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(a) Intent. The RCD-PUD is established to provide for very high density detached dwelling housing in new or redeveloping areas of the city. Applicant should show an initial development plan that incorporates flexible yard requirements that use examples from the detached dwelling—high density (DD7) Form. Also, cottage developments and other similar cluster subdivision developments that create very high density single-family neighborhoods and offer affordable and sustainable areas for people to live are very much encouraged. Initial development plans shall incorporate transitions from the edge of these developments and comply with building and fire code requirements.
(b) Scope of regulations. The regulations set forth in this subchapter or set forth elsewhere in this chapter when referred to in this subchapter are the district regulations in the RCD-PUD district.
(1) Detached Dwelling—High Density (DD7).
(2) Neighborhood Facilities (NF1).
(3) Basic Utilities (UT1).
(4) Conservation Open Space (OPEN1).
(5) Recreation Open Space (OPEN2).
(d) Standards for DD7 forms.
(1) Front yards. No principal or accessory structure shall be closer than ten feet to a public street right-of-way and the driveway shall be at least 20 feet long to accommodate off-street parking.
(2) Side yard setback. The side yard shall be subject to § 160.452(d)(8), provided however, that no structure shall be located on more than one side lot line. Dwellings that are not adjacent to another DD7 form shall maintain a minimum side yard setback of five feet.
(3) Rear yard setback. Rear yard setbacks shall be an average of ten feet as shown on the initial development plans.
(4) Building separations. No portion of any principal structure shall be located less than ten feet from any other principal structure.
(5) Transition area setback. Where a residential cluster development adjoins or borders another detached dwelling form, the buffer yard requirements of the forms shall apply. An alternative landscaping plan can be incorporated as a part of the initial development plan.
(6) Common open space. Common open space is encouraged with this type of planned unit development. Such area shall be perpetually owned and maintained for the purposes of this section by a homeowners association or, at the option of the town, dedicated or deeded to the public. The location and arrangement of any open space(s) shall be subject to planning commission approval as a part of the initial development plan. The owner shall, pursuant to the subdivision regulations, cause a final plat to be recorded in the county register of deeds office which clearly describes the open space(s), required deed restrictions, and conditions thereof, prior to the issuance of any building permit(s).
(7) Parking. To fulfill the off-street parking requirements, the development may develop accessory off-site parking areas within common open space areas. The off-site parking areas must be accessible to all units for which they are intended. These accessory off-site parking areas shall be indicated on the initial development plan.
(8) A zero side yard setback may be permitted, subject to the following provisions:
A. Any wall constructed on the side or rear lot line shall be a solid, doorless, and windowless wall. Such wall shall contain no electrical, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, or other fixtures that project beyond such wall. Roof eaves may encroach two feet into the adjoining lot.
B. A five foot maintenance and access easement with a maximum eave encroachment easement of two feet within the maintenance easement shall be established on the adjoining lot and shall assure ready access to the lot line wall at reasonable periods of the day for normal maintenance.
C. Where zero side yard setbacks are proposed, the buildable area for each lot shall be indicated on the initial development and final development plans.
(Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013; Ord. 51-18, passed 6-5-2018)