§ 153.252 RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS.
   (A)   Purpose statement. The following are the purpose statements for each of the city's residential zoning districts:
      (1)   Residential Single Household - Estate Density (RSH-E). It is the purpose of the “RSH-E” district to encourage the establishment and retention of residential neighborhoods consisting of single household dwellings on large lots while preserving the undeveloped lands within this district for similar types of residential uses.
      (2)   Residential Single Household - Low Density (RSH-L). It is the purpose of the “RSH-L” district to encourage the establishment and retention of residential neighborhoods consisting of single household dwellings on medium sized lots while preserving the undeveloped lands within this district for similar types of residential uses.
      (3)   Residential Single Household - High Density (RSH-H). It is the purpose of the “RSH-H” district to encourage the establishment and retention of residential neighborhoods consisting of single household dwellings on very small lots while preserving the undeveloped lands within this district for similar types of residential uses.
      (4)   Residential Multi-Household (RMH). It is the purpose of the “RMH” district to encourage the establishment and retention of varying densities of residential neighborhoods consisting of multi-household dwellings, two household dwellings and single household dwellings while preserving the undeveloped lands within this district for similar types of residential uses.
   (B)   Permitted uses.
      (1)   Table of permitted uses. Table 252-1: Residential Permitted Uses lists the uses allowed within the residential zoning districts.
      (2)   Permitted uses. A “P” in a cell indicates that a use is allowed by-right in the respective zoning district. Permitted uses are subject to all other applicable regulations of this code.
      (3)   Permitted uses with standards. A “PS” in a cell indicates that a use category is allowed by-right in the respective zoning district if it meets the additional standards set forth in the numerically referenced sections. Permitted uses with standards are subject to all other applicable regulations of this code.
      (4)   Conditional uses. 
         a)   A “C” in a cell indicates that a use may be permitted if approved through a conditional use permit (see § 153.204: Conditional Use Permits). Conditional uses may be subject to use-specific standards as identified in the last column of Table 252-1: Residential Permitted Uses. Conditional uses are subject to all other applicable regulations of this code.
         b)   The existence or lack of additional use-specific standards in this code shall not be implied to be the only standards the use is required to meet. Any use that is permitted as a conditional use shall be subject to the general review standards for all conditional uses established in § 153.204: Conditional Use Permits.
      (5)   Prohibited uses. A blank cell in Table 252-1: Residential Permitted Uses indicates that a use is prohibited in the respective zoning district.
      (6)   Numerical references. The subsections contained in the “Additional Requirements” column are references to additional standards and requirements that apply to the use type listed. Standards referenced in the “Additional Requirements” column apply in all zoning districts unless otherwise expressly stated.
   (C)   Table of permitted uses. Table 252-1: Residential Permitted Uses identifies the list of permitted uses in all the residential zoning districts.
TABLE 252-1: RESIDENTIAL PERMITTED USES
P = Permitted PS = Permitted with Standards C = Conditional Use Blank Cell = Prohibited
Use Type
RSH-E
RSH-L
RSH-H
RMH
Additional Requirements
TABLE 252-1: RESIDENTIAL PERMITTED USES
P = Permitted PS = Permitted with Standards C = Conditional Use Blank Cell = Prohibited
Use Type
RSH-E
RSH-L
RSH-H
RMH
Additional Requirements
   Residential Use Classification
Single household dwelling
P
P
P
P
Two household dwelling
P
Multi-household dwelling
P
   Public and Institutional Use Classification   
Assisted living and residential care facilities
PS
153.252(E)(1)
Community social service facilities
C
C
C
C
153.252(E)(2)
Educational institutions
C
C
C
C
Group homes and adult group homes
C
C
C
C
153.252(E)(3)
Parks/playgrounds/play fields/open space
P
P
P
P
Religious places of worship
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(E)(4)
   Residential Accessory Uses
Air conditioning, heat pump, and fixed electric generator equipment
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(1)
Aviary
P
P
P
P
Child’s playhouse, tree house, or birdhouse
P
P
P
P
Fences, walls, and hedges
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(2)
Garages, carports, and parking areas
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(3)
Home occupations
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(4)
In-home child and adult care
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(5)
Keeping of domesticated pets, domesticated farm animals, husbandry of fowl, rabbits, or bees
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(6)
Landscape features
P
P
P
P
Non-commercial radio, television, or other similar receiving antenna or structure
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(7)
Parking and storage of vehicles and equipment
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(8)
Portable storage units
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(9)
Private gardens
P
P
P
P
Real estate sales office/model homes
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(10)
Satellite dish-type antennas
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(11)
Small wind energy turbines (SWETs)
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(12)
Solar panels
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(13)
Statuary, arbors, trellises, and flag poles
P
P
P
P
Storage structures and accessory buildings
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(14)
Swimming pools, tennis courts, hot tubs, spas, and other accessory recreational facilities designed for personal use
PS
PS
PS
PS
153.252(F)(15)
 
   (D)   Residential use standards.
