21A.24.164: R-MU-35 RESIDENTIAL/MIXED USE DISTRICT:
   A.   Purpose Statement: The purpose of the R-MU-35 residential/mixed use district is to provide areas within the city for mixed use development that promote residential urban neighborhoods containing residential, retail, service commercial and small scale office uses. The standards for the district reinforce the mixed use character of the area and promote appropriately scaled development that is pedestrian oriented. This zone is intended to provide a buffer for lower density residential uses and nearby collector, arterial streets and higher intensity land uses.
   B.   Uses: Uses in the R-MU-35 residential/mixed use district, as specified in section 21A.33.020, "Table Of Permitted And Conditional Uses For Residential Districts", of this title are permitted subject to the general provisions set forth in section 21A.24.010 of this chapter and this section.
   C.   Minimum Lot Area And Lot Width: The minimum lot areas and lot widths required in this district are as follows:
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Land Use
Minimum Lot Area
Minimum Lot Width
Land Use
Minimum Lot Area
Minimum Lot Width
Multi-family dwellings
5,000 square feet for new lots
 
No minimum for existing lots
50 feet
Municipal service uses, including city utility uses and police and fire stations
No minimum
No minimum
Natural open space and conservation areas, public and private
No minimum
No minimum
Nonresidential uses
No minimum
No minimum
Places of worship less than 4 acres in size
12,000 square feet
140 feet
Public pedestrian pathways, trails and greenways
No minimum
No minimum
Public/private utility transmission wires, lines, pipes and poles
No minimum
No minimum
Single-family attached dwellings (3 or more)
2,500 square feet per unit1
Interior: 22 feet
Corner: 32 feet
Single-family detached dwellings
2,500 square feet
25 feet
Twin home dwellings
2,500 square feet per unit
25 feet
Two-family dwellings
2,500 square feet
25 feet
Utility substations and buildings
5,000 square feet
50 feet
Other permitted or conditional uses as listed in section 21A.33.020 of this title
5,000 square feet
50 feet
 
Qualifying provisions:
1.    There is no minimum lot area nor lot width required provided:
   a.    Parking for units shall be rear loaded and accessed from a common drive shared by all units in a particular development;
   b.    Driveway access shall connect to the public street in a maximum of 2 locations; and
   c.    No garages shall face the primary street and front yard parking shall be strictly prohibited.
   D.   Minimum Yard Requirements:
      1.   Single-Family Detached Dwellings:
         a.   Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').
         b.   Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').
         c.   Interior Side Yard:
            (1)   Corner lots: Four feet (4').
            (2)   Interior lots: Four feet (4').
         d.   Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of the lot depth, but need not be more than twenty feet (20').
      2.   Single-Family Attached, Two-Family And Twin Home Dwellings:
         a.   Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').
         b.   Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum ten feet (10').
         c.   Interior Side Yard:
            (1)   Single-family attached: Four feet (4') is required for any interior side yard that is not a common wall between properties.
            (2)   Two-family:
               (A)   Interior lot: Four feet (4').
               (B)   Corner lot: Four feet (4').
            (3)   Twin home: No yard is required along the common lot line. A four foot (4') yard is required on the other.
         d.   Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth or twenty five feet (25'), whichever is less.
      3.   Nonresidential, Multi-Family Residential And Mixed Use Developments:
         a.   Front Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum fifteen feet (15').
         b.   Corner Side Yard: Minimum five feet (5'). Maximum fifteen feet (15').
         c.   Interior Side Yard: No setback is required unless an interior side yard abuts a Single- or Two-Family Residential District. When a setback is required, a minimum ten foot (10') setback must be provided, and the minimum side yard setback shall be increased one foot (1') for every one foot (1') increase in height above twenty five feet (25'). Buildings may be stepped so taller portions of a building are farther away from the side property line. The horizontal measurement of the step shall be equal to the vertical measurement of the taller portion of the building.
         d.   Rear Yard: Twenty five percent (25%) of lot depth, but need not exceed thirty feet (30').
      4.   Legal Lots: Lots legally existing on the effective date hereof, April 12, 1995, shall be considered legal conforming lots.
      5.   Required Yards For Legally Existing Buildings: For buildings legally existing on the effective date hereof, required yards shall be no greater than the established setback line.
   E.   Maximum Building Height: The maximum building height shall not exceed thirty five feet (35'), except that nonresidential buildings and uses shall be limited by subsections E1, E2, E3 and E4 of this section. Buildings taller than thirty five feet (35'), up to a maximum of forty five feet (45'), may be authorized through the design review process (chapter 21A.59 of this title); and provided that the proposed height is supported by the applicable master plan.
      1.   Maximum height for nonresidential buildings: Twenty feet (20').
      2.   Nonresidential uses are only permitted on the ground floor of any structure.
      3.   Nonresidential uses in landmark sites are exempt from the maximum height for nonresidential buildings and the maximum floor area coverage limitations.
      4.   For any property abutting a Single-Family or Two-Family Residential District, the maximum height is limited to thirty five feet (35') and may not be increased through any process.
   F.   Minimum Open Space Area: For residential uses and mixed uses containing residential uses, not less than twenty percent (20%) of the lot area shall be maintained as an open space area. This open space area may take the form of landscaped yards or plazas and courtyards, subject to site plan review approval.
   G.   Landscape Buffers: Where a lot in the R-MU-35 District abuts a lot in a Single-Family or Two-Family Residential District, landscape buffers shall be provided as required in chapter 21A.48, "Landscaping And Buffers", of this title.
   H.   Parking Structures: Parking structures not attached to the principal building shall maintain a forty five foot (45') minimum setback from a front or corner side yard property line or be located behind the primary structure. (Ord. 14-19, 2019: Ord. 13-19, 2019: Ord. 12-17, 2017)