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(A) Residential use requirements. The following use requirements pertain to all residential uses.
(1) Minimum lot size. A lot on which a dwelling is erected or changed may not be smaller than that prescribed for it by the table in Appendix B to this chapter.
(2) The minimum lot size as described in Appendix B pertains to land which has been subdivided in accordance with the standards of the LaPorte County Subdivision Control Ordinance, Chapter 153 of this code of ordinances. No dwelling or structure shall be erected on a parcel of land less than one acre, unless said parcel has been subdivided or a variance granted for a smaller parcel.
(3) Lots of record as of 1964 may be smaller in area than the figure described above in this section; provided, however, that such lot may not be smaller than 10,000 buildable square feet.
(4) The minimum frontage requirements for lots and parcels not otherwise subdivided shall not be less than 200 feet and a depth to width ratio shall not be greater than 3 to 1.
(B) Development of residential parcels. A parcel or tract of land may be divided to create more than one residential parcel. A strip subdivision however is not permissible except in conformity with this section. Spacing between residential parcels is based on the minimum spacing required for residential parcels as far as frontage.
(C) Residential parcels requirements. All newly created residential parcels must have a limited topographical survey showing a drainage plan and site plan for buildings and driveways.
(D) Frontage limitations. The dominant tract or parcel from which any newly created residential parcel has been created must have at least 200 contiguous feet of frontage remaining.
(E) Residential parcel placement limitations. Residential parcels may not be developed on county roads that are not part of the county road inventory.
(F) Parent parcel tract. A parent parcel or tract is a combination of parcels that are contiguous and are of the same common ownership. A parent parcel may divide into additional residential parcels under the following conditions:
(1) One residential parcel for each 30 acres up to 150 acres. An additional residential parcel for each 50 acres above 150 acres.
(2) All residential splits may be done individually or as a combination of residential parcels and a minor subdivision.
(3) A parent parcel may not be further split or divided for residential purposes for seven years after the original purchase.
(`88 Code, § 8-7) (Ord. 98-20, passed 11-10-98; Am. Ord. 2005-11, passed 9-6-05; Am. Ord. 2009-01, passed 1-20-09)