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(1) Purpose and Applicability. The small lot provisions are intended to increase opportunities for affordable housing, home ownership, and infill development. The small lot standards in subsection (3) shall apply when, as part of a subdivision or partition, a lot is proposed which has less than 4,500 square feet in lot area, except for lots for middle housing development. Small lots proposed as part of a cluster subdivision or a PUD are not subject to these small lot standards.

(2) Land Division Regulations. All applicable regulations for the type of land division process being used must be met except where the small lot standards create different requirements.

(3) Development Standards.

(a) Zero interior yard setback option: Permitted, provided there is common wall construction or as permitted by the building code with required fire separation with a building on the adjacent lot, or there is at least 10 feet of separation between the building and all buildings on the adjacent lot.

(b) Height maximum: 30 feet in the R-2 Zone; 40 feet in the R-3 Zone; 30 feet in the R-3 and R-4 zones within 50 feet of abutting, or across an alley from properties zoned R-1 or R-2.

(c) Required outdoor living area: 10% of gross floor area.

(d) Maximum lot coverage: 55 percent in R-2 and R-3 Zones, and 60 percent in the R-4 Zone.

(Section 9.2770, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; and amended by Ordinance No. 20285, enacted March 10, 2003, effective April 9, 2003; Ordinance No. 20667, enacted May 24, 2022, effective June 25, 2022.)