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§ 4.707  TWO-FAMILY (“B”) DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose and intent. It is the purpose of the two-family (“B”) district to provide a specific zone for the development of a maximum of two dwelling units upon a single lot and such uses accessory thereto.
   (b)   Uses. In the two-family (“B”) 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. The following four housing types shall be permitted:
      (1)   Two attached units on a single lot;
      (2)   Two detached units on a single lot (subject to Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.502, Two Detached Dwelling Units on One Lot);
      (3)   Detached zero lot line unit on a single lot (subject to Development Standards, § 6.503, Zero Lot Line Dwellings); and
      (4)   Attached zero lot line unit on a single lot (subject to Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.503, Zero Lot Line Dwellings).
   (c)   Property development standards. Unless the property development standards applicable in the “AR” district are used, the minimum dimension of lots and yards and the height of buildings in the two-family (“B”) district, shall be as shown in the tables on the following pages.
   (d)   Other development standards. Development in the two-family (“B”) 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 permitted 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 with up to three bedrooms, plus one space per bedroom over three bedrooms, all located behind the front building wall. For nonresidential uses see Chapter 6, Development Standards, Article 2, Off-Street Parking and Loading, § 6.200.
      (3)   Residential design standards. For design standards related to zero lot line units and two dwellings on a single lot see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.507, Single-Family Residential Design Standards.
      (4)   Landscaping and buffers. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.502, Two Detached Dwelling Units on One Lot. 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.
“B” District, Two Attached Units on a Single Lot
“B” District, Two Attached Units on a Single Lot
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 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 coverage
50% maximum
Front yard*
20 feet minimum
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
Height
35 feet maximum (refer to Development Standards, § 6.100 Height)
Notes:
*   See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.101(d), Yards for front yard setback requirements.
**   May be subject to projected front yard (§ 6.101(f))
 
   Commentary.
      (1)   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.
      (2)   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.
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“B” District, Two Detached Units on a Single Lot
“B” District, Two Detached Units on a Single Lot
Lot area, 2 units
7,500 square feet minimum
Lot width
50 feet minimum at building line
Lot coverage
50% maximum
Front yard*
20 feet minimum
Rear yard
10 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
Bldg. separation
10 foot minimum
Height
35 feet maximum (see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.100, Height)
Notes:
*   See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.100, Height for front yard setback requirements.
**   May be subject to projected front yard (§ 6.101(f)).
 
   Commentary.
      (1)   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, § 6.100, Height.)
      (2)   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.)
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“B” District, Attached Zero Lot Line Unit on a Single Lot
“B” District, Attached Zero Lot Line Unit on a Single Lot
Lot area
2,500 square feet minimum
Lot width
25 feet minimum at building line
Lot coverage
50% maximum
Front yard*
20 feet minimum
Rear yard
5 feet minimum
Side yard*
1 side 10 feet, the other parallel side 0 feet (§ 6.503)
   Interior lot
10 feet minimum adjacent to side street, interior lot line subject to § 6.503
   Corner lot**
Height
35 feet maximum (see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.100, Height)
Notes:
*   See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.101(d), Yards, for front yard setback requirements.
**   May be subject to projected front yard (§ 6.101(f)).
 
   Commentary.
      (1)   Carports/porte cocheres, allowed in side, rear and front yard in certain circumstances, see Chapter 5, Supplemental Use Standards, § 5.301(d), Accessory Buildings on Residential Lots and Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.101(a), Yards.)
      (2)   Fences, two feet high in public open space easement, eight feet high behind front yard, see Chapter 6, Supplemental Use Standards, § 5.305, Fences for fence requirements for fences allowed for residential dwellings.)
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“B” District, Attached Zero Lot Line Unit on a Single Lot
“B” District, Attached Zero Lot Line Unit on a Single Lot
Lot area
2,500 square feet minimum
Lot width
25 feet minimum at building line
Lot coverage
50% maximum
Front yard*
20 feet minimum
Rear yard
5 feet minimum
Side yard*
1 side 5 feet, the other parallel side 0 feet (see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.503, Zero Lot Line Dwellings)
   Interior lot
10 feet minimum adjacent to side street
   Corner lot**
Height
35 feet maximum (see Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.100, Height)
Notes:
*   See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.101(d), Yards for front yard setback requirements.
**   May be subject to projected front yard (§ 6.101(f)).
 
   Commentary.
      (1)   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.
      (2)   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.
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(Ord. 20159-04-2012, § 1 (Exh. A), passed 4-3-2012; Ord. 22284-06-2016, § 1, passed 6-21-2016, eff. 7-24-2016)