§ 156.036  MULTI-FAMILY DISTRICT (R-3, R-3A, R-4, AND R-5).
   (A)   Intent.  The intent of these districts is to accommodate multi-family development of a type generally associated with detached houses occupied by one or two families, or attached housing being occupied by more than three families.  In addition, a zone is created to establish a Mobile Home Park District and the rules associated with such.
   (B)   Permitted principal uses in R-3, R-3A, R-4, and R-5. Refer to § 156.045 Use Classification Table.
      (1)   Single-family dwellings.
      (2)   Multi-family dwellings up to four units.
   (C)   Permitted accessory structures and uses in R-3, R-3A, R-4, and R-5.
      (1)   Carport, garage, or other buildings not used as a dwelling and customarily incidental to the principal use of the premises.
      (2)   Accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use of the premises, such as short-term rentals.
      (3)   Home occupations refer to § 156.055 Home Occupation Regulations.
   (D)   Conditional uses in Multi-Family Residential Districts. Refer to § 156.045 Use Classification Table.
      (1)   R-3, R-3A, R-4, and R-5.
         (a)   Non-profit public or private facilities such as schools, parks, and recreational facilities.
         (b)   Renting of sleeping rooms or taking of boarders or tourists by the family resident on the premises provided not more than three rooms are used for such purposes, excluding short-term rentals.
         (c)   Residential day care.
         (d)   Residential planned-development projects.
         (e)   Non-profit public or private facilities such as schools, religious assembly and related activities.
      (2)   Conditional uses in R-3A Residential Districts.
         (a)   Mobile home parks.
         (b)   Small animal clinics.
         (c)   Coin laundry, barber shop, and similar service activities.
         (d)    Planned-development projects.
      (3)   Conditional uses in R-4 Residential Districts. Refer to § 156.045 Use Classification Table.
         (a)    Planned-development projects.
         (b)   Fraternity and sorority houses.
         (c)   Nursing homes, rest homes, retirement homes, and convalescent homes.
         (d)   Office planned-development projects.
         (e)   Barber shops and beauty shops.
      (4)   Conditional uses in R-5 Residential Districts. Refer to § 156.045 Use Classification Table.
         (a)    Planned-development projects.
         (b)   Coin laundry, barber shop, beauty shop, drug store, neighborhood grocery, restaurants, or similar activities.
   (E)   Prohibited uses.
      (1)   Mobile homes except as provided for in this chapter.
      (2)   Any use not listed as permitted and not approved as a conditional use is prohibited.
      (3)   Home occupations must be incidental to the principal use and not alter the appearance of the main structure in any appreciable manner.
      (4)   Adult-oriented businesses.
   (F)   Lot, yard, and height regulations.
      (1)   Minimum lot.
         (a)   R-3 and R-3A
            7,500 square feet.
            Floor Area Ratio: 0.5.
         (b)   R-4
            7,500 square feet.
            Floor Area Ratio: 0.5.
         (c)    R-5
            5,000 square feet.
            Floor Area Ratio: 0.5.
      (2)   Minimum lot frontage on a public street.
         (a)   R-3, R-3A
         75 feet single-family; 75 feet multi-family.
         (b)   R-4
         75 feet single-family; 75 feet multi-family.
         (c)   R-5
         75 feet single-family; 75 feet multi-family.
      (3)    Minimum front yards.  R-3, R-3A, R-4 and R-5 - 25 feet.
      (4)   Minimum side yards.  R-3, R-3A, R-4, and R-5 - 10 feet.
      (5)   Minimum rear yards.  R-3, R-3A, R-4 and R-5 - 25 feet.
      (6)   Maximum lot coverage.  R-3, R-3A, R-4, and R-5 - 50%.
      (7)   Maximum height.  R-3, R-3A, R-4, and R-5 - 35 feet.
      (8)   Accessory buildings are permitted only in rear yards and shall be located at least five feet from all lot lines except on corner lots where secondary yard restrictions will apply.
*Subdivision restrictions may vary from subdivision to subdivision.  Please check to see if setbacks differ and if accessory buildings are allowed and where they are allowed.
(Ord. 794, passed 12-22-83; Am. Ord. 89-890, passed 4-27-89; Am. Ord. 90-925, passed 7-26-90; Am. Ord. 97-1127, passed 9-26-97; Am. Ord. 98-1174, passed 12-28-98; Am. Ord. 2019-1789, passed 10-24- 19)    Penalty, see § 156.999