R-11  --  Turnagain Arm District (Areas Designated Residential)

The R-11 district governs land uses for Turnagain Arm south of Potter Marsh, including but not limited to Rainbow, Bird Creek, Indian, Girdwood, the Crow Creek inholdings and Portage.  This district is governed by section 21.40.115 of the municipal code.  The permitted uses and densities are to conform to the policies of the Turnagain Arm Comprehensive Plan, as modified by the Girdwood Area Plan.  Both of these documents are available at the Planning Department.

Area

Sewer

Lot Requirements

Yard Requirements

Building

Driveway

Landscaping

Stable

 

Service

 Area

 Width

Coverage

Front

Side

Rear

Height

Surface

Required

Setback

Girdwood

Public sewer service

10,400 square feet

70 feet

30% max.1

20 feet

5 feet

10 feet

35 feet2

3

4

100 feet

Girdwood

Private septic system

50,000 square feet

100 feet

30% max.1

20 feet

5 feet

10 feet

35 feet2

3

4

100 feet

Bird, Indian, Crow Creek, Portage

Private septic system

108,150 square feet

100 feet

30% max.1

20 feet

5 feet

10 feet

35 feet2

3

4

100 feet

Rainbow

Private septic system

216,300 square feet

100 feet

30% max.1

20 feet

5 feet

10 feet

35 feet2

3

4

100 feet

1 40% maximum if the density is more than 5 dwelling units per acre (less than 8,712 square feet per dwelling unit.)
2 May be increased as a conditional use.
3 Paved if the density is more than one dwelling unit per 8,400 square feet, otherwise gravel.
4 The removal of natural vegetation is prohibited except in connection with a permitted use or an approved conditional use.  Removal of natural vegetation and disturbance of the existing ground cover shall be avoided to the maximum extent practicable when permitted construction is undertaken.  All areas not devoted to buildings, structures, drives, walks, off-street parking facilities or other authorized installations must be planted with Visual Enhancement landscaping.  See also the parking lot landscaping requirements of AMC 21.45.080.W.6 and 10.