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Standards of Population Densities, Land Coverage, and Building Intensities

The existing zoning ordinance in the Downtown District Redevelopment Area has seven different zoning districts:

  1. Single-Family Detached Residential District (R-1A),
  2. Single-Family Semi-Detached Residential District (R-2),
  3. One- and Two-Family Residential District (R-3),
  4. Multi-Family Residential District (R-4),
  5. Central Business District (C-1),
  6. General Business District (C-2), and
  7. General Business and Light Industrial District (C-3).

No changes are proposed for the residential districts.

The C-1 District has no minimum lot area, a maximum building coverage of 75%, and a maximum building height of 55 feet. The proposed new developments in this district contain some mixed-use structures that would include multi-family dwellings. Under the R-4 requirements that apply to this type of development, the minimum lot area is 21,780 SF with a maximum density of 22 dwelling units per acre, a maximum building coverage of 30%, a maximum building height of 35 feet (three stories). Efficiencies must be a minimum of 600 SF, one-bedroom units 750 SF, and two-bedroom units 900 SF. Efficiencies may not take up more than half of the number of apartments. A five foot wide buffer planting strip is required in the side yard between a nonresidential and residential zoning district, regardless of the current use of the adjacent lot in the residential district.

The C-2 and C-3 Districts have the same lot area, building coverage, and building height requirements as the C-1 District.

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