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R-2A Two-Family Residential District (Large Lot)

This district is for low-density urban and suburban two-family residential areas.  The R-2A and R-2D use regulations are identical, but the required lot width and area are greater in the R-2A district.  These districts are governed by section 21.40.040 of the municipal code.  Only a single principal structure is allowed on any lot or tract.

Minimum lot area 7,200 square feet (single-family dwelling)
 8,400 square feet (duplex)
Minimum lot width  60 feet (single-family dwelling)
 70 feet (duplex)
Front yard setback  20 feet
Side yard setback  5 feet
Rear yard setback  10 feet
Maximum height of a principal structure  30 feet
Maximum height of a detached garage  25 feet
Maximum height of other accessory structures  12 feet
Driveway surface  Paved
Landscaping required  Visual Enhancement*
Setback for animal enclosures  100 feet

* All areas not devoted to buildings, structures, drives, walks, off-street parking facilities or other authorized installations must be planted with Visual Enhancement landscaping.

If you use the online version of the code (under "External Links), try searching on "21.40.040" for more information.  Please note that recent amendments may not have been published yet.  Land Use Enforcement will be happy to verify the current code language for you.

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    • Current Planning
    • Section Supervisor: Erika McConnell
    • 4700 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • 907 343-7943