Chapter 10.72
R-4 RESIDENTIAL ZONE (11 LOTS PER GROSS ACRE)

Sections:

10.72.010    Purpose.

10.72.020    Permitted uses.

10.72.030    Conditional uses.

10.72.040    Minimum lot standards.

10.72.050    Off-street parking and loading.

10.72.060    Signs.

10.72.070    Special provisions.

10.72.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this zone is to provide for the development of one- to four-family residential structures and service facilities in a more consolidated fashion than other areas permit. This zoning is only applicable to the existing R-4 zones on the zoning map. In no case shall any additional property within the city be rezoned or general planned to R-4. [Ord. 17-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A).]

10.72.020 Permitted uses.

The following are permitted uses by right provided the parcel and building meet all other provisions of this title or any other applicable ordinances of Syracuse City:

(A) Accessory uses and buildings (200 square feet or less).

(B) Agriculture.

(C) Dwellings, multifamily.

(D) Dwellings, single-family.

(E) Dwellings, two-family.

(F) Group homes.

(G) Household pets.

(H) Medical and other health facilities.

(I) Public and quasi-public buildings.

(J) Public parks. [Ord. 17-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A).]

10.72.030 Conditional uses.

The following uses may be permitted conditional uses after application and approval as specified in SCC 10.20.080:

(A) Accessory uses and buildings (greater than 200 square feet).

(B) Home occupations.

(C) Preschools. [Ord. 17-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A).]

10.72.040 Minimum lot standards.

All lots shall be developed and all structures and uses shall be placed on lots in accordance with the following lot standards:

(A) Density. In no case shall the density exceed 11 lots per gross acre.

(B) Lot width: 80 feet.

(C) Front yard: 25 feet.

(D) Side yards: eight feet (both sides).

(E) Rear yard: 30 feet.

(F) Building height: as allowed by current building code.

(G) Variation of Lot. The Land Use Authority may reduce the lot width requirement in particular cases when a property owner provides evidence they acquired the land in good faith and, by reason of size, shape, or other special condition(s) of the specific property, application of the lot width requirement would effectively prohibit or unreasonably restrict the ability to subdivide the property or a reduction of the lot width requirement would alleviate a clearly demonstrable hardship as distinguished from a special privilege sought by the applicant. The Land Use Authority shall approve no lot width reduction without a determination that:

(1) The strict application of the lot width requirement would result in substantial hardship;

(2) Adjacent properties do not share generally such a hardship and the property in question has unusual circumstances or conditions where literal enforcement of the requirements of the zone would result in severe hardship;

(3) The granting of such reduction would not be of substantial detriment to adjacent property or influence negatively upon the intent of the zone;

(4) The condition or situation of the property concerned or the intended use of the property is not of so general or recurring a nature as to detract from the intention or appearance of the zone as identified in the City’s general plan. [Ord. 17-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A).]

10.72.050 Off-street parking and loading.

Off -street parking and loading shall be provided as specified in Chapter 10.40 SCC. [Ord. 17-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A).]

10.72.060 Signs.

The signs permitted in this zone shall be those allowed in residential zones by Chapter 10.45 SCC. [Ord. 17-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A).]

10.72.070 Special provisions.

All multifamily residential uses in this zone shall require site plan approval as set forth in SCC 10.20.090. [Ord. 17-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 15-24 § 1 (Exh. A).]