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Cluster home developments consist of more than one residential dwelling on one parcel of land whereby the dwellings are occupied on a long-term basis. These standards are designed to facilitate the development of cluster home projects in unincorporated Dare County subject to the following provisions. The following provisions shall apply:
(a) Cluster homes developments shall be subject to review and approval as special uses in the following zoning districts: R-2, R-2A, R-2B, R-2H, R2-AH, R-3, RS-6, RS-8, SP-2, SP-C VC-2, C-2, C-2-H, C-3, 1-1, S-1, CS, BT, RB, MLM, WVC, MC-1, MC-2, and Highway 345. Minimum lot size: 20,000 square feet in these zoning districts.
(b) Cluster homes developments shall be subject to review and approval as special uses in the following zoning districts: NH, RS-1, R-1, SNC, VR, WR1, MH-A, MH-B, ELR, and ELNH. Minimum lot size: 30,000 square feet in these zoning districts.
(c) Setbacks: Dwellings constructed as part of a cluster home development shall be subject to the setbacks of the applicable zoning district.
(d) Separation of dwellings: 15 feet.
(e) Lot coverage: 30% of the total lot area.
(f) Building height: Same as the applicable zoning district.
(g) Maximum size of dwelling: Any dwelling constructed as part of the cluster home development shall not exceed 1,200 square feet of heated/conditioned space.
(h) Parking: Parking for cluster homes shall be provided at a rate of one parking space per bedroom of each cluster home. Such parking may be provided at individual dwelling sites or in a congregate area for the entire development. Fifty percent (50%) of the required parking shall be of an impervious surface of concrete or asphalt (not to include asphalt millings or other similar products).
(i) Roads – cluster home developments that cannot be properly served by emergency or service vehicles from an existing abutting road or street, shall be made accessible to such vehicles from a 30' right-of-way with 20 feet of paved improvements.
(j) Ownership of cluster homes – cluster home sites may be transferred to individual owners with the remainder of the lot dedicated as common area owned by a homeowners association or similar entity. Cluster homes shall be occupied or rented on a for long-term occupancy as defined in Section 22-2 of the Zoning Ordinance.
(k) A copy of the approved special use permit for a cluster home development shall be recorded with the approved site plan of the development.
(l) Other reasonable and appropriate conditions to reflect individual specific site conditions may be applied to cluster home development as part of the special use review and approval process.
(Ord. passed 10-15-2018; Am. Ord. passed - - ; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-2021)