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A. Plan Overlay Zones. There are four Land Use Designation Overlays zones within the Normal Neighborhood Plan are intended to accommodate a variety of housing opportunities, preserve natural areas and provide open space.

1. Plan NN-1-5 Zone. The use regulations and development standards are intended to create, maintain and promote single-dwelling neighborhood character. A variety of housing types are allowed, in addition to the detached single dwelling. Development standards that are largely the same as those for single dwellings ensure that the overall image and character of the single-dwelling neighborhood is maintained.

2. Plan NN-1-3.5 Zone. The use regulations and development standards are intended to create, maintain and promote single-dwelling neighborhood character. A variety of housing types are allowed including multiple compact attached and/or detached dwellings. Dwellings may be grouped around common open space promoting a scale and character compatible with single-family homes. Development standards that are largely the same as those for single dwellings ensure that the overall image and character of the single-dwelling neighborhood is maintained.

3. Plan NN-1-3.5-C Zone. The use regulations and development standards are intended to provide housing opportunities for individual households through development of multiple compact attached and/or detached dwellings with the added allowance for neighborhood-serving commercial mixed-uses so that many of the activities of daily living can occur within the Normal Neighborhood. The public streets within the vicinity of the NN-1-3.5-C overlay are to provide sufficient on-street parking to accommodate ground floor neighborhood business uses.

4. Plan NN-2 Zone. The use regulations and development standards are intended to create and maintain a range of housing choices, including multifamily housing within the context of the residential character of the Normal Neighborhood Plan.

B. Normal Neighborhood Plan Residential Building Types. The development standards for the Normal Neighborhood Plan will preserve neighborhood character by incorporating four distinct land use overlay areas with different concentrations of varying housing types.

1. Single Dwelling Residential Unit. A Single Dwelling Residential Unit is a detached residential building that contains a single dwelling with self-contained living facilities on one lot. It is separated from adjacent dwellings by private open space in the form of side yards and backyards, and set back from the public street or common green by a front yard. Auto parking is generally on the same lot in a garage, carport, or uncovered area. The garage may be detached or attached to the dwelling structure.

2. Accessory Residential Unit. An Accessory Residential Unit is a secondary dwelling unit on a lot, either attached to the single-family dwelling or in a detached building located on the same lot with a single-family dwelling, and having an independent means of entry.

3. Double Dwelling Residential Unit (Duplex). A Double Dwelling Residential Unit is a residential building that contains two dwellings located on a single lot, each with self-contained living facilities. Double Dwelling Residential Units must share a common wall or a common floor/ceiling and are similar to a Single Dwelling Unit in appearance, height, massing and lot placement.

4. Attached Residential Unit (Townhome, Row House). An Attached Residential Unit is single dwelling located on an individual lot which is attached along one or both sidewalls to an adjacent dwelling unit. Private open space may take the form of front yards, backyards, or upper level terraces. The dwelling unit may be set back from the public street or common green by a front yard.

5. Clustered Residential Units – Pedestrian-Oriented. Pedestrian-Oriented Clustered Residential Units are multiple dwellings grouped around common open space that promote a scale and character compatible with single-family homes. Units are typically arranged around a central common green under communal ownership. Auto parking is generally grouped in a shared surface area or areas.

6. Multiple Dwelling Residential Unit. Multiple Dwelling Residential Units are multiple dwellings that occupy a single building or multiple buildings on a single lot. Dwellings may take the form of condominiums or apartments. Auto parking is generally provided in a shared parking area or structured parking facility.

7. Cottage Housing. Cottage Housing Units are small dwellings in developments approved in accordance with the standards in section 18.2.3.090.

C. Allowed Uses.

1. Uses Allowed in Normal Neighborhood District. Allowed uses include those that are permitted, permitted subject to special use standards, and allowed subject to a conditional use permit. Where Table 18.3.4.040 does not list a specific use and part 18.6 does not define the use or include it as an example of an allowed use, the City may find that use is allowed, or is not allowed, following the procedures of section 18.1.5.040, Similar Uses. All uses are subject to the development standards of the zone in which they are located, any applicable overlay zone(s), and the review procedures of part 18.5. See section 18.5.1.020, Determination of Review Procedure.

a. Permitted Uses. Uses listed as “Permitted (P)” are allowed.

b. Permitted Subject to Special Use Standards. Uses listed as “Permitted Subject to Special Use Standards (S)” are allowed, provided they conform to chapter 18.2.3, Special Use Standards.

c. Conditional Uses. Uses listed as “Conditional Use Permit Required (C)” are allowed subject to the requirements of chapter 18.5.4, Conditional Use Permits.

d. Prohibited Uses. Uses not listed in Table 18.3.4.040, and not found to be similar to an allowed use following the procedures of section 18.1.5.040, Similar Uses, are prohibited.

2. Uses Regulated by Overlay Zones. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 18.2.2, Base Zones, additional land use standards or use restrictions apply within overlay zones. An overlay zone may also provide for exceptions to some standards of the underlying zone.

3. Mixed-Use. Uses allowed in a zone individually are also allowed in combination with one another, in the same structure or on the same site, provided all applicable development standards and building code requirements are met.

Table 18.3.4.040. Normal Neighborhood District Uses Allowed by Zone1

Normal Neighborhood District Zones2

NN-1-5

NN-1-3.5

NN-1-3.5-C

NN-2

A. Residential Uses

Single Dwelling Residential Unit

(Single-Family Dwelling)

P

P

N

N

Accessory Residential Unit, section 18.2.3.040

P or S

P or S

P or S

N

Double Dwelling Residential Unit

(Duplex Dwelling)

N

P

P

P

Cottage Housing

P

N

N

N

Clustered Residential Units

N

P

P

P

Attached Residential Unit

N

P

P

P

Multiple Dwelling Residential Unit

(Multifamily Dwelling)

N

P

P

P

Manufactured Home on Individual Lot

P

P

P

P

Manufactured Housing Development

N

P

P

P

B. Neighborhood Business and Service Uses

Home Occupation

P

P

P

P

Retail Sales and Services, with each building limited to 3,500 square feet of gross floor area

N

N

P

N

Professional and Medical Offices, with each building limited to 3,500 square feet of gross floor area

N

N

P

N

Light manufacturing or assembly of items occupying 600 square feet or less, and contiguous to the permitted retail use

N

N

P

N

Restaurants

N

N

P

N

Day Care Center

N

N

P

N

Assisted Living Facilities

N

C

C

C

C. Residential Uses

Religious Institutions and Houses of Worship

C

C

C

C

Public Buildings

P

P

P

P

Community Gardens

P

P

P

P

Open Space and Recreational Facilities

P

P

P

P

1 Key: P = Permitted Uses; S = Permitted with Special Use Standards; CU = Conditional Use Permit Required; N = Not Allowed.

2 Zones: NN-1-5 = Single-Family Residential; NN-1-3.5 = Suburban Residential; N-N-1-3.5-C = Suburban Residential with Commercial; NN-2 = Multifamily Residential.

(Ord. 3155 § 4, amended, 07/17/2018; Ord. 3147 § 4, amended, 11/21/2017)

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