§ 154.106  SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS (SR).
   (A)   Purpose.
      (1)   The purpose of the SR District is to provide for medium density suburban residential development on selected lands identified for medium density residential use in the comprehensive plan.
      (2)   The SR District is intended to accommodate suburban residential development in locations generally adjacent to urban centers and is characterized by patterns of subdivision or partitioning creating a scale of service and access requirements that are complementary or similar to city residential zones.
      (3)   Depending upon location, an SR District may be converted in a timely and orderly manner through annexation to city residential lands.
      (4)   The SR District shall apply only to those lands where the applicant substantially demonstrates community water and sewerage treatment will be available to serve the uses within the district.
   (B)   Permitted uses.  In the SR District the following uses shall be permitted subject to the standards and limitations set forth in division (F) below:
      (1)   Principal dwelling;
      (2)    Accessory uses;
 
      (3)   HOME OCCUPATION, as defined by this chapter, subject to the standards and limitations set forth in § 154.168.
      (4)   Public facilities;
      (5)   Signs, pursuant to the sign provisions set forth in § 154.166; and
      (6)   Residential group home.
   (C)   Conditional uses.  In the SR District, pursuant to the Type B application procedure set forth in § 154.076, and subject to the conditional use review criteria listed in § 154.057, and any other applicable criteria established by this chapter, the following uses may be allowed conditionally:
      (1)    Home occupation where the business includes visits to the site from clients, customers, patients, patrons, or similar individuals. Such home occupations may allow for employment of up to two non-family members and may be approved for a period of time not to exceed two years, and are subject to the standards arid limitations set forth in § 154.168;
      (2)   Kindergarten, pre-school nursery or day care facility in conjunction with a principal dwelling on the same parcel, subject to the standards for day care facilities set forth in § 154.169;
      (3)   Utility facilities, with the exception of energy generation facilities, subject to §§ 154.035 through 154.040 for site design review;
      (4)   Duplex or multi-family dwelling, subject to the site design review criteria of §§ 154.035 through 154.040 of this chapter;
      (5)   Residential facility, subject to the planned development requirements in § 154.152;
      (6)   Temporary structures as may be required during construction of an authorized permanent structure.  The temporary structure shall be removed upon final inspection of the permanent structure by the Building Inspector; and
      (7)   Temporary sales offices for permitted uses, pursuant to the Type A application procedure set forth in § 154.075 and subject to § 154.056 for temporary permits.
   (D)   Prohibited uses.  Uses of land and water not specifically mentioned in this section are prohibited in the SR District.
   (E)   Non-conforming uses.  Non-conforming uses found in the SR District is subject to the provisions of § 154.059 as well as any other applicable provisions of this chapter.
   (F)   Standards and limitations.  In the SR District, the following standards and limitations shall apply:
      (1)   Dwelling density.
         (a)   The maximum overall dwelling density for any new development shall not exceed 1 dwelling per 6,500 square feet excluding road right-of-way, in the SR District.
         (b)   Not more than 1 principal dwelling shall be permitted on any parcel, except in the case of a planned development, and except that for the division of any contiguous lands under the same ownership, parcel sizes may be averaged provided that the maximum overall density of the applicable SR District is not exceeded and provided that no parcel shall be below the applicable minimum parcel size established by division (2) below.  In the case of parcel-size averaging, appropriate conditions shall be imposed to prevent re-division of oversized parcels which would exceed the maximum overall residential density requirements of the applicable SR District.
      (2)   Parcel size and dimension.
         (a)   Newly-created parcels.  The maximum depth-to-width ratio for any newly created parcel shall be 3 to 1.  The minimum size of any newly created parcel shall be 7,500 square feet, excluding roads, except as follows:
            1.   In the case of parcel-size averaging, the minimum parcel size shall be no less than 6,500 square feet, excluding roads; and
            2.   In the case of a multi-family planned development, the minimum parcel size shall be 3 acres, excluding roads.
         (b)   Pre-existing lots of record.  Any permitted or conditional use provided for in this district may be established on a substandard pre-existing lot of record, subject to the applicable requirements of this section.  In addition, prior to issuance of a building permit for a principal dwelling, the provisions of § 154.057 shall be satisfied.
         (c)   Multi-family development.  In the case of a multi-family development, the maximum dwelling density shall be 20 dwelling units per acre.
      (3)   Setbacks.  The following setback requirements apply to any SR District unless varied or waived under a planned development, subject to § 154.152:
         (a)   Front yards.  The minimum front yard setback shall be 30 feet except that the minimum setback for all yard signs shall be 5 feet.
         (b)   Minimum setbacks.  The minimum setbacks for:
 
Side yard
7 feet
Rear yard
15 feet
Front yard
15 feet for any residential dwelling
20 feet for any attached garage
 
         (c)   Accessory structure.  An accessory structure not more than 10 feet in height, at least 60 feet from a road, and at least 10 feet from any dwelling may be located a minimum distance of 5 feet from the property line in a side yard or rear yard.
         (d)   Fences, walls and hedges.  Fences, walls and hedges may be permitted in any required yard or along the edge of any yard, subject to the clear-vision area requirements of division (5) below.
      (4)   Access.
         (a)   Before a dwelling may be established on any newly created parcel as provided in this section, the parcel shall have a legal, safe and passable means of access by abutting at least 30 feet either directly upon a public road, or by a private easement which is at least 30 feet in width for its entire length and which also abuts upon a public road for at least 30 feet.
         (b)   Nothing in this section shall be construed to vary or waive the requirements for creation of new access contained in the Subdivision Regulation Chapter legally adopted by Valencia County.
      (5)   Clear-vision areas.
         (a)   A clear-vision area shall be maintained on the corner of any parcel at the intersection of any 2 of the following: county roads; public roads; private roads serving 4 or more parcels; and railroads.
         (b)   A clear-vision area shall contain no sight-obscuring structures or plantings exceeding 30 inches in height within a triangle formed by the projected intersection of the right-of-way or public road easement lines on the lot corner nearest the intersection, and the 2 points 20 feet from this corner as measured along the parcel lines adjacent to the intersecting rights-of-way.
         (c)   Trees exceeding this height may be located so that their branches extend into this triangle, provided they are maintained to allow at least 12 feet of visual clearance within the triangle below the lowest hanging branches.
      (6)   Height.
         (a)   The maximum building height for any building or structure shall be 26 feet; and
         (b)   Appurtenances usually required to be placed above the roof level and not intended for human occupancy such as spires, belfries, cupolas, antennas, water tanks, ventilators, chimneys and wind generators are not subject to the height limitations of this chapter.
      (7)   Occupancy of recreational vehicles.
         (a)   One recreational vehicle shall be permitted to be parked on any parcel in conjunction with a principal dwelling, and may be used for the temporary accommodation of guests for a period of up to 30 days total in any year.
         (b)   In no case shall any recreational vehicle be used as a principal dwelling or rented unless and until the necessary permits have been obtained.
      (8)   Off-street parking. Parking requirements for those uses which may generate traffic beyond what is normally expected in an SR District shall be determined by the Department subject to the provisions of §§ 154.035 through 154.040.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 9-15-2004; Am. Ord. 2006-06, passed 6-16-2006; Am. Ord. 2017-03, passed 11-1-2017)   Penalty, see § 154.999