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-9 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-9 zone is intended to:

  • Permit high-density mixed-use development including office, retail, and housing, with a focus on employment; and
  • Be located in or near the Central Employment Area, on arterial streets, in uptown and regional centers, and at rapid transit stops.
mu-9
Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (max.) Height (ft.) Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories1 Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Setback (ft.) Side Setback (ft.) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
MU-9 6.5 90 20 100 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 None required; however, if a side set yard 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
7.8 (IZ) N/A 1 plus mezzanine; Second story permitted for penthouse mechanical space 80 (IZ) 8 ft. for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling
6.5 (non-residential)

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 See Subtitle G § 405.4 and 404.6 for measuring the rear yard.
Any portion of a building setback from the side lot line shall be considered a side yard and not a court.