§ 163.02-02  Residential Districts and Specific Purposes.
   (A)   Single-Family Residential (RSF).  The RSF District is established as a district in which the principal use of land is single-family detached residential development at moderate densities. The regulations of this district are intended to prohibit any use that substantially interferes with the development of single-family detached dwellings and that is detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the district. Complementary uses customarily found in residential zoning districts, such as community centers, religious institutions under 3,500 square feet in area, private docks, parks, and playgrounds are permitted. Short term rentals are allowed subject to the requirements of Chapter 117 of the city code of ordinances. Accessory dwelling units are not permitted. The minimum lot area for development is 10,500 square feet and the maximum density allowed is four dwelling units per acre. Maximum lot coverage in the district is 35% of a lots high ground area.
   (B)   Two-Family Residential (RTF). The RTF District is established as a district in which the principal use of land is single-family detached and two-family residential development at moderate densities. The regulations of this district are intended to prohibit any use that interferes with the quiet residential nature of the district. Complementary uses customarily found in residential zoning districts, including religious institutions under 3,500 square feet in area, civic institutions less than 5,000 square feet in area, community centers, private docks, parks, and playgrounds are permitted. Short term rentals are allowed subject to the requirements of Chapter 117 of the city code of ordinances. Accessory dwelling units are not permitted. The minimum lot area for development is 10,500 square feet and the maximum density allowed is eight units per acre. Duplex dwellings located upon a single lot may be detached structures. Detached units may be located on individual lots, provided the newly created lots extend no more than five feet from the building envelope. Maximum lot coverage in the district is 35% of a lots high ground area.
   (C)   Multi-Family Residential (RMF).  The RMF district is established and intended to encourage a wide range of medium and high density housing types, especially multiple family development, although single-family dwellings and two-family dwellings are also allowed. In addition to the range of complementary uses typically found in residential zoning districts, limited neighborhood-serving nonresidential uses (e.g., day cares, parking lots, and Type I retail uses) are permitted as special exception uses (See Table 164.01, Table of Allowed Uses), but accessory dwelling units are prohibited. Short term rentals are allowed subject to the requirements of Chapter 117 of the city code of ordinances. The minimum lot area for all permitted uses (except townhouses) is 10,500 square feet. Duplex dwellings and multi-family units located upon a single lot may be detached structures. Detached units may be located on individual lots, provided the newly created lots extend no more than five feet from the exterior walls of the proposed structure and the development includes the minimum open space set-aside required in § 166.03, Open Space Standards. Multi-family development shall include at least 3,500 square feet of lot area per dwelling unit, but in no instance shall multi-family development exceed 12 units per acre. Maximum lot coverage in the district is 35% of a sites total high ground.
   (D)   Marsh Inland Residential (MR).  The MR District is established as a district in which the principal use of land is single-family detached residential development with minimal impact on sensitive landscapes. The regulations of this district are intended to prohibit any use that substantially interferes with the development of single-family detached dwellings and that is detrimental to the quiet residential, scenic, and environmentally sensitive nature and of the district. Complementary uses customarily found in residential zoning districts such private recreational docks and accessory structures. Short term rentals are prohibited. Accessory dwelling units are not permitted. The minimum lot area for development is 14,500 square feet and the maximum density allowed is three dwelling units per acre. Maximum lot coverage in the district is 30% of a lot’s high ground area.
(Ord. 05-10, passed 3-23-10; Am. Ord. 26-16, passed 1-10-17; Am. Ord. 09-17, passed 7-11-17; Am. Ord. 26-17, passed 1-9-18; Am. Ord. 02-19, passed 4-9-19)