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§ 4.408  STOP SIX (“SS”) OVERLAY DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose and intent. The purpose of the Stop Six Overlay District is to provide high quality detached single family dwellings that will retain their value over time.
   (b)   Applicability. The requirements set forth in this section shall only apply to the construction of detached single-family dwellings within the boundaries of the Stop Six Overlay District.  These requirements should be applicable in addition to any other requirement set forth in the Zoning Ordinance or any other section of the Fort Worth City Code.  Should a requirement set forth in this section conflict with another requirement set forth in the zoning ordinance, the requirement set forth in this section shall, unless otherwise provided, supersede the zoning requirement to the extent of such inconsistency.
   (c)   Boundaries. The specific boundaries of the Stop Six Overlay District are shown on the official zoning map maintained by the city and depicted and attached as Exhibit B.36 to Appendix B of the Zoning Ordinance.
   (d)   Zoning classification.
      (1)   Stop Six Overlay District. The Stop Six Overlay District is designed as an overlay to the base zoning district. Property located within this zoning overlay must also be designated as being within one of the base zoning districts.
      (2)   Zoning designation. The zoning designation of the property located within the Stop Six Overlay District shall consist of the base zoning symbol and the overlay symbol as a suffix. For example, if a parcel is zoned "A-5" and is also located in the Stop Six Overlay District, the zoning of the parcel would be "A-5/SS."
   (e)   Development standards.  Development in the Stop Six Overlay District shall comply with the applicable development standards for the base zoning district except as herein provided:
      (1)   Building materials. At least 70% of all sides of a new residential structure shall be masonry: stone, brick, terra cotta, patterned pre-cast concrete, cement board siding, cast stone or prefabricated brick panels.
      (2)   Garages A two-car garage is required. Garages facing the street shall be located at or behind the front wall and shall not project in front of the front wall. All required parking spaces above two shall be behind the front wall.
      (3)   Building design, architectural features.
         a.   Homes shall have an entry feature such as a porch or stoop that faces the street.
         b.   Open porches can extend up to ten feet into the minimum front yard to encourage larger porches. If a porch is provided, it shall be a minimum six feet in depth.
         c.   Homes shall have a minimum of one eight square foot window on all sides of the house. The front wall shall have a minimum total window area of 16 square feet.
         d.   Front doors shall face the public street and shall be visible from the public street. Front door openings shall not be recessed more than six feet from the front wall of the home.
      (4)   Landscaping.  Landscaping shall be kept to allow visibility to and from street-facing doors and windows. A variety of landscape plants and materials in the front yard is highly encouraged.
(Ord. 23811-09-2019, §1, passed 9-10-2019, eff. 10-24-2019)