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R-2M Mixed Residential District

The R-2M district is intended primarily for residential areas that allow for a variety of single-family, two-family, and multifamily dwellings, with gross densities between five and 15 dwelling units per acre.  The R-2M district provides residential neighborhoods with a greater diversity of housing by allowing a mix of both detached and a variety of attached dwelling types in close proximity to each other, rather than separated into different zoning districts.  The R-2M district is to be located in established or redeveloping residential neighborhoods or is to create a transition between single-family, two-family, and higher density multifamily and mixed use areas.  The design of new development, such as building scale and setbacks, parking facility size and location, and yard landscaping, should be complementary to the existing neighborhood and mix of dwelling types.

Check AMC 21.04 for district specific standards.

Minimum lot area 6,000 square feet (1-2 dwelling units)
8,500 square feet + 2,300 for every unit over 3
3,000  square feet (dwelling, single-family attached)
3,000 square feet per unit for multiple buildings on a lot with single- or two-family style construction
2,400 square feet for townhouse
Minimum lot width 50 feet
Front yard setback 20 feet
Side yard setback 5 feet, 10 for 3 or more units
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
Maximum lot coverage 40%
Driveway surface Paved

  1. More than one principal structure may be allowed on a single lot in accordance with AMC 21.07.110F.2.
  2. The maximum number of dwelling units in any building is limited to 8.

If you use the online version of the code (under "External Links), try searching on "21.06.020" 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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