The R-1 District is intended to be applied to lands which are suitable for low-density residential development within the existing community. The district also allows uses which are compatible with and provide support to a low-density residential environment.
[Amended 1993 by Ord. No. 256]
The following uses may be operated as permitted uses in the R-1 District:
Single-family dwelling, which may include the rooming and/or boarding of up to two persons, provided no separate kitchen is involved.
Community center, which may be public or private but not operated for gain.
Day care for up to six children.
Public park, playground and other public recreational facilities.
Public and private preschool and school for elementary or secondary education.
Essential public utility and public service installation. Such uses shall not include business offices, repair, sales or storage facilities.
Any use which complies with all of the following conditions may be operated as an accessory use to a permitted use in the R-1 District:
Is clearly incidental and customary to and commonly associated with the operation of the permitted use.
Is operated and maintained under the same ownership and on the same lot as the permitted use.
Does not include structures or structural features inconsistent with the permitted use.
Does not include residential occupancy.
If operated wholly or partially within the structure containing the permitted use, the gross floor area utilized by the accessory use shall not exceed 30% of the gross floor area of the permitted use.
If in a separate, detached structure from a permitted use, the gross floor area devoted to the accessory use shall not exceed the gross floor area of the permitted use. Separate, detached structures containing an accessory use shall be, at a minimum, 10 feet from structures containing a permitted use.
Home occupations shall be allowed in the R-1 District, provided all of the following conditions are met:
Such use shall be conducted entirely within a dwelling unit and carried on by the inhabitants living there and no others.
Such use shall be clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling unit for dwelling purposes and shall not change the residential character thereof.
The total area used for such purposes shall not exceed 20% of the gross floor area of the single-family dwelling.
There shall be no exterior storage on the premises of material or equipment used as a part of the home occupation.
There shall be no offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare noticeable at or beyond the property line.
A home occupation shall provide additional off-street parking of one parking space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area occupied by the home occupation.
The minimum area of a zone lot in the R-1 District is 6,000 square feet.
The minimum width of a zone lot in the R-1 District is 50 feet at the front setback line.
[Amended 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-391]
The minimum yards for structures in the R-1 District are:
Front yard: 20 feet; corner lots shall have a twenty-foot building setback from both streets.
Side yards: seven feet.
Provided that, where the lot or zone lot abuts an alleyway in the rear or side, the minimum rear and side yards shall be four feet for structures containing permitted uses and three feet for structures containing accessory uses only.
In the R-1 District:
Belt courses, sills, lintels, exterior columns, chimneys and building accessories may project 24 inches into front or rear yards.
Open or unwalled porches, terraces, balconies and exterior stairways may project 3 1/2 feet into front and rear yards.
Cornices, overhangs, eaves and gutters may project two feet into all yards.
The maximum height of structures in the R-1 District is 35 feet.
Any fence, wall or retaining wall over three feet in height shall be erected in the R-1 District only after application to and approval of a permit by the Zoning Administrator.
Fences, walls and retaining walls may be erected to a height of 48 inches only in the front yard, and to a height of 6 1/2 feet on any part of the zone lot not in the front yard, except that on corner lots no fence, wall, retaining wall or obstructing foliage shall be allowed within 20 feet of the point of intersection of the two property lines, or on curved property lines, the point of intersection of the property lines extended.
No barbed wire or electrically charged fences shall be allowed.
Open-mesh fences of any height may be erected on zone lots containing schools, public parks and playgrounds.