      (1)   There shall not be more than one single household or one two household dwelling permitted on a zoning lot. There may be more than one multi-household building on a zoning lot.
      (2)   No one or two household dwelling shall be located to the rear of any building on the same lot or on another lot that has insufficient frontage under this code on a dedicated street, the improvement of which has been approved by the city.
      (3)   Multi-household buildings may be arranged in groups and each building need not directly front on a dedicated street.
   (E)   Public and institutional use-specific regulations.
      (1)   Assisted living and residential care facilities. Assisted living and residential care facilities shall be subject to the following development standards:
         a)   Minimum lot size shall be five acres.
         b)   Minimum lot width shall be 300 feet.
         c)   Minimum front yard and side yard setbacks shall be 50 feet.
         d)   Minimum rear yard setback shall be 55 feet.
         e)   Maximum building coverage shall be 25 percent.
         f)   Minimum green space shall be 50 percent.
         g)   Maximum height shall be 35 feet.
      (2)   Community social service facilities. Community social service facilities may be permitted in all residential zoning districts with a conditional use permit and are subject to the development standards of the district in which it is located and which can be found in Table 252-2: Residential Single Household Development Standards and Table 252-3: Residential Multi-Household Development.
      (3)   Group homes.
         a)   Development standards. Group homes are subject to the following development standards:
            i)   Minimum lot size shall be five acres.
            ii)   Minimum lot width shall be 300 feet.
            iii)   Minimum front yard and side yard setbacks shall be 50 feet.
            iv)   Minimum rear yard setback shall be 55 feet.
            v)   Minimum building coverage shall be 25 percent.
            vi)   Minimum green space shall be 50 percent.
         b)   Submission requirements. The operator or agency applying for a conditional use permit to operate a group home shall submit the following information to aid the Planning Commission in their review of the requested facility:
            i)   A license or evidence of ability to obtain a license, if such is required, from the pertinent government unit prior to operation. If licensing is not required, a verified affidavit so stating shall be presented.
            ii)   A copy of the sponsoring agency’s occupancy standards, if any.
            iii)   A development plan for the proposed facility, indicating structure outline and floor area, off-street parking provisions, driveway access, landscaping and screening provisions, and recreational and open space facilities.
         c)   Findings by Planning Commission. In its review of each proposed group home, the Planning Commission shall make specific findings of fact relative to the following factors:
            i)   Whether the group home is licensed by the appropriate authority within the State of Ohio and Hamilton County. If such licensing is not available or not applicable, a verified affidavit so stating shall be provided to the city.
            ii)   Whether the proposed facility is approved by the local agency responsible for providing support services and/or programs to the facility.
            iii)   Whether the architectural design, construction and site layout of the proposed facility and the location, nature, and height of any walls, screens and fences will be consistent with the permitted uses by the zoning district in which it is located.
            iv)   Whether there are facts indicating that the proposed facility would unreasonably impact noise, lights, congestion, or traffic generation which would be inconsistent with the permitted uses by the zoning district in which it is located.
            v)   Whether the property complies with the yard, parking, and sign regulations.
            vi)   Whether the proposed facility will contribute to the density of the area, or would result in excessive concentration of group homes within a residential district.
         d)   If the owner or owner's authorized agent has failed to provide sufficient, non-speculative information to establish the provisions of division c) are satisfied, the Planning Commission shall not issue a conditional use permit.
