1135.10   RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   In SF-1, SF-2, SF-3, R-1, R-1b and R-2 Districts, the covered parking requirements shall be met by the use of attached or detached garages located behind the established building line. One-half of the required open parking spaces in D-1 and D-2 Districts may be in front of the building line, except that where lots front on streets where onlot turnarounds are required (see Section 1137.06(o)), all of the required parking shall be behind the building line. In A-1 Districts, the required parking shall be behind the established building lines, except that where an A-2 District has been approved as a conditional use in an A-1 District, the parking shall be in accordance with the requirements of Section 1135.15.
      In SF-1, SF-2, SF-3, R-1, R-1b and R-2, and D-1 and D-2 Districts, driveways and parking spaces shall be paved with asphalt or Portland cement concrete. All attached garages shall be constructed of the same material and have the same exterior finish as the building to which they are attached. Detached garages shall be of frame or masonry construction and they shall have the same exterior finish and be of the same color as the main building located in and on the same lot unless otherwise approved by the Planning Commission.
      In all single-family residentially zoned districts, unless specified in an approved zoning text or approved development text, the maximum size of a detached garage shall be 700 square feet outside dimensions. The maximum size of an attached garage shall be 900 square feet outside dimensions. The overall maximum amount of garage space shall be 900 square feet. (Ord. C33-14. Passed 7-7-14; Ord. C58-19.  Passed 11-4-19.)
      In A-1, D-1 and D-2 Districts, the maximum size of attached garages shall be subject to the approval of the Commission.
(Ord. C33-87. Passed 5-4-87; Ord. C37-92. Passed 5-18-92; Ord. C59-94. Passed 9-6-94.)
   (b)   On cul-de-sacs and on curbed streets, the minimum lot width, chord measurement, at the street right-of-way line shall be as follows:
 
District
Feet
R-1
54
R-2
40
R-3
40
D-1
44
D-2
22
A-1
45
A-2
see Section 1135.15
SF-1
78
SF-2
65
SF-3
58
 
      The minimum width at the building line shall be as shown in Table 1135.10-I.
   (c)   In SF-1, SF-2, SF-3, R-1, R-1b, R-2 and R-3, D-1 and D-2 Districts, the lots shall have frontage on a public street and unless otherwise approved by the Planning Commission, the front of the building shall face the public street. In A-1 Districts where more than one building is located on the lot or project site, access to the public street shall be by means of private drives.
   (d)   On corner lots, the building line on both streets shall be equal to or greater than the minimum shown in Table 1135.10-I.
(Ord. C10-82. Passed 3-15-82; Ord. C59-94. Passed 9-6-94.)
   (e)   In areas or districts approved for SF-1, SF-2, SF-3, R-1, R-1b, R-2, D-1 and D-2 development, no contiguous parcel shall have structures with the same exterior appearance in design, color, style or overall appearance. Should the builder or developer disagree with the decision of the Building Official concerning this matter, they may appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
      (1)   Exterior concrete or poured foundation walls exposed above grade shall be finished with brick, brick veneer, stone, cultured stone, stucco or a material approved by the Chief Building and Zoning Official. Materials shall be installed per the residential building code.
      (2)   Additions to existing structures, in cases where the lineal footage of a foundation exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the existing exposed foundation, the entire new and existing exposed foundation shall meet the above requirement.
   (Ord. C34-87. Passed 5-4-87; Ord. C86-98. Passed 11-16-98; Ord. C60-18.  Passed 11-19-18.)
   (f)   Projects in A-1 Districts that abut R-1, R-2 or R-3 zoning shall have no buildings constructed closer than sixty feet to the project boundary. Projects in A-1 Districts that abut D-1 or D-2 zoning shall have no building constructed closer than thirty feet to the project boundary. The relation of the buildings to the project boundary for projects in A-1 Districts that abut zoning other than R-1, R-2, R-3, D-1 or D-2 shall be as approved by the Planning Commission and Council.
(Ord. C10-82. Passed 3-15-82.)
   (g)   In all A-1 Districts the following regulations shall apply:
      (1)   A maximum of eight units per acre.
      (2)   A maximum of eight units per structure. Any structure over four units shall be required to have a two hour fire resistant fire wall separating a maximum of four units. Such fire wall shall be per requirements of Ohio Basic Building Code.
(Ord. C58-93. Passed 8-2-93.)
      (3)   A minimum distance of twenty feet between structures.
      (4)   A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the total units of a project or development shall be of single-floor (ranch) design. This section shall not apply to PUD-R zoning which exists now or in the future.
      (5)   A minimum of two open parking spaces for each unit of each building.
      (6)   The living area may be on one floor at ground level or on two floors both of which are above ground level or with the bottom floor not more than three feet below ground level.
      (7)   Units with basements of 300 square feet or more that shall be used as storage, mechanical and laundry, the livable square footage shall not be less than 650 square feet for single bedroom unit and 800 square feet for a two bedroom unit excluding basement area. For units without basements, the livable square footage shall be 700 square feet for a one bedroom unit and 850 square feet for a two bedroom unit. There shall not be less than 125 square feet of livable space for each additional bedroom.
      (8)   The final development plan for an apartment project or development shall include the design for all exterior facades of each building and the site location of each building and shall be submitted to the Planning Commission and Council for their approval.
(Ord. C19-87. Passed 3-16-87; Ord. C125-88. Passed 1-16-89.)
      (9)   All acreage in the designated flood way, as defined in Chapter 1329 of the Codified Ordinances, shall be excluded from calculating the unit density.
      (10)   The exterior facade shall consist of a minimum of seventy-five percent (75%) brick, stone and/or stucco.
   (h)   In all A-2, D-1 and D-2 Districts, each dwelling unit shall have one covered parking garage of at least 240 square feet (twelve by twenty feet). Each garage shall be attached and directly adjoining the dwelling unit to which it is assigned. All acreage in the designated flood way, as defined in Chapter 1329 of the Codified Ordinances, shall be excluded from calculating the unit density. In all A-2 Districts, the exterior facade shall consist of a minimum of seventy-five percent (75%) brick, stone and/or stucco.
(Ord. C80-83. Passed 10-4-93.)
   (i)   Existing doubles and twin singles may, with Planning Commission approval, be divided and sold as two units provided that they meet the requirements of the D-2 District. If the two units are served by a single sanitary sewer service, the protective covenants shall provide easements for and set forth responsibilities for maintaining the sanitary sewer service.
   (j)   (EDITOR'S NOTE: This subsection was repealed by Ordinance C23-91, passed June 3, 1991.)
   (k)   In a D-2 District, each unit of a double or twin single shall be situated on its individual lot and may be individually owned. The subdivision plat shall have pairs of lots set forth and consecutively numbered to accommodate each building (two units). The lots for the individual units will be shown on the plat and numbered by adding the letters “A” and “B” to the basic lot number. In a D-2 District, each unit of a double or twin single shall have its own water service and water meter, and its own sanitary sewer service.
   In a D-2 District, each unit of a double or twin single shall have a common wall separating the units. The common wall shall be constructed of a minimum of eight inches of masonry, shall be in compliance with Ohio Basic Building Code Section 907.7 and shall be located on the property line dividing the ownership of the two units.
   Prior to the issuance of a building permit in a D-2 District, the applicant shall prove to the satisfaction of the Building Inspector that covenants are in the chain of title for each of the co-owners of the structure. Such covenants, as a minimum, shall pertain to the rights and responsibilities of each individual owner with regard to party walls, joint drives, material and repair, insurance, damage and destruction, reconstruction and easements.
   (l)   Deviation from the minimum requirements of this section may be approved by the Planning Commission and Council.
(Ord. C10-82. Passed 3-15-82 Ord. C60-18.  Passed 11-19-18.)
TABLE 1135.10-I RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS
 
