Zoning Resolution Article 14

TWO FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R-2)

 

14.0    Purpose

 

            The R-2 district is designed to provide for a one and two family residential environment.

 

14.1    Principal Permitted Uses

 

The following provisions apply in all R-2 districts.  In an R-2 district, no person shall hereafter use any building or structure except in accordance with the following provisions:

 

1.      All uses principally permitted in R-1, R-A, R-IB districts unless otherwise provided.

2.      Two family dwellings.

3.      Publicly owned and operated libraries, parks and recreation facilities.

4.      Type B family day care home.

5.      Accessory uses customarily incidental to the above permitted uses.

 

14.2    Conditionally Permitted Uses

 

            1.Home Occupations or Home Offices, subject to the following conditions:

 

               a. No person other than members of a family residing on the premises

                      shall be engaged in such occupation.

 

               b. The use of the dwelling unit for the home occupation shall be clearly

                      incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes by its

                      occupants and not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the

                      residential floor area of the dwelling unit shall be used in conducting

                      the home occupation.

 

               c. There shall be no change in the outside appearance of the building or

                      premises or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home

                      occupation other than one sign, not exceeding two (2) square feet in

                      area , non-illuminated.

 

                d. Home offices will only be accessory offices for members practicing

                       any of the professions, including accountant, architect, artist, engineer,

                       lawyer and physician.

 

                 e. If the home is in any residential zoning district, no traffic shall be

                       generated by such home occupation or home office in greater volumes

                       than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood and

                       any need for parking generated by the conduct of such home

                       occupation shall be met off the street and other than in a required

                       front yard.

 

                 f. No equipment or process shall be used in such home occupation

                       which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical

                       interference detectable to the normal senses off the lot, if the

                       occupation is conducted in a single-family residence.

 

14.3    Development Standards

 

             a. Minimum Lot Area                                2 acres

                 Without Sewer & Water

 

             b. Minimum Lot Area

                 With Sewer & Water                              1 acre         

 

            c. Minimum Lot Frontage                          200 ft

                  Without Sewer & Water

    

            d. Minimum Lot Frontage                          150 ft

                  With Sewer & Water

 

            e. Minimum Front Yard Setback                 50 ft

 

            f. Minimum Side Yard Setback                   10 ft

 

            g. Minimum Rear Yard Setback                  50 ft

            h. Minimum Floor Area                               1000  square feet per dwelling

 

            i. Minimum Setback for corner lots: Half the required front yard setback.

 

            j. Maximum building height: 35 feet

 

            k. Setback on cul-de-sac: Refer to Section 22.20

 

14.4    Required Parking

 

            As specified in Article 24.

 

14.5    Signs

 

            As specified in Article 25

 

Supplementary District Regulations

 

           As specified in Article 22.

 

 

Special Regulations

 

           As specified in Article 23.

 

14.8    Accessory Structure

 

         1.      Except as otherwise provided herein, no accessory buildings or structures, or use shall be erected or carried on in the required front yard.      

 

         2.      A detached private garage or other accessory structure may be erected and used in the interior side or rear yard

 

                     a.   When such accessory structure is located in the rear yard, a minimum side and rear yard of ten (10) feet shall be maintained, unless the structure is 1,500 square feet or greater than the minimum side yard and rear yard shall be twenty (20) feet.

 

                     b.   In no case shall an accessory structure be located closer than twenty (20) feet to any street line or alley.

 

            3.      An accessory building shall be a minimum distance of ten (10) feet from any main building.

 

            4.      No accessory structure shall be used for human habitation.

 

            5.      No accessory structure shall be used for commercial or industrial purposes.

 

            6.      Accessory structures shall not cover more than thirty-five (35) percent of the required rear yard.

 

            7.      Accessory structures must be subordinate in area to the principal use.

 

            8.      The maximum height of any accessory structure shall be twenty (20) feet.

 

            9.      Private swimming pools, refer to Section 23.5.