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Chapter 19 - Land Use and Development

Section 3

§ 19.6-69 R-2 Medium-Density Residential District.

A. Purpose. This district is composed of medium-density residential areas plus certain open areas where similar development is expected to occur. The regulations for this district are designed to stabilize and protect the essential characteristics of the district, to promote and encourage, insofar as compatible with the intensity of the land uses, a suitable environment for family life, and to permit certain commercial uses of a character unlikely to develop general concentration of traffic, crowds of customers and general outdoor advertising. To these ends, retail activity is sharply limited and this district is protected against the encroachment of general commercial and industrial uses.

B. Permitted uses:

Accessory apartment
Accessory uses/structures
Administrative services
Amateur radio tower
Community recreation
Crisis center
Domestic chickens
Family day-care home
Home beauty/barber salon
Home occupation, Type I
Kennel, private
Manufactured home
Park-and-ride facility
Post office
Public maintenance and service facility
Public parks and recreational areas
Safety services, public
Single-family dwelling
Utility services

C. Conditional uses:

Cultural services
Day-care center
Educational facilities, primary/secondary
Golf course
Manufactured home park
Outdoor gatherings
Planned unit development
Religious assembly
Safety services, private
Safety services, public
Second dwelling
Two-family dwelling
Wind energy system
Wireless communications facility

D. Site development regulations.

(1) Minimum lot requirements:

(a) Lots not served by public water or sewer:

[1] Area: 25,000 square feet (0.57 acre).

[2] Frontage: 125 feet on a publicly owned and maintained street.

(b) Lots served by either public water or sewer:

[1] Area: 15,000 square feet (0.34 acre).

[2] Frontage: 80 feet on a publicly owned and maintained street.

(c) Lots served by both public water and public sewer:

[1] Area: 10,000 square feet (0.23 acre).

[2] Frontage: 80 feet on a publicly owned and maintained street.

(2) Minimum setback requirements:

(a) Principal structure:

[1] Front: 35 feet from property line or 60 feet from center line of public road, whichever is greater.

[2] Side: 15 feet.

[3] Rear: 35 feet.

(b) Accessory structure:

[1] Front: 35 feet from property line or behind the front building line, whichever distance is less.

[2] Side: 15 feet.

[3] Rear: 15 feet.

(c) Where a lot fronts on more than one street, front yard setbacks shall apply to all streets.

(3) Maximum height of structures:

(a) All structures: 35 feet.

(4) Maximum coverage:

(a) Building coverage: 35%.

(b) Lot coverage: 50%.


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