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(1) Application of Standards and Adjustment.

(a) Application of Standards. In addition to the special use limitations in EC 9.3615 and the development standards in EC 9.3625 to 9.3640 and EC 9.5000 to 9.5850, the General Standards for All Development in EC 9.6000 through 9.6885 apply within this zone. In the event of a conflict between those general development standards and the development standards in EC 9.3625 to 9.3640, the provisions of EC 9.3625 to 9.3640 shall control.

(b) Adjustment. The development standards in subsections EC 9.3625(6) regarding driveway width and EC 9.3625(3)(a)(2)(b) regarding primary vehicle access may be adjusted in accordance with EC 9.8030(26). For sites zoned S-JW Special Area Zone, these are the only standards that may be adjusted.

(2) Roof Form.

(a) All roof surfaces on residential buildings, other than as provided for porches and dormers in subsections (b) and (c) below, shall have a minimum slope of 6 inches vertically for every 12 inches horizontally, except:

1. A lesser roof pitch is permitted so long as the pitch is no less than the median roof pitch of all residential buildings located on those S-JW lots located within 300 feet of the subject lot. For purposes of determining the median roof pitch, each residential building’s roof pitch shall be considered the roof pitch of the building’s largest contiguous roof area.

2. For a residential building that contains the only dwelling on a lot, a lesser roof pitch is permitted for up to 1,000 square feet of roof surface, so long as the area(s) of lesser pitch are no more than 15 feet above grade at any point.

(b) Residential building porches are not required to have a sloped roof if the porch is:

1. Less than 100 square feet; or

2. Located on a street-fronting lot that is not an alley access only lot and is on the rear (i.e., side opposite a street) of the residential building closest to the street.

(c) Residential building dormers are not required to have a sloped roof if the dormer is:

1. Less than 10' wide, as measured at sidewalls or maximum roof opening, whichever is greater; or

2. Located on a street-fronting lot that is not an alley access only lot and is on the rear (i.e., side opposite a street) of the residential building closest to the street.

(d) Roof surfaces on garages and other buildings that are not residential buildings in the following categories shall have a minimum slope of 6 inches vertically for every 12 inches horizontally:

1. Buildings with over 200 square feet of floor area; and

2. Buildings with over 100 square feet of floor area that have any part of the building over 12 feet high, as measured from grade.

(3) Alley development standards.

(a) Primary Vehicle Access. For the purposes of this section, “primary vehicle access” means the primary means by which inhabitants take vehicular access to a dwelling or on-site parking space(s) provided for a dwelling. Primary vehicle access is determined as follows:

1. On an alley access only lot, every dwelling’s primary vehicle access is the alley.

2. On a lot that is not an alley access only lot and that, consistent with access standards in the EC, could take vehicular access from an alley, a dwelling’s primary vehicle access is:

a. The street, when there is only one dwelling on the lot.

b. When there are multiple dwellings on the lot, for each on-site parking space that complies with the standards applicable in the S-JW special area zone and that can only be accessed and exited via a street (i.e., cannot use the alley for entry or exit), one dwelling is considered to take primary vehicle access from the street. The remainder of the dwellings shall be considered to take primary vehicle access from the alley.

If there are one or more dwellings with the alley as primary vehicle access, the dwelling(s) closest to the alley shall be considered to have primary access from the alley. In cases where multiple dwellings are equidistant from the alley and not all of them take primary access from the alley, the property owner may designate which dwellings take primary access from the alley. The provisions in this subsection (3)(a)(2)(b) may be adjusted based on the criteria of EC 9.8030(26)(2).

3. On all lots not addressed in 1. or 2., above, all dwellings’ primary vehicle access is the street.

(b) No more than one dwelling on the same development site may take primary vehicle access from an alley unless the site also abuts a street that the alley intersects.

(c) On any lot that contains one or more dwellings whose primary vehicle access is an alley, there must be at least an undivided 400 square-foot open space area (not including buildings, parking or driveways) abutting the alley. Except as provided in 4., below, the open space area:

1. shall abut the alley for at least 25% of the length of the lot line abutting the alley;

2. shall be a minimum of 10 feet in depth for the entire extent that the open space area abuts the alley; and

3. may include areas that are within setbacks.

4. The open space required in this subsection (c) may be placed behind parallel parking abutting the alley.

(d) For a dwelling whose primary vehicle access is an alley:

1. The dwelling may not have more than three bedrooms.

2. If the dwelling is in the residential building closest to the alley, then the dwelling shall include a main entrance that is visible from the alley (see Figure 9.3625(3)(d)2.) and meets one of the following conditions:

a. Faces the alley;

b. Faces the side of the lot and meets all the following conditions:

(1) The entrance opening is not more than 8 feet from the building façade facing the alley and nearest the alley;

(2) The entrance includes a covered porch of at least 30 square feet;

(3) The porch abuts both the façade containing the entrance and a façade facing the alley; or

c. Faces the side of the lot and meets all the following conditions:

(1) The entrance opening is no more than 8 feet from the building façade facing the alley and nearest the alley.

(2) The entrance provides direct resident access to a head-in parking area on the same side of building.

(3) The entrance includes a covered porch of at least 20 square feet.

(4) The façade facing the alley includes windows that total at least 8 feet wide when measured at 5' above the floor of the first story and that have a minimum area of at least 20 square feet.

3. One on-site parking space, accessible from the alley, per dwelling is required.

(4) Main Entrances.

(a) Except as provided in (c), below, on a street-fronting lot that is not an alley access only lot, the residential building closest to the street shall include a main entrance that meets one of the following conditions:

1. Faces the street; or

2. Faces the side of the lot and meets all the following conditions:

a. The main entrance opening is not more than 8 feet from the building façade facing the street and nearest the street;

b. The main entrance includes a covered porch of at least 30 square feet;

c. The porch abuts both the façade containing the main entrance and a façade facing the street.

