§ 20.220.040  PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.
   The following property development standards shall apply to all land and buildings in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones:
   A.   Lot area, width and depth.
      1.   Area.  The minimum lot area shall be ten thousand (10,000) square feet in an R-3 Zone and seven thousand (7,000) square feet in an R-3-I Zone.
      2.   Width.
         a.   The minimum average lot width shall be seventy-five (75) feet on an interior lot and eighty-five (85) feet on a corner lot in an R-3 Zone.
         b.   The minimum average lot width shall be fifty (50) feet on an interior lot and sixty (60) feet on a corner lot in an  R-3-I Zone.
      3.   Depth.  The minimum average lot depth shall be one hundred twenty (120) feet in an R-3 Zone and one hundred (100) feet in an R-3-I Zone.
   B.   Dwelling unit density.
      1.   The minimum land area for each dwelling unit on a lot in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones shall be one thousand seven hundred fifty (1,750) square feet.
      2.   Any property zoned R-3-I at the date of adoption of Ordinance No. 863 and developed prior to the adoption of Ordinance No. 863 shall not be considered restricted by the provisions of Chapter 20.24 of this title due to the density of the development exceeding the density allowed by Ordinance No. 863, and will be allowed to be replaced in kind provided the replacement units meet all the standards pertaining to the R-3-I District contained in this title and as the same may be amended from time to time.
   C.   Building height. 
      1.   Except as provided herein, buildings and structures in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones shall have maximum heights as follows:
         a.   Thirty-five (35) feet when located on a lot that is within one hundred (100) feet from any land zoned R-1, R-2 or RH.
         b.   Fifty (50) feet when located on a lot that is more than one hundred (100) feet but less than two hundred (200) feet, from any land zoned R-1, R-2, or RH.
         c.   Seventy-five (75) feet when located on a lot that is more than two hundred (200) feet from any land zoned R-1, R-2 or RH.
      2.   The following structures may be permitted above the maximum height limits required herein:
         a.   Chimneys.
         b.   Domestic radio and television masts.
         c.   Fire and parapet walls.
         d.   Roof structures for the housing of air conditioners, elevators, stairways, tanks, ventilating fans, and similar equipment.
         e.   Skylights.
      3.   No structure shall be permitted above the height limits for the purpose of providing additional living area or floor space.
   D.   Yards.
      1.   Front yard. 
         a.   Except as provided herein, there shall be a minimum front yard of not less than fifteen (15) feet on lots in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones.
         b.   The entire front yard shall be maintained as required in § 20.208.040.E.1.b. of this title.
         c.   Recreational vehicles, as defined in § 20.00.070.B. of this title, may be located within front yard setback areas twice per calendar month for a continuous period of time not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours for housekeeping and loading purposes only.
         d.   Where an entire block frontage is designed and developed as a neighborhood unit, the front yards may vary, provided that an average of not less than fifteen (15) feet is maintained.  However, no front yard shall be less than ten (10) feet.
         e.   Front yards on the turn around end of a cul-de-sac street may be reduced to not less than ten (10) feet.
         f.   Notwithstanding other requirements herein, all garages with vehicle entrances facing a street shall set back not less than twenty-three (23) feet from the front property line.  A carport with a vehicle entrance facing a street and not screened from public view from any point on the public right-of-way line which abuts the property upon which said carport is located shall be prohibited. 
      2.   Side yards.
         a.   Except as provided herein, there shall be minimum side yard of not less than five (5) feet from the side property line on interior lots and from the interior side lot lines on corner lots in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones.
         b.   The minimum side yard from the street side property line shall be not less than ten (10) feet on a corner lot.
         c.   Except as provided herein, side yards adjacent to buildings or structures more than twenty (20) feet in height shall be increased two and one-half (2½) feet for each additional fifteen (15) feet in height; provided however, the total side yard need not be more than ten (10) feet in width.
         d.   Where any dwelling or group of dwellings face a common property line, the side yard shall be not less than ten (10) feet plus a distance of one-half (½) the height of the dwelling or fifteen (15) feet, whichever is greater.
         e.   All side yard widths shall be measured from the eave line.
         f.   Notwithstanding other requirements herein, a garage with a vehicle entrance facing a side street shall set back not less than twenty-three (23) feet from the street side property line.  A carport with a vehicle entrance facing a side street and not screened from public view from any point on the public right-of-way line which abuts the property upon which said carport is located shall be prohibited. 
         g.   Any storage of materials including but not limited to, trash and trash receptacles, newspapers, building and automotive materials, landscape maintenance tools, and debris, within side yards, shall be substantially screened with a combination of open or solid fencing, and landscaping, or enclosed within an openwork structure such as wood or metal lattice, so as to substantially minimize views as seen from adjacent private and public streets, and public right-of-way (excluding alleys). 
