a. Lots with cross slopes where the topography slopes, the downhill exterior wall height may be increased by one-half foot (0.5') for each one foot (1') difference between the elevation of the average grades on the uphill and downhill faces of the building.

b. Exceptions:

(1) Gable Walls: Walls at the end of a pitched roof may extend to a height necessary to support the roof structure except that the height of the top of the widest portion of the gable wall must conform to the maximum wall height limitation described in this section.

(2) Dormer Walls: Dormer walls are exempt from the maximum exterior wall height if:

(A) The width of a dormer is ten feet (10') or less; and

(B) The total combined width of dormers is less than or equal to fifty percent (50%) of the length of the building facade facing the interior side yard; and

(C) Dormers are spaced at least eighteen inches (18") apart.

4. Building height for initial construction of a building shall be measured as the vertical distance between the top of the roof and the established grade at any given point of building coverage. Building height for any subsequent structural modification or addition to a building shall be measured from finished grade existing at the time a building permit is requested. Building height for the R-1 districts, R-2 District and SR districts is defined and illustrated in chapter 21A.62 of this title.

5. Where buildings are stepped to accommodate the slope of terrain, each step shall have a horizontal dimension of at least twelve feet (12').

6. a. For properties outside of the H Historic Preservation Overlay District, additional building height may be granted as a special exception by the Planning Commission subject to the special exception standards in chapter 21A.52 of this title and if the proposed building height is in keeping with the development pattern on the block face. The Planning Commission will approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request pursuant to chapter 21A.52 of this title.

b. Requests for additional building height for properties located in an H Historic Preservation Overlay District shall be reviewed by the Historic Landmarks Commission which may grant such requests subject to the provisions of section 21A.34.020 of this title.


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: The minimum depth of the front yard for all principal buildings shall be equal to the average of the front yards of existing buildings within the block face. Where there are no existing buildings within the block face, the minimum depth shall be twenty feet (20'). Where the minimum front yard is specified in the recorded subdivision plat, the requirement specified on the plat shall prevail. For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the building.

2. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10').

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Twin home dwellings: No side yard is required along one side lot line. A ten foot (10') side yard is required along the other.

b. Other uses: Four feet (4'); provided, that on interior lots one yard must be at least ten feet (10').

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but not less than fifteen feet (15') and need not exceed twenty five feet (25').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", of this title.


F. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed forty five percent (45%) of the lot for two-family dwellings and forty percent (40%) for single-family dwellings. For lots with buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the coverage of existing buildings shall be considered legal conforming.


G. Maximum Lot Size: With the exception of lots created by a subdivision or subdivision amendment recorded in the Office of the Salt Lake County Recorder, the maximum size of a new lot shall not exceed one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the minimum lot size allowed by the base zoning district. Lots in excess of the maximum lot size may be created through the subdivision process subject to the following standards:

1. The size of the new lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face;

2. The configuration of the lot is compatible with other lots on the same block face; and

3. The relationship of the lot width to the lot depth is compatible with other lots on the same block face.


H. Standards For Attached Garages:

1. Width Of An Attached Garage: The width of an attached garage facing the street may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front facade of the house. The width of the garage is equal to the width of the garage door, or in the case of multiple garage doors, the sum of the widths of each garage door plus the width of any intervening wall elements between garage doors.

2. Located Behind Or In Line With The Front Line Of The Building: No attached garage shall be constructed forward of the "front line of the building" (as defined in section 21A.62.040 of this title), unless:

a. A new garage is constructed to replace an existing garage that is forward of the "front line of the building". In this case, the new garage shall be constructed in the same location with the same dimensions as the garage being replaced;

b. At least sixty percent (60%) of the existing garages on the block face are located forward of the "front line of the building"; or

c. The garage doors will face a corner side lot line. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 59-16, 2016: Ord. 7-14, 2014: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 73-11, 2011: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 90-05 § 2 (Exh. B), 2005: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-10), 1995)

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21A.24.120: RMF-30 LOW DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the RMF-30 Low Density Multi-Family Residential District is to provide an environment suitable for a variety of housing types of a low density nature, including single-family, two-family, and multi-family dwellings, with a maximum height of thirty feet (30'). This district is appropriate in areas where the applicable Master Plan policies recommend multi-family housing with a density of less than fifteen (15) dwelling units per acre. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the RMF-30 Low Density Multi-Family Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings   9,000 square feet1   80 feet  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   140 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached dwellings (3 or more)   3,000 square feet per unit   Interior: 25 feet
Corner: 35 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Twin home dwelling   4,000 square feet per unit   25 feet  
Two-family dwellings   8,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1.9,000 square foot minimum for 3 dwelling units plus 3,000 square feet for each additional dwelling unit.


D. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height permitted in this district is thirty feet (30').


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: Twenty feet (20').

2. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10').

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Single-family detached and two-family dwellings:

(1) Interior lots: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

(2) Corner lots: Four feet (4').

b. Single-family attached: No yard is required, however if one is provided it shall not be less than four feet (4').

c. Twin home dwelling: No yard is required along one side lot line. A ten foot (10') yard is required on the other.

d. Multi-family dwelling: Ten feet (10') on each side.

e. All other permitted and conditional uses: Ten feet (10') on each side.

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but not less than twenty feet (20') and need not exceed twenty five feet (25').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", of this title.


F. Required Landscape Yards: The front and corner side yards shall be maintained as landscape yards.


G. Maximum Building Coverage:

1. Single-Family Detached: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed forty five percent (45%) of the lot area.

2. Single-Family Attached Dwellings: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the lot area.

3. Two-Family And Twin Home Dwellings: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the lot area.

4. Multi-Family Dwellings: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the lot area.

5. Existing Dwellings: For dwellings existing on April 12, 1995, the coverage of such existing buildings shall be considered legally conforming.

6. Nonresidential Land Uses: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the lot area.


H. Landscape Buffers: For multiple-family uses where a lot abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, a landscape buffer shall be provided in accordance with chapter 21A.48 of this title. (Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 62-09 §§ 5, 8, 2009: Ord. 61-09 § 6, 2009: Ord. 88-95 § 1 (Exh. A), 1995: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-11), 1995)

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21A.24.130: RMF-35 MODERATE DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the RMF-35 Moderate Density Multi-Family Residential District is to provide an environment suitable for a variety of moderate density housing types, including single-family, two-family, and multi-family dwellings with a maximum height of thirty five feet (35'). This district is appropriate in areas where the applicable Master Plan policies recommend a density of less than thirty (30) dwelling units per acre. This district includes other uses that are typically found in a multi-family residential neighborhood of this density for the purpose of serving the neighborhood. Uses are intended to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the RMF-35 Moderate Density Multi-Family Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings (3 through 11 units)   9,000 square feet1   80 feet  
Multi-family dwellings (12 or more units)   26,000 square feet1   80 feet  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   140 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached dwellings (3 or more)   3,000 square feet per unit   Interior: 22 feet
Corner: 32 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Twin home dwellings   4,000 square feet per unit   25 feet  
Two-family dwellings   8,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1.9,000 square feet for 3 units, plus 2,000 square feet for each additional dwelling unit up to and including 11 units. 26,000 square feet for 12 units, plus 1,000 square feet for each additional dwelling unit up to 1 acre. For developments greater than 1 acre, 1,500 square feet for each dwelling unit is required.


D. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height permitted in this district is thirty five feet (35').


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: Twenty feet (20').

2. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10').

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Single-family detached and two-family dwellings:

(1) Interior lots: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

(2) Corner lots: Four feet (4').

b. Single-family attached: No yard is required, however, if one is provided it shall not be less than four feet (4').

c. Twin home dwelling: No yard is required along one side lot line while a ten foot (10') yard is required on the other.

d. Multi-family dwellings:

(1) Interior lots: Side yard shall be at least ten feet (10').

e. All other permitted and conditional uses: Ten feet (10') on each side.

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but not less than twenty feet (20') and need not exceed twenty five feet (25').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", of this title.

6. Existing Yards: For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required yard shall be no greater than the established setback line of the existing building unless the proposed yard encroachment is to accommodate additional units. New principal buildings must conform to current yard area requirements, unless the new principal two-family dwelling or twin home has legal conforming status as outlined in section 21A.38.070 of this title.


