9-1-4-3: LOT AREA, YARD AND BULK REQUIREMENTS IN ZONING DISTRICTS:
   A.   Minimum District Area: The minimum area that may constitute a separate or detached part of any zoning district is as shown in table 2, column 2 of this section.
   B.   Minimum Buildable Lot Area: All buildings located in a zoning district must be located on a tract of land with a minimum lot area as shown in table 2, column 2 of this section.
      1.   Multiple-Family Lot Area: Any room other than a utility, kitchen, dining, living or bathroom shall be counted as a bedroom for purposes of determining the lot area required for multiple- family uses.
      2.   Division Of Zoning Lots: No improved zoning lot shall be divided into two (2) or more zoning lots unless all improved zoning lots resulting from each such division conforms with all the applicable bulk regulations of the zoning district in which the property is located.
      EXCEPTION: With respect to the resubdivision of improved zoning lots in the R-3 and R-4 or B-4 districts, side yard requirements shall not apply between attached buildings. (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989)
      3.   Contiguous Parcels: When two (2) or more parcels of land which lack adequate area and dimension to qualify for a permitted use under requirements of the use district in which they are located are contiguous and are held in one ownership, the owner shall combine the lots into one lot to qualify for a permitted use. Said lot will meet the lot area dimension required in the district. (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989; amd. Ord. 96-15, 5-6-1996)
   C.   Lot Width: Each lot shall have a width at the building setback line as shown in table 2, column 4 of this section.
   D.   Yards: No building shall be erected or enlarged unless the following yards are provided and maintained on the same zoning lot as such buildings or structures: (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989)
      1.   Front Yard: Each zoning lot shall have a front yard not less than shown in table 2, column 5 of this section. A minimum seventy five percent (75%) of the area of said front yard shall be landscaped. (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989; amd. Ord. 96-15, 5-6-1996)
      2.   Rear Yard: Each zoning lot shall have a rear yard not less than shown in table 2, column 6 of this section.
      3.   Total Side Yard: Each zoning lot shall have two (2) side yards, the total of which is not less than shown in table 2, column 7 of this section.
      4.   Minimum Side Yard: Each zoning lot shall have two (2) side yards, each of which is no less than stated in table 2, column 8 of this section.
      5.   Yards Abutting Streets: Any side or rear yard which abuts a street, shall not be less than as shown in table 2, column 9 of this section.
      6.   Continuing Obligation Of Yards, Courts And Other Open Spaces: The maintenance of yards, courts and other open space and minimum lot area legally required for a building shall be a continuing obligation of the owner of such building of the property on which it is located as long as the building is in existence. No yards, now or hereafter provided for an existing building, shall be reduced below, or further reduced below if already less than the minimum yard requirements of the district in which it is located, for equivalent new construction.
      7.   Obstructions Not Permitted In Required Yards: Buildings, structures or plantings which obstruct the vision of drivers of motor vehicles shall not be located:
         a.   In Residential Districts: Within twelve feet (12') of the intersecting property lines bordering corner lots and shall not exceed a height of three feet (3') above street grade.
         b.   In Business Or Manufacturing Districts: Within eight feet (8') of the intersecting property lines bordering a corner lot; provided, that this regulation shall not apply to that part of a building above the first floor.
   E.   Lot Coverage: The total ground area occupied by any principal building together with all accessory buildings shall not exceed the percentage of the total area of the lot as shown in table 2, column 10 of this section. Lot coverage shall be calculated as follows: total square feet of buildings and accessory buildings divided by the total square feet of the zoning lot.
   F.   Maximum Floor Area Ratio: The combined floor area ratio for any principal building together with all accessory buildings shall not exceed the ratio shown in table 2, column 11 of this section. The floor area ratio shall be calculated as follows: Total floor area of buildings and accessory buildings divided by the total area of a zoning lot.
   G.   Maximum Height Of Principal Use: No principal building or structure shall exceed the height restrictions in feet as shown in table 2, column 12 of this section. (Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989)
   H.   Maximum Height Of Detached Accessory Building: No detached building or structure shall exceed the height in feet as shown in table 2, column 13 of this section. Any height which shall exceed the height in feet as shown in table 2, column 13 of this section shall be first approved by the planning and zoning board. (Ord. 96-48, 10-21-1996)
   I.   Minimum Total Square Footage: No dwelling shall have less than the total floor area shown in table 2, column 14 of this section. The ground floor area shall be measured from the outside of the exterior walls, but is not to include cellars, basements, open porches, breezeways, garages, and other spaces that are not used frequently or during extended periods for living, eating, or sleeping purposes.
   J.   Minimum First Floor Square Footage: No dwelling shall have less than the total ground floor area shown in table 2, column 15 of this section. But in no case can the total floor area of a dwelling be less than table 2, column 14 of this section. The ground floor area shall be measured from the outside of the exterior walls, but is not to include cellars, basements, open porches, breezeways, garages, and other spaces that are not used frequently or during extended periods for living, eating, or sleeping purposes. (Ord. 2002-02, 1-8-2002)
TABLE 2
LOT SIZE, YARDS AND BULK REGULATIONS IN ALL ZONING DISTRICTS
1
 
