It is the intent of this section to:
Enhance the residential quality of the city by providing a high standard of development for multi-family residential areas;
Designate appropriate areas in which medium density residential structures on individual lots are the predominant type of dwelling unit;
Guide the development of multi-family residential dwellings to such areas and in such manner as to assure availability of public services and community facilities such as utilities, police and fire protection, schools, parks and recreation, and convenient access to public transportation consistent with city level of service standards;
Encourage the preservation of critical areas and other significant places identified in the city's transfer of development rights program (Chapter 19.24) by allowing increased densities when the TDR mechanism is used; and
Apply appropriate guidelines to ensure that structures developed for medium density residential use are well designed.
(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 31, 10-7-2010)
Single-family structures on individual lots, whether attached or detached.
Multi-family residential structures, provided that no individual structure shall contain more than six dwelling units.
Cottage housing, as provided in Chapter 18.88.
Manufactured housing as provided in Chapter 18.90.
Accessory dwelling unit, as provided in Chapter 18.56.
Other or Related Uses.
Accessory buildings or structures as provided in Chapter 18.50.
Temporary uses as provided in Chapter 18.52.
Home occupations as provided in Chapter 18.54.
Child day care for up to twelve children.
(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 32, 10-7-2010)
Child care including nursery schools, day care centers and preschools for more than twelve children;
Religious institutions, not to exceed ten thousand square feet gross floor area.
Bed and breakfast;
Manufactured home parks;
Private schools, K-12.
(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009)
Site Area and Dimensional Standards.
Maximum density: Eight dwelling units per acre without transfer of development rights; twelve dwelling units per acre with transfer of development rights.
Minimum lot area:
Multi-family structures: seven thousand two hundred square feet.
Single-family structures on individual lots: three thousand six hundred square feet.
Minimum lot width: Fifty feet.
Minimum lot depth: Seventy feet.
Minimum front yard:
On minor street: Twenty feet.
On major street: Twenty-five feet.
Minimum side yards:
Minimum on interior lot lines: Seven feet.
Minimum on a flanking street: Ten feet.
Minimum rear yard: Ten feet.
Maximum building coverage: Fifty percent.
Maximum building height:
Main building: Thirty-five feet.
Accessory buildings: The height of the primary building(s) or twenty-six feet, whichever is less.
Structure separation: On lots containing more than one structure, there shall be a distance of not less than ten feet, between all buildings, including accessory buildings.
Parking. Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 18.80.
Landscaping shall be planned and provided in accordance with Chapter 18.72.
Development shall also comply with the tree preservation requirements of Chapter 19.30.
Signs. Regulation of signs is provided in Chapter 18.82.
Lighting. Lighting shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 18.70.
Storage and Exterior Displays.
Required landscaping or buffer areas shall not be used for storage of any sort.
Storage or parking of motor vehicles for rental income is prohibited.
(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 33, 10-7-2010)
All development within the MDR8 zone shall comply with the applicable environmental performance standards of Chapter 18.78, the site plan review requirements of Chapter 18.16, and design review requirements of Chapter 18.74.
(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 34, 10-7-2010)