Residential District Two (R2)
Purpose. The purpose of Residential District Two (R2) is to foster orderly growth where the principal use
of land is residential. The intent of this district is to allow for low to medium density residential
development consistent with the recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan. It is also the intent of this
district to allow for flexibility in the continuation of existing nonresidential uses. This general use district
is typically meant to be utilized in areas designated as Transitional (RTA) in the Comprehensive Plan.
Density and Dimensional Requirements. Each use allowed in this district shall, at a minimum, conform to
the following density and dimensional requirements (in the case of a nonresidential use the residential
density requirements shall not apply). In some cases a specific use may be required to meet the
Supplemental Requirements as set forth in §42-63 (Supplemental Requirements).
Table 2.2. R2 Density and Dimensional Requirements
(1) Residential Density (units/acre)
(4) Yard Setbacks (feet)
Front or ROW
(5) Maximum Height (feet)
Residential density shall be calculated utilizing the entire acreage of a tract of land. Under this
scenario, residential density shall be determined based on the following formula:
Lot size x allowable units per acre = permitted dwelling units
The following example assumes a 5 acre tract with an allowable density of 1
5 acres x 1 unit per acre = 5 permitted dwelling units
The maximum residential density for portions of the tract with a slope of 60 percent or greater
(where such slope areas of the tract account for ten (10) percent or more of the tract) shall be one-
half (½) the eligible density.
Standard residential density shall be applied:
On a lot existing at the time of the initial adoption of this Chapter, where there is not
adequate area to comply with the applicable standard residential density requirement;
To single-family residential uses; and
To multifamily residential uses with fewer than five (5) units.
Maximum residential density shall be available to applicants proposing five (5) or more dwellings in
any combination of the following unit types (duplexes and triplexes and specifically excluding
single-family units) where:
A total of at least five (5) units would be permitted by standard residential density, and
Such dwellings are generally served by both: (1) a public water supply system and (2) a
sewage disposal system (of the following types: municipal, approved public, or approved
community) which meet the requirements of the local or State authorities having
Accessory structures shall be located in side or rear yards and shall be setback a minimum of five (5)
feet from any property line.
Maximum height may be exceeded in multifamily developments as detailed in §42-63 (Supplemental
Requirements) SR 1.6. (Dwelling, Multifamily, Five (5) or More Units), provided such developments
do not exceed 50 feet in height.