      (4)   Religious places of worship. Religious places of worship are permitted in all residential zoning districts subject to the following conditions:
         a)   Religious places of worship shall have a minimum lot area of two acres and a minimum lot width of 200 feet.
         b)   All buildings and structures shall comply with the following setbacks:
            i)   Minimum front yard and side yard setbacks are 50 feet.
            ii)   Minimum rear yard setback is 55 feet.
         c)   No more than 35 percent of any lot shall be occupied by buildings or structures.
         d)   Each lot shall have a minimum of 30 percent green space.
         e)   The maximum height for buildings and structures shall be 30 feet. However, domes, steeples, crosses, religious symbols, chimneys, and radio and television antennae located on and constituting an integral part of the main church building may extend to a height not to exceed 45 feet above the average finished grade.
         f)   Any signage shall comply with the signs section.
         g)   The required minimum number of parking spaces shall be determined as provided by § 153.302(P): Schedule of Off-Street Parking Requirements.
   (F)   Residential accessory use-specific regulations.
      (1)   Air conditioning, heat pump, and fixed electric generator equipment.
         a)   Any wall bracket or ground supported air conditioning, heat pump, or electric generator unit shall not project into or be located in a front yard, but such unit may be located in a side yard if it is no closer than seven feet to the side lot line and, if the unit is ground mounted, is screened from view from the front lot line.
            i)   Such screening shall consist of landscaping, fencing, or other type of structure.
            ii)   In all cases, screening shall be consistent with the aesthetics and design of the residence and neighborhood.
         b)   Units may be located in the rear yard if they are not less than seven feet from a rear or side lot line.
         c)   On corner lots, units shall be set back from the side street not less than the required setback for the adjacent main building on the abutting lot plus an additional five feet.
         d)   Units shall not exceed 16 feet in height or the height of the main building to which it associated, whichever is less.
         e)   Units shall not cover more than 120 square feet of ground area.
      (2)   Fences, walls, and hedges. Fences, walls, and hedges are permitted in residential zoning districts subject to the following conditions:
         a)   Location.
            i)   No fence or wall, other than a retaining wall, shall project past the front building line of any principally permitted or conditionally permitted structure.
            ii)   Hedges shall be permitted in the required front yard if they are three feet in height or less.
            iii)   Fences on corner lots shall not be located in the required setback for the building from the side street line.
            iv)   If no structure exists on said residential property, any fence, wall, or hedge may project past the front building line of the average of the adjacent properties or the minimum front yard setback, whichever is greater.
         b)   Height. Fences and walls shall not exceed six feet in height in the required rear and side yards.
         c)   Materials.
            i)   Above ground fences shall not contain an electric charge.
            ii)   Barbed wire and razor wire are prohibited in the residential zoning districts.
            iii)   Chain link type fences may be used in the side and rear yards of residential zoning districts.
            iv)   Retaining walls and decorative walls, located in the front yard (or side yard when on a corner or otherwise visible from the public right-of-way) shall either be of a natural quarried stone construction or of a manufactured precast concrete modular wall system with exposed vertical surfaces of a highly textured, rough-hewn appearance that simulates a natural quarried stone. Any coloring to the wall material shall not be a surface coating, but shall be integral to the concrete material makeup of the precast modular retaining wall system.
            v)   All structural supports of any fence shall be erected with such supports on the inside of the area to be enclosed, except as permitted in the following cases:
               A.   A fence visible from a public right-of-way which is designed with a finished appearance on one side shall be oriented so that the finished side faces the right-of-way.
               B.   A fence that adjoins the side or rear lot line of another lot may be erected with such supports on the outside of the area to be enclosed if the owners of the adjacent lot or lots has provided a signed and notarized letter attesting to their approval of the fence.
      (3)   Garages, carports, and parking areas. Garages, carports, and open off-street parking areas shall be permitted in residential districts if accessory to a dwelling. Other parking facility requirements are specified in the Off-Street Parking and Loading section.
      (4)   Home occupations. Home occupations such as home crafts, dressmaking, millinery, weaving, home decorating, services including, but not limited to, repairing furniture, computers, and radios, sharpening tools, and office space for businesses or services including, but not limited to, accountant, architect, artist, engineer, lawyer, musician, or physician may be permitted in residential zoning districts and shall be regulated as follows:
         a)   Only one occupation is permitted per dwelling unit.
         b)   Said home occupations shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to the use of the property for residential purposes.
         c)   The occupation is conducted wholly within a building and the space used for said home occupation does not occupy more than 20 percent of the gross floor area of the building.
         d)   Only members of the household residing within the dwelling shall work or assist in the occupation.
         e)   No mechanical equipment shall be used which will create any dust, noise, odor, glare, vibration, or electrical disturbance beyond the lot line.
