Zoning Handbook

The Mixed-Use (MU) zones provide for mixed-use developments that permit a broad range of commercial, institutional, and multiple dwelling unit residential development at varying densities. The MU-10 zone is a mixed-use zone that is intended to be applied throughout the city consistent with the density designation of the Comprehensive Plan. A zone may be applied to more than 1 density designation.

The MU-10 zone is intended to:

  • Permit medium to high-density mixed-use development with a balance of uses conducive to a higher quality of life and environment for residents, business, employees, and institutions;
  • Be applied to areas where a mixture of uses and building densities is intended to carry out elements of the Comprehensive Plan, small area plans, or framework plans, including goals in employment, population transportation, housing, public facilities, and environmental quality;
  • Require a level of public space at the ground level; and
  • Allow residential and non-residential bulk to be apportioned between two or more lots in the same square.
mu-10
Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (max.) Height (ft.) Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories1 Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Yard (ft.) Side Yard (ft.) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
MU-10 6.0 90 20 75 A minimum rear yard of 2.5 in. per 1 ft. of vertical distance from the mean finished grade at the middle of the rear of the structure to the highest point of the main roof or parapet wall, but not less than twelve feet (12 ft.) 2 No side setback is required; however, if a side setback is provided it shall be at least 2 in. wide for each 1 ft. of height of building but no less than 5 ft.3 0.20 Subtitle G, Chapter 4
7.2 (IZ) 100 (IZ) 1 plus mezzanine; Second story permitted for penthouse mechanical space 100 (IZ) 8 ft. for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling
3.0 (non-residential) N/A

Use Permissions Courts Parking Inclusionary Zoning
Subtitle U, Chapter 5 Subtitle G § 202 Subtitle C, Chapter 7 Subtitle C, Chapter 10

Except as prohibited on the roof of a detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, rowhouse, or flat in Subtitle C § 1500.4.
2 A horizontal plane may be established at 25 ft. above the mean finished grade at the middle of the rear of the structure for the purpose of measuring rear yards. A rear setback is not required to be provided below a horizontal plane as described in Subtitle G § 305.2. Where a lot abuts an alley, the rear yard may be measured from the center line of the alley to the rear wall of the building or other structure. Where a lot does not abut an alley, the rear yard shall be measured from the rear lot line to the rear wall of the building or other structure.
Any portion of a building setback from the side lot line shall be considered a side yard and not a court.