SECTION 9.31 URBAN RESIDENTIAL OVERLAY ZONE
SECTION I
1.   Purpose:
It is the purpose of the Urban Residential Overlay Zone is to allow for flexibility in density when the result will be the development of new residential units with the following emphasis:
   A).   Promotes single-family owner occupied residences;
   B).   Promotes single-family residential development of lots that do not conform with the existing regulations;
   C).   Encourages redevelopment of existing substandard housing; and
   D).   Where the proposed overall development exceeds the existing minimum density requirements.
2.   Designation: 
The Urban Residential Overlay Zone shall be designated by the abbreviation (URO) on the City of Newport Zoning Map.  All property so classified is subject to the provisions of the Section.
3.   Applicability:
The URO shall operate as an overlay zone In the R-3 zoning district.  All provisions of the underlying zoning shall apply, except as provided for in this Section.
4.   Zoning Permit: 
No Zoning Permit shall be issued for any new construction within an established URO without approval of a Development Plan under Section 9.13.
5.   Procedures:
Owners and developers of property within an URO shall be subject to the following procedures and requirements to develop lots within the URO.
A).   The Applicant must establish the number of existing buildings and residential units within the project area.
B).   Applicant must demonstrate the existence of non-conforming lot sizes.
C).   Applicant must demonstrate the existence of substandard housing units within the project area.
D).   Multiply dwelling units (two, three and four family) must be on record with the City, or substantial evidence of the existence of use as multi-family must be presented by the applicant to the Zoning Administrator for approval.
E).   Any two, three, four, or multiple unit buildings to be removed and replaced with single-family structures within the development area are to be counted as two units when calculating the total number of allowable units.
F).   When new construction of 10 or more single family dwelling units occurs in the URO, the new number of total units to be built can exceed the densities established by the zone, up to but not exceeding the existing number of units when calculated as stipulated In (E).  This exemption is only to be used when calculating existing established two-family units.
G).   A project utilizing an URO shall contain 10 or more new single-family residential units.  Lots need not be contiguous, however all must be constructed in a timeframe outlined within Section 16.2 of this Zoning Ordinance.
H).   All development plans under the URO are subject to all other applicable sections of this Zoning Ordinance.
I).   All new residential construction within the URO must be single-family dwelling units.