Chapter 17.18
R-3 OR LIMITED MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT*

Sections:

17.18.010    Generally.

17.18.020    Permitted uses.

17.18.030    Conditional uses.

17.18.040    Accessory buildings, structures and uses.

17.18.050    Building height.

17.18.060    Site area.

17.18.070    Site width.

17.18.080    Site depth.

17.18.090    Lot coverage.

17.18.100    Front yard.

17.18.110    Side yard.

17.18.120    Rear yard.

17.18.130    Special yards.

17.18.140    Parking.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 77-10, 83-11 and 84-7.

17.18.010 Generally.

The regulations in this chapter shall apply in all R-3 districts and shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.06. (Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.020 Permitted uses.

Uses permitted in the R-3 districts shall be the following:

A.    Single-family dwellings;

B.    One guest house or secondary dwelling pursuant to the provisions of Section 17.06.040;

C.    Small residential care homes;

D.    Large family day care homes pursuant to Section 17.06.135;

E.    Home occupations pursuant to Section 17.06.110;

F.    Transitional housing pursuant to Section 17.04.711;

G.    Supportive housing pursuant to Section 17.04.698;

H.    Other uses accessory and incidental to residential use pursuant to Section 17.18.040, including but not limited to: small family day care and foster home care, rooming and boarding of not more than two persons, the keeping of not more than two dogs and/or cats, and on-site property management. (Ord. 2011-03 § 4, 2011: Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: Ord. 2003-09 § 1 (part), 2003: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.030 Conditional uses.

Uses permitted, subject to first securing a use permit in each case, in the R-3 districts shall be the following:

A.    Rooming and boarding houses;

B.    Extended care medical facilities including convalescent facilities and other skilled nursing facilities;

C.    Day care centers and large residential care homes or facilities;

D.    Public and quasi-public uses and buildings, including churches, firehouses, parks and playgrounds, community or recreational centers, schools (public and parochial) or schools accredited to the state school system, and public utility buildings and uses exclusive of corporate, storage or repair yards;

E.    Condominium and/or planned unit development projects subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.54. (Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.040 Accessory buildings, structures and uses.

Accessory buildings, not intended for living purposes and accessory structures and uses permitted in the R-3 districts shall be on the same building site with, and of a nature customarily incidental and subordinate to, the principal use, structure or building including, but not limited to:

A.    Portable recreation structures;

B.    Detached sheds, garages, workrooms, and other outbuildings, in compliance with the limitations contained in Section 17.06.070 of the zoning ordinance;

C.    Non-portable recreation structures located in a yard area screened from public and private streets. (Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: Ord. 2003-09 § 1 (part), 2003: Ord. 2002-03 § 1 (part), 2002: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.050 Building height.

Maximum building height limit in the R-3 districts shall be thirty-five feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.060 Site area.

Building site area required in the R-3 districts shall be six thousand square feet, except where combined with any B district, but not less than two thousand five hundred square feet of land area for each living unit in any multiple dwelling or dwelling group and not less than one thousand square feet of land area for each guest room in any rooming house, boardinghouse or similar establishment. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.070 Site width.

Average building site width required in the R-3 districts shall be sixty feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.080 Site depth.

Maximum building site depth allowed in the R-3 districts shall average not to exceed three times building site width. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.090 Lot coverage.

Maximum percentage of lot coverage permitted in the R-3 districts shall be sixty percent. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.100 Front yard.

Minimum front yard required in the R-3 districts shall be twenty feet except where combined with any B district. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.110 Side yard.

Minimum side yard required in the R-3 districts shall be five feet except where combined with any B district, except where the side yard abuts a street, in which case such side yard shall be the same as the front yard. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.120 Rear yard.

Minimum rear yard required in the R-3 district shall be twenty feet, except where combined with any B district. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.130 Special yards.

Special yards required for dwelling groups in the R-3 districts shall be as follows:

A.    In case the buildings of the group are so located on the lot that the rear of the building which faces the street is faced by the front of a building to the rear (i.e., in a front to back series), no such building shall be closer than twenty feet to any other such building and the side yard providing access shall not be less than eight feet;

B.    In case the buildings of the group are so located on the lot that the rears thereof abut upon one side yard and the fronts thereof abut upon the other side (i.e., in a single row “side to side” series) the side yard providing access shall have a width of not less than twelve feet;

C.    In case the buildings of a group are so located on the lot that the rears thereof abut upon each side yard and the fronts thereof face a court (i.e., in a double row “side to side” series) the court shall have a width of not less than twenty feet;

D.    In no case shall any separate building of a group be closer to any other building of the group than a distance of ten feet;

E.    No building in any group shall be so located on the lot that the rear thereof abuts on any street line;

F.    Distances required between buildings on the same lot and as yards and courts for dwelling groups shall be increased by two feet for each story that the height of any building or dwelling group exceeds two stories. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.18.140 Parking.

See Section 17.44.020(D). (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)