The RC-2 zone is intended to permit moderate-density mixed-use development at a limited height and with an emphasis on housing.
|Floor Area Ratio (max.)1||Height (ft.)/
|Penthouse Height (feet)/Stories||Lot Occupancy
|Rear Yard (ft.)2, 3||Side Yard (ft.)4||Green Area Ratio||Zoning Regulation Reference|
|RC-2||2.5 (total)||40||12 /
15 for penthouse mechanical space
|60 % (residential)||15 ft.||No side yard is required for a principal building; however, any side yard provided shall be 2 in. wide for each 1 ft. of height of building, no less than 5 ft.||0.30||Subtitle K Chapter 7|
|3.0 (IZ)||75% (IZ)|
|1.5 for lots > 10,000 sq. ft (non-residential)||100% (all other)|
1 In the RC-2 and RC-3 zones, an existing building on a lot with an area 10,000 sq. ft. or less may have a maximum FAR of 2.0 for non-residential uses, provided the uses are located in the ground story, and the story directly above the ground story and the use shall not include eating or drinking uses.
2 In the RC-2 and RC-3 zones, a horizontal plane may be established at 25 ft. above the mean finished grade at the middle of the rear of the structure for the purpose of measuring rear yards.
3 In the RC-2 and RC-3 zones, rear yards shall be measured as follows: (a) Where a lot abuts an alley: (1) For that portion of the structure below a horizontal plane, described in Subtitle K § 704.2, 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 § 704.2, 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.
4 In the RC-2 and RC-3 zones, any portion of a building setback from the side lot line shall be considered a side yard and not a court.