Zoning Handbook

The purposes of the R-2 zone are to:

  • Protect these areas from invasion by denser types of residential development.

The R-2 zone is intended to provide for areas predominantly developed with semi-detached houses on moderately sized lots that also contain some detached dwellings.

 

r-2
Development Standards
Height (ft.)1/
Stories
Minimum Lot Width (ft.) Area (sq. ft.) Lot Occupancy Front Setback Read Yard (ft.) Side Yard (ft.)2 Pervious Surface (minimum) Zoning Regulation Reference
R-2 40 40 (detached) 4,000 (detached) 40% A front setback shall be provided within the range of existing front setbacks of all structures on the same side of the street in the block where the building is proposed. 20 8 30% Subtitle D, Chapter 4
32 (IZ detached) 3,200 (IZ detached)
30 (semi-detached) 3,000 (semi-detached)
3 25 (IZ semi-detached) 2,500 (IZ semi-detached)
40 (all other structures) 4,000 (all other structures)

Use Permissions Parking Inclusionary Zoning
Subtitle U, Chapter 2 Subtitle C, Chapter 7 Subtitle C, Chapter 10
R- Use Group A

1 Institutional buildings or structures may be erected to a height not exceeding 90 ft., provided that the building or structure shall be removed from all lot lines of its lot a distance of not less than 1 ft. for each foot of height in excess of that authorized in the zone in which it is located.

2 A single household dwelling, flat, or multiple dwelling that does not share a common division wall with an existing building or a building being constructed together with the new building, shall have a side yard on each resulting free-standing side.