§ 154.352  SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Specific requirements for all uses.
      (1)   Minimum contiguous land area for project: 20,000 square feet.
      (2)   Minimum lot sizes: Within the project area, no individual lot may contain less than 5,000 square feet.
      (3)   Building setback requirements:
         (a)   Single-family residential dwellings:
            1.   Front yard setback along a public street: Zero lot line setbacks are encouraged along the front property line, but no front setback shall exceed 15 feet.
            2.   Side yard setbacks for detached dwellings and end-units of attached dwellings: 7 feet.
            3.   Rear yard setback: 20 feet.
         (b)   Multifamily, mixed use and non-residential structures:
            1.   Front setback along a public street: Zero lot line setbacks are encouraged along the front property line, but no front setback shall exceed 15 feet.
            2.   Side and rear setbacks to residential uses adjacent to the project area: 25'. 
            3.   Side and rear setbacks to non-residential uses adjacent to the project area: 15'.
            4.   Setbacks within the project area: Internal zero-lot line setbacks are permitted provided that the buildings demonstrate compliance with commercial building and fire codes.
      (4)   Maximum building height: 
         (a)   Single-family residential dwellings: 35 feet.
         (b)   Multifamily residential and non-residential buildings: 60 feet.
      (5)   Minimum off-street parking requirements: 
         (a)   The development project shall demonstrate with the off-street parking provisions found in §§ 154.405 through 154.409, except that required off-street parking can be reduced by 10% when the project involves the redevelopment of an existing site.
         (b)   The Planning Commission may approve another 15% reduction to the off-street parking requirement, allow such parking spaces to be "land banked",  if the applicant can demonstrates that:
            1.   A shared parking and access agreement and related easements shall be created for all lots within the project area, and
            2.   The peak parking times for the proposed mix of uses with the project area differs sufficiently so that the available off-street parking will be adequate to serve the intended uses.
      (6)   Parking design requirements:
         (a)   Front entry parking spaces and front-entry garages for residential uses shall be discouraged.
         (b)   Off-street parking spaces, garages and other parking structures should be located behind the main structures.
         (c)   Shared driveways and parking for residential uses shall be incorporated into the project layout whenever practical in order to promote a continuous building line along public streets.
      (7)   Landscaping and perimeter buffering requirements:  A landscaping plan prepared as required by § 154.069 is required for all projects.  However the Planning Commission may reduce the width of, or eliminate entirely, the landscaping buffer requirement if location site conditions do not provide adequate land area for such buffer.  In such cases, a wall or opaque fencing up to a height of 10 feet may be required to provide appropriate buffering for neighboring properties.
      (8)   Signs as permitted in §§ 154.470 through 154.486.
   (B)   Specific requirement for residential uses.
      (1)   One-, two- and three-family residential density shall not exceed 8.7 units per acre.
      (2)   Multifamily residential density shall not exceed 20 units/acre as calculated over the entire project area, exclusive of land area set aside for single family residential lots.
      (3)   Minimum floor area per dwelling unit:
         (a)   Single-family dwellings: 800 square feet.
         (b)   Multi-family dwellings: 700 square feet.
   (C)   Use segregation by floor. 
      (1)   Whenever a building or structure contains both residential and non-residential uses, the use types should be segregated by floor whenever possible, with the ground floor being reserved for retail, office and other non-residential uses. 
      (2)   Whenever different use types are located on the same floor, the uses should be separated from each in such a manner that minimizes impacts between the use types while maintaining compliance with applicable building and fire code. 
   (D)   Compliance with commercial building code. All buildings and structures used for commercial, industrial, multi-family uses or a mix of such uses must demonstrate compliance with applicable commercial building and fire codes before the city shall issue a certificate of occupancy. 
(Ord. 07-109, passed 11-20-07)