Detached House

Building Placement / Parking / Vehicle Access

Detached House Bldg Placement

1. Buildings shall be placed on the lot within zone represented by the hatched area except in R and TR zones, where min.front setbacks are 25 feet and 20 feet respectively.

Along new streets, the build-to line shall be a minimum of 10’ behind street ROW

Along existing streets, front build-to lines of new buildings shall be equal to the average setbacks of existing buildings on the same side of the street within 300 feet. Where the average setback of existing buildings within 300 feet exceeds 50 feet the setback of any new building may vary up to 20 feet from the setback of an adjacent building, existing or proposed, in order to negotiate a gradual transition to a different building setback. Only in the most exceptional circumstances having to do with extreme topography or very special design composition may these rules of residential building placement be varied.

2. Garages may be detached (entered from front or rear), or attached to the main dwelling, with or without habitable rooms above. Front loaded garages, if provided, shall meet the standards of Section 8.16.

3. A detached garage may be located only in the rear yard.

4. Points of permitted front or rear access to parking indicated by arrows. On corner lots, sideyard access is also permitted.

5. Main pedestrian access to the building is from the street. Secondary access may be from parking areas.

6. For buildings set back from the sidewalk, balconies, stoops, stairs, open porches, bay windows, and, and awnings are permitted to encroach into the front setback area up to 8 feet.

7. Sideyard setback is 12 feet in the R zone and 6 feet in the TR zone.

8. Mechanical equipment shall not encroach into any required setback.

Description

The detached house may coexist with other, similarly scaled buildings along town streets. When other building types are integrated with the detached house, the scale of the detached house type and lot shall control. Civic buildings, however, may exceed the scale of the detached house. Where possible, structures shall be designed to terminate vistas or serve as key focal points in the neighborhood.

Building Placement / Parking / Vehicle Access

Detached House Ped Access

1. Generally, buildings shall be placed on the lot within zone represented by the hatched area. The build-to line will range from 0 to 10 feet behind street ROW Special site conditions such as extreme topography may require a larger setback. Sideyard houses are not permitted on in-fill sites abutting existing all-yard houses.

2. A detached garage may be located only in the rear yard. Attached garages are not permitted on sideyard houses.

3. Points of permitted rear access to parking indicated by arrow.

4. Main pedestrian access to the building is from the street. Secondary access may be from parking areas.

5. For buildings set up to the sidewalk, balconies and upper level bay windows may encroach over the sidewalk up to 5 feet.

6. For buildings set back from the sidewalk, balconies, stoops, stairs, open porches, bay windows, and, and awnings are permitted to encroach into the front setback area up to 8 feet.

7. Commercial Use in a Detached House (NR District) shall comply with the following:

a. Parking shall be located in the side or rear yards only. If provided in the side yards, the parking area shall not exceed 25% of the frontage line and shall not be in the yards adjacent to a street.

b.Parking areas on adjacent mixed use lot shall be connected whenever practical.

c. Trash containers shall be located in the rear yard. If adjacent to existing single-family residential uses, trash containers shall be limited to residential rollout containers only (no dumpsters).

d. Mechanical equipment at ground level shall be placed on the parking lot side of the building away from buildings on adjacent sites and shall be screened from view by an opaque screen.

Special Conditions

1. The intention of buildings in all locations must be to relate the principal facade to the sidewalk and public space of the street.

2. Corners: Setback at street corners will generally replicate frontage conditions. However, side setbacks on a minor street may be less than the front dimension.

3. Within the limits described, these regulations apply to all houses built on public streets. For detached homes on large lots accessed by a private drive in Rural Neighborhoods, building placement and site planning will be dictated by landscape features and landscape preservation.

Permitted Height / Uses / Encroachments

Detached House Height1. Building height shall be measured as the vertical distance from the highest finished grade relative to the street frontage, up to the eaves.
2. Building height of main dwelling to ridge may vary depending on the roof pitch.

3. Permitted uses are indicated above.

4. Maximum footprint for a building housing a detached accessory dwelling is 650 square feet or 50% of first floor area of principal residence, whichever is greater.

5. Balconies, stoops, stairs, open porches, bay windows, and awnings are permitted to encroach into setback area up to 8 feet.

6. Decks, balconies, and porches are permitted to encroach into the rear yard setback as provided in Section 8.8.9.

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