F. Required Landscape Yards: The front yard, corner side and, for interior multi-family lots, one of the interior side yards shall be maintained as landscape yards.


G. Maximum Building Coverage:

1. Single-Family Detached: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed forty five percent (45%) of the lot area.

2. Single-Family Attached Dwellings: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area.

3. Two-Family And Twin Home Dwellings: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the lot area.

4. Multi-Family Dwellings: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area.

5. Existing Dwellings: For dwellings existing on April 12, 1995, the coverage of such existing buildings shall be considered legally conforming.

6. Nonresidential Land Uses: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area.


H. Landscape Buffers: Where a lot abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, a landscape buffer shall be provided in accordance with chapter 21A.48 of this title. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 62-09 §§ 6, 9, 2009: Ord. 61-09 § 7, 2009: Ord. 35-99 §§ 18, 19, 1999: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-12), 1995)

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21A.24.140: RMF-45 MODERATE/HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the RMF-45 Moderate/High Density Multi-Family Residential District is to provide an environment suitable for multi-family dwellings of a moderate/high density with a maximum building height of forty five feet (45'). This district is appropriate in areas where the applicable Master Plan policies recommend a density of less than forty three (43) dwelling units per acre. This district includes other uses that are typically found in a multi-family residential neighborhood of this density for the purpose of serving the neighborhood. Such uses are designed to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the RMF-45 Moderate/High Density Multi-Family Residential District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings (3 to 14 units)   9,000 square feet1   80 feet  
Multi-family dwellings (15 or more)   21,000 square feet1   80 feet  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   140 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached dwellings   3,000 square feet per unit   Interior: 22 feet
Corner: 32 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   10,000 square feet   80 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1.9,000 square feet for 3 units, plus 1,000 square feet for each additional dwelling unit up to and including 14 units. 21,000 square feet for 15 units, plus 800 square feet for each additional dwelling unit up to 1 acre. For developments greater than 1 acre, 1,000 square feet for each dwelling unit is required.


D. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height permitted in this district is forty five feet (45').


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: Twenty percent (20%) of lot depth, but need not exceed twenty five feet (25'). For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required front yard shall be no greater than the existing yard.

2. Corner Side Yard:

a. Single-family attached dwellings: Ten feet (10').

b. Multi-family dwellings: Twenty feet (20').

c. All other permitted and conditional uses: Twenty feet (20').

3. Interior Side Yard:

a. Single-family attached dwelling: No yard is required, however if one is provided it shall not be less than four feet (4').

b. Multi-family dwellings: The minimum yard shall be eight feet (8'); provided, that no principal building is erected within ten feet (10') of a building on an adjacent lot.

c. All other permitted and conditional uses: Ten feet (10') on each side.

4. Rear Yard: The rear yard shall be twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", of this title.


F. Required Landscape Yards: The front yard, corner side and, for interior lots, one of the interior side yards shall be maintained as a landscape yard except that single-family attached dwellings, no interior side yard shall be required.


G. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area.


H. Landscape Buffers: Where a lot abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, a landscape buffer shall be provided in accordance with chapter 21A.48, "Landscaping And Buffers", of this title. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 62-09 § 7, 2009: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-13), 1995)

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21A.24.150: RMF-75 HIGH DENSITY MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the RMF-75 High Density Multi-Family Residential District is to provide an environment suitable for high density multi-family dwellings. This district is appropriate in areas where the applicable Master Plan policies recommend a maximum density less than eighty five (85) dwelling units per acre. This district includes other uses that are typically found in a multi-family residential neighborhood of this density for the purpose of serving the neighborhood. Such uses are designed to be compatible with the existing scale and intensity of the neighborhood. The standards for the district are intended to provide for safe and comfortable places to live and play, promote sustainable and compatible development patterns and to preserve the existing character of the neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the RMF-75 High Density Multi-Family Residential District as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings (3 to 14 units)   9,000 square feet2   80 feet  
Multi-family dwellings (15 or more)   19,000 square feet2   100 feet  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Off site parking facilities   10,000 square feet   50 feet  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   140 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached (3 or more)   2,000 square feet per unit1   Interior: 16 feet
End unit: 20 feet
Corner: 22 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   20,000 square feet   100 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1.3 unit minimum.
2.9,000 square feet for 3 units, plus 800 square feet for each additional unit up to and including 14 units. 19,000 square feet for 15 units, plus 350 square feet for each additional unit up to 1 acre. For development greater than 1 acre, 500 square feet for each dwelling unit is required.


D. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height permitted in this district is seventy five feet (75').


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: Twenty five feet (25'), except single-family detached or attached, fifteen feet (15').

2. Corner Side Yard: Twenty five feet (25'), except single-family detached or attached, fifteen feet (15').

3. Interior Side Yard: Fifteen feet (15'), except for single-family detached, four feet (4'), or attached, four feet (4') for end units, no setback for attached units.

4. Rear Yard: The rear yard shall be twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", of this title.


F. Required Landscape Yards: The required front yard, corner side and, for interior lots, one of the interior side yards shall be maintained as a landscape yard.


G. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area.


H. Landscape Buffers: Where a lot abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, a landscape buffer shall be provided in accordance with chapter 21A.48, "Landscaping And Buffers", of this title. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 11-05 § 1, 2005: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-14), 1995)

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21A.24.160: RB RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the RB Residential/Business District is to create vibrant small scale retail, service, and office uses oriented to the local area within residential neighborhoods along higher volume streets. Development is intended to be oriented to the street and pedestrian, while acknowledging the need for automobile access and parking. This district is appropriate in areas where supported by applicable Master Plans. The standards for the district are intended to promote appropriate scaled building and site design that focuses on compatibility with existing uses.


B. Uses: Uses in the RB Residential/Business District as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Planned Development Review: Planned developments, which meet the intent of the ordinance, but not the specific design criteria outlined in the following subsections, may be approved by the Planning Commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 21A.55 of this title.


D. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
A single dwelling unit located above first floor retail or office uses   Included in principal use   Included in principal use  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Offices, when located within an existing building originally designed for residential use   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Retail goods establishments, when located within an existing building originally designed for residential use   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Retail service establishments, when located within an existing building originally designed for residential use   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Two-family dwellings   8,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  


E. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height permitted in this district is thirty feet (30').


F. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Front Yard: Twenty percent (20%) of lot depth, but need not exceed twenty five feet (25'). For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the front yard shall be no greater than the existing yard.

2. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10'). For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the corner side yard shall be no greater than the existing yard.

3. Interior Side Yard: Six feet (6'); provided, that on interior lots one yard must be at least ten feet (10'). For buildings legally existing on April 12, 1995, the required yard shall be no greater than the existing yard.

4. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but the yard need not exceed thirty feet (30').

5. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B, "Obstructions In Required Yards", of this title.


G. Required Landscape Yards: All front and corner side yards shall be maintained as landscape yards.


H. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the lot area.


I. New Nonresidential Construction: Construction of a new principal building, parking lot or addition to an existing building for a nonresidential use that includes the demolition of a residential structure shall only be approved as a conditional use pursuant to chapter 21A.54, "Conditional Uses", of this title and provided, that in such cases the planning commission finds that the applicant has adequately demonstrated the following:

1. The location of the residential structure is impacted by surrounding nonresidential structures to the extent that it does not function as a contributing residential element to the residential-business neighborhood (RB district); and

2. The property is isolated from other residential structures and does not relate to other residential structures within the residential-business neighborhood (RB district); and

3. The design and condition of the residential structure is such that it does not make a material contribution to the residential character of the neighborhood. (Ord. 12-17, 2017)

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21A.24.164: R-MU-35 RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-MU-35 residential/mixed use district is to provide areas within the city for mixed use development that promote residential urban neighborhoods containing residential, retail, service commercial and small scale office uses. The standards for the district reinforce the mixed use character of the area and promote appropriately scaled development that is pedestrian oriented. This zone is intended to provide a buffer for lower density residential uses and nearby collector, arterial streets and higher intensity land uses.


