§ 156.077  R-2 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.
   (A)   General. The general character and the purpose of creating the R-2 Residential District is to provide areas primarily designed for one-family detached and two-family dwellings located on individual lots of sufficient size to promote the public health, safety and welfare of the residents. Non-residential uses shall be restricted to those facilities which may appropriately be located in residential areas to serve educational, religious, recreational and other essential services for the residents and does not create significant negative impact on the residential area.
   (B)   Use regulations.
      (1)   Permitted uses. No building or land shall be used and no building shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to be used for any purpose other than a use which is permitted in Table 1 of this chapter.
      (2)   Special uses. Special uses may be permitted as designated in Table 1 of this chapter, if they meet the requirements set forth in §§ 156.100 through 156.107 of this chapter and, upon application, are specifically authorized.
      (3)   Accessory uses. Accessory uses and/or buildings shall be permitted in accordance with §§ 156.010 and 156.130 of this chapter.
   (C)   Height regulations. No building shall hereafter be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to exceed in height the limits established and specified as follows.
      (1)   The maximum height permitted for a residential dwelling shall be 30 feet, not to exceed two and one-half stories.
      (2)   The maximum height permitted for an accessory building shall be 14 feet, not to exceed one story.
      (3)   For any non-residential building or structure permitted as a special use, 30 feet; such height may be increased to a maximum of 40 feet; provided that, for every foot of height in excess of 30 feet, there shall be added to all yard requirements, one corresponding foot of width and depth.
   (D)   Area, width and yard regulations. No building shall hereafter be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered in any manner which will encroach upon, or reduce the regulations of this chapter.
      (1)   Minimum lot area and width - served by municipal water and sewer.
         (a)   Every single-family detached dwelling hereafter constructed shall be on a lot having an area of not less than 6,600 square feet, and a width at the established building line of not less than 66 feet.
         (b)   A lot of record, of not less than 5,000 square feet, and 50 feet in width at the established building line, may be developed for single-family residential use in accordance with the provisions of § 156.146 of this chapter; provided, the owner does not own and cannot reasonably acquire sufficient land to enable him or her to conform to area and width requirements.
         (c)   Every two-family dwelling hereafter constructed shall be on a lot having an area of not less than 10,000 square feet, and a width at the established building line of not less than 66 feet.
         (d)   Any building or structure other than a single- or two-family dwelling unit and their accessory buildings shall be located on a lot having an area of not less than 24,000 square feet and a width at the building line of not less than 100 feet, or greater, as required for a special use permit.
      (2)   Minimum lot area and width - served by either municipal water or sewer.
         (a)   Every single-family detached dwelling hereafter constructed shall be on a lot having an area of not less than 12,000 square feet, and a width at the building line of not less than 66 feet.
         (b)   Every two-family dwelling hereafter constructed shall be on a lot having an area of not less than 15,000 square feet, and a width at the established building line of not less than 66 feet.
         (c)   Any building or structure other than a single- or two-family dwelling unit and their accessory buildings shall be located on a lot having an area of not less than 24,000 square feet and a width at the building line of not less than 100 feet, or greater, as required for a special use permit.
      (3)   Minimum lot area and width - served by neither municipal water or sewer.
         (a)   Every single-family detached dwelling hereafter constructed shall be on a lot having an area of not less than 20,000 square feet, and a width at the building line of not less than 66 feet.
         (b)   Every two-family dwelling hereafter constructed shall be on a lot having an area of not less than 20,000 square feet, and a width at the established building line of not less than 66 feet.
         (c)   Any building or structure other than a single-family or two-family dwelling and their accessory buildings shall be located on a lot having an area of not less than 30,000 square feet and a width at the building line of not less than 100 feet, or greater, if required for a special use permit.
      (4)   Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 25 feet in depth between the front property line and the building or the furthermost projection thereof.
      (5)   Side yards.
         (a)   On a corner lot, there shall be two side yards, the side yard abutting the street having a width of not less than 25 feet and the interior side yard having a width of not less than eight feet.
         (b)   On each interior lot, there shall be two side yards having an aggregate width of not less than 20 feet, neither side yard having a width of less than eight feet.
      (6)   Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard on each lot, the depth of which shall be not less than 25 feet. An accessory building may be erected within the rear quarter of the lot, observing the above side yard requirements and be located no closer than ten feet from the rear lot line.
   (E)   Fence regulations. Fences shall be in accordance with the provisions of §§ 156.120 and 156.121 of this chapter.
   (F)   Visibility clearance. Vision clearance shall be in accordance with the provisions of § 156.121 of this chapter.
   (G)   Off-street parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading space shall be in accordance with § 156.122 of this chapter.
   (H)   Sign regulations. Signs shall be in accordance with the provisions in § 156.123 of this chapter.
   (I)   Approval of site plan. Site plan approval by the Plan Commission shall be required prior to issuance of a building permit for any structure other than a single-family or two-family residential dwelling and their accessory building in accordance with the provisions of § 156.041 of this chapter.
(Ord. 9-80, passed 12-15-1980)