(A)   Purpose.
      (1)   The (MF-8) High Density Multi-Family District is established to provide adequate space and site diversification for high density areas.
      (2)   This zone allows high density developments, and should be located where additional requirements for streets, water, and fire protection, wastewater, drainage, and adequate open space are met. MF-8 uses should not run traffic over long distances of single-family neighborhoods, and should be located close to arterials or collectors capable of carrying the additional traffic.
      (3)   Multi-family developments are not necessarily a buffer between single-family and commercial uses, and should be properly buffered from nonresidential land uses and traffic, or from pollution and/or environmental hazards.
   (B)   Permitted uses.
      (1)   Agricultural uses on unplatted land in accordance with other adopted ordinances;
      (2)   One single-family detached dwelling must meet the requirements of the SF-15 District;
      (3)   Duplexes meeting the requirements of the (DP) Duplex Residential District;
      (4)   For one townhouse, or patio home per lot, structures must meet the area requirements of the TH District;
      (5)   Multiple-family dwelling units;
      (6)   Temporary real estate sales offices located on property being sold, limited to the period of sale of the lots with a two-year initial period and one-year extensions being authorized by the Planning and Zoning Commission, such office to be maintained at all times;
      (7)   Temporary on-site construction offices limited to the period of construction, with a two-year initial period and one-year extension being authorized by the Planning and Zoning Commission, such office to be maintained at all times;
      (8)   Paved automobile parking areas which are necessary to the uses permitted in this district;
      (9)   Home occupations;
      (10)   Municipally owned or controlled facilities, utilities, and uses;
      (11)   Accessory recreational uses such as tennis courts or swimming pools, designed for use by residents of a specific project. Lighting for such uses shall be designed so as not to glare across property lines, nor glare into residential areas on the same property;
      (12)   Temporary concrete batching plants limited to the period of construction, upon approval of location and operation by the Building Official; and
      (13)   Public, denominational and private schools, churches, and public parks essential to create basic neighborhood units.
   (C)   Conditional uses (require use permits, see § 159.43).
      (1)   For associated recreation and/or community clubs, the uses shall be included in calculating the coverage requirements of this district;
      (2)   Facilities for those utilities holding a franchise in the city;
      (3)   Portable buildings on the same lot;
      (4)   Paved parking facilities for nonresidential uses not allowed in this district, if properly screened, buffered, and landscaped;
      (5)   A driveway or crosswalk way, as distinct from a dedicated street, to provide access to premises in a commercial or industrial district;
      (6)   Day care centers;
      (7)   Agricultural use; and
      (8)   One storage building used as an accessory to a residential use on the same lot.
   (D)   Prohibited uses.
      (1)   Any building erected or land used for other than one or more of the preceding specified uses;
      (2)   The storage of equipment, material, or vehicles, including abandoned vehicles, which are not necessary to the uses permitted in this district; and
      (3)   Any use of the property that does not meet the required minimum lot size; front, side, and rear yard dimension and/or lot width; or exceeds the maximum height, building coverage, or density per gross acre is required.
   (E)   Area requirements.
      (1)   Townhouses shall meet the requirements of the TH District;
      (2)   Duplexes shall meet the requirements of the DP District;
      (3)   Minimum site lot area, as defined herein: one acre;
      (4)   Minimum living area: 1,000 square feet;
      (5)   Maximum density per each acre: eight units/acre;
      (6)   Minimum lot frontage on a public street: 100 feet;
      (7)   Minimum lot depth: 100 feet;
      (8)   Minimum depth of front setback: 30 feet;
      (9)   Minimum depth of rear setback:
         (a)   One-story structure: 25 feet; and
         (b)   Two-story structure: 50 feet.
      (10)   Minimum width of side setback:
         (a)   Abutting a single-family, townhouse, or duplex district:
            1.   One-story structure: 25 feet; and
            2.   Two-story structure: 50 feet.
         (b)   Internal lot: 20 feet; and
         (c)   Side yard setback abutting street or arterial: 30 feet.
      (11)   Minimum distance between buildings on the same lot or parcel of land:
         (a)   Ten feet from main to accessory buildings;
         (b)   Twenty feet for two main buildings with doors or windows in facing walls; and
         (c)   Fifteen feet for two main buildings without doors or windows in facing walls.
      (12)   Maximum building coverage as a percentage of lot area, as defined herein: 45%;
      (13)   Maximum height of structures: 36 feet; and
      (14)   Minimum amount of permanent, landscaped open space: 20% of total lot area, as defined herein, with 30% of total requirement located in the required front yard as defined. All required landscaped areas shall be permanently maintained and shall have an irrigation system installed meeting all applicable city codes, and approved by the Building Official;
   (F)   Required conditions.
      (1)   Any owner, builder or developer of a multiple-family dwelling complex or single-family townhouse attached unit shall submit to the Architectural Review Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and approval, the site and building plan for the proposed development at the time the zoning request is made. In any case, a site plan shall be submitted and approved prior to an application for a building permit. The contents of this site plan shall contain drawings to scale to indicate as needed:
         (a)   Location of all structures proposed and existing on the subject property and within 20 feet on adjoining property;
         (b)   Landscaping and/or fencing of yards and setback areas and proposed changes;
         (c)   Design of ingress and egress;
         (d)   Location of adjacent zoning districts;
         (e)   Off-street parking and loading facilities;
         (f)   Height of all structures;
         (g)   Proposed uses;
         (h)   Location and types of all signs, including lighting and heights;
         (i)   Location and type of lighting;
         (j)   Fire lanes;
         (k)   Solid waste facilities; and
         (l)   Utility service locations.
      (2)   The purpose of the site plan review is:
         (a)   To insure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, while allowing for design flexibility;
         (b)   To assist in the orderly and harmonious development of the city;
         (c)   To protect adjacent uses from obstructions to light, air and visibility;
         (d)   To provide protection from fire;
         (e)   To avoid undue concentrations of population and overcrowding of land; and
         (f)   To facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewage, drainage and other public requirements.
      (3)   After receiving a recommendation from the Architectural Review Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission may approve an application for a multiple-family dwelling complex if the proposed development meets all the minimum standards established in this chapter and other applicable ordinances, and if the Commission finds that the proposed development will not be detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the surrounding neighborhood or its occupants, or be substantially or permanently injurious to the neighboring property. It shall disapprove or conditionally approve any application which fails to meet the above criteria or is in conflict with the Comprehensive Plan or the adopted growth policies of the city; and
      (4)   The site plan shall be submitted to the City Secretary two weeks prior to the regularly scheduled Architectural Review Board meeting for review as established by the Architectural Review Board.
(2005 Code, § 12-2-7)  (Ord. 000615, passed - -; Ord. 181127B, passed 11-27-2018; Ord. 181211B, passed 12-11-2018)