Zoning Handbook

The ARTS-2 zone is intended to permit medium-density, compact mixed-use development, with an emphasis on residential development.

Residential and Non-residential Buildings
Floor Area Ratio (maximum)1 Height (feet)2 Penthouse Height (feet)/Stories Lot Occupancy
Rear Setback (feet)3 Side Setback (feet) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
ARTS-2 3.5 65 12 /
18 ft. 6 in. for mechanical space
20% (public recreation center) 15 No side yard is required; however, any side yard provided shall be 5 ft. minimum. 0.30 Subtitle K Chapter 8
4.2 (IZ) 70 (IZ) 1; Second story permitted for penthouse mechanical space 80% (residential)
1.5 (non-residential) 80% (IZ)

Use Permissions Bonuse Density Courtyards Parking Street Frontage Design Requirements Inclusionary Zoning
Subtitle K § 811 Subtitle K § 802 Subtitle K § 807 Subtitle C, Chapter 7/8 Subtitle K § 810 Subtitle C, Chapter 10

1 In an ARTS-1 and ARTS-2 zone, an existing building on a lot with an area ten thousand square feet (10,000 sq. ft.) or less may have a maximum FAR of 2.0 for non-residential uses, provided the non-residential uses are located in the ground story, and the story directly above the ground story and the use of the additional 0.5 FAR shall not include eating or drinking uses.
2 A public recreation and community center shall not exceed a maximum height of forty-five feet (45 ft.) in any ARTS zone.
3 In the ARTS-1, ARTS-2, and ARTS-3 zones, a horizontal plane may be established at twenty-five feet (25 ft.) above the mean finished grade at the middle of the rear of the structure for the purpose of measuring rear yards. Where a lot abuts an alley: (1) For that portion of the structure below a horizontal plane described in Subtitle K § 805.2, from the center line of the alley to the rear wall of the portion; and (2) For that portion of the structure above the horizontal plane described in Subtitle K § 805.2, from the rear lot line to the rear wall of that portion immediately above the plane; and (b) 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.