Chapter 17.20
R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

Sections:

17.20.010    Intent.

17.20.020    Permitted uses.

17.20.030    Conditional uses.

17.20.040    Prohibited uses.

17.20.050    Building height limit.

17.20.060    Lot area restrictions.

17.20.070    Parking.

17.20.010 Intent.

A. The R-1 district is established as a district in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings.

B. The specific intent in establishing this district is:

1. To encourage the construction of and use of the land for single-family dwellings;

2. To prohibit community and individual use of the land and any other use which would substantially interfere with development or continuation of single-family dwellings;

3. To discourage any use which would generate traffic on minor streets other than normal traffic to serve dwellings on these streets;

4. To discourage any use which because of character or size would create requirements and cost for public services, such as police and fire protection, water supply and sewage, substantially in excess of such requirements and cost if the district were developed solely for single-family dwellings. (Ord. 05-001 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.20.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted principal uses and structures in the R-1 district are:

A. One single-family dwelling per lot;

B. Gardens and greenhouses when incidental to residential use;

C. Home occupations;

D. Accessory buildings and uses not used or operated for gain nor used as a dwelling;

E. Parks and playgrounds;

F. Storage of travel trailers, campers, pleasure boats and motor homes neither used nor occupied as living quarters. (Ord. 05-001 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.20.030 Conditional uses.

Uses which may be permitted in the R-1 district by obtaining a conditional use permit are:

A. Churches, synagogues, temples, chapels, mosques or similar places of religious worship, and related structures; provided, that no part of any building or structure used for such purposes shall be located nearer than 30 feet to an adjoining lot or street line;

B. Utility substation;

C. Child care facilities operating as a day care only; and provided, that no part of any building shall be located nearer than 30 feet to an adjoining lot or street line;

D. Special needs day care facilities; provided, that no part of any building shall be located nearer than 30 feet to an adjoining lot or street line. (Ord. 05-029 § 3, 2005; Ord. 05-001 § 4, 2005; Ord. 489 § 6, 1995; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.20.040 Prohibited uses.

Prohibited uses and structures in the R-1 district are all uses and structures not specified as permitted outright, including, without limitation, the following:

A. Residences other than those for single-family dwelling purposes;

B. Parking or storage of heavy equipment, such as buses, tractors, graders or trucks; and

C. Mobile homes. (Ord. 05-001 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.20.050 Building height limit.

The maximum building height shall be 25 feet above grade, excluding chimneys, steeples, antenna and similar appurtenances which have no floor area. Appurtenances shall not exceed 35 feet in height. (Ord. 05-001 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.20.060 Lot area restrictions.

A. Minimum lot width:

1. For a lot of record as of January 17, 1978, zero to 50 feet;

2. For a lot of record created after January 17, 1978, 60 feet.

B. Minimum lot area:

1. Five thousand square feet, for a lot of record as of January 17, 1978;

2. Seven thousand two hundred square feet for a lot on a plat that was duly recorded between January 18, 1978, and June 30, 2005;

3. Seven thousand two hundred square feet for a lot:

a. Which is part of a preliminary plat or master plan that was duly approved by the Matanuska Susitna Borough platting authority before April 1, 2005; and

b. The final lot size has not decreased from that shown as of April 1, 2005, on the duly approved plat or master plan;

4. Eight thousand four hundred square feet for a lot on a plat which was duly recorded after June 30, 2005 (and not included in subsection (B)(3) of this section).

C. Minimum setback requirements:

1. Front yard, 25 feet;

2. Side yards, excluding side yard on street side of corner lot:

a. For a lot of record as of January 17, 1978, six feet;

b. For a lot of record created after January 17, 1978, but before July 1, 2005, where actual construction has begun as of June 30, 2005, six feet;

c. For all other lots, 10 feet;

3. Side yards on street side of corner lot, 10 feet;

4. Rear yard: 25 feet.

D. Maximum lot coverage by all buildings shall not exceed 30 percent. (Ord. 05-030 § 3, 2005; Ord. 05-029 § 4, 2005; Ord. 05-001 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.20.070 Parking.

Parking requirements shall meet the requirements of Chapter 17.64 PMC. (Ord. 05-001 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)