Chapter 17.24
MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE

Sections:

17.24.010    Purpose.

17.24.020    Permitted uses.

17.24.030    Conditional uses.

17.24.040    Density.

17.24.050    Lot coverage.

17.24.060    Yards.

17.24.070    Access requirements.

17.24.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the multifamily residential zone is to provide for multifamily residential development allowing a maximum density of 14 units per acre and such other uses as may be compatible. (Ord. 1172 § 25, 2001)

17.24.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses in a multifamily residential zone shall be as follows:

A. Single-family dwellings; “transient accommodations,” as that term is defined in this title, are not permitted uses;

B. Accessory uses and buildings normally incidental to the above permitted residential uses; “transient accommodations,” as that term is defined in this title, are not permitted uses;

C. Multifamily dwellings; “transient accommodations,” as that term is defined in this title, are not permitted uses;

D. Home occupations;

E. Community or public park and recreation facilities;

F. Cultural and religious facilities; and

G. Planned residential development. (Ord. 1571 § 2, 2015; Ord. 1245 § 7, 2004; Ord. 1172 § 26, 2001)

17.24.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses in a multifamily residential zone shall be as follows:

A. Public and private utility structures;

B. Mobile home parks. (Ord. 1172 § 27, 2001)

17.24.040 Density.

Density in the multifamily residential zone shall be calculated as follows:

A. The maximum permitted density in a multifamily residential zone is 14 units per acre, except that, where a multifamily lot does not have enough area to accommodate more than one dwelling unit, two dwelling units shall be allowed.

B. Fractional Dwelling Units. If the provisions of this chapter result in an allowable number of dwelling units which include a fractional unit, any fraction less than one-half shall be disregarded, and any fraction of one-half or greater shall be rounded up to allow for one additional dwelling unit. (Ord. 1593 § 2, 2016; Ord. 1172 § 28, 2001)

17.24.050 Lot coverage.

The maximum lot area covered by structures in a multifamily residential zone shall not exceed 30 percent. (Ord. 1172 § 29, 2001)

17.24.060 Yards.

Yards in a multifamily residential zone shall be as follows:

A. Front yards shall extend a minimum of 20 feet from the right-of-way;

B. Side yards shall total not less than 15 feet with no one side yard less than five; and

C. Rear yards shall extend a minimum of five feet from the rear property line. (Ord. 1172 § 30, 2001)

17.24.070 Access requirements.

Access requirements for a multifamily residential zone shall be as defined in the street and storm drainage standards as defined in Chapter 12.02 FHMC. (Ord. 1172 § 31, 2001)