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   1.   Purpose.  The purpose of this district is to provide space for multi-family development lots generally situated in the interior of areas planned as neighborhoods that are or soon will be served by a full-range of public services. 
   2.   Permitted Uses.  A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes. 
      A.   Any use permitted in the R-2 Residential District providing such use shall comply with the minimum requirements of the R-3 District.
      B.   Multiple-family apartment and condominium buildings designed for more than two dwelling units providing such use shall not exceed four buildings per one-half acre of lot area, and 24 dwelling units for each building.
      C.   Multi-family dwellings when part of a townhouse residential complex of two or more such buildings, and provided such complex shall not exceed eight dwelling units on each acre of lot area.
      D.   Nursery schools and other child care.
   3.   Accessory Uses.
      A.   Any use permitted in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Residential District providing such use shall comply with the minimum requirements of either district.
      B.   Multi-family entertainment and service centers, providing such areas are not located to the front of the principal building at ground level or above, and such areas shall be screened from public view.
      C.   Retail shops and refreshment stands accessory to principal buildings described in this section (apartment and condominium buildings); provided, however, there shall be no access to such place of retail shop except from the inside of the principal building or internal courtyard, nor shall any display of stock, goods or advertising for such be so arranged that it can be viewed from outside the principal building.
   4.   Conditional Uses.  The following conditional uses may be allowed by the Board of Adjustment subject to the requirements of this and all other City ordinances and in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan of the City.
      A.   Public or private elementary, junior high or middle schools, high schools, and similar educational facilities, but not including boarding, rooming, or residential dwelling units.
      B.   Churches and other religious organizations (SIC 8661).
      C.   Public or nonprofit museums and historic sites or buildings, including offices and support facilities accessory thereto.
      D.   Public utility facilities, including transmission and distribution equipment, substations, regulator stations, and buildings associated therewith, but not including facilities for maintenance or general operations or communication towers.  Evidence shall be provided to show such facilities are essential to service the public, that no reasonable alternative exists, and that all negative impacts, including esthetics, have been mitigated to the extent possible.
      E.   Nursery schools and other child care (SIC 8351).
      F.   Bed and breakfast house.
      G.   Clinics (SIC 8011, 8021, 8031, 8041, 8042, 8043, 8049).
   5.   Height Regulations.  No multi-family building shall exceed three stories or 35 feet in height, at the required front, side and rear yard building lines.
   6.   Lot Area, Lot Frontage and Yard Requirements.  The following minimum requirements for all uses shall be observed:
For Dwellings
For Non-Dwellings
Lot area
10,000 square feet
one acre
Lot frontage
90 feet
200 feet
Front yard depth
30 feet
60 feet
Side yard (least width on any one side)
10 feet
30 feet
Width (minimum sum of both side yards)
20 feet
60 feet
Rear yard depths
35 feet
60 feet
The side yard least width on any one side for townhouses shall, however, be zero feet.
   7.   Open Space Regulations.  On each lot there shall be provided an open space equal to at least 20 percent of the total lot area; said space shall be unencumbered with any structure or off-street parking and shall be landscaped and well maintained with grass, trees and shrubbery, except for areas used as pedestrian walks and ingress-egress drives; and ingress-egress drives shall not exceed two 20-foot lanes that are separated by open space. 
   8.   Off-Street Parking Regulations.
      A.   There shall be two parking spaces for each dwelling unit, exclusive of private garages.
      B.   For multi-family dwellings:  two spaces per dwelling unit.
   9.   Off-Street Loading.  The following off-street loading requirements shall apply in the RS District:
      A.   All activities or uses allowed in the RS District shall be provided with adequate receiving facilities accessible by motor vehicle off any adjacent service drive or open space on the same zoning lot.
      B.   Loading shall not be permitted to block public right-of-way.