City of Westminster, MD
Carroll County
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§ 164-28
General provisions. 

§ 164-29
Uses permitted. 

§ 164-30
Special exceptions.  

§ 164-31
Dimensional requirements. 

§ 164-32
Building height.  

§ 164-33
Reclassification. 

§ 164-28 General provisions.

The following regulations shall apply in all R-10,000 Residential Zones.

§ 164-29 Uses permitted.

No building, structure or land shall be used and no building or structure shall hereafter be erected, structurally altered, enlarged or maintained, except for one or more of the following uses:

A. 

Accessory uses and buildings customarily incidental to any permitted use in this section.

B. 

Dwellings, single-family detached, including accessory buildings incidental to the permitted use.

C. 

Agriculture and accessory buildings, provided that no building for housing animals or fowl, except household pets, shall be erected nor any manure stored within 100 feet of any dwelling, and in no case in the front or side setbacks of a dwelling or within 25 feet of the side lines of a lot, and provided further that no animals or fowl, except household pets, shall be permitted on a lot of less than two acres.

D. 

Colleges and universities.

E. 

Day-care facilities for not more than six children or elderly persons.

§ 164-30 Special exceptions.

[Amended 4-10-2000 by Ord. No. 650]

The following uses may be permitted as special exceptions in accordance with the provisions of Article XXII:

A. 

Boarding- (lodging) or rooming houses.

B. 

Churches, convents, monasteries, parish houses and all other places of worship.

C. 

Dwellings, single-family semidetached, provided that on parcels of land in excess of five acres no more than 20% of the net buildable land area may be devoted to semidetached single-family dwellings.

D. 

Home occupations.

E. 

Hospitals and nursing and care homes.

F. 

Off-street parking for churches, convents, monasteries, parish houses and all other places of worship.

G. 

Schools, including nursery schools but not including colleges or universities, and day-care facilities for up to eight children or elderly persons.

H. 

Social clubs, fraternal organizations and community meeting halls.

I. 

Public buildings, structures and properties of the recreational, cultural, educational, institutional, administrative and public-service type, including fire, ambulance or rescue squad.

J. 

Tourist homes (bed/breakfast).

§ 164-31 Dimensional requirements.

A. 

Net lot area. Each single-family detached dwelling unit or special exception use hereafter erected, together with its accessory buildings, shall be located on a lot having an area of at least 10,000 square feet. Each semidetached building shall be located on a lot having an area of at least 10,000 square feet.

B. 

Percentage of lot coverage. Not more than 30% of the net lot area may be covered by buildings, including accessory buildings.

C. 

Lot width and yard requirements.

(1) 

The following per family unit minimum requirements shall be observed.

Use Lot Width (feet) Lot Area Per Family (square feet) Front Yard (feet) Least Side Yard (feet) Sum of Side Yards (feet) Rear Yard (feet)
Single-family detached 80 10,000 35 10 30 25
Semidetached dwelling, per family 40 5,000 35 10 10 25
All other principal structures 100 40 20 40 50
(2) 

A corner lot for a single-family detached dwelling shall have a minimum width of 100 feet, measured at the building line along each street front, and shall have two front yards.

(3) 

A corner lot for a single-family semidetached dwelling shall have a minimum width of 50 feet for each dwelling unit, measured at the building line along each street front, and shall have two front yards.

§ 164-32 Building height.

[Amended 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 624]

Except as provided in § 164-146B, no principal structure shall exceed 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet in height, and no accessory building shall exceed two stories or 25 feet in height.

§ 164-33 Reclassification.

All R-10,000 Residential Zones are eligible for consideration for reclassification to the PD-4 Zone.