The purposes of the RA-5 zone are to:
- Permit flexibility of design by permitting all types of urban residential development if they conform to the height, density, and area requirements established for these districts; and
- Permit the construction of those institutional and semi-public buildings that would be compatible with adjoining residential uses and that are excluded from the more restrictive residential zones.
The RA-5 zone provides for areas developed with predominantly high-density residential.
|Floor Area Ratio (max.)1||Height (ft.)2, 3, 4||Penthouse Height (ft.)/
|Lot Occupancy||Rear Yard (ft.)||Side Yard (ft.)||Green Area Ratio (min.)||Zoning Regulation Reference|
|RA-5||5.0||90||20 ft.||75%||12 ft.; or a distance equal to 3 in. per 1 ft. of principal building height||If provided,no less than 4 ft.||0.30||Subtitle F, Chapter 3|
|6.0 (apartment house or hotel)||1 plus mezzanine /
2nd story permitted for mechanical space
|8 ft. for a detached or semi-detached dwelling|
1 See Subtitle F § 201 for general Density guidelines.
2 A place of worship may be erected to a height not exceeding 60 ft. and 3 stories, not including the penthouse.
3 An institutional building or structure may be erected to a height not exceeding 90 ft., not including the penthouse, 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 1 ft. of height in excess of that authorized in the district in which it is located.
4 Except as provided in Subtitle F §§ 203.2 and 203.3, a building or other structure 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 for a distance equal to the height of the building or structure above the natural grade.