Chapter 17.28


17.28.010    Permitted uses.

17.28.020    Building locations.

17.28.030    Height regulations.

17.28.040    Area regulations.

17.28.050    Pavement location and landscape surface ratio.

17.28.010 Permitted uses.

A.    One-family dwellings;

B.    Crop and tree farming;

C.    Keeping of poultry and domestic livestock including horses, but not including hogs, goats or fur-bearing animals; provided not more than one head of such livestock or more than twenty (20) fowl are kept for each acre of lot area; and provided, that the keeping of poultry or domestic livestock shall not be permitted on any lot less than three acres in area; and also provided such fowl are kept confined or enclosed and not permitted to run at large;

D.    The usual household pets may be kept, but no kennels, hutches, animal hospice, animal shelter/rescue or humane society may be operated;

E.    Horticulture;

F.    The following accessory buildings and uses subject to the conditions specified:

1.    One attached private garage of five hundred fifty (550) square feet in area, or equivalent to fifty (50) percent of the residential floor area of the principal building, but not to exceed one thousand four hundred (1,400) square feet (whichever is greater), when located on the same lot and not involving the conduct of a business; provided, however, no private garage shall be erected unless the principal building to which such garage is an accessory use has been erected or is to be erected simultaneously with such garage.

2.    One attached and one detached private garage, the combined ground floor area of which shall not exceed one thousand four hundred (1,400) square feet, on lots of record equal to or greater than two and one-half acres in size; provided, that the ground floor area of the attached garage does not exceed fifty (50) percent of the residential floor area of the principal building.

3.    Private garage floor area greater than nine hundred (900) square feet subject to the following standards. The zoning administrator will forward applications to the plan commission for approval when a unique circumstance or design is proposed:

a.    Construction materials and colors shall match the principal dwelling;

b.    Garage doors shall be oriented in a way which minimizes visual impact to neighbors while remaining practical;

c.    Garage height shall not exceed the height of the principal dwelling;

d.    Garage design shall be architecturally compatible with the principal dwelling, copying design elements if possible.

Private garages which are part of new home construction, with no more than two overhead garage doors, which use the same construction materials as the remainder of the building may be approved administratively.

4.    Private garage floor area in excess of one thousand four hundred (1,400) square feet will be reviewed by the plan commission when:

a.    Lot area exceeds two and one-half acres; and

b.    Floor area of the principal building equals or exceeds five thousand (5,000) square feet.

5.    One detached private garage of five hundred fifty (550) square feet only when replacing an existing detached garage and an attached private garage is not present on lots of record less than two and one-half acres in size.

6.    Guest houses; provided they are physically incorporated into the principal dwelling. On lots greater than three acres, separate guest houses may be permitted when reviewed and recommended by the plan commission.

7.    Yard maintenance buildings used for storage of garden and cultivating tools, lawn mowers, snow blowers, yard maintenance equipment and similar tools and supplies, subject to the following conditions:

a.    Except for through lots, shall be erected in the rear yard at least five feet from an interior lot line. In the case of through lots (lots with no rear offset area), it shall be placed in the rear yard and shall be placed with a distance of at least twenty (20) feet from the lot line facing the rear building elevation,

b.    May not be placed in area adjacent to neighbor’s swimming pool, tennis courts, patio or other such activity areas,

c.    Complete screening of buildings is required along the elevation facing streets and interior lot lines,

d.    Maximum height shall be ten feet six inches,

e.    Minimum offset from lot line shall be five feet,

f.    Must be constructed on a permanent base, consisting of at least six inches of sand or gravel with three-inch surface concrete anchored to the base,

g.    Length-width ratios shall not exceed two/one maximum,

h.    Size shall be limited to one hundred eighty (180) square feet. May not be erected on lots of less than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet without approval of the board of zoning appeals except for garden sheds not exceeding one hundred twenty (120) square feet or less,

i.    Area surrounding yard maintenance building to be kept free of debris or equipment,

j.    Appearance, materials and location must be approved by the building inspector as harmonious with and not adverse to the property values of the neighborhood,

k.    All appeals to this section shall be reviewed and determined by the board of zoning appeals per the procedures of Chapter 17.12,

l.    A building permit and fee are required for yard maintenance buildings prior to construction and installation.

8.    Cabanas as restricted in Section 15.04.420(C)(2).

9.    Gazebos as restricted in Section 15.04.420(C)(3).

10.    Greenhouses in residential districts as restricted in Section 15.04.420(C)(4).

11.    Pergolas and pavilions as restricted in Section 15.04.420(C)(5).

12.    Saunas as restricted in Section 15.04.420(C)(6);

G.    Home occupations and professional offices when incident to the residential use and when situated in the same dwelling, subject to the following conditions:

1.    No name plate exceeding three square feet in area shall be permitted.

2.    Such home occupation or professional office shall not occupy more than fifteen (15) percent of the floor area of the principal building.

3.    Such home occupation or professional office shall not employ more than one person not resident on such lot.

4.    Adequate off-street parking facilities shall be provided adjacent, or reasonably adjacent, to the building served.

5.    Such permitted use shall not include the conduct of any retail or wholesale business or manufacture nor the removal of sand, gravel or stone for commercial purpose.

6.    Such permitted use shall not include the use of any machinery, tools or other appliances which can reasonably be construed as creating an abnormal nuisance to the surrounding residential area;

H.    Repealed by Ord. 2021-011903. (Ord. 2800-22 § 2, 2022; Ord. 2021-011903 § 3, 2021; Ord. 2625-20 § 2, 2020; Ord. 2372-14 § 4, 2014; Ord. 2362-14 § 3, 2014; Ord. 2271-11 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2263-11 § 3, 2011; Ord. 1992-04 § 1, 2004; Ord. 1756 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1666 § 1 (part), 1998; prior code § 17.29(1))

17.28.020 Building locations.

A.    Setback: fifty (50) feet minimum.

B.    Offset: twenty-five (25) feet minimum. Fifty (50) feet minimum to rear property line when such property line is adjacent to a less restrictive district or railroad right-of-way. (Prior code § 17.29(2))

17.28.030 Height regulations.

A.    Principal building: thirty-five (35) feet maximum.

B.    Accessory buildings: fifteen (15) feet maximum.

C.    Attached garages: no higher than the principal building’s roof ridge. The garage must be consistent with the principal dwelling’s architecture and building materials as well as the character of the neighborhood. (Ord. 1666 § 1 (part), 1998: prior code § 17.29(3))

17.28.040 Area regulations.

A.    Floor Area.

1.    Minimum required: see Chapter 17.116.

2.    Maximum FAR permitted, applicable to conditional uses only: 30% including accessory buildings.

B.    Lot Size.

1.    Minimum area: thirty thousand (30,000) square feet.

2.    Minimum average width: one hundred fifty (150) feet.

C.    Open space: 25,000 square feet minimum per dwelling unit.

D.    Maximum lot coverage: twenty (20) percent principal building; five percent accessory buildings, including attached garages. (Ord. 2021-061504 § 7, 2021; Ord. 1666 § 1 (part), 1998; prior code § 17.29(4))

17.28.050 Pavement location and landscape surface ratio.

A.    For conditional uses, pavement offset shall be twenty-five (25) feet, and pavement setback shall be twenty-five (25) feet.

B.    For conditional uses, landscape surface ratio shall be a minimum of fifty (50) percent. (Ord. 2606-20 § 4, 2020)