Zoning District
Lot Size
Yards
Bulk
Min. District Area
Min. Lot Area
Width
Front
Rear
Total Side
Min. Sides
Yards Abutting Streets
Lot Coverage
Max. Floor Area Ratio
Max. Height
Min. Total Square Footage
Min. First Floor Square Footage
Principal
Accessory Use
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
A-1
Agricultural district
5 acres
5 acres
200'
30'
60'
60'
10% of lot width
30'
40%
0.6
65'
95'
 
E-1
Estate
20 acres
2 acres
190'
30'
40'
48'
10% of lot width
30'
30%
-
45'
25'
2,500'
1,500'
R-1
One-family dwellings
10 acres
20,000'
100'
30'
40'
20'
10% of lot width
30'
30%
-
35'
15'
2,000'
1,100'
Nonresidential
40,000'
100'
30'
40'
20'
Same as above
30'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
Special use, other than planned unit development 2
40,000'
100'
30'
40'
20'
Same as above
30'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
Legal nonconforming
10,000'
80'
30'
40'
20'
Same as above
15'
30%
-
35'
15'
1,300'
1,100'
R-2
One-family dwellings
10 acres
9,750'
65'
25'
30'
16'
10% of lot width
25'
30%
-
35'
15'
1,500'
1,100'
Nonresidential
20,000'
65'
25'
30'
16'
Same as above
15'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
Special use, other than planned unit development 2
20,000'
65'
25'
30'
16'
Same as above
15'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
Legal nonconforming
6,500'
50'
25'
30'
13'
10% of lot
15'
30%
-
35'
15'
1,100'
900'
R-3
Multiple-family dwellings
1 acre
 
65'
25'
40'
30'+
Not less than 15'. For buildings over 2 stories add 3' per story
25'
30%
0.4
3 stories
15'
700' per dwelling
700' per dwelling
1 bedroom
8,000' per dwelling unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 bedroom
10,000' per dwelling unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 bedroom
13,333' per dwelling unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nonresidential
20,000'
80'
25'
30'
30'
Not less than 12'
25'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
Special use, other than planned unit development 2
20,000'
80'
25'
30'
30'
Same as above
25'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
R-4
Multiple-family dwellings
1 acre
 
50'
25'
40'
30'+
Not less than 10'. For buildings over 2 stories add 1' per story
25'
30%
0.4
3 stories
15'
700' per dwelling
700' per dwelling
1 bedroom
4,000' per dwelling unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 bedroom
5,000' per dwelling unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
30%
 
 
 
 
3 bedroom
6,666' per dwelling unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
30%
 
 
 
 
Nonresidential
20,000'
80'
25'
30'
30'
Not less than 12'
15'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
Assisted living facility
2 acres
80'
25'
30'
30'
Not less than 12'
15'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
Special uses, other than planned unit developments 2
20,000'
80'
25'
30'
30'
Not less than 12'
15'
30%
0.4
50'
15'
 
D
 
 
-
-
3'
30'
-
Not required. 5' min. if provided
3'
66%
1.2
40'
-
-
-
B-2
 
20,000 sq. ft.
-
-
20'
30'
-
Not required.
5' min. if provided
20'
20%
0.5
40'
50'
 
B-3
 
1 acre
-
-
20'
30'
-
Same as above
20'
20%
0.4
30'
50'
 
B-4
One-family dwellings
1 acre
8,125'
65'
20'
30'
30'
10% of lot width
20'
30%
-
35'
50'
1,300'
1,100'
Cottages and cabins
Same as above
 
20'
30'
30'
Same as above
20'
20%
0.25
2 stories
50'
 
Nonresidential
-
 
20'
30'
30'
10% of lot width
20'
20%
0.25
45'
50' 3
 
Hotel/motel
500' per room
 
20'
30'
30'
Same as above
20'
20%
0.25
3 stories
50'
 
B-5
 
1 acre
15,000'
 
20'
30'
-
Not required.
5' if provided
20'
20%
0.25
45'
50'
 
Recreational vehicle park
20 acres
1,500 sq. ft. per lot or campsite, max. 18 lots or campsites per acre
300'
80' 4
50' 6
100'
50' 5
80'
20%
0.25
45'
50'
 
M-1
 
20,000 sq. ft.
 
100'
30'
20'
40'
10% of lot width
30'
40%
0.6
95'
50'
 
M-2
 
50 acres
 
 
80' 4
50' 6
100'
50' 5
80'
50%
0.7
95'
50'
 
Recreational vehicle park
20 acres
1,500 sq. ft. per lot or campsite, max. 18 lots or campsites per acre
300'
80' 4
50' 6
100'
50' 5
80'
20%
0.25
45'
50'
 
 
Notes:
    1.    See also subsection 9-1-6-12I of this ordinance.
    2.    Minimum requirements for special uses shall be prescribed at the time a special use permit is authorized, but in no case shall requirements fall below those stated.
    3.    Amusement and recreational structures, other than buildings, shall have no height restrictions.
    4.    50 feet from front property line shall be a landscaped buffer.
    5.    20 feet from side property line shall be a landscaped buffer.
    6.    20 feet from rear property line shall be a landscaped buffer.
(Ord. 89-54, 6-26-1989; amd. Ord. 92-62, 12-7-1992; Ord. 96-15, 5-6-1996; Ord. 97-22, 6-16-1997; Ord. 98-09, 2-2-1998; Ord. 98-29, 4-6-1998; Ord. 2002-02, 1-8-2002; Ord. 2014-08, 5-13-2014)