(b) Except as provided in (c), below, on corner lots with more than one residential building, all residential buildings shall include a main entrance that meets the requirements of subsection (a).

(c) Notwithstanding (a) and (b), above, where three or more dwellings have ground-level entrances on two or more sides of a common courtyard that is open to a street for at least 20 feet, the dwellings’ main entrances may face the courtyard. (See Figure 9.3625(4)(c))

(5) Garage Door Standards.

(a) Except for a garage accessed from an alley, only one garage door, with maximum width of 9 feet and maximum height of 8 feet, is allowed within 30 feet of any portion of a lot line that abuts a street.

(b) For a garage accessed from an alley, one garage door 18 feet wide and 8 feet high or 2 garage doors 9 feet wide and 8 feet high, are permitted.

(6) Driveway Standards. In lieu of any conflicting standards in EC 7.410 Driveways – Curb cut, the following standards shall apply:

(a) Street Access Driveway Curb Cuts and Width. Driveways that are accessed from a street must meet all the following requirements:

1. Except as provided in (7), below, a lot shall have no more than one curb cut on each street that the lot abuts.

2. The maximum curb cut width is limited to 14 feet where the driveway abuts the street, and the driveway must taper to no more than 12 feet within 3 feet of the street curb or edge.

3. The maximum driveway width for a driveway that accesses a single-car garage is 12 feet.

4. No portion of a driveway or parking area shall be wider than 12 feet within 30 feet of any portion of a lot line that abuts a street.

5. For a driveway or parking area located within five feet of an existing driveway or parking area on an adjacent property under common ownership or within the same development site, the maximum total width of the two driveways and/or parking areas is 18 feet within 30 feet of any portion of a lot line that abuts a street.

6. The full width of impermeable surfaces and surfaces with permeable paved surfaces (such as parking areas or walkways) that are within one foot of a driveway shall be included in calculating the driveway width except that one private walkway, no wider than 4 feet within 5 feet of the driveway, may terminate at the driveway. (See Figure 9.3625(6)(a)6.)

7. Exception. For a duplex where both main entrances face the same street and the lot is not on the corner of two streets or the corner of a street and an alley, two curb cuts and driveways are allowed as long as both curb cuts and driveways meet all of the following conditions:

a. There must be at least 30 feet between the two curb cuts;

b. Each curb cut must be at least 5 feet from any curb cut on an adjacent lot;

c. The maximum curb cut width is limited to 11 feet where the driveway abuts the street, and the driveway must taper to no more than 9 feet within 3 feet of the street curb or edge; and

d. No portion of a driveway or parking area shall be wider than 9 feet within 30 feet of any portion of a lot line that abuts a street.

(See Figure 9.3625(6)(a)7.).

(b) Alley – Access Driveway Width. The maximum driveway and/or parking area width is 18 feet within 30 feet of any portion of a lot line that abuts the alley.

(c) Adjustment. The driveway width standards in this subsection (6) may be adjusted based on the criteria of EC 9.8030(26)(1).

(7) Parking Standards.

(a) Except as provided in (3)(d)(3). above and (7)(b) below, each dwelling shall have one on-street or on-site vehicle parking space for every three bedrooms, rounded up to the next whole number (i.e. a four-bedroom dwelling must have at least two parking spaces). For purposes of this subsection, each uninterrupted twenty feet of lot line that abuts a street right-of-away where parking is legal within the entirety of that twenty feet shall count as one on-street parking space. The twenty feet may not include any portion of a curb cut.

(b) When there are two or more dwellings and there is no on-street parking space, as defined in subsection (7)(a) above, the parking space requirement shall be waived for one dwelling that has primary vehicle access from the street and no more than three bedrooms.

(c) No portion of a vehicle parking area may be located in the area defined by the Street Setback minimum standard (i.e., from which structures, other than permitted intrusions, are excluded) or between the street and the residential building façade that faces, and is closest to, the street. (See Figure 9.3625(7)(b) Vehicular (No) Parking Areas).

(8) The following Table 9.3625 sets forth the S-JW Special Area Zone development standards, subject to the special development standards in EC 9.3626.

Table 9.3625 S-JW Jefferson Westside Special Area Zone Development Standards

(See EC 9.3626 Special Development Standards for Table 9.3625.)

Density(1)

Minimum Dwellings Per Lot

Lots less than 13,500 Square Feet

Lots 13,500 square feet and larger

1 dwelling per lot for every 6,750 square feet (fractional values are rounded down to the nearest whole number)

Maximum Dwellings Per Lot(1)

Alley Access Only Lot

1 dwelling per lot

Lots less than 2,250 square feet

No additional dwellings after December 14, 2009

Lots between 2,250 and 4,499 square feet

1 dwelling per lot

Lots between 4,500 and 8,999 square feet

2 dwellings per lot

Lots 9,000 square feet and larger

1 dwelling per lot for every

4,500 square feet

(fractional values are rounded down to the nearest whole number)

Maximum Building Height (2) (9)

Minimum Building Setbacks (3) (4) (5) (9)

Maximum Lot Coverage (6) (7)

50%

Maximum Vehicle Use Area (6)

20%

Common and Private Open Space (7)

Fences (8)

(Maximum Height Within Interior Yard Setbacks)

6 feet

(Maximum Height within Front Yard Setbacks)

42 inches

(Section 9.3625 added by Ordinance No. 20449, enacted December 14, 2009, effective January 16, 2010; amended by Ordinance No. 20625, enacted January 21, 2020, effective February 22, 2020.)