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R-3 Mixed Residential District

The R-3 district is a multifamily residential district with gross densities between 15 and 40 dwelling units per acre, provided, however, that housing allowed in the R-1, R-1A, R-2A, and R-2D are a permitted use. It is intended primarily for multifamily and townhouse dwellings characterized by low-rise multistory buildings.  It allows a higher percentage of lot coverage than the R-2M zone, while also maintaining the residential living environment with landscaping, private/common open spaces, and other amenities for residents.  This district provides greater housing opportunities and efficient use of residential land near commercial, community activity centers, town centers, and areas well served by transit..

See AMC 21.04 for district specific standards.

Minimum lot area 1-4 dwelling units: 6,000 square feet
5 -6 dwelling units: 8,500 square feet
7 or more dwelling units: 9,000 plus 1,000 square feet per dwelling unit over 7
Minimum lot width 50 feet
Front yard setback 20 feet, 10 feet for 3 or more units
Side yard setback 5 feet
Rear yard setback 1-2 dwelling units: 10 feet
More than 2 dwelling units: 10 if abutting an alley, otherwise 20 feet
Maximum height of structures 35 feet
Maximum lot coverage 40%
Driveway surface Paved

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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