TITLE 17. ZONINGTITLE 17. ZONING\Chapter 17.28 R-3 MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

The R-3 multifamily residential district is composed of certain high-density residential areas of the city plus certain open areas where similar development appears likely to occur. The regulations for this district are designed to stabilize and protect the essential characteristics of the district, to promote and encourage a suitable environment for family life and to prohibit activities of a commercial nature. To these ends, development is limited to a relatively high concentration and uses are typically single-family, two-family and multiple-family dwellings, plus certain additional uses such as schools, parks, churches and certain public facilities which serve the residents of the district. The regulations set out in this chapter shall apply to all R-3 districts.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (part), 1970)

The following uses and their accessory uses are permitted outright in an R-3 district:

A.    Any use permitted outright in an R-2 district;

B.    Multifamily dwelling.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (A), 1970)

The following uses and their accessory uses are permitted in an R-3 district in accordance with the requirements of this title governing conditional uses:

A.    A use permitted as a conditional use in an R-2 district;

B.    A multifamily dwelling exceeding the lot area per dwelling unit standard specified in subsection A of Section 17.28.040 or exceeding the height limits specified in Section 17.28.070, provided the gross floor area does not exceed two and one-half times the lot area, and provided further that the side yards are increased one foot for every two-foot increase in building height over thirty-five feet;

C.    Office for a doctor, dentist or other practitioner of the healing arts; attorney; architect; engineer; surveyor, accountant; or realtor, provided that such uses shall be located only in a one-story building on a lot adjacent to or directly across a street from a business or industrial district and meeting the fire district standards of the business or industrial zone;

D.    Hotel, motel, boardinghouse, lodge, club;

E.    Mortuary.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (B), 1970)

The lot size in an R-3 district shall be as follows:

A.    The minimum lot area shall be five thousand square feet for a single-family dwelling; seven thousand square feet for a duplex dwelling; and seven thousand, five hundred square feet or one thousand five hundred square feet per dwelling unit, whichever is greater, for a multifamily dwelling, except as provided by subsection B of Section 17.28.030. The minimum lot area for all other uses shall be five thousand square feet.

B.    The minimum lot width at the front building line shall be fifty feet.

C.    The minimum lot depth shall be one hundred feet.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (0), 1970)

In an R-3 district, buildings shall not occupy more than fifty percent of lot area.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (G), 1970)

In an R-3 district, the yards shall be as follows:

A.    The front yard shall be the same as required in an R-l district.

B.    Each side yard shall be a minimum of eight feet, except that on comer lots the setback for all buildings shall be a minimum of twenty-five feet on the side abutting a street.

C.    The rear yard shall be the same as required in an R-l district.

D.    A garage or carport shall be set back the same as required in an R-l district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (E), 1970)

In an R-3 district, no building shall exceed a height of fifty feet, except as provided by subsection B of Section 17.28.030.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (F), 1970)

A sign permitted in an R-2 district is permitted in an R-3 district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-104 (C), 1970)