12-412: DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS; SUBURBAN, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, RURAL SERVICE CENTER, RECREATION AND ALPINE VILLAGE ZONES:
   TABLE 4-2
   DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS
 
Standard
Zoning District
S
C
I
RSC
REC
AV
Minimum lot size where all urban services are available
10,000 square feet (1), (2)
See standard (3)
See standard (3)
12,000 square feet (1), (2)
12,000 square feet (1), (2)
12,000 square feet (1), (2)
Urban water only (19)
1 acre (4)
1 acre
1 acre
1 acre
1 acre (4)
1 acre (4)
Urban sewer only
20,000 square feet (4)
20,000 square feet
20,000 square feet
20,000 square feet
20,000 square feet (4)
20,000 square feet (4)
Community LSAS and urban water (19), (20)
1 acre (4)
1 acre
1 acre
1 acre
1 acre (4)
1 acre (4)
Community drainfield and individual well (19), (20)
1 acre (4)
1 acre
1 acre
1 acre
1 acre (4)
1 acre (4)
Minimum lot size where urban sewer and water services are not available (1)
21/2 acres (2), (4), (5)
21/2 acres (2), (5)
21/2 acres (5)
21/2 acres (2), (5)
21/2 acres (2), (4), (5)
21/2 acres (2), (4), (5)
Maximum residential density (if applicable)
1 dwelling unit per minimum lot size (2), (6)
Minimum street setback (7), (8), (9)
25 feet
25 feet (10)
25 feet
25 feet 10)
25 feet (10)
(11)
Minimum property line setback (12), (15), (18)
5 feet
5 feet
5 feet
5 feet
5 feet
15 feet (16)
On premises sign property line or street setback (7), (17)
25 feet
25 feet
25 feet
25 feet
25 feet
25 feet
Maxium lot coverage
35 percent
35 percent
35 percent
35 percent
35 percent
35 percent
 
Requirements Or Exceptions:
   (1)    Cluster lots in a conservation subdivision can be smaller than the minimum lot size for each zone.
   (2)    Density may be increased via conservation subdivision bonus provisions set forth in section 12-637 in this title.
   (3)    Lots must be sized sufficient to accommodate permitted uses and associated parking, setbacks, landscaping, walkways and other applicable development standards. Residential density for the C district shall be determined the same as for the minimum standards of the S district.
   (4)    Clustering lots via a conservation subdivision is encouraged to allow for the opportunity to develop at greater density if and when urban services become available. See section 12-636 of this title for more details.
   (5)    Or 1/256 aliquot division of the section minimum site area.
   (6)    Dwellings, not to exceed a total of 3 dwelling units, may be permitted on a single parcel of land; providing, that the parcel is large enough to comply with the density requirements of the zone. For example, 3 dwelling units may be permitted on a 30,000 square foot parcel with all urban services in the S district. Exceptions:
      a.    The total allowable number of dwelling units does not apply to temporary or seasonal farm labor housing, such as a bunkhouse where only sleeping quarters are provided for farmworkers.
      b.    Additional dwelling units may be allowed on a parcel in a conservation subdivision, provided the subdivision complies with the density requirements of the district and where the dwelling units are authorized on the plat.
   (7)    From Street as defined in BCRC 12-819 including any portion of a private easement providing access to two or more lots or parcels beyond the subject lot or parcel. 
   (8)    Utility structures not exceeding 30 square feet such as well houses may be permitted within the required property line or street setback, when necessary per applicable utility company or property owner.
   (9)    Street setback exceptions:
      a.   Street setbacks may be reduced where approved and indicated on the final plat of a conservation subdivision or PUD.
      b.   First-floor porches and decks, open and unenclosed on three sides, and attached to the Dwelling Unit, may project up to 8 feet into the street setback.
   (10)   The minimum street setbacks may be reduced to 0 for buildings containing ground floor commercial uses facing the street, provided the following conditions are met:
      a.   A 12 foot wide sidewalk with street trees between the street and walkway is provided.
      b.   The street facade contains transparent windows and doors along at least 50 percent of the facade 3 feet and 8 feet above the sidewalk grade.
      c.   There is a public building entrance off of the sidewalk.
      d.   Street facade features weather protection at least 5 feet in width along at least 50 percent of the facade. Said weather protection could be a building overhang, permanent canopy or awning, or fabric awning, and must be at least 8 feet above the grade of the sidewalk.
      e.   Building location does not conflict with county or state roadway plans.
   (11)   Structures shall be set back at least 35 feet from the centerline of a paved road, but not closer than 5 feet setback from the property line fronting the right of way.
   (12)   Minimum property line setbacks shall be increased to 20 feet where abutting land in the A/F district.
   (13)    Property line setbacks are 5 feet for detached, residential accessory buildings or structures, except where abutting land in the A/F district.
   (14)    The minimum property line setbacks for detached, residential accessory buildings shall be 5 feet.
   (15)    Property line setbacks may be reduced to 0 (only for lots internal to a subdivision) where indicated on the final plat of a conservation subdivision.
   (16)    Structures, including roof overhangs, shall not take up more than 60 percent of lot street frontage.
   (17)    Signs mounted on buildings are subject to all setback requirements contained in this subchapter.
   (18)    The minimum property line setbacks for agricultural buildings and other nonresidential structures shall be at least 40 feet, the minimum setback requirements may be reduced to 50 percent of the requirement if acceptable landscaping or screening, approved by the planning director, is provided. Such screening shall be masonry or solid fence between 4 feet and 8 feet in height, maintained in safe condition and free of all advertising or other signs on the residential side of lot. Landscaping provided in lieu of such wall or fence shall consist of a strip of land not less than 20 feet in width, planted with an evergreen hedge or dense planting of evergreen shrubs not less than 4 feet in height at the time of planting. The setback may be reduced to 25 feet from property line or a street. The minimum property line setbacks for agricultural buildings used solely for growing and harvesting crops shall be 5 feet. The minimum street setback for row covers, hoop houses or other membrane covered, season extending structures may be reduced to 15 feet, provided they are not on permanent foundations.
   (19)   New lots created through any land division process shall include the sanitary restriction lift.
   (20)   Community LSAS or community drain field shall be located on a common lot or tract of land. (Ord. 501, 11-18-2008; amd. Ord. 512, 1-6-2010; Ord. 538, 6-26-2014; Ord. 606, 7-14-2020; Ord. 615, 11-18-2020)