(a)   Purpose. The following standards are intended to accommodate multiple-family dwellings located in residential zoning districts while protecting the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community.
   (b)   Review and approval. Multiple-family dwellings must receive either final site and building plan approval or final development plan approval prior to issuance of a building permit.
   (c)   Applicability. The provisions of this section do not apply to multiple-family residential uses in the B-4, C-2, C-3, C-4, and C-5 commercial zoning districts. See § 21.302.02 for applicable standards for residential uses in the B-4, C2, C-3, C-4, and C-5 commercial zoning districts.
   (d)   Performance standards.
      (1)   Site size. Multiple-family development sites must meet the minimum land area requirements of city code § 21.301.01(c)(1) or §§ 19.29(f) - 19.29(h), which vary by zoning district.
      (2)   Building setbacks. See city code § 21.301.02 or § 19.29(h)(1) for setback requirements, which vary by zoning district.
      (3)   Floor area. Multiple-family units must meet the floor area requirements of city code § 21.301.01(c)(3).
      (4)   Blank facades. Blank building facades or walls must not exceed 20 feet in length when the building or wall faces a public street or transitway station. A building façade or wall is considered to be blank if it is uninterrupted by windows, doors, ornamentation, decoration, articulation or other architectural detailing.
      (5)   Multiple buildings on a site. Multiple buildings on a site must be compatible in design, color scheme, and palette of materials.
      (6)   Air conditioners. Air conditioners protruding from an exterior wall must be designed to appear as an integral part of a wall.
      (7)   Storage space. A fully enclosed, lockable storage space, located outside the unit (excluding accessibility and senior citizen housing), must be provided for each dwelling unit.
         (A)   No dedicated bicycle storage. If the storage space is used to meet the long term bicycle parking requirements of § 21.301.06, the storage space must have at least four feet horizontal dimensions and a four foot vertical dimension and be at least 175 cubic feet.
         (B)   Dedicated bicycle storage. If long term bicycle parking requirements of § 21.301.06 are being met outside of the storage space, the storage space must have at least three feet horizontal dimensions and a four foot vertical dimension and be at least 96 cubic feet.
         (C)   Accessibility and senior citizen housing. A designated storage space of at least 96 cubic feet, with minimum dimensions at least four feet high, four feet wide and four feet deep must be located within each dwelling unit.
      (8)   Mixed use. In the event residential uses are integrated with non-residential uses on the same site, the following standards apply:
         (A)   Land use conflicts. Sites must be designed to minimize the impact of non-residential uses on residential uses through screening, separation, design or alternative techniques. Features that may create impacts and need to be addressed include but are not limited to headlights, lighted signs, loading areas, delivery areas, trash pick-up areas, and high traffic access drives.
         (B)   Odor suppression. The nuisance impacts of uses that generate odors including but not limited to restaurants, are magnified by proximity to residential uses. Therefore, the issuing authority may require through condition of approval odor generating uses on sites containing residential uses to install and utilize odor suppression systems.
      (9)   Building code compliance. Multiple-family developments must meet current State Building Code provisions, including but not limited to fire resistance and sound insulation standards between units.
      (10)   Storm water management. Site must meet the requirements of Chapter 16 of the city code and the city's comprehensive surface water management plan for storm water management, erosion control, and wetlands.
      (11)   Compliance with other sections. Multiple-family developments must meet applicable standards within city code, including but not limited to:
         (A)   Refuse and recycling (§ 21.301.17);
         (B)   Landscaping (§ 21.301.15);
         (C)   Exterior storage (§ 21.301.16);
         (D)   Height (§ 21.301.10);
         (E)   Parking (§ 21.301.06); and
         (F)   Lighting (§ 21.301.07).
   (e)   Subdivision. If it is intended that individual buildings of a multiple-family dwelling complex be sold separately, provision must be made so that each such building parcel abuts a public street in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 22 of this code.
(Ord. 2015-33, passed 11-16-2015; Ord. 2019-2, passed 1-7-2019; Ord. 2019-6, passed 1-7-2019; Ord. 2019-59, passed 12-16-2019; Ord. 2021-7, passed 4-26-2021)