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Duplexes are permitted outright with an approved building permit provided the duplex meets all of the following requirements:

A. The duplex is located in a residential zone including the R-1, R-1-3.5, RR, WR, R-2, R-3, NN, and NM zones.

B. One duplex is allowed per lot and the maximum number of dwellings shall not exceed two per lot.

C. Duplexes are not subject to the maximum density or minimum lot area requirements of the zone, except that duplexes in a cottage housing development shall meet the density requirements of subsection 18.2.3.090.C.

D. Duplexes shall be included for the purposes of meeting minimum density calculation requirements for the R-2 and R-3 zones in subsection 18.2.5.080.C and for residential annexations in subsection 18.5.8.050.F.

E. The proposal shall conform to the applicable dimensional standards in chapter 18.2.5, Standards for Residential Zones, including but not limited to lot coverage, setbacks, and building height, except that nonconforming structures meeting the requirements of section 18.1.4.030, Nonconforming Structures, may be converted to a duplex.

F. The property shall have two off-street parking spaces in conformance with the parking ratio requirements in section 18.4.3.040. Parking spaces shall meet the vehicle area design requirements of section 18.4.3.080, except that parking spaces, turn-arounds, and driveways are exempt from the requirements in subsections 18.4.3.080.D.1 and 2 and paving requirements in subsection 18.4.3.080.E.1. (Ord. 3199 § 6, amended, 06/15/2021)