The Residential House (R) zones are residential zones, designed to provide for stable, low- to moderate-density residential areas suitable for family life and supporting uses.
In addition to the purpose statements of individual chapters, the provisions of the R zones are intended to:
- Provide for the orderly development and use of land and structures in areas predominantly characterized by low- to moderate-density residential development;
- Recognize and reinforce the importance of neighborhood character, walkable neighborhoods, housing affordability, aging in place, preservation of housing stock, improvements to the overall environment, and low- and moderate-density housing to the overall housing mix and health of the city;
- Allow for limited compatible accessory and non-residential uses;
- Allow for the matter-of-right development of existing lots of record;
- Establish minimum lot area and dimensions for the subdivision and creation of new lots of record; and
- Discourage multi-household development.
The development standards are intended to:
- Control the bulk or volume of structures, including height, floor area ratio (FAR), and lot occupancy;
- Control the location of building bulk in relation to adjacent lots and streets, by regulating rear yards, side yards, and the relationship of buildings to street lot lines;
- Regulate the mixture of uses; and
- Promote the environmental performance of development.
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