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165.40  R-5 TOWNHOUSE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.
   1.   Purpose.  The purpose of this district is to provide space for individuals and small families in low-density group housing accommodations with individual or shared parking, open space and other facilities in locations near major arterials and shopping facilities and in neighborhoods that are or soon will be served by a full range of public services. 
   2.   Permitted Uses.  Any use permitted in and conforming to the minimum and maximum requirements of the R-2 or R-3 District and multiple family uses.  Accessory uses incidental to and on the same zoning lot as the principal use. 
   3.   Accessory Uses.
      A.   Private garages.
      B.   Normal accessory buildings and structures for a dwelling, such as swimming pools, children’s playhouses, radio and television receiving antennas, barbecue pits, playground equipment, tennis courts, etc.
      C.   Raising and keeping of animals is prohibited on a commercial basis.
      D.   Temporary buildings for use incidental to construction work.  Such buildings shall be removed upon the completion or abandonment of the construction work.
   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.
      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.
      F.   Extended care, intermediate care, or rehabilitation or residential care nursing facilities, but not including care of (or homes for) the emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, retarded, persons with social or personal problems, delinquents or offenders, or persons with past or present drug or alcohol dependence.
      G.   Bed and breakfast.
   5.   Use Intensity Ratios.  A maximum land use intensity ratio of 4.0 shall be permitted.  Ratios relating to floor area, open space, living space and recreation space shall be coordinated for this and any lesser rating that may be selected to the degree that minimum and maximum requirements indicated in Table 1 for each ratio are observed.
TABLE 1: LAND USE INTENSITY RATIOS
Land Use Intensity Rating
Maximum Floor Area Ratio
Minimum Open Space Ratio
Minimum Living Space Ratio
Minimum Recreation Space Ratio
Land Use Intensity Ratio
Land Use Intensity Rating
Maximum Floor Area Ratio
Minimum Open Space Ratio
Minimum Living Space Ratio
Minimum Recreation Space Ratio
Land Use Intensity Ratio
3.0
.100
8.3
6.5
.25
3.0
3.1
.107
7.4
5.8
.24
3.1
3.2
.115
6.9
5.2
.23
3.2
3.3
.123
6.4
4.7
.23
3.3
3.4
.132
5.9
4.2
.22
3.4
3.5
.141
5.5
3.8
.21
3.5
3.6
.152
5.1
3.5
.20
3.6
3.7
.162
4.8
3.3
.20
3.7
3.8
.174
4.4
3.0
.19
3.8
3.9
.187
4.2
2.8
.19
3.9
4.0
.200
3.8
2.6
.18
4.0
4.1
.214
3.6
2.4
.18
4.1
4.2
.230
3.3
2.2
.17
4.2
4.3
.246
3.0
2.0
.16
4.3
4.4
.264
2.8
1.8
.16
4.4
4.5
.283
2.6
1.7
.15
4.5
4.6
.303
2.4
1.5
.15
4.6
4.7
.325
2.2
1.4
.14
4.7
4.8
.348
2.1
1.3
.14
4.8
4.9
.373
1.9
1.2
.14
4.9
5.0
.400
1.8
1.1
.13
5.0
5.1
.429
1.7
1.0
.13
5.1
5.2
.459
1.6
.91
.12
5.2
5.3
.492
1.5
.84
.12
5.3
5.4
.528
1.4
.77
.12
5.4
5.5
.566
1.3
.71
.11
5.5
5.6
.606
1.2
.66
.11
5.6
5.7
.650
1.1
.61
.10
5.7
6.   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.
   7.   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.