§ 154.105  DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS.
   The following are tables of the dimensional requirement, split in two tables.
 
District
Min. Lot Area in Sq. Ft.1
Density
Min. Land Area Per Dwelling Unit In Sq. Ft.
Max. No. Dwelling Units Per Acre
R-1 Low Density Singe-Family Residential
40,000 (See § 154.074(A))
40,000 (See § 154.074(A))
N/A
R-2 Single-Family Residential
15,000
15,000
N/A
R-2A Single-Family Residential
4,000
4,000
N/A
R-3 Multi-Family High Density Residential
15,000 for single-family except when located in cluster or PUD development. Refer to § 154.117(I) and § 154.117(F)
15,000 for single-family except when located in a cluster or PUD development. For all cluster and PUD densities, refer to next column
6 S-F cluster6
6 S-F PUD
12 one bedroom
12 two bedroom
8 three bedroom
6 four bedroom
R-3B Multi-Family High Density Residential
15,000 for S-F except when located in cluster or PUD
15,000 for S-F except when located in cluster or PUD
6 S-F cluster6
6 S-F PUD or
12 bedrooms/acre
R-3A Multi-Family High Density Residential
15,000 for S-F except when located in cluster or PUD
15,000 for S-F except when located in cluster or PUD
8 S-F cluster6
8 S-F PUD or
16 bedrooms/acre
CS-1 Commercial Service
21,780
N/A
N/A
CS-2 Commercial Service
10,980
N/A
N/A
PS Public-Private Service
21,780
N/A
N/A
BMR Resort15
No minimum lot size
N/A
N/A
WS-II8
43,56010,12
43,560
1
WS-II-C9
87,12010
87,120
.5
MH Manufactured Homes
15,000
15,000
N/A
1Minimum lot area shall be subject to approval from the appropriate governing Health Department. Lots subdivided prior to October 12, 1982 are not subject to the minimum lot area set forth in this section. All lots subdivided after this date shall be of a minimum area equal to or greater than the lot size set forth herein.
2 In the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts, lots shall have a minimum of 30 feet in width at the front lot line. In the CS-2 District, lots shall have a minimum of 50 feet in width at the front line.
4 The minimum setback from a road right-of-way shall be 20 feet.
5 When a commercial use is adjacent to a residential zone, the minimum setback shall be 20 feet, of which ten feet shall be a buffer zone.
6 See Subdivision Regulations for minimum average lot width and setback requirements in cluster developments.
7 The setback requirements shall not apply to exterior walkways that are no greater than four feet in width.
8 For uses other than single-family residential, permitted development shall be allowed for a maximum of 12% built-upon area for th WS-II District.
9 For uses other than single-family residential, permitted development shall be allowed for a minimum of 6% built-upon area in the WS-II-C District.
10 Minimum lot are may be reduced to 1/6 acre where cluster development is permitted.
11 Side and rear setbacks may be ten feet where located in a cluster development pursuant to § 154.105 of the Subdivision Regulations.
12 Where WS-II overlays the R-1 District, minimum lot size may be reduced to 40,000 sq. ft. provided average lot size per development is a minimum of 43,560. In the same manner, where WS-II overlays R-2, the minimum lot size may be 15,000 sq. ft. with an average lot size per development of 43,560 sq. ft. Where WS-II-C overlays these zones the same minimum lot sized would apply but the average lot size would be 87,120 sq. ft.
13 Structures shall be located no less than ten feet from another structure.
14 Minimum setback on lot lines abutting golf course is 30 feet.
15 District added by amendment February 9, 1999.
16 A maximum of a two-foot roof overhang may extend into the required yard.
17 Setbacks amended by ordinance passed March 13, 2007.
 
 
District
Minimum Average Lot Width 2
Minimum Setback Requirements in Feet (6,7,14,16)
(Measured to wall of structure)
Maximu m Height in Feet
Min. Dwelling Area (sq. ft.)18
Front Yard from the Front Property Line Adjacent to Road 2, 4, 8, 17
Side Yard 11
Rear Yard 11
R-1 Low Density Single-Family Residential
100 ft.
20 from the lot line or 32 feet from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
15
15
Refer to § 154.140
800
R-2 Single- Family Residential
100 ft.
20 from the lot line or 32 feet from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
15
15
Refer to § 154.140
800
R-2A Single- Family Residential
30 ft.
0
013
013
Refer to § 154.140
800
R-3A Multi-Family High Density Residential
100 ft.
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
15
15
Refer to § 154.140
800
R-3B Multi-Family High Density Residential
100 ft.
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
15
15
Refer to § 154.140
800
CS-1
Commercial Service
No minimum
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
10
10
Refer to § 154.140
800
CS-2
Commercial Service
No minimum
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater5
105
105
Refer to § 154.140
800
PS Public-Private Service
No minimum
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
10
10
Refer to § 154.140
N/A
BMR Resort15
No minimum
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
10
10
Refer to § 154.140
800
WS-II8
100 ft.
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
15
15
Refer to § 154.140
See requirements for underlying base zoning district
WS-II-C9
200 ft.
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
15
15
Refer to § 154.140
See requirements for underlying base zoning district
MH Manufactured Homes
100 ft.
20 from the lot line or 32 feet  from the center line of the road, whichever is greater
15
15
Refer to § 154.140
N/A
1 Minimum lot area shall be subject to approval from the Watauga County Health Department. In no case, however, shall the lot area be less than specified in this subchapter.
2 In the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts, lots shall have a minimum of 30 feet in width at the front lot line. In the CS-2 District, lots shall have a minimum of 50 feet in width at the front line.
4 The minimum setback from a road right-of-way shall be 20 feet. This requirement ensures that double frontage lots have adequate setbacks from all roads, not just for the side designated as the “front”.
5 When a commercial use is adjacent to a residential zone, the minimum setback shall be 20 feet, of which ten feet shall be a buffer zone.
6 See Subdivision Regulations for minimum average lot width and setback requirements in cluster developments.
7 The setback requirements shall not apply to exterior walkways that are no greater than four feet in width.
8 For uses other than single-family residential, permitted development shall be allowed for a maximum of 12% built-upon area for th WS-II District.
9 For uses other than single-family residential, permitted development shall be allowed for a minimum of 6% built-upon area in the WS-II-C District.
10 Minimum lot are may be reduced to 1/6 acre where cluster development is permitted.
11 Side and rear setbacks may be ten feet where located in a cluster development pursuant to § 145.105 of the Subdivision Regulations.
12 Where WS-II overlays the R-1 District, minimum lot size may be reduced to 40,000 sq. ft. provided average lot size per development is a minimum of 43,560. In the same manner, where WS-II overlays R-2, the minimum lot size may be 15,000 sq. ft. with an average lot size per development of 43,560 sq. ft. Where WS-II-C overlays these zones the same minimum lot sized would apply but the average lot size would be 87,120 sq. ft.
13 Structures shall be located no less than ten feet from another structure.
14 Minimum setback on lot lines abutting golf course is 30 feet.
15 District added by amendment February 9, 1999.
16 A maximum of a two-foot roof overhang may extend into the required yard.
17 Setbacks amended by ordinance passed March 13, 2007.
18 Minimum dwelling areas listed apply to single family, detached dwelling units only.
 
(1989 Code, Title V, Ch. 51, Art. IX, § 900)  (Am. Ord. 2015-01, passed 4-14-2015; Ord. 2017-02, passed 1-10-2017; Res. 2018-04, passed 5-8-2018)