1270.19  DWELLING UNIT AREA REQUIREMENTS.
   In order to provide healthful living conditions and to preserve the character of the neighborhood, dwellings shall be erected, altered, moved, maintained or occupied only in accordance with the following standards establishing minimum areas of dwelling units.
   (a)   Definition of Area of a Dwelling Unit.  For this purpose, the area shall be the sum of the gross floor areas above the basement level, and not more than three feet below finished grade, including those rooms (and closets) having a minimum ceiling height of seven feet, six inches and having the natural light and ventilation as required by the Building Code.  Rooms above the first floor may be included if they are directly connected by a permanent stairs and hall, and spaces under pitched roofs having a minimum knee wall height of seven feet, six inches, may also be included.
      The area for frame buildings shall be measured from the exterior face of the enclosing walls at the respective floor line.  For brick veneer buildings, no more than four inches of exterior wall thickness may be included in the area calculation.  For two-family and multifamily dwellings, where applicable, measurements will be made to the centerline of party walls.  All areas within garages and porches, public halls and general storage rooms in multifamily dwellings shall be excluded in this measurement.
   (b)   Minimum Area of a Dwelling Unit.  The minimum area of a dwelling unit shall be as established in the following schedule:
                  Dwelling Unit Area Requirements
Dwelling Type         1 Story (sq. ft.)         1-1/2 Story (sq. ft.)      2 Story (sq. ft.)
            With      Without   With      Without   With      Without
            Bsmt.      Bsmt.      Bsmt.      Bsmt.      Bsmt.      Bsmt.
R1-A Classification
One-family dwelling*
Ground floor         1250      1400      1100      1200      850      950
Total floor area      1250      1400      1250      1400      1700      1900
R1-B Classification
One-family dwelling*
Ground floor         1250      1400      1100      1200      850      950
Total floor area      1250      1400      1250      1400      1700      1900
One-family dwelling      Bi-level            Tri-level split level
Ground floor area      950   
Total floor area      1900            1600
Two-family dwelling
Ground floor area      1050      1150      ----      ----      750      850
(each unit)
Total floor area      2100      2300      ----      ----      1350      1450
            (per      (per                  (each      (each
            bldg.)      bldg.)                  unit)      unit)
Townhouse (ea. unit)*
Ground floor area      1100      1200      ----      ----      660      760
Total floor area      1100      1200      ----      ----      1320      1420
Plex (each unit)*
Ground floor area      1100      1200      ----      ----      660      760
Total floor area      1100      1200      ----      ----      1320      1420
Apartment            Minimum Area Per Apartment Unit (sq. ft.)**
               Efficiency      500
               1 bedroom unit      650
               2 bedroom unit      850
*Area exclusive of all circulation space.
**Maximum of three bedrooms; for each additional bedroom unit 150 square feet of additional area must be provided.
   (c)   Apartment Developments.  Not more than twenty-five percent of the total number of apartment units within any apartment development or apartment development area within a group development or planned unit development shall be units with three or more bedrooms.
   (d)   Area of Garage.  Private garages required for each one and two-family, plex and townhouse dwelling unit shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
Dwelling Type                     Maximum
               Dwelling Area (sq. ft.)   Garage (sq. ft.)
One-family dwelling         1,250 to 3,000         800
               3,001 to 4,000         1,000
               Over 4,000         1,200
               Area of Private Garage Area Per Unit (sq. ft.)*
Dwelling Type         Minimum         Maximum
Two-family dwelling         240            400
Townhouse            240            400
Plex               240            400
*Area exclusive of all circulation space.
(Ord. 89-210.  Passed 2-6-90; Ord. 91-249.  Passed 11-6-91.)