      3.   Rear yard.
         a.   Except as provided herein, there shall be a minimum rear yard for main building of not less than fifteen (15) feet on lots in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones.
         b.   Except as provided herein, a rear yard adjacent to a building more than thirty-five (35) feet in height shall be increased five (5) feet in width for each additional fifteen (15) feet in height.
         c.   Detached accessory buildings not more than fifteen (15) feet in height may be permitted in the required rear yard, provided they are located not less than five (5) feet from the eave line to a property line.
         d.   Where access to a garage or carport is provided from an alley, the garage or carport shall be located not less than twenty-five (25) feet from the opposite property line or five (5) feet from the alley right-of-way line, whichever is more restrictive.  If the vehicle entrance faces the alley, a garage only shall be permitted and the vehicle entrance door shall not project beyond the property line when open or being opened.  A carport with a vehicle entrance facing an alley and not screened from public view from any point on the public right-of-way line which abuts the property upon which said carport is located shall be prohibited. 
         e.   Any storage of materials including but not limited to, trash and trash receptacles, newspapers, building and automotive materials, landscape maintenance tools, debris, inoperable motor vehicles, camper shells not mounted on motor vehicles, or boats and trailers, within rear yards, shall be substantially screened with a combination of open or solid fencing, and landscaping, or enclosed within an openwork structure such as wood or metal lattice, so as to substantially minimize views as seen from adjacent private and public streets, and public right-of-way (excluding alleys).  Stored materials shall not cover an area greater than fifty percent (50%) of the total square footage of the rear yard.
      4.   Projections into required yards.  Except as provided herein, the provisions of § 20.08.020 of this title shall apply to projections into the required front, side, and rear yards.
   E.   Outdoor living space. 
      1.   Each in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones shall contain not less than two hundred (200) square feet of outdoor living area for each dwelling unit located thereon.
      2.   Outdoor living area shall be subject to the provisions of § 20.08.030 of this title.
   F.   Fences, walls, and hedges.  Fences and walls and solid hedges shall not exceed seven (7) feet above the finished grade immediately abutting the fence with the following exceptions:
      1.   Solid fences, walls, and hedges in a required front yard shall not exceed a height of thirty (30) inches.
      2.   Open work fences (not less than ninety percent (90%) open) in a required front yard shall not exceed a height of four and one-half (4½) feet.
      3.   Fences and walls shall be located a minimum of six (6) inches from any property line which is adjacent to a public right-of-way.
      4.   The provisions of § 20.08.060 of this title pertaining to corner cut-off areas shall apply.
      5.   Property owners are responsible for the continual maintenance of all landscaped areas on-site, as well as contiguous planted areas within the public right-of-way.  All landscaped areas shall be kept free from weeds and debris, and maintained.
   G.   Distance between buildings.  The following minimum distances between exterior walls of buildings and structures on a lot in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones shall apply:
      1.   One-half (½) the combined height of the walls of buildings or structures which do not form a court, or fifteen (15) feet, whichever is greater.
      2.   One-half (½) the combined height of the walls of buildings or structures which form a court plus fifteen (15) feet.
      3.   In no instance shall the eaves between buildings be closer than ten (10) feet.
   H.   Building area.  The minimum living area for a dwelling unit on a lot in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones, which shall not include garage area, shall have a gross floor area of not less than the following:
      1.   Bachelor Unit:  Four hundred fifty (450) square feet.
      2.   One (1) Bedroom Unit:  Six hundred fifty (650) square feet.
      3.   Two (2) or more - Bedroom Unit:  Eight hundred (800) square feet.
   I.   Lot coverage.  Not more than sixty percent (60%) of a lot in the R-3 and R-3-I Zone shall be covered by buildings and structures.  A minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) of the required uncovered lot area shall be provided in one (1) contiguous location and shall be kept free and clear of any building and structural intrusions or any other intrusions that would inhibit the development of said area of uninterrupted usable, open green space.
   J.   Off-street parking.  The provisions of § 20.08.040 of this title shall apply.
   K.   Signs.  Signs permitted in the R-3 and R-3-I Zones shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 20.28 of this title.
   L.   Lighting.  All lighting, interior and exterior, shall be designed and located so as to confine all direct rays to the premises.
(Ord. 425, passed 10-14-68; Am. Ord. 470, passed 8-24-70; Am. Ord. 478, passed 12-14-70; Am. Ord. 741, passed 6-21-83; Am. Ord. 770, passed 3-19-85; Am. Ord. 863, passed 5-2-89; Am. Ord. 873, passed 9-5-89)