B. Uses: Uses in the R-MU-35 residential/mixed use district, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings   5,000 square feet for new lots

No minimum for existing lots  
50 feet  
Municipal service uses, including city utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Nonresidential uses   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   140 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached dwellings (3 or more)   2,500 square feet per unit1   Interior: 22 feet
Corner: 32 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   2,500 square feet   25 feet  
Twin home dwellings   2,500 square feet per unit   25 feet  
Two-family dwellings   2,500 square feet   25 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1. There is no minimum lot area nor lot width required provided:
a. Parking for units shall be rear loaded and accessed from a common drive shared by all units in a particular development;
b. Driveway access shall connect to the public street in a maximum of 2 locations; and
c. No garages shall face the primary street and front yard parking shall be strictly prohibited.


D. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Single-Family Detached Dwellings:

a. Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

b. Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

c. Interior Side Yard:

(1) Corner lots: Four feet (4').

(2) Interior lots: Four feet (4').

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not be more than twenty feet (20').

2. Single-Family Attached, Two-Family And Twin Home Dwellings:

a. Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

b. Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

c. Interior Side Yard:

(1) Single-family attached: Four feet (4') is required for any interior side yard that is not a common wall between properties.

(2) Two-family:

(A) Interior lot: Four feet (4').

(B) Corner lot: Four feet (4').

(3) Twin home: No yard is required along the common lot line. A four foot (4') yard is required on the other.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth or twenty five feet (25'), whichever is less.

3. Nonresidential, Multi-Family Residential And Mixed Use Developments:

a. Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum fifteen feet (15').

b. Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum fifteen feet (15').

c. Interior Side Yard: No setback is required unless an interior side yard abuts a single- or two-family residential district. When a setback is required, a minimum ten foot (10') setback must be provided, and the minimum side yard setback shall be increased one foot (1') for every one foot (1') increase in height above twenty five feet (25'). Buildings may be stepped so taller portions of a building are farther away from the side property line. The horizontal measurement of the step shall be equal to the vertical measurement of the taller portion of the building.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

4. Legal Lots: Lots legally existing on the effective date hereof, April 12, 1995, shall be considered legal conforming lots.

5. Required Yards For Legally Existing Buildings: For buildings legally existing on the effective date hereof, required yards shall be no greater than the established setback line.


E. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height shall not exceed thirty five feet (35'), except that nonresidential buildings and uses shall be limited by subsections E1, E2, E3 and E4 of this section. Buildings taller than thirty five feet (35'), up to a maximum of forty five feet (45'), may be authorized through the conditional building and site design review process; and provided that the proposed height is supported by the applicable master plan.

1. Maximum height for nonresidential buildings: Twenty feet (20').

2. Nonresidential uses are only permitted on the ground floor of any structure.

3. Nonresidential uses in landmark sites are exempt from the maximum height for nonresidential buildings and the maximum floor area coverage limitations.

4. For any property abutting a single-family or two-family residential district, the maximum height is limited to thirty five feet (35') and may not be increased through any process.


F. Minimum Open Space: For residential uses and mixed uses containing residential uses, not less than twenty percent (20%) of the lot area shall be maintained as open space. This open space may take the form of landscaped yards or plazas and courtyards, subject to site plan review approval.


G. Landscape Buffers: Where a lot in the R-MU-35 district abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, landscape buffers shall be provided as required in chapter 21A.48, "Landscaping And Buffers", of this title.


H. Parking Structures: Parking structures not attached to the principal building shall maintain a forty five foot (45') minimum setback from a front or corner side yard property line or be located behind the primary structure. (Ord. 12-17, 2017)

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21A.24.168: R-MU-45 RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-MU-45 residential/mixed use district is to provide areas within the city for mixed use development that promotes residential urban neighborhoods containing residential, retail, service commercial and small scale office uses. The standards for the district reinforce the mixed use character of the area and promote appropriately scaled development that is pedestrian oriented.


B. Uses: Uses in the R-MU-45 residential/mixed use district, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title, are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings   5,000 square feet for new lots

No minimum for existing lots  
50 feet  
Municipal service uses, including city utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Nonresidential uses   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached dwellings (3 or more)   2,500 square feet per unit1   Interior: 22 feet
Corner: 32 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   2,500 square feet   25 feet  
Twin home dwellings   2,500 square feet per unit   25 feet  
Two-family dwellings   2,500 square feet   25 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  

Qualifying provisions:
1. There is no minimum lot area nor lot width required provided:
a. Parking for units shall be rear loaded and accessed from a common drive shared by all units in a particular development;
b. Driveway access shall connect to the public street in a maximum of 2 locations; and
c. No garages shall face the primary street and front yard parking shall be strictly prohibited.


D. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Single-Family Detached Dwellings:

a. Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

b. Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

c. Interior Side Yard:

(1) Corner lots: Four feet (4').

(2) Interior lots: Four feet (4').

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not be more than twenty feet (20').

2. Single-Family Attached, Two-Family And Twin Home Dwellings:

a. Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

b. Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').

c. Interior Side Yard:

(1) Single-family attached: Four feet (4') is required for any interior side yard that is not a common wall between properties.

(2) Two-family:

(A) Interior lot: Four feet (4').

(B) Corner lot: Four feet (4').

(3) Twin home: No yard is required along the common lot line. A four foot (4') yard is required on the other.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth or twenty five feet (25'), whichever is less.

3. Nonresidential, Multi-Family Residential And Mixed Use Developments:

a. Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum fifteen feet (15').

b. Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum fifteen feet (15').

c. Interior Side Yard: No setback is required unless an interior side yard abuts a single- or two-family residential district. When a setback is required, a minimum ten foot (10') setback must be provided, and the minimum side yard setback shall be increased one foot (1') for every one foot (1') increase in height above thirty feet (30'). Buildings may be stepped so taller portions of a building are farther away from the side property line. The horizontal measurement of the step shall be equal to the vertical measurement of the taller portion of the building.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

4. Legal Lots: Lots legally existing on the effective date hereof, April 12, 1995, shall be considered legal conforming lots.

5. Required Yards For Legally Existing Buildings: For buildings legally existing on the effective date hereof, required yards shall be no greater than the established setback line.


E. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height shall not exceed forty five feet (45'), except that nonresidential buildings and uses shall be limited by subsections E1, E2, E3 and E4 of this section. Buildings taller than forty five feet (45'), up to a maximum of fifty five feet (55'), may be authorized through the conditional building and site design review process and provided that the proposed height is supported by the applicable master plan.

1. Maximum height for nonresidential buildings: Twenty feet (20').

2. Nonresidential uses are only permitted on the ground floor of any structure.

3. Nonresidential uses in landmark sites are exempt from the maximum height for nonresidential buildings and the maximum floor area coverage limitations.

4. For any property abutting a single-family or two-family residential district, the maximum height is limited to forty five feet (45') and may not be increased through any process.


F. Minimum Open Space: For residential uses and mixed uses containing residential uses, not less than twenty percent (20%) of the lot area shall be maintained as open space. This open space may take the form of landscaped yards or plazas and courtyards, subject to site plan review approval.


G. Landscape Buffers: Where a lot in the R-MU-45 district abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, landscape buffers shall be provided as required in chapter 21A.48, "Landscaping And Buffers", of this title.


H. Parking Structures: Parking structures not attached to the principal building shall maintain a forty five foot (45') minimum setback from a front or corner side yard property line or be located behind the primary structure. (Ord. 12-17, 2017)

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21A.24.170: R-MU RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-MU residential/mixed use district is to reinforce the mixed use character of the area and encourage the development of areas as high density residential urban neighborhoods containing retail, service commercial, and small scale office uses. This district is appropriate in areas of the city where the applicable master plans support high density, mixed use development. The standards for the district are intended to facilitate the creation of a walkable urban neighborhood with an emphasis on pedestrian scale activity while acknowledging the need for transit and automobile access.


B. Uses: Uses in the R-MU residential/mixed use district as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Planned Development Review: Planned developments, which meet the intent of the ordinance, but not the specific design criteria outlined in the following subsections, may be approved by the planning commission pursuant to the provisions of chapter 21A.55 of this title.


D. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings   No minimum lot area required   50 feet  
Municipal service uses, including city utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Nonresidential uses   No minimum   No minimum  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family attached dwellings   3,000 square feet per dwelling unit   Interior: 22 feet
Corner: 32 feet  
Single-family detached dwellings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Twin home dwellings   4,000 square feet per dwelling unit   25 feet  
Two-family dwellings   8,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   5,000 square feet   50 feet  


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Single-Family Detached Dwellings:

a. Front Yard: Fifteen feet (15').

b. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10').

c. Interior Side Yard:

(1) Corner lots: Four feet (4').

(2) Interior lots: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not be more than twenty feet (20').

2. Single-Family Attached, Two-Family And Twin Home Dwellings:

a. Front Yard: Fifteen feet (15').

b. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10').

c. Interior Side Yard:

(1) Single-family attached: No yard is required, however if one is provided it shall not be less than four feet (4').

(2) Two-family:

(A) Interior lot: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

(B) Corner lot: Four feet (4').

(3) Twin home: No yard is required along one side lot line. A ten foot (10') yard is required on the other.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth or twenty five feet (25'), whichever is less.

3. Multi-Family Dwellings And Any Other Residential Uses:

a. Front Yard: No setback is required.

b. Corner Side Yard: No setback is required.

c. Interior Side Yard: No setback is required.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

4. Nonresidential Development:

a. Front Yard: No setback is required.

b. Corner Side Yard: No setback is required.

c. Interior Side Yard: No setback is required.

d. Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

5. Existing Lots: Lots legally existing on the effective date hereof, April 12, 1995, shall be considered legal conforming lots.

6. Minimum Lot Area Exemptions: For multiple-unit residential uses, nonresidential and mixed uses, no minimum lot area is required. In addition, no front, corner side or interior side yards or landscaped setbacks are required; except where interior side yards are provided, they shall not be less than four feet (4').

7. Existing Buildings: For buildings legally existing on the effective date hereof, required yards shall be no greater than the established setback line.

8. Maximum Setback: For single-family, two-family, and twin home dwellings, at least twenty five percent (25%) of the building facade must be located within twenty five feet (25') of the front lot line. For all other uses, at least twenty five percent (25%) of the building facade must be located within fifteen feet (15') of the front lot line. Exceptions to this requirement may be authorized as conditional building and site design review, subject to the requirements of chapter 21A.59 of this title, and the review and approval of the Planning Commission. The Planning Director, in consultation with the Transportation Director, may modify this requirement if the adjacent public sidewalk is substandard and the resulting modification to the setback results in a more efficient public sidewalk. The Planning Director may waive this requirement for any addition, expansion, or intensification, which increases the floor area or parking requirement by less than fifty percent (50%) if the Planning Director finds the following:

a. The architecture of the addition is compatible with the architecture of the original structure or the surrounding architecture.

b. The addition is not part of a series of incremental additions intended to subvert the intent of the ordinance.

Appeal of administrative decision is to the Planning Commission.

9. Parking Setback: Surface parking lots within an interior side yard shall maintain a thirty foot (30') landscape setback from the front property line or be located behind the primary structure. Parking structures shall maintain a forty five foot (45') minimum setback from a front or corner side yard property line or be located behind the primary structure. There are no minimum or maximum setback restrictions on underground parking. The Planning Director may modify or waive this requirement if the Planning Director finds the following:

a. The parking is compatible with the architecture/design of the original structure or the surrounding architecture.

b. The parking is not part of a series of incremental additions intended to subvert the intent of the ordinance.

c. The horizontal landscaping is replaced with vertical screening in the form of berms, plant materials, architectural features, fencing and/or other forms of screening.

d. The landscaped setback is consistent with the surrounding neighborhood character.

e. The overall project is consistent with section 21A.59.060 of this title.

Appeal of administrative decision is to the Planning Commission.


F. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height shall not exceed seventy five feet (75'), except that nonresidential buildings and uses shall be limited by subsections F1 and F2 of this section. Buildings taller than seventy five feet (75'), up to a maximum of one hundred twenty five feet (125'), may be authorized through the conditional building and site design review process and provided, that the proposed height is located within the one hundred twenty five foot (125') height zone indicated in the map located in subsection F3 of this section.

1. Maximum height for nonresidential buildings: Forty five feet (45').

2. Maximum floor area coverage of nonresidential uses in mixed use buildings of residential and nonresidential uses: Three (3) floors.