         f)   The residential character of the exterior of the property shall not be changed. Furthermore, no signs shall be utilized other than an unlit nameplate not more than two square feet in area.
         g)   The number of vehicles attracted to the premises as a result of the home occupation shall not exceed two at any one time, excluding delivery vehicles temporarily stopped for purposes of pick-up or delivery.
         h)   Tractor trailers are not allowed on the premises of a home occupation.
         i)   Home occupations shall not include barber shops, beauty shops, shoe repair, automotive repair, motorcycle repair, pet grooming, or heavy equipment repair.
         j)   No merchandise or commodity shall be sold on the premises.
         k)   There shall be no outside storage, including machinery and equipment, of any kind related to the home occupation. Furthermore, no display of the products shall be visible from the street.
         l)   No expansion of existing off-street parking shall be permitted. Furthermore, no additional parking burden, due to the home occupation, shall be created.
         m)   Hours of operation shall be limited to 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for deliveries and clients.
      (5)   In-home child and adult day care. In-home child and adult care shall be permitted in all residential zoning districts, provided that:
         a)   Care is provided for a portion of a 24-hour day with no overnight stay.
         b)   In-home child day care is limited to one to six children, at one time, and shall be subject to requirements for type-B day care homes as defined by the Ohio Revised Code.
         c)   In-home adult day care is limited to a maximum of six adults.
         d)   No expansion of existing off-street parking shall be permitted. Furthermore, no additional parking burden, due to the day care, shall be created.
         e)   Day cares may not employ any individual that does not reside within the subject household.
         f)   The number of vehicles attracted to the premises as a result of the day care shall not exceed two at any one time, excluding delivery vehicles temporarily stopped for purposes of pick-up or delivery.
         g)   The residential character of the exterior of the property shall not be changed. Furthermore, no signs shall be utilized other than an unlit nameplate not more than two square feet in area.
         h)   Hours of operation shall be limited to 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      (6)   Keeping of domesticated pets, domesticated farm animals, husbandry of fowl, rabbits, or bees, and domesticated household pet day care facilities.
         a)   Household domesticated pets shall be regulated as follows:
            i)   No more than two dogs, two cats or a combination of dogs and cats so as not to total more than two.
            ii)   The kenneling of household domesticated pets and catteries are prohibited in residential districts. However, in the event of a household domesticated pet giving birth to young, such young will not be considered as constituting a violation of these regulations during a maximum 120-day weaning period.
         b)   Domesticated farm animals shall be regulated as follows:
            i)   No goat, sheep, pig, cow, horse or pony may be kept on a lot less than five acres.
            ii)   No structure containing such use may be located less than 250 feet from all adjacent residential lot lines or any residence.
            iii)   One such animal shall be permitted for each full acre in excess of four upon which the animal or animals are kept.
         c)   Husbandry of fowl, rabbits, or bees shall be regulated as follows:
            i)   Fowl, rabbits, or bees may be raised or kept for a resident owner's use on a lot of not less than three acres of area.
            ii)   The structure containing such use shall be located not less than 100 feet from all adjacent residential lot lines.
      (7)   Non-commercial radio, television, or other similar receiving antenna or structure.
         a)   The dish, antenna, or structure must be located in the rear yard.
         b)   The height of the structure may not exceed the lesser of the width or depth of the property as determined by a line bisecting such structure and measured from one side of the property to the other, or from the front property line to the rear at the shortest distance there between. The maximum height allowed is 30 feet.
         c)   The construction shall be of such type as may be required by the city to form a safe and durable structure.
      (8)   Parking and storage of vehicles and equipment.
          a)   All vehicles stored or parked, in open areas or on driveways or on parking areas (as defined in § 153.600: Definitions) shall be roadworthy and currently licensed at all times. All boats and personal watercrafts on trailers stored in open areas or parked on driveways shall be water worthy at all times. Vehicles and boats which are undergoing minor repairs or maintenance, the duration of which does not exceed 72 hours, shall not be considered to be in violation of this paragraph, provided such units are restored to roadworthy/water worthy condition before the elapse of 72 hours.
         b)   Farm machinery, equipment used in construction work and commercial tractors shall not be stored, or parked on residential property except as provided herein.
         c)   In all residential districts only passenger vehicles, which do not exceed 20 feet in length and/or eight feet in height may be parked or stored upon a driveway or parking area, as defined in § 153.600: Definitions.
