§ 151.053  GR GENERAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.
   (A)   Intent of district. It is the intent of this section that the GR Zoning District be developed and reserved for medium-to-high density residential purposes. The regulations which apply within this district are designed to encourage the formation and continuance of a stable health environment for several different types of dwellings situated on lots of 5,000 or more square feet and to discourage unwarranted encroachment of commercial, industrial or other uses capable of adversely affecting the residential character of the district.
   (B)   Permitted uses. The following uses shall be permitted any GR Zoning District:
      (1)   All uses permitted in the R-8 One-Family Residential District as shown in § 151.052;
      (2)   Two-family dwellings;
      (3)   Multi-family dwellings;
      (4)   Group dwelling; and
      (5)   Commercial uses existing at the time of passage of this chapter.
   (C)   Conditional uses. The following uses may be permitted in any GR Zoning District subject to the provisions set forth in § 151.164:
      (1)   All conditional uses permitted in any R-8 One-Family Residential District as shown in § 151.052;
      (2)   Public or private care home; provided, the facility conforms with the requirements of the State Department of Health and Environmental Control, and provided plans for the facility receive the written approval of the County Board of Health prior to the issuance of any permits for construction and operation; copies of the approval to be attached to the building permit and to be retained in the files of the Zoning Administrator; and
      (3)   Mobile home on individual lot containing not less than 5,000 square feet; provided, the uses are occupied as residences, wheels for transporting the uses are removed, are skirted around the perimeter and are placed and anchored on a permanent foundation. Approved metal mobile home skirting or vinyl siding skirting.
   (D)   Other requirements. Unless relief is granted elsewhere in this chapter, uses permitted in GR Zoning Districts shall be required to conform to the following standards:
      (1)   Minimum lot area:
 
Group dwellings
12,000 square feet
Private or public care home
1 acre
Other principal uses
6,000 square feet
One-family dwellings
5,000 square feet
Two-family dwellings
6,000 square feet
Multi-family dwellings
20,000 square feet
 
      (2)   Minimum lot area per dwelling unit: the minimum area per dwelling unit on a lot shall not be less than indicated by dwelling unit type on the following schedule:
 
Group dwelling
Not applicable
One-family dwelling
5,000 square feet per unit
Two-family dwelling
3,000 square feet per unit
Multi-family dwelling
2,000 square feet per unit
 
      (3)   Minimum lot width, measured at the building line:
 
Group dwelling
80 feet
Private or public care home
80 feet
Other principal uses
50 feet
One-family dwelling
50 feet
Two-family dwelling
50 feet
Multiple-dwelling
100 feet
 
      (4)   Minimum front yard depth measured form the nearest abutting street right-of-way line: 25 feet. For other exceptions to this requirement, see §§ 151.122 and 151.125;
      (5)   Minimum side yard: no less than ten feet on each side; provided that, the total of both side yards is no less than 30% of the lot width. For side yard requirements pertaining to corner lots, see § 151.124; and
      (6)   Aesthetic regulations: two- and multi-family uses in a general residential use must conform to appearance regulations set forth in §§ 151.075, 151.076 and 151.090 through 151.107.
(Ord. 97-04, passed 12-19-1996)