3. One hundred twenty five foot (125') height zone map for the R-MU District:

FIGURE 21A.24.170.F.3





G. Minimum Open Space: For residential uses and mixed uses containing residential use, not less than twenty percent (20%) of the lot area shall be maintained as open space. This open space may take the form of landscape yards or plazas and courtyards, subject to site plan review approval.


H. Landscape Yards: All front and corner side yards provided shall be maintained as a landscape yard in conformance with chapter 21A.48, "Landscaping And Buffers", of this title.


I. Landscape Buffers: Where a lot in the R-MU District abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, landscape buffers shall be provided as required in chapter 21A.48, "Landscaping And Buffers", of this title. (Ord. 46-17, 2017: Ord. 12-17, 2017)

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21A.24.180: RO RESIDENTIAL/OFFICE DISTRICT:linklink


A. Purpose Statement: The RO Residential/Office District is intended to provide a suitable environment for a combination of residential dwellings and office use. This district is appropriate in areas of the City where the applicable Master Plans support high density mixed use development. The standards encourage the conversion of historic structures to office uses for the purpose of preserving the structure and promote new development that is appropriately scaled and compatible with the surrounding neighborhood.


B. Uses: Uses in the RO Residential/Office District, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.


C. Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:

Land Use   Minimum
Lot Area  
Minimum
Lot Width  
Multi-family dwellings   No minimum   100 feet  
Municipal service uses, including City utility uses and police and fire stations   No minimum   No minimum  
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private   No minimum   No minimum  
Offices, as specified in section 21A.33.020 of this title   20,000 square feet   100 feet  
Offices, as specified in subsection I of this section   5,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet   50 feet  
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size   12,000 square feet   80 feet  
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways   No minimum   No minimum  
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles   No minimum   No minimum  
Single-family residences   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Two-family dwellings   8,000 square feet   50 feet  
Utility substations and buildings   5,000 square feet   50 feet  
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title   20,000 square feet   100 feet  


D. Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height permitted in this district is sixty feet (60') except:

1. The height for single-family dwellings and two-family dwellings shall be thirty feet (30'); and

2. If the property abuts a zoning district with a greater maximum building height, then the maximum height in the RO District shall be ninety feet (90').


E. Minimum Yard Requirements:

1. Multi-Family Dwellings And Offices On Greater Than Twenty Thousand Square Foot Lot Area:

a. Front Yard: Twenty five feet (25').

b. Corner Side Yard: Twenty five feet (25').

c. Interior Side Yard: Fifteen feet (15').

d. Rear Yard: The rear yard shall be twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

2. Single-Family, Two-Family Dwellings, And Offices On Lots Less Than Twenty Thousand Square Feet:

a. Front Yard: Twenty feet (20').

b. Corner Side Yard: Ten feet (10').

c. Interior Side Yard:

(1) Corner lots: Ten feet (10').

(2) Interior lots: Four feet (4') on one side and ten feet (10') on the other.

d. Rear Yard: The rear yard shall be twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').

3. Accessory Buildings And Structures In Yards: Accessory buildings and structures may be located in a required yard subject to section 21A.36.020, table 21A.36.020B of this title.


F. Required Landscape Yards: The front yard, corner side and, for interior lots, one of the interior side yards shall be maintained as a landscape yard.


G. Maximum Building Coverage: The surface coverage of all principal and accessory buildings shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area.


H. Landscape Buffers: Where a lot in the RO District abuts a lot in a single-family or two-family residential district, a landscape buffer shall be provided in accordance with chapter 21A.48 of this title.


I. Offices In Existing Buildings On Lots Less Than Twenty Thousand Square Feet: Offices occupying existing buildings are permitted on a five thousand (5,000) square foot minimum lot. Additions to existing buildings that are greater than fifty percent (50%) of the existing building footprint or that exceed the height of the existing building shall be subject to conditional building and site design review. (Ord. 66-13, 2013: Ord. 15-13, 2013: Ord. 12-11, 2011: Ord. 61-09 § 12, 2009: Ord. 19-01 §§ 1 - 5, 2001: Ord. 26-95 § 2(12-17), 1995)

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Footnote 1: See section 21A.36.210 of this title.