Chapter 18.14
LOW-DENSITY MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE (R-2)

Sections:

18.14.010    Low-density multiple-family residential zone (R-2).

18.14.020    Uses permitted.

18.14.030    Uses permitted subject to a conditional use permit.

18.14.040    Uses prohibited.

18.14.050    Property development standards.

    Prior ordinance history: Ordinances 587, 613, 657, 662, 739, 843, 930, 1068 and 1191.

18.14.010 Low-density multiple-family residential zone (R-2).

The R-2 low-density multiple-family residential zone is intended as a low-density residential district of single-family detached dwellings and duplexes. (Ord. 1683 § 1, 2006; Urg. Ord. 1682; prior code § 10-3.701)

18.14.020 Uses permitted.

The following uses shall be permitted in the R-2 zone and other such uses the commission may deem to be similar to those listed and not detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare:

A. All uses permitted in the R-1 zone;

B. Single and two-family dwellings; and

C. Condominiums and stock cooperative apartments of up to two units. (Ord. 1683 § 1, 2006; Urg. Ord. 1682; prior code § 10-3.702)

18.14.030 Uses permitted subject to a conditional use permit.

The following uses may be permitted in the R-2 zone subject to the issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 18.46:

A. All uses permitted subject to a conditional use permit in the R-1 zone;

B. Off-street parking lots provided:

1. The lot abuts a commercial and/or industrial zone,

2. Front yards shall be landscaped and maintained,

3. There shall be a six foot high decorative block wall around the perimeter of the lot, except

that such wall shall be three and one-half feet in height along the street frontage of such lot,

4. No egress or ingress shall be permitted from a residential district, and

5. Any other conditions the commission deems necessary;

C. Lodginghouses;

D. Group care facility; and

E. Those uses permitted with a conditional use permit, pursuant to Section 18.46.030C. (Ord. 1737 §§ 5, 16, 2012; Ord. 1683 § 11, 2006; Urg. Ord. 1682; prior code § 10-3.703)

18.14.040 Uses prohibited.

All uses not listed in Sections 18.14.020 and 18.14.030 are deemed to be expressly prohibited in the R-2 zone, except those determined to be similar pursuant to the provisions of Section 18.42.040. (Ord. 1738 § 6, 2012: prior code § 10-3.704)

18.14.050 Property development standards.

The property development standards set forth in this section shall apply to all land and buildings in the R-2 zone.

A. Lot area: a minimum of five thousand square feet;

B. Lot width:

1. A minimum of fifty feet for interior lots, and

2. A minimum of fifty-five feet for corner lots;

C. Lot depth: a minimum of eighty feet;

D. Density: a maximum of one dwelling per two thousand five hundred sixty-two and four tenths square feet of lot area (seventeen units/acre), provided no lot shall contain more than two units. When the application of such density standards results in a fraction of a dwelling unit, such fraction, if below the five-tenths breakpoint, shall be rounded downward to the nearest whole number, and, if such fraction is at or above the five-tenths breakpoint, it shall be rounded upward to the nearest whole number;

E. Dwelling unit size:

1. A minimum of one thousand two hundred square feet for three or more bedroom units,

2. A minimum of nine hundred square feet for two bedroom units,

3. A minimum of seven hundred fifty square feet for one bedroom units, and

4. A minimum of four hundred fifty square feet for bachelor/efficiency units;

F. Building height: the maximum building height shall not exceed thirty feet and shall not consist of more than two stories;

G. Yards:

1. Front yard setback: a minimum of twenty feet; no more than fifty percent, including driveways, shall be paved or otherwise covered with hardscaped materials. The remaining area shall be permanently landscaped with softscape materials and provided with a permanent irrigation system subject to city approval.

2. Side yard setback:

a. A minimum of five feet;

b. A minimum of ten feet for corner lots (street side only);

c. A minimum of ten feet when a building fronts on a side yard;

d. A minimum of ten feet for buildings with semi-subterranean parking.

3. Rear yard setback: A minimum of ten feet.

4. Accessory buildings: one-story accessory buildings may be constructed along the rear and side property line when located in the rear one-third of the lot. Garages fronting on public streets shall maintain a minimum twenty-foot yard setback. All garages shall be provided with garage doors. New garage doors for front facing garages shall be sectional type garage doors;

H. Distances between buildings:

1. A minimum of six feet between main and accessory buildings;

2. Main buildings: a minimum of fifteen feet; provided, however;

a. A minimum of twenty feet for buildings front to front and with interior courts, and

b. A minimum of thirty feet for buildings front to front and with driveways between structures;

I. Off-street parking: the provisions of Chapter 18.40 shall apply;

J. Useable open space: a minimum of six hundred square feet of useable open space, both private and common, shall be provided for each unit for the recreational and leisure use of the residents of all multiple-family dwellings and condominiums subject to the following provisions:

1. A minimum of twenty-five percent of the required useable open space shall be private and directly accessible from the ground floor living room, kitchen or den of the individual dwelling unit.

2. Useable open space, except private balconies and patios, shall have a minimum dimension of ten feet by fifteen feet.

3. Private balconies and patios to qualify as useable open space shall have a minimum area of sixty square feet and any one dimension not less than four feet.

4. All useable open space, excluding private balconies, patios, designated common game areas, and fenced swimming pool areas shall be landscaped.

5. Enclosed areas properly improved and designated for the leisure and recreational use of all the residents may contribute to a maximum of ten percent of the useable open space requirement.

6. Specifically excluded as useable open space are all open and enclosed parking areas, garages, driveways, automobile turning aisles, storage areas, refuse storage areas, roof decks, and any area fenced or otherwise inaccessible to the residents;

K. Signs: the provisions of Chapter 18.58 shall apply;

L. Fences: the provisions of Section 18.42.070 shall apply;

M. Refuse areas: the provisions of Section 18.42.130 shall apply;

N. Swimming pool areas: the provisions of Section 18.42.090 shall apply;

O. Projections permitted in required yards: the provisions of Section 18.42.100 shall apply;

P. Protection of intersection visibility: the provisions of Section 18.42.110 shall apply;

Q. Lot coverage:

1. A maximum of fifty percent for interior lots and

2. A maximum of seventy-five percent for corner lots;

R. Storage space: a minimum of two hundred cubic feet of storage space shall be provided in the garage of each dwelling unit.

S. All new structures and additions to existing structures shall demonstrate conformance with residential design guidelines set forth in Chapter 18.42. (Ord. 1738 § 28, 2012; Ord. 1683 § 12, 2006; Urg. Ord. 1682; prior code § 10-3.705)