Zoning Handbook

The ARTS-3 zone is intended to permit medium-density, mixed-use development, with a focus on employment.

arts-3
Residential and Non-residential Buildings
Floor Area Ratio (maximum) Height (feet)1, 2 Penthouse Height (feet)/Stories Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Setback (feet)3 Side Setback (feet) Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
ARTS-3 4.0 65 12 /
18 ft. 6 in. for mechanical space
20% (public recreation center) 2.5 inches per foot 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 12 feet No side yard is required; however, any side yard provided shall be 5 ft. minimum. 0.25 Subtitle K Chapter 8
4.8(IZ) 75 1; Second story permitted for penthouse mechanical space 75% (residential)
2.5 (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 the underlying ARTS-3 zone, a building may be constructed in excess of the height limit of sixty-five feet (65 ft.), up to a maximum height of seventy-five feet (75 ft.); provided: (a) No penthouse permitted by this title shall exceed a height of eighty-three and one-half feet (83.5 ft.) above the measuring point used for the building; and (b) If a lot abuts either a R, RF, or RA zone or an alley that serves as the zone district boundary line of an adjacent R, RF, or RA zone, no part of the building shall project above a plane drawn at a forty-five degree (45°) angle from a line located fifty feet (50 ft.) directly above the property line that abuts the R, RF, or RA zone or the alley.
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.