Section 29-9 District R-4, high density multiple-family dwelling district.
Prior to the adoption of 16816 on 03/05/2001, Section 29-9 read as follows.
(a) Purpose. This district is intended to provide for high density multiple-family
development. It is primarily for highrise apartments, but allows for all types of residential usage.
(b) Permitted Uses. In district R-4, 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-3.
Bed and breakfast establishment subject to the same criteria as stated in section 29-8(c).
Counseling centers operated by charitable or not-for-profit organizations; excluding any use
connected with penal or correctional institutions.
High density apartment dwellings.
Philanthropic or eleemosynary uses primarily of a residential nature.
(c) Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district
R-4 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.
Halfway houses for not more than eight (8) occupants, provided that the board finds that the
proposed use would not be detrimental to the public interest considering the size and character of
the proposed facility and its proximity to schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, residences,
other halfway houses and halfway houses for young offenders.
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-4 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 29-26, Height and Area Exceptions):
(1) Lot size. Not less than seven thousand (7,000)
square feet and at least one thousand five
hundred (1,500) square feet per family, provided that where a lot has less area than herein
required in single ownership, but not less than five thousand (5,000) square feet at the time of
passage of Ordinance No. 9958, this regulation shall not prohibit the erection of a one-family
dwelling, and provided that apartment houses hereafter erected to exceed forty-five (45) feet in
height and containing a passenger elevator shall provide not less than three hundred fifty (350)
square feet per family unit, provided the minimum lot area requirement is met, and provided that
dormitories hereafter erected to exceed forty-five (45) feet in height and containing a passenger
elevator shall provide not less than one hundred seventy-five (175) square feet per family unit,
provided the minimum lot area requirement is met.
(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 dwelling.
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 ten (10)
feet in width each, provided there be at least fifteen (15)
feet on the street side of a corner lot.
(4) Building height. Not over forty-five (45)
feet unless it contains a passenger elevator,
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.
c. Multiple-family--Not less
than four hundred (400) square feet per dwelling unit
excluding basements, porches and garages.
(7) Parking. (See section 29-30, Off-Street Parking
(Code 1964, § 19.153; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 11702, § 1, 12-7-87; Ord.
13526, § 1, 12-7-92; Ord. No. 14777, § 1, 3-4-96; Ord. No. 15134, § 1, 2-3-97)