Chapter 25 ZONING ORDINANCE.
Article 21. Special Provisions.
Sec. 25-21-30. Deep lot development.
N-P and R-2 zones normally permits only one duplex on each lot. The city
recognizes, however, that these regulations may be a hardship on the owners of
those lots which exceed one hundred sixty feet in depth. It is also recognized
that the location of existing buildings, the lack of sufficient lot area, street
frontage or surrounding development make it impossible to further subdivide the
property. In such cases, the planning commission is authorized to approve
additional dwelling units on the property subject to certain conditions and the
city is satisfied that the character and density of the neighborhood will be
preserved. The following regulations shall apply:
(1) Deep Lot Definition. A
deep lot in the N-P or R-2 zone is any lot which has an average depth in excess
of one hundred sixty feet.
(2) Restrictions. No deep lot may be developed
pursuant to this section if the property is physically capable of further
subdivision with public streets and standard size lots. The property on which
the development is constructed shall remain as one unsubdivided
(3) Special Conditions.
(A) The total number of units permitted
on the property is determined by dividing the net area of the property by five
thousand square feet. Any dwelling unit or units now existing on the property
must be included in the total number of units permitted. A remaining fraction of
two thousand five hundred square feet or more shall permit one additional
(B) The dwelling units may be either detached single-family
units or duplex units.
(C) Access. An access or driveway at least ten feet
in width must be provided from the street past the front units(s) to the rear
(D) Parking. At least two off-street parking spaces shall be
provided on the property for each dwelling unit.
(E) Setbacks and Yard
Requirements. Minimum setbacks and yard requirements shall be those required for
the zone in which the property is located. Dwelling units must be separated by a
minimum setback of twenty feet.
(F) Utilities, utility connections and
extensions shall be as required by city code.
(4) Procedure for Obtaining
(A) Verify that property qualifies for deep lot
(B) Prepare an accurate plot plan of property to scale. Show
all property lines; existing and proposed buildings; off-street parking spaces;
trees, and other information necessary to explain the proposed development.
Setbacks from property lines, distances between buildings, and parking spaces
should be dimensioned.
(C) Submit an application to the planning commission
for conditional use permit approval. (Amended during the March 2009