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(A) Purpose. The R-2 Multi-Family Residential District is established to promote a suitable environment to accommodate residential neighborhoods largely consisting of dwelling units.
(B) Permitted uses.
(1) All permitted uses and conditional uses listed in the R-1 District;
(2) Multi-family dwellings for any number of families or housekeeping units;
(3) Bed and breakfast inns;
(4) Boarding and lodging houses; and
(5) Mobile home parks subject to the following requirements:
(a) A site plan showing location of streets, utilities, off-street parking, driveways, walkways, blocks, lots, playground and park areas;
(b) Each mobile home shall be placed on a lot at least 50 feet wide with a minimum area of 5,000 square feet;
(c) Each unit shall be firmly anchored to prevent accidental movement or overturning;
(d) Each unit shall have a minimum setback of 20 feet within the parks and 30 feet from the public streets and shall have a minimum side yard of ten feet and rear yard of 20 feet;
(e) The design and construction of the private streets within the park shall conform to the design standards used by the city;
(f) All units shall be served by underground utilities unless waived by the City Council; and
(g) Two off-street parking spaces per unit.
(C) Conditional uses.
(1) Highway maintenance shops; and
(2) Public and private utilities and structures including water and wastewater treatment facilities, and overhead and underground wires and pipelines.
(D) Lot requirements.
(1) Lot area.
(a) For residential uses:
1. Single-family dwellings: 6,000 square feet.
2. Two-family dwellings: 8,000 square feet.
3. Multi-family dwellings: 2,500 square feet for each unit excluding the yard requirements.
(b) For non-residential uses: 20,000 square feet.
(2) Lot width.
(a) Single-family dwellings: 50 feet.
(b) Two-family dwellings: 60 feet.
(c) Multi-family dwellings: 75 feet.
(d) Non-residential uses: 100 feet.
(3) Lot coverage. Including accessory uses: not exceeding 50%.
(E) Yard requirements.
(1) Front yard: 30 feet except where adjacent structures have front yard setbacks different from those required, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the adjacent structures. If there is only one adjacent structure, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the above required setback and that of the adjacent structure.
(2) Rear yard: 40 feet.
(3) Side yard: 10% of the lot width, except for corner lots (see division (E)(4) below).
(4) Corner lots: If no previous designation has been made, prior to any new construction upon any corner lot, the owner shall designate and deliver to the city, in writing, the front, rear, and side lot lines of the lot, which designation shall govern for all purposes in the future.
(a) Front yard: 30 feet, except where adjacent structures have front yard setbacks different from those required, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the adjacent structures. If there is only one adjacent structure, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the above required setback and that of the adjacent structure.
(b) Rear yard: 40 feet.
(c) Side yard: 10% of the lot width from the side lot line not abutting upon a street or public right-of-way, 20% of the lot width from the side lot line abutting upon a street or public right-of-way.
(F) Building requirements.
(1) Building height.
(a) Principal buildings shall not exceed four stories or 45 feet excepting church steeples and communication antennas.
(b) Accessory buildings which are separated from the principal building but are located on the same zoning lot shall not exceed ten feet when measured from the grade level to the lowest point of the roof.
(2) Building width. The building width for residential uses shall be a minimum of 24 feet.
(3) Floor area for residential uses. Floor area shall be a minimum of:
(a) One-bedroom units: 520 square feet; and
(b) Two- or more bedroom units: 720 square feet plus 100 square feet for each additional bedroom over two.
(4) Foundation. All buildings shall be placed on a permanent foundation except for accessory buildings with a footprint of less than 120 square feet.
(5) Building number. There shall be no more than three buildings located on any residential zoning lot, including the dwelling, the garage, and accessory buildings. If the dwelling is constructed with an attached garage, there may be two additional accessory structures.
(G) Parking requirements.
(1) For residential dwellings: two off-street parking spaces for each dwelling unit.
(2) For conditional uses and non-residential uses the provisions of § 154.46 shall apply.
(H) Sign requirements.
(1) Temporary signs including “For Sale,” “For Rent,” political campaign signs, greeting signs, and rally signs are permitted.
(2) For residential dwellings there shall be no more than one identification sign per dwelling structure not exceeding 12 square feet in area. The sign may be wall, pedestal, ground, or projecting type but it shall not project into the public right-of-way or public property.
(3) For non-residential uses the provisions of § 154.47 shall apply.
(Ord. 19-1, passed 8-10-1998; Ord. 19-14, passed 12-9-2002; Ord. 19-16, passed 2-13-2006; Ord. 2018-01, passed 1-8-2018)