§ 157.058 RURAL DISTRICT (R).
   (A)   The Rural District is established as a district in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings. There will be a maximum of 2.5 units per acre based on that area not defined as coastal wetlands AEC and in accordance with State, Federal and local requirements.
      (1)   A dwelling is a residence where people live for domestic purposes. Domestic use is defined as devoted to home duties and activities, nothing in this section shall preclude one- and two-family homes from being used as a vacation rental home consisting of a minimum of two overnight stays.
      (2)   Transient occupancy not consisting of at least two overnight stays shall be considered to be inconsistent with domestic residential usage and is not allowed. This would include persistent usage for group gatherings for the purpose of short-term social or recreational activities. This would include use as a clubhouse, lodge, public or private clubs, cabana clubs and property owner association facilities except when contiguous, owned by and within the borders of an on-island residential subdivision.
   (B)   Permitted uses are set forth in the Table of Permitted Uses, § 157.054.
   (C)   Dimensional requirements R:
      (1)   Lot area. Minimum required: Each lot shall contain a minimum of 6,000 square feet.
      (2)   Lot width. In accordance with current subdivision regulations of the town.
      (3)   Front yard. In accordance with current subdivision regulations of the town.
      (4)   Side yard. In accordance with current subdivision regulations of the town.
      (5)   Rear yard. In accordance with current subdivision regulations of the town.
      (6)   Building height. No building shall exceed a maximum height of 31 feet measured from design flood elevation to the highest point of the structure, with the exception that a building in an X Zone when measured from the finished grade should have a maximum height of 35 feet.
      (7)   Lot coverage.  
         (a)   Lot coverage of main structure shall not exceed 30% of the platted lot. All impervious structures outside of main structure shall not exceed 30% of buildable land less area of the main structure. All Health Department and CAMA requirements must also be met. Open decks are not considered in the 30% lot coverage of the main structure, but they must meet all setback requirements. Gravel, sand and grassed areas are considered pervious. An approved pervious product shall be allowed to cover 30% of the platted lot in addition to the allowable impervious area. (See definition of APPROVED PERVIOUS PRODUCT.)
         (b)   Driveways, parking lots, parking spaces, parking areas, patios and other similar areas and surfaces located in the front yard setback, rear yard setback and side yard setbacks adjacent to a street right-of-way shall be gravel, grass or of an approved pervious product.
      (8)   Off-street parking. Off-street parking shall be provided as required in §§ 157.075 through 157.077 of this chapter.
('85 Code, § 15-5.5) (Ord. 93-05, passed 2-17-93; Am. Ord. 95-04, passed 2-22-95; Am. Ord. 96-02, passed 5-20-96; Am. Ord. 98-06, passed 5-11-98; Am. Ord. 01-01, passed 1-22-01; Am. Ord. 01-08, passed 7-23-01; Am. Ord. 06-01, passed 1-9-06; Am. Ord. 06-07, passed 6-12-06; Am. Ord. 06-13, passed 11-14-06; Am. Ord. 07-05, passed 6-12-07; Am. Ord. 15-01, passed 1-13-15) Penalty, see § 157.999