Zoning Handbook

The RC-3 zone is intended to permit medium-density, compact mixed-use development, with an emphasis on residential development at a limited height and with an emphasis on housing.

rc-3
Development Standards
Floor Area Ratio (max.)1 Height (ft.)2 Penthouse Height (feet)/Stories Lot Occupancy
(percentage)
Rear Yard (ft.)3, 4 Side Yard (ft.)5 Green Area Ratio Zoning Regulation Reference
RC-2 3.5 (total) 40 12 /
18 ft. 6 in. 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
4.2 (IZ) 50 (IZ) 1; Second stroy permitted for penthouse mechanical space 75% (IZ)
1.5 for lots > 10,000 sq. ft (non-residential) 100% (all other)

Use Permissions Courtyards Parking Accessory Building Alley Lot Relief from
Development Standards
Planned Unit Development Inclusionary Zoning
Subtitle K § 712 Subtitle K § 706 Subtitle K § 716 Subtitle F, Chapter 8 Subtitle F, Chapter 8 Subtitle K § 716 Subtitle K § 710 Subtitle C, Chapter 10

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.