         d)   All other motor vehicles, boats, personal watercraft, and trailers, not described in this section, shall be stored or parked on residential property only within a permitted enclosed structure or as otherwise permitted in this code.
            i)   One recreational vehicle, one boat on a trailer, one personal watercraft, or one trailer used for recreational purposes may be stored in an unenclosed area in the side or rear yard of the property, but not closer than five feet to the nearest lot line. The recreational vehicle, boat on a trailer or trailer used for recreational purposes need not be parked on an improved surface.
            ii)   Boats not on trailers, recreational vehicles, personal watercrafts, and trailers not resting on wheels are defined as structures in accordance with this code and are regulated elsewhere by this zoning code. Regardless of whether the described vehicles are resting on wheels or not, no more than one recreational vehicle, one boat, one boat on trailer, or one trailer used for recreational purposes may be stored in an unenclosed area on any residential parcel or residential lot.
            iii)   Any recreational vehicles, boats on trailers, personal watercrafts, and trailers used for recreational purposes may be parked on driveways for periods which do not exceed a total cumulative time of 96 hours during any calendar month for the limited purposes of loading, unloading, cleaning or effecting minor repairs or maintenance.
            iv)   No temporary or permanent human occupancy may occur therein except for loading, unloading, effecting minor repairs or maintenance or while in the process of actual transportation.
         e)   No person shall cause to stand, park, store, or permit the standing, parking or storage of any commercial vehicle in or upon any driveway, side yard, front yard, or rear yard, unless enclosed within a garage within any residential zoning district. However, one commercial vehicle shall be permitted to be parked or stored in or upon a driveway in a residential zoning district provided it does not exceed eight feet in height and/or 20 feet in length, and is not a bus, cement truck, box truck, box van, semi-tractor, semi-trailer, or any non-recreational trailer used for commercial purposes, stake bed truck, step van, tank truck, tar truck, dump truck, tow truck, or wrecker.
         f)   The foregoing prohibition shall not apply to any commercial vehicle which is temporarily parked incidental to providing maintenance, construction, repair, or delivery services at or upon the premises, including the delivery or loading of property or passengers.
         g)   The impervious surface ratio of the required front yard shall not exceed 50 percent. The impervious surface ratio shall include porches, sidewalks, driveways, and/or other permanent impervious surfaces, which project into the required front yard (excluding the public right-of-way).
      (9)   Portable storage units. A portable storage unit is permitted as a temporary, accessory use in a residential district and shall be regulated as follows:
         a)   Portable storage units are only permitted as a temporary use for a period not to exceed 30 days within a one-year period. A permit is required to place a portable storage unit on any premises for a period longer than 14 days.
         b)   Portable storage units must be located on a paved surface and a minimum of ten feet from the right-of-way.
         c)   Portable storage units may not exceed a total of 1,200 cubic feet on the interior.
         d)   If the portable storage unit is being used to store personal property as a result of a major calamity (e.g. fire, flood, or other event where there is significant property damage), the Building Official or his or her designee may waive the provisions of the subsection.
         e)   The owner and occupier of residential property on which a violation of this section occurs shall be liable for the violation if they knew or should have reason to know of the condition which caused the violation.
         f)   Storage or any other use in a trailer or non-permanent structure shall not be permitted.
      (10)   Real estate sales offices/model homes. Real estate sales offices/model homes may be permitted provided that the use:
         a)   Is located on a platted lot;
         b)   Is aesthetically compatible with the character of surrounding development in terms of exterior color, predominant exterior building materials, and landscaping;
         c)   Is operated by a developer or builder active in the same phase or section where the use is located; and
         d)   Is removed or the model home is converted into a permanent residential use once 85 percent occupancy in the section or phase of the development is reached.
      (11)   Satellite dish-type antennas. Satellite dish-type antennas, defined in § 153.600: Definitions, are permitted as an accessory use in all residential zoning districts and shall be regulated as follows:
         a)   One satellite dish-type antenna per parcel is permitted.
         b)   It shall only be located in the rear yard.
         c)   It shall not exceed 12 feet in height or the height of the primary building on the lot, whichever is less.
         d)   It shall not exceed 120 square feet of ground area at the base.
         e)   It shall not project into front or side yards.
         f)   On corner lots, it shall be set back from the side street not less than the required setback for the primary building on the abutting lot plus an additional five feet.
         g)   It shall be located not less than 20 feet from any dwelling unit on an adjacent residential lot.