District
Type Dwelling
Area Sq. Ft./ Family
Lot Width at Building Line (Feet)
Yard Dimensions Depth Width
(Feet)
Next to any Single Family Zoning  Side or Rear
Required Off-Street Parking Spaces**
% of Lot Covered By All Bldgs.
Max. Height (Feet)
Lot
Floor Area
Interior Lot
Corner Lot
Front
Rear
Side
Garage
Open
Visitor
SF-1
Single family
20,000
120
150
40
40
10
2 MIN
0
40
35
Single floor
2,500
2 sty/Bi Split/1½ sty.
2,800
SF-2
Single family
15,000
100
130
40
35
10
2 MIN
0
40
35
Single floor
2,200
2 sty/Bi Split/1½ sty.
2,500
SF-3
Single family
12,000
90
125
40
30
8
2 MIN
0
35
35
Single floor
2,000
2 sty/Bi Split/1½ sty.
2,200
R-1
Single family
10,000
80
105
30
25
6
2 MIN
0
30
35
Single floor
1,600
2 sty/Bi Split/1½ sty.
1,800
R-1b
Single family
8,400
70
95
30
25
6
2 MIN
0
30
35
Single floor
1,600
2 sty/Bi Split/1½ sty.
1,800
R-2
Single family
8,400
70
95
30
25
6
2 MIN
0
40
35
Single floor
1,200
2 sty/Bi Split/1½ sty.
1,400
D-1
Doubles
70
95
30
25
6
1
1
40
35
See Note #2
Twins
6,000
See Note #1
Note #3
Duplexes
D-2
Doubles
35*
60*
30
25
6
1
1
40
35
See Note #2
Twin
6,000
See Note #1
Note #3
“0" Lot Line
A-1 ***
Multi-Family
8 units
See Note #1
80
100
30
25
10
60
2
½
40
35
See Note #3
3-8 units per bldg.
per acre
A-2
3-6 units
2,000
See Note #1
20*
50
30
25
10
60
1
1
½
40
35
* Per unit
** See Section 1135.10(a)
*** See Section 1135.10(g)
R-3 (Modified) as established by Ord. C13-84 & C33-84
Note #1 –   D-1, D-2, A-1 & A-2:  1 Bedroom - 700 sq. ft.; 2 Bedroom - 850 sq. ft.; + 125 each additional bedroom
Note #2 –   C80-93 11/3/93 “in All A-2, D-1 and D-2 Districts, each dwelling unit shall have one covered parking garage of at least 250 sq. ft. (12'x30'). Each garage shall be attached and directly adjoining the dwelling unit to which it is assigned.”
Note #3 –   All acreage in the designed floodway as defined in Chapter 1329 shall be excluded from calculating the unit density.  In all A-2 districts, the exterior facade must consist of a minimum of 75% brick, stone and/or stucco.
(Ord. C125-88. Passed 1-16-89; Ord. C59-94. Passed 9-6-94; Ord. C01-05. Passed 1-18-05.)