Chapter 29 ZONING*
Section 29-7 District R-2, two-family dwelling district.
(a) Purpose. This district is intended to provide for one-and two-family
developments of various types and mixes. The principal land use is one-family or duplex
(b) Permitted Uses. In district R-2, no building or land shall be used,
and no building shall be
hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered, except for one or more of the following
uses (for exceptions see section 29-28, Non--Conforming Uses, and section 29-31, Board of
All permitted uses in district R-1.
(c) Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district
R-2 only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
Buildings and premises for public utility services or public service corporations whose buildings
or uses the board deems reasonably necessary for public convenience or welfare.
Cemeteries, which may include mausoleums thereon, for humans.
Family day care homes, day care centers, pre-school centers, nursery schools, child play care
centers, child education centers, child experiment stations or child development institutions.
Home occupations, subject to the criteria listed for home occupations in Section 29-6(b); except
that the home occupation may be carried out by occupants of the dwelling unit as well as by one
full-time forty-hour individual or two one-half time (twenty hours each) individuals who do not
reside in the dwelling unit. In addition, the Board may allow that not more than forty (40) percent
of the total floor area of the dwelling unit and garage
shall be devoted to the home occupation. A conditional use permit for a home occupation shall
expire three (3) years from the date of approval, after which a new conditional use permit may be
Private outdoor swim and tennis clubs.
Reservoirs, wells, water towers, filter beds, water supply plants or water pumping stations.
Reuse of places of public assembly, with the same conditions and restrictions as set forth in
section 29-6(c), Conditional Uses.
(d) Height and Area Regulations. In district R-2 any building, portion
of a building, or
dwelling hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed, or altered shall be subject to the following
regulations (for exceptions see section 20-26, Height and Area Exceptions):
(1) Lot size:
a. One-Family--Not less than
five thousand (5,000) square feet.
b. Two-Family--Not less than
ten thousand (10,000) square feet.
Provided, that where a public or community sewer is
not available and in use for disposal of
all sanitary sewage, each lot shall provide not less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet per
(2) Lot width. Not less than sixty (60) feet at
the building line, provided that where a lot has
less width than herein required, in separate ownership at the time of the
passage of Ordinance No. 9958, this regulation will not prohibit the erection of a one-family
a. Front--Not less than twenty-five
(25) feet in depth, except as provided in section 29-26.
b. Rear--Twenty-five (25) per
cent of lot depth, or twenty-five (25) feet, whichever is less.
c. Side--Not less than six (6)
feet in width each. Buildings on corner lots where interior
lots have been platted on side streets shall provide a side yard adjacent to the side street of not
less than fifty (50) per cent of the front yard established for buildings on interior lots on the side
street, provided this regulation shall not be so interpreted as to reduce the buildable width of a
corner lot of record at the time of passage of Ordinance No. 9958, to less than sixty-five (65) per
cent of the total width of such lot, and provided further, that the minimum side yard regulations
in this section must be observed. Accessory buildings on corner lots, where interior lots have
been platted on side streets, shall not project beyond the front yard line established on the side
street, provided this regulation shall not reduce the buildable width to less than twenty (20) feet.
(4) Building height. Not over thirty-five (35)
feet except as provided in section 29-26.
(5) Vision clearance. On any corner lot on which
a front or side yard is required, no wall,
fence, sign, or other structure or no plant growth of a type which would interfere with traffic
visibility across the corner, shall be permitted or maintained higher than three (3) feet above the
curb level, within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of the street right-of-way lines.
(6) Floor area:
a. One-family--Not less than
six hundred fifty (650) square feet excluding basements,
porches and garages.
b. Two-family--Not less than
five hundred (500) square feet per dwelling unit excluding
basements, porches and garages.
(7) Parking. (See section 29-30, Off-Street Parking
(Code 1964, § 19.151; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 14940, § 1, 8-19-96; Ord.
15673, § 1, 7-20-98)
(15673, Amended, 07/20/1998, Prior Text)