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A. Purpose. The Residential overlay is intended to encourage a concentration and mix of businesses and housing that provide a variety of housing types, support resource and energy conservation, and promote 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, except that dwellings developed under the Transit Triangle (TT) overlay option are not subject to this subsection. See section for the allowed uses in the TT overlay.

1. Mixed-Use Developments. 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. At least 65 percent of the gross floor area of the ground floor shall be designated for permitted uses and uses permitted with special use standards, not including 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.

Figure Residential Overlay

(Ord. 3167 § 10, added, 12/18/2018)