Site Development Requirements
Submittal dates and meeting dates for 2017
The following are requirements that will be applicable to most sites within the city.
All new development with the exception of single family detached residential shall have sidewalks constructed and extend the length of the property frontage adjacent to the street.
Off-street Automobile Parking
Automobile repair garages - 1 space for each regular employee plus one space for each 250 square feet of floor space used for repair work.
Churches - 1 space for each 4 seats
Multi-family Dwellings - 1 space for each dwelling unit, except designated housing for the elderly, in which case 1 space for each 2 units.
Gas Stations - 2 spaces for each bay or similar facility plus on space for each employee.
Nursing homes - 1 space for each 2 staff or visiting doctors plus 1 space for each 2 employees and 1 space for each 4 beds, computed on the largest number of employees on duty at any period of time.
Medical Offices - 1 space for each 300 square feet of floor space
Other Offices - 1 space for each 400 square feet of floor space.
Restaurants - 1 space for each 4 employees, plus one space for each 100 square feet of floor space devoted to patron use.
Retail Businesses - 1 space for each 200 square feet of gross floor space.
Bike racks - A minimum of 1 bike rack capable of holding 5 bikes is encouraged, but not required for sites within 1/2 mile of the Tweetsie Trail or Riverfront Linear Path.
Land Use Table
Please review the Zoning Map to determine which zone the property is located in.
Setback, Area, and Height Requirements
|Zone||Min. Lot Size||Setbacks
|Area (sq ft)||Add. Units||Front||Side||Rear||Stories||Feet|
|M-R - Res.||7,500||5,000||30||8||30||2||35|
|M-R - Other||7,500||--||25||10||20||4||50|
Please review the Sign Regulations.
Buffer Zones - These are required when two different land uses adjoin one another such as commercial adjoining residential.
Parking Lot - 1 shade tree or 2 ornamental trees and at least 2 shrubs per required tree is required for every 10 parking spaces. The majority of each parking space shall be no greater than 75 feet from the truck of a required parking lot tree and no more than 125 feet from 2 or more parking lot trees.
Frontage - Within a 10 foot strip bordering a public right-of-way, 1 shade tree or 2 ornamental trees is required for every 50 feet of public street frontage. Trees may be clustered or spaced in any manner desirable.
Installation - Required trees shall have a minimum height of 6 feet when planted and a trunk diameter of at least 2 inches, as measured at 6 inches above the ground.
For information about Stormwater requirements, please visit our Stormwater Quality Program page.