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A. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the following width and depth restrictions shall apply to each R-1 zone lot in the Central Area of the city:
1. Width: The maximum width of any R-1 zone lot in the Central Area of the city shall not exceed the average width of the lots in the same block.
2. Depth: The maximum depth of any R-1 zone lot in the Central Area of the city shall not exceed the average depth of the lots in the same block.
B. In addition to the restrictions imposed by subsection A of this section, no single-family residential development in the Central Area of the city shall be permitted to occupy more than one lot, nor shall any residential structure in the Central Area of the city be erected or enlarged across a lot line in an R-1 zone.
C. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the city council may waive the limitations set forth in subsection A of this section by issuing a Central R-1 permit pursuant to article 24.5 of this chapter. Additionally, the city council may waive the provisions of subsection B of this section in connection with a remodel of an existing home that occupies more than one lot provided that the remodel does not involve an increase in the square footage of the existing home. In addition to the findings required by section 10-3-2453 of this chapter, the city council shall not issue a Central R-1 permit to allow a single-family residential development on multiple lots, to allow a residential structure to be erected or enlarged across a lot line, or to allow a lot to exceed the maximum width and depth limitations imposed by this section unless the city council makes the following additional findings:
1. The Central R-1 permit does not enlarge any single lot by more than ten percent (10%) of the average width or depth of the lots in the same block.
2. The proposed development is designed to appropriately minimize the appearance of scale and mass and enhances the garden quality of the city and appropriately maximizes the use of required open space within the proposed architectural style;
3. The proposed development will enhance the appearance of the neighborhood;
4. The proposed development appropriately balances the applicant's reasonable expectation of development with the neighbors' reasonable expectation of privacy; and
5. The proposed development respects the character of the existing neighborhood and prevailing site design patterns, carefully analyzing the characteristics of the surrounding group of homes, and integrates appropriate features that will ensure harmony between old and new.
In making this determination, the city council may look at such factors as the impact of the proposed development on the scale and massing as viewed from adjacent properties, the impact of the proposed development on available light in neighboring yards, and the cumulative impact to adjacent properties from the proposed development in combination with existing multiple lot developments in the vicinity. (Ord. 06-O-2494, eff. 2-17-2006)