Chapter 17.36
MFR MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICT

Sections:

17.36.010    Purpose

17.36.020    Permitted Principal Uses

17.36.030    Property Development Standards for Permitted Principal Uses

17.36.040    Permitted Accessory Structures

17.36.050    Property Development Standards for Permitted Accessory Uses

17.36.060    Permitted Conditional Uses

17.36.010 Purpose

This district is intended to promote and preserve residential development consisting of single-family, two-family and multifamily dwelling units in areas appropriate for high density residential development as indicated by the General Plan. Regulations are designed to stabilize and protect the residential character of the district, to promote and encourage creation of a favorable environment for family life, and to prohibit all incompatible activities. Land use is also composed of recreation, religious and educational facilities as the basic elements of a balanced neighborhood. Certain essential and complementary uses are permitted under conditions and standards which assure their compatibility with the character of the district. (Ord. 920 2003, Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(6)(a), 1997)

(Manual, Amended, 07/22/2003)

17.36.020 Permitted Principal Uses

A.    One single-family dwelling:

B.    One duplex or two units:

C.    Modular units, subject to development standards established in Chapter 17.64;

D.    Multifamily dwelling units, including apartments and/or condominiums;

E.    Bed and Breakfast. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(6)(b), 1997)

17.36.030 Property Development Standards for Permitted Principal Uses

A.

Minimum lot width:

50'

B.

Front yard setback:

20'

C.

Minimum lot size:

7,000 square feet

D.

Side yard setback:

5'

E.

Rear yard setback:

15'

F.

Maximum building height:

40'

(Ord. 920 2003, Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(6)(c), 1997)

(Manual, Amended, 07/22/2003)

17.36.040 Permitted Accessory Structures

Limited to fences and walls (as noted below), garage, enclosed storage, storage container, barn, satellite earth station, swimming pool, amateur radio tower, game court (unlighted), home occupation (Section 17.52.020) and household pets.

A.    Fences and walls, provided they are no higher than four feet in the front yard, no higher than six feet six inches in the side or rear yard.

B.    The side yard fence shall not extend beyond the front of the principal building.

C.    Open wire fences exceeding the above heights are allowed around schools and other public or quasi-public uses when necessary for the safety or restraint of the occupants thereof.

D.    No fence may contain barbed wire, electrical current, broken glass, or other hazardous material. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(6)(d), 1997)

(Manual, Amended, 06/18/2004)

17.36.050 Property Development Standards for Permitted Accessory Uses

A.    No accessory uses are permitted in the required front or side yard.

B.    Front yard setback: 20’

C.    Side, rear yard setbacks: 5’

D.    Parking may be provided in the rear yard setback if a solid block wall is placed between the parking and adjacent properties.

E.    Maximum building height: 40’

(Ord. 920 2003, 736 Art. IV § (A)(6)(e), 1997)

F.    One storage container per parcel may be used under the following conditions:

1.    A city permit shall be obtained after submission of a site plan showing required front and side setbacks.

2.    Length shall not exceed twenty (20) feet, with height not to exceed eight (8) feet.

3.    If permanent, they shall be painted similar or complimentary to the surrounding structure(s) or dwellings.

4.    Temporary shall be no more than six (6) months, after which they shall be removed.

Exception to the above conditions may be made for storage containers used on constructions sites.

(Manual, Amended, 06/18/2004; Manual, Amended, 07/22/2003)

17.36.060 Permitted Conditional Uses

A.    Schools, public and private;

B.    Churches and church facility complex;

C.    Manufactured home parks, subject to development standards established in Chapter 17.72;

D.    Manufactured home subdivisions, subject to development standards established in the subdivision ordinance;

E.    Class II home occupations;

F.    Apiaries;

G.    Hospitals;

H.    Group homes;

I.    Day Care Centers. (Ord. 920 2003, Ord. 900 2002, Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(6)(f), 1997)

J.    Storage container in excess of twenty (20) feet in length.

(Manual, Amended, 06/18/2004; Manual, Amended, 07/22/2003; Manual, Amended, 12/12/2002)