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Sep 16, 2008
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Sep 16, 2008
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Zoning Ordinance Summary, Residential Zones,

Zone R-2: Two Family Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Two family residences (or duplex), single family residences (22.20.170 - 22.20.200)

Minimum Required Area (Unless otherwise specified):

  • 5,000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100)
  • 2,500 sq. ft./unit (22.52.270)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet from existing or excavated grade (22.20.210). See special standards district

Minimum Required Parking:

  • 1 1/2 covered spaces + 1/2 uncovered space per unit for each 2- family residence (duplex)
  • Single Family Residence, same as in R-1 zone (22.52.1180)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 20 feet (22.20.220)
  • Rear Yard: 15 feet or 20% of average depth of shallow lot, but not less than 10 feet (22.20.220 and 22.48.110)
  • Side Yards: Interior lot: 5 feet or 10% of average width of narrow lot, but not less than 3 feet (22.20.220 and 22.48.100)
  • Corner lot: 5 feet, except on reversed corner lot, which is 10 feet (22.20.220)

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