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   (a)   Purpose and intent. It is the purpose of the one-family restricted (“AR”) district to provide a specific zone for the development of detached one-family dwelling units upon lots where such dwelling units are developed on smaller lot areas and zero yards, including such uses accessory thereto.
   (b)   Uses. In the one-family restricted (“AR”) 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)   Unless the property development standards applicable in the “A” district are used, the minimum dimension of lots and yards and the height of buildings in the one-family restricted (“AR”) district, shall be as shown in the accompanying table.
One-Family Restricted (“AR”) District
One-Family Restricted (“AR”) District
Lot area
3,500 square feet minimum
Lot width
35 feet minimum at building line
Front yard*
20 feet minimum
Rear yard
5 feet minimum
Side yard*
One side 10 feet, the other parallel side 0 feet (See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.503, Zero Lot Line Dwellings)
   Interior lot
10 feet adjacent to side street, interior lot line subject to Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.503, Zero Lot Line Dwellings
   Corner lot**
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 restricted (“AR”) 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 per dwelling unit, located behind the front building line, except for limited local streets, where four spaces shall be required with at least two spaces located behind the front building line (see§ 6.201(b)). “Stacked” or tandem spaces may be counted toward the required number of spaces. 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.
(Ord. 20159-04-2012, § 1 (Exh. A), passed 4-3-2012)