10-2-4: RURAL RESIDENTIAL (RR) ZONE:
   A.   Intent: The purpose of the rural residential (RR) zone district is to allow existing residential uses to remain, allow the construction of new single-family dwelling units to be constructed upon legally platted lots, to allow expansion of such uses in accordance with limitations and regulations defined in the low impact permit process, and permit residential uses to be developed in accordance with the specific provisions of such previously approved agreements.
   B.   Density: In areas that are not already platted, or otherwise entitled, the base density shall be one unit per twenty (20) acres on developable lands and one unit per forty (40) acres on sensitive lands.
   C.   Schedule Of Uses: The table of uses sets forth the appropriate uses in this zone. In general, low density residential uses and home based businesses are considered appropriate.
   D.   Height:
      1.   The maximum building or structure height shall be thirty two feet (32') unless otherwise stated in section 10-4-3 of this title. Height shall be measured according to section 10-4-22 of this title.
   E.   Setbacks: Unless otherwise indicated below, on a recorded plat or an approved site plan the minimum setback shall be:
 
Front setback
30 feet
Side setback
12 feet
Rear setback
12 feet
 
      1.   On a corner lot, one minimum front setback and one minimum side setback is required with the following provisions:
         a.   Any frontage with a driveway leading to a garage or parking space shall have a front setback.
         b.   The county engineering department shall review the application to ensure that no obstruction shall be placed in the sight triangle as defined by the American Association Of State Highway And Transportation Officials (AASHTO) intersection control definitions.
      2.   The minimum setback from Highways 224, 40, 248 and Interstate 80 rights of way shall be one hundred feet (100').
      3.   The minimum setback from Kilby Road, Rasmussen Road, Bitner Road, North Pace Lane, the U.S. 40 Frontage Road, and other frontage roads rights of way shall be sixty feet (60').
      4.   The minimum setback from any wetland shall be forty feet (40').
      5.   The minimum setback from the centerline of East Canyon Creek shall be one hundred fifty feet (150').
      6.   The minimum setback from a naturally occurring year round stream (other than East Canyon Creek) shall be one hundred feet (100') from the centerline of the stream.
      7.   The minimum setback from a lake, pond, or reservoir shall be one hundred feet (100') from the high water mark.
   F.   Front Setback Exceptions: The front shall be open and free of any structure except:
      1.   Fences and retaining walls not more than four feet (4') in height or as permitted in subsection 10-4-18I of this title. On corner lots fences more than three feet (3') in height are prohibited within twenty five feet (25') of the intersection, at the property line.
      2.   Uncovered steps provided the steps are not more than four feet (4') in height from finished grade, not including any handrail.
      3.   Uncovered decks or porches that do not exceed one foot (1') in height, measured from the top of the deck to finished grade.
      4.   Decks, porches or bay windows not more than ten feet (10') wide projecting not more than three feet (3') into the front setback.
      5.   Roof overhangs, eaves or cornices that do not extend into the setback more than three feet (3').
      6.   Driveways leading to a garage or parking space. No portion of a front setback area except for patios, driveways, allowed parking spaces and sidewalks may be hard surfaced.
      7.   Bridges and culverts associated with a driveway.
      8.   Underground/overhead utilities.
      9.   Mailboxes that are no more than five feet (5') in height with a base of no more than six (6) square feet. Mailboxes shall be at least five feet (5') from a fire hydrant.
      10.   Ornamental objects or statuary may be displayed in the front yard provided they are constructed of high grade, durable materials, and do not exceed ten feet (10') in height and no more than five feet (5') in width and/or depth.
   G.   Side Setback Exceptions: The side shall be open and free of any structure except:
      1.   Bay windows not more than ten feet (10') wide that project not more than two feet (2') into the side setback.
      2.   Window wells and light wells that project not more than four feet (4') into the side.
      3.   Roof overhangs, eaves or cornices that do not extend into the side setback more than three feet (3').
      4.   Uncovered decks or porches that do not exceed one foot (1') in height, measured from the top of the deck to finished grade located a minimum of three feet (3') from the side property line.
      5.   Fences, walls and retaining walls not more than six feet (6') in height or as permitted in subsection 10-4-18I of this title. A retaining wall may have multiple steps provided each step does not exceed six feet (6') in height, and the horizontal distance separating each step is at least three feet (3') measured from the front face of the lower step to the front face of the upper step.
      6.   Screened mechanical equipment, air conditioners and similar structures located a minimum of five feet (5') from the side lot line.
      7.   Chimneys not more than five feet (5') wide projecting not more than two feet (2') into the setback.
      8.   An accessory building, not more than two hundred (200) square feet in size, no more than twelve feet (12') in height that is located a minimum of two feet (2') from the side property line.
   H.   Rear Exceptions: The rear shall be open and free of any structure except:
      1.   Bay windows not more than ten feet (10') wide that project not more than two feet (2') into the setback.
      2.   Window wells and light wells that project not more than four feet (4') into the setback.
      3.   Roof overhangs, eaves or cornices that do not extend into the setback more than three feet (3').
      4.   Uncovered decks or porches that do not exceed one foot (1') in height, measured from the top of the deck to finished grade located a minimum of three feet (3') from the rear property line.
      5.   Fences, walls and retaining walls not more than six feet (6') in height or as permitted in subsection 10-4-18I of this title. A retaining wall may have multiple steps provided each step does not exceed six feet (6') in height, and the horizontal distance separating each step is at least three feet (3').
      6.   Chimneys not more than five feet (5') wide projecting not more than two feet (2') into the setback.
      7.   An accessory building, not more than two hundred (200) square feet in size, no more than twelve feet (12') in height that is located a minimum of two feet (2') from the rear property line.
   I.   In Fill Provisions: The purpose of this provision is to permit an appropriate level of development on properties that are less than ten (10) acres in size and which existed on or before November 12, 1996, the date on which Summit County formally began consideration of the pending ordinance adopting this title, and which are surrounded within three hundred feet (300') on at least three (3) sides by existing residential development that exceeds one unit per one acre which could include a roadway carrying high traffic volumes. The minimum land area for each dwelling unit for density purposes shall be consistent with the average of the gross parcel densities on the immediately adjacent properties, up to a maximum density of one unit per one acre. A significant density incentive will be granted for transferring densities from designated viewshed to more appropriate locations. (Ord. 830, 10-1-2014)