§ II-6.004  RR - RURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.
   (A)   General. The intent of the RR - Rural Residential District is to provide a district that will allow certain areas of the county to be maintained and utilized as large lot residential acreages. The RR - Rural Residential District shall generally be located where provisions can be made to adequately handle sewage disposal, and where the water supply, roads, and emergency services are easily and economically available.
   (B)   Allowed uses. In RR - Rural Residential District, the following uses are allowed:
      (1)   Single-family dwellings including, but not limited to, modular homes, manufactured homes, mobile homes, and stick-built homes;
      (2)   Transportation and utility easements and rights-of-way;
      (3)   Community signs/on-premises signs, complying with Chapter 8 of this zoning title;
      (4)   Historical monuments and structures;
      (5)   (Reserved);
      (6)   Accessory uses and structures;
      (7)   Home occupations;
      (8)   Home daycare;
      (9)   Public parks and playgrounds;
      (10)   General ranching and farming;
      (11)   Forestry;
      (12)   Forest preserves;
      (13)   Personal use plant nurseries and greenhouses;
      (14)   Sod and tree farming;
      (15)   Noncommercial riding stables;
      (16)   Noncommercial indoor/outdoor arenas; and
      (17)   Raising of farm animals or poultry as long as they do not constitute a public nuisance.
   (C)   Allowed special uses. A building or premises may be used for the following purposes in the RR - Rural Residential District in conformance with the requirements prescribed herein. A building or premises intended to be used for the following purposes, where the prescribed requirements will not be met, shall obtain a conditional use in conformance with the requirements set out in Chapter 19 of this zoning title:
      (1)   Temporary uses in conjunction with § II-10.007; and
      (2)   Guest houses in conjunction with § II-10.012.
   (D)   Conditional uses. The following uses may be allowed in the RR - Rural Residential District under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this zoning title:
      (1)   Utility substations;
      (2)   Kennels, grooming, boarding, vet clinics, and animal shelters;
      (3)   Churches, religious structures;
      (4)   Schools;
      (5)   Playgrounds and parks;
      (6)   Fairgrounds and community centers;
      (7)   Fire stations;
      (8)   Antennas, microwave and communication towers;
      (9)   Rental storage units, garages, buildings;
      (10)   Bed and breakfast;
      (11)   Specialty resort;
      (12)   Water treatment, purification, storage, pumping, solid waste disposal sites;
      (13)   Assisted living, elderly care;
      (14)   Childcare center;
      (15)   Light manufacturing when contained entirely in a building with size constraints;
      (16)   Commercial indoor/outdoor arenas;
      (17)   Commercial riding stables and academies;
      (18)   Plant nursery;
      (19)   Golf courses or country clubs, but not including miniature courses and driving tees not operated for commercial purposes;
      (20)   Small and large wind energy systems per § II-10.001;
      (21)   Personal use airstrip/heliport if the location of airstrip/heliport is at least 500 feet from the outer perimeter of the parcel(s);
      (22)   Commercial recreation facility; and
      (23)   Small and large scale sand, gravel, or rock extraction.
   (E)   Density, setback, and lot requirement.
General Requirements
Density/minimum lot size
5-acre average and 2-acre minimum*
General Requirements
Density/minimum lot size
5-acre average and 2-acre minimum*
Front, side, and rear yard(s) over 2 acres
25’**
Front on existing lots under 2 acres
25'**
Side and rear yard(s) on existing lots under 2 acres
10'
Lot width
None
Maximum height
35’***
Table notes:
*: The maximum average density shall be 8 single-family dwellings per 40 acres, which is an average lot size of 5 acres. Therefore, in order to have 2 lots you would need to have at least 10 acres of land in order to subdivide. Minimum lots size is 2 acres, which is allowed by clustering your total overall density in 1 area and leaving the rest as open space.
**: From all lot lines and any road right-of-way, except as approved pursuant to a variance. All section lines shall be required to have a 25 foot setback from the edge of the section line right-of- way.
***: Shall not exceed 3 stories, except as approved pursuant to a variance or otherwise specifically exempted from this limitation (e.g., telecommunication towers, wind energy systems, water towers).
 
(Ord. 14-01, passed 6-6-2014, Ch. 6, Art. 4; Ord. 16-01, passed 6-3-2016; Ord. 16-03, passed 7-21-2017; Ord. 17-01, passed 5-1-2017; Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-2019)