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§ 4.705  ONE-FAMILY (“A-5”) DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose and intent. It is the purpose and intent of the one-family (“A-5”) district to provide a specific zone with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet for the development of a one-family dwelling on each lot and accessory uses.
   (b)   Uses. In the one-family (“A-5”) district, no building or land shall be used and no building shall be hereafter erected, reconstructed, altered or enlarged, nor shall a certificate of occupancy be issued, except in accordance with the use tables in Chapter 4, Articles 6 and 8 and the supplemental use standards of Chapter 5.
   (c)   Property development standards.
      (1)   In the one-family (“A-5”) district, the minimum dimension of lots and yards and the height of buildings shall be as shown in the accompanying table.
One-Family (“A-5”) District
One-Family (“A-5”) District
Lot area
5,000 square feet minimum see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.501 Lot Area not served by Sanitary Sewer and Chapter 7, Nonconformities, § 7.106 Nonconforming Lot of Record
Lot width
50 feet minimum at building line
Lot coverage
50% maximum
Front yard*
20 feet minimum (local street) 15 feet minimum (limited local street)
Rear yard
5 feet minimum
Side yard*
5 feet minimum
   Interior lot
10 feet minimum adjacent to side street and
   Corner lot**
5 feet minimum for interior lot line
35 feet maximum (see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.100, Height)
*   See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.101(d), Yards for front yard setback requirements.
**   May be subject to projected front yard (§ 6.101(f)).
      (2)   Commentary.
         a.   Carports/porte cocheres, allowed in side, rear and front yard in certain circumstances, see Chapter 5, Supplemental Use Standards, § 5.301, Accessory Buildings on Residential Lots and Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.101 Yards.
         b.   Fences, two feet high in public open space easement, eight feet high behind front yard, see Chapter 5, Supplemental Use Standards, § 5.305, Fences for fence requirements for fences allowed for residential dwellings.
         c.   Facade, materials and appearance, see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.507, Single-Family Residential Design Standards.
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   (d)   Other development standards. Development in the one-family (“A-5”) district may be subject to a variety of general development standards in Chapter 6, and the following provisions.
      (1)   Signs. On-premises signs subject to the following:
         a.   An unilluminated nameplate bearing the family name of the occupants residing in the residence not to exceed one square foot in area; and
         b.   An unilluminated sign for those uses allowed that are not residential. The sign shall not exceed 30 square feet in area, shall be no higher than six feet above grade and shall be placed a minimum of ten feet behind the property line. Such sign shall not be placed within 20 feet of drives providing ingress and egress to the property.
      (2)   Parking. Two spaces located behind the front building wall for dwelling units with three or fewer bedrooms, plus one space located behind the front building wall or in the driveway for each bedroom above three. For nonresidential uses, see Chapter 6, Development Standards, Article 2, Off-Street Parking and Loading, § 6.200.
      (3)   Residential design standards. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.507, Single-Family Residential Design Standards.
      (4)   Landscaping and buffers. Nonresidential uses may require landscaping or buffers. See Chapter 6 Development Standards, Article 3 Landscaping, Buffers and Urban Forestry, § 6.300.
      (5)   Access through residential districts. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.500 Access through Residential Districts.
      (6)   Reconstruction of nonconforming accessory buildings. A nonconforming accessory building that is damaged by fire, the elements, or other cause beyond the control of the owner may be repaired or reconstructed in the same rear and side yard setbacks provided the construction is limited to the identical footprint (replacement of the foundation is allowed); the building is the same design, height and roof pitch (use of different material is allowed) and the owner or an agent obtains a building permit to repair the structure within six months after the damage date. The owner shall have the burden of proof to establish the damage date.
      (7)   Garage/carport. No more than one garage and one carport or porte cochere shall be allowed per residential unit on a single residential lot, unless the additional garages or porte cocheres are an integral part of the main residential structure with the same roofline and driveway as the residential structure.
      (8)   Side and rear yard setbacks. The side and rear yard setback for detached garages located behind the rear wall of the house may be reduced to three feet. The side yard of an attached garage may be located within three feet of the property line when located a minimum of 18 feet back of the front wall of the house.
(Ord. 20159-04-2012, § 1 (Exh. A), passed 4-3-2012; Ord. 21528-11-2014, § 1, passed 11-11-2014)