         h)   It shall be reasonably screened from any adjacent property with landscaping, mounding, or a combination thereof, but the screening shall not be required to be placed so high in front of the dish as to interfere with reception of the antenna. Any application for a permit to erect such antenna shall include provisions for said screening. Such screening shall be maintained in good condition as long as the antenna remains in place.
         i)   It shall provide service for only the lot or parcel on which it is located.
         j)   It shall not be roof mounted on the main or any accessory building.
         k)   Advertising. The satellite dish apparatus shall bear no advertising, lettering, picture, or visual image other than the manufacturer's name.
         l)   Maintenance. The satellite dish apparatus shall be properly maintained to prevent both unsightly and unsafe conditions.
         m)   Exemptions. This section does not apply to the following:
            i)   Dish-type antennas that are one meter (39.37 inches) or less in diameter and that are designed to receive direct broadcast satellite service, including direct-to-home satellite service, or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals via satellite.
            ii)   Antennas that are one meter (39.37 inches) or less in diameter or diagonal measurement and is designed to receive video programming services via broadband radio service (wireless cable) or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals other than via satellite.
            iii)   Antennas that are designed to receive local television broadcast signals.
      (12)   Small Wind Energy Turbines (SWETs).
         a)   SWETs may be located on lots with a minimum lot area of two acres or more. However, if the proposed turbine is attached to a building and the turbine (to the top of the blades) does not exceed the maximum building height requirement of the applicable zoning district, there shall be no minimum lot requirement.
         b)   The maximum height of a stand-alone SWET shall be 30 feet in all residential zoning districts measured from the natural grade to the top of an extended rotor blade.
         c)   All portions of a SWET support structure must, at a minimum, meet the setback requirements for the applicable zoning district. SWETs must also be set back a minimum distance equal to 110 percent of the height of the SWET, as measured to the top of the rotor blades, from all lot lines.
         d)   Only a single turbine shall be permitted on a property.
         e)   Climbing access to the tower structure shall be limited by:
            i)   Placing fixed climbing apparatus no lower than ten feet from the ground; and
            ii)   Placing a six foot fence or shielding around the SWET.
         f)   SWETs shall be of a scale intended for on-site power consumption and shall not be designed to produce energy to sell to electric providers. This regulation shall not prohibit a property owner that is installing a SWET from connecting to the local electric system if mandated by the electric provider for the purposes of safety.
      (13)   Solar panels. Solar panels shall be subject to the following standards:
         a)   Ground-mounted solar panels shall be limited to a maximum height of 16 feet and shall be located in the rear yard.
         b)   All solar panels must, at a minimum, meet the setback requirements for the applicable zoning district.
         c)   Roof-mounted solar panels on pitched roofs shall be flush-mounted to the roof and shall not extend higher than the ridgeline of the roof on which they are located.
         d)   Roof-mounted solar panels on flat roofs shall not project more than six feet above the rooftop surface and shall not exceed the maximum height allowance in the applicable zoning district in which they are located.
      (14)   Storage structures and accessory buildings.
         a)   There may be one detached storage structure or accessory building and one detached garage on the same zoning lot with a main building subject to the following:
            i)   Such accessory building and detached garage are constructed simultaneously or subsequent to the main building.
            ii)   Detached storage structure or accessory buildings shall only be erected in a rear yard.
            iii)   The total of all storage structures, accessory buildings, and uses shall not occupy more than 35 percent of the area of the rear yard. In the case where a detached storage structure or accessory building is connected to the principal building by a breezeway, the storage structure or accessory building shall be counted towards the 35 percent. The ground area of such breezeway shall not be considered as part of the 35 percent.
            iv)   A detached storage structure or accessory building shall not be larger than 18 percent of the rear yard.
            v)   Detached storage structures or accessory buildings, other than garages, shall not exceed 2 percent of the lot area, or 12 percent of the area of the dwelling unit, whichever is less.
            vi)   A detached storage structure or accessory building shall be at least five feet from the side and rear lot lines and not less than 20 feet from a residence on an adjacent lot.
            vii)   On a corner lot that abuts a residential zoning district on the side or rear of the property, storage structures must be set back at least the depth of the required front yard setback for the side property line that is adjacent to a right-of-way.
         b)   An additional storage structure or accessory building may be erected as an integral part of a principal building or it may be connected thereto by a breezeway or other similar structure.
         c)   This section does not apply to decks that are connected to the main building.
