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-3 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-3 zone is intended to:

  • Permit low-density mixed-use development; and
  • Provide convenient retail and personal service establishments for the day-to-day needs of a local neighborhood, as well as residential and limited community facilities with a minimum impact upon surrounding residential development.
Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (max.) Height (ft.)/
Penthouse Height (ft.)/Stories1 Lot Occupancy
Rear Yard (ft.) Side Yard (ft.) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
MU-3 1.0
40 12 except 15 for penthouse mechanical space 60 202 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 0.3 Subtitle G, Chapter 4
1.2 (IZ)
1.0 (non-residential) 3 1; Second story permitted for penthouse mechanical space 8 for a single-family detached or semi-detached dwelling
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 404.5 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.