The purposes of the Wesley Heights Residential House R-15 zone are to:
- Preserve and enhance the low-density character of Wesley Heights by regulating construction and alteration of residential and other buildings in the area;
- Preserve in general the current density of the neighborhood;
- Allow reasonable opportunities for owners to expand their dwellings; and
- Preserve existing trees, access to air and light, and the harmonious design and attractive appearance of the neighborhood.
The R-15 zone is intended to permit detached houses on moderately sized lots.
|Detached Dwelling Units|
|Height (ft.) /
|Minimum Lot Width (ft.) / Area (sq. ft.)||Lot Occupancy||Front Setback||Rear Yard (ft.)||Side Yard (ft.)2||Pervious Surface (min.)||Zoning Regulation Reference|
|R-15||40||50||40% for lots < 5,000 sq. ft.||All residential buildings shall have a front setback equal to or greater than the average setback of all structures on the same side of the street in the block where the building in question is located.||25||8||50%||Subtitle D, Chapter 8|
|3||5,000||Not less than 2,000 sq. ft. for lots 5,000 sq. ft. < 6,667 sq. ft.|
|30% for lots > 6,667 sq. ft.|
1 Institutional buildings or structures 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 foot of height in excess of that authorized in the zone in which it is located.
2 For a building subject to a side yard requirement, but which has an existing side yard less than 8 ft. wide, an extension or addition may be made to the building; provided, that the width of the existing side yard shall not be decreased; and provided further, that the width of the existing side yard shall be a minimum of 5 ft.