Nontransect Zones

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Nontransect Zones are the proposed new use-based ("Euclidian") zoning paradigm under CodeNEXT. These zones primarily specify the allowed uses of the property and have secondary restrictions on the form of the buildings.

Consultants and staff have generally said that this paradigm is designed more for "driveable suburban" areas, with transect zones for "walkable urban" areas. This distinction seems strange looking at the actual text and maps -- the DC and CC nontransect zones do foster a high degree of walkability, while the T3 family of transect zones does not allow enough density to support walkable neighborhoods.


Details

In progress. See also:

Zone Full Name Similar Old Code Zones Uses Density Intensity (FAR) Min Lot Size Max Impervious Cover Max Building Cover Min Setbacks Height ADU?
Front Side Street Side Interior Back
RR Rural Residential RR Single Family Detached 1 acre 25% 20% 40 25 10 20 35 No
VLDR Very Low Density residential SF1 Single Family Detached 10,000 sf 40% 35% 25 15 5 10 35
LDR Low Density residential SF2 Single Family Detached 5,750 sf 45% 40% 25 15 5 10 35
LMDR Low-Medium Density residential SF3, SF4B Single Family Detached, Duplex 5,750 sf 45% 40% 15 15 5 10 35
LMDR-SL Low-Medium Density Residential - Small Lot SF4A Single Family Detached, Duplex 3,600 sf 65% 55% 10 5 5 10 35
MDR Medium Density Residential SF5, SF6 Duplex/Townhome 12 du/ac 5,750 sf 55% 40% 15 15 5 10 35
MHDR Medium-High Density Residential MF1, MF2 Small Multifamily 18 du/ac 8,000 sf 60% 50% 15 15 5 10 40
HDR "High" Density Residential MF3, MF4 (downzone from MF4) Multifamily + services 24 du/ac 8,000 sf 70% 60% 10 15 5 10 60
VHDR "Very High" Density Residential MF5, MF6 (big downzone from MF6) Multifamily + services 54 du/ac 8,000 sf 80% 70% 10 15 5 10 90
MHP Manufactured Home Park MH Manufactured Home Parks


NC Neighborhood Commercial NO, downzone from LO, downzone from LR (+"MU" for Open subzone) Limited retail office, medical office, limited services ("open" subz also allows 2-3 story residential and mixed use, incl townhomes) 12 du/ac (open subz only) 0.5 5,750 sf 60% 40% 20 15 5 5 35
LC Local Commercial GO (GO-MU for Open) Limited commercial, service, office, and medical, excluding uses such as auto sales/repair, restricted services, storage, recreation ("open" subz also allows 2-3 story residential and mixed use, incl townhomes) 18 du/ac (open subz only) 1 5,750 sf 80% 60% 15 15 5 5 40 no


GC General Commercial GR (downzone from GR-MU for Open) General Commercial including auto, service type uses not allowed in LC ("open" subz also allows residential and mixed use, incl townhomes) 36 du/ac (open subz only) 1 5,750 sf 90% 75% 10 10 5 5 60 No


RC Regional Commercial new Commercial, service, office. Slight restrictions on uses, commensurate with the added intensity HOMES NOT ALLOWED 2 5,750 sf 95% 90% 10 10 5 5 60 No


CC Commercial Core Downzone from DMU A variety of retail, retaurant, employment, civic, medical, office, mixed use. More

restrictive than Regional Commercial regarding auto and service uses.

unlimited 5 (wtf?) n/a 95% 95% 10 10 5 5 120 No


DC Downtown Core CBD A variety of retail, retaurant, employment, civic, medical, office, mixed use. More

restrictive than Regional Commercial regarding auto and service uses.