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A. Purpose. The Residential overlay is intended to encourage a concentration and mix of businesses and housing that provides a variety of housing types, supports resource and energy conservation, and promotes walking, bicycling, and transit use.

B. Applicability. The Residential overlay applies to all property where ‘Residential Overlay’ (R) is indicated on the Zoning map.

C. Requirements. The Residential overlay requirements are as follows.

1. If there is one building on a site, ground floor residential uses shall occupy not more than 35 percent of the gross floor area of the ground floor. Where more than one building is located on a site, not more than 50 percent of the total lot area shall be designated for residential uses.

2. Residential densities shall not exceed 15 dwelling units per acre. For the purpose of density calculations, units of less than 500 square feet of gross habitable floor area shall count as 0.75 of a unit.

3. Residential uses shall be subject to the same setback, landscaping, and design standards as for permitted uses in the E-1 District.

4. If the number of residential units exceeds ten, then at least 10 percent of the residential units shall be affordable for moderate-income persons in accord with the standards established by resolution of the City Council through procedures contained in the resolution. The number of units required to be affordable shall be rounded down to the nearest whole unit.

Figure Residential Overlay