TITLE 17. ZONINGTITLE 17. ZONING\Chapter 17.24 R-2 TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

The R-2 two-family residential district is composed of certain medium-density residential areas of the city representing a compatible commingling of single-family and two-family dwellings, plus certain open areas where similar residential 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 where children are members of many families, and to prohibit activities of a commercial nature. To these ends, development is limited to a medium concentration and uses are typically single-family and two-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 in all R-2 districts.

(Ord. 553 § 2-103 (part), 1970)

The following uses and their accessory uses are permitted outright in an R-2 district:

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

B.    Two-family dwelling.

(Ord. 553 § 2-103 (A), 1970)

The following uses and their accessory uses are permitted in an R-2 district in accordance with the requirements of this code governing conditional uses:

A.    Any use permitted as a conditional use in an R-l district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-103 (B), 1970)

The lot size in an R-2 district shall be as follows:

A.    The minimum lot area shall be five thousand square feet for single-family dwellings and shall not be less than three thousand five hundred square feet per dwelling unit for two-family dwellings, and shall in no case be less than five thousand square feet for all other uses.

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 § 2-103 (0), 1970)

In an R-2 district, buildings shall not occupy more than fifty percent of the lot area.

(Ord. 553 § 2-103 (G), 1970)

In an R-2 district, the yards shall be the same as those required in an R-l district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-103 (E), 1970)

In an R-2 district, no building shall exceed a height of two and one-half stories or thirty-five feet, whichever is less.

(Ord. 553 § 2-103 (F), 1970)

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

(Ord. 553 § 2-103 (C), 1970)