      (15)   Swimming pools, tennis courts, hot tubs, spas, and other accessory recreational facilities designed for personal use.
         a)   The facility shall not be located in any front yard or side yard and shall be located not less than 15 feet from the rear or side lot line.
         b)   The facilities shall be located on the same zoning lot as the principal building, structure, or use.
   (G)   Residential development standards table.
      (1)   Table 252-2: Residential Single Household Development Standards identifies the specific development standards that apply to each of the residential single household zoning districts.
TABLE 252-2: RESIDENTIAL SINGLE HOUSEHOLD DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Development Standard
RSH-E
RSH-L
RSH-H
TABLE 252-2: RESIDENTIAL SINGLE HOUSEHOLD DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Development Standard
RSH-E
RSH-L
RSH-H
Minimum Lot Area
20,000 sf
10,000 sf
7,500 sf
Minimum Lot Width
100'
75'
60'
   Cul-de-sacs or the outside of a curved portion of a street
Front lot line
80'
60'
50'
Building line
100'
75'
60'
Minimum Setbacks of Principal Buildings
   Front
40'
35'
30'
   
   Side
Minimum each side
15'
8'
6'
Total
-
18'
16'
   Rear
50'
40'
35'
Minimum Setbacks of Accessory Buildings
   Front
-
-
-
   Side
5'
5'
5'
   Rear
5'
5'
5'
   Minimum Distance Between Accessory Building and Adjacent Residence
20'
20'
20'
Maximum Height
   Principal Structure
30'
30'
30'
   Accessory Structure
16'
16'
16'
Maximum Lot Coverage
35%
35%
35%
Minimum Green Space
50%
50%
50%
Minimum Dwelling Size
2,000 sf
1,600 sf
1,000 sf
Minimum Garage Size
2 car - 400 sf
2 car - 400 sf
1 car - 240 sf
Maximum Garage Size
1,000 sf*
700 sf*
600 sf*
* It is intended that garages be proportional to both the size of the lot and the dwelling, and therefore, a garage may have a larger maximum floor area as long as the garage does not exceed the average of 2.5% of the lot area and 55% of the area of the dwelling unit. However, in no instance shall the floor area of the garage exceed 75% of the area of the dwelling unit.
 
      (2)   Table 252-3: Residential Multi-Household Development identifies the specific development standards that apply to each of the residential multi-household zoning districts.
TABLE 252-3: RESIDENTIAL MULTI-HOUSEHOLD DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Development Standard
RMH
Single Household
Two Household
Multi- Household
TABLE 252-3: RESIDENTIAL MULTI-HOUSEHOLD DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Development Standard
RMH
Single Household
Two Household
Multi- Household
Minimum Lot Area/Maximum Density
7,500 sf
17,000 sf
8 units/acre
Minimum Lot Width
60'
100'
200'
Cul-de-sacs or the outside of a curved portion of a street
Front lot line
50'
80'
-
Building line
60'
100'
-
Minimum Setbacks of Principal Buildings
   Front
35'
35'
50'
   Side
Minimum each side
6'
12'
Equal to the height of the building
Total
16'
-
-
   Rear
35'
35'
Equal to the height of the building
   Minimum Distance Between Multi- Household Dwelling Buildings
-
-
20'
Minimum Setbacks of Accessory Buildings
   Front
-
-
-
   Side
5'
5'
5'
   Rear
5'
5'
5'
   Minimum Distance Between Accessory Building and Adjacent Residence
20'
20'
20'
Maximum Height
   Principal Structure
30'
35'
35'
   Accessory Structure
16'
16'
16'
Maximum Lot Coverage
35%
35%
25%
Minimum Green Space
50%
50%
50%
Minimum Dwelling Size
1,200 sf
1,200 sf
650 sf/dwelling unit
Minimum Garage Size
2 car - 400 sf
1 car/dwelling unit - 240 sf
1 car/dwelling unit - 240 sf
Maximum Garage Size
600 sf*
-
-
* It is intended that garages be proportional to both the size of the lot and the dwelling, and therefore, a garage may have a larger maximum floor area that does not exceed the average of 2.5% of the lot area and 55% of the area of the dwelling unit. However, in no instance shall the floor area of the garage exceed 75% of the area of the dwelling unit.
 
(Ord. 4-2016, passed 3-2-16; Am. Ord. 33-2016, passed 11-16-16; Am. Ord. 04-2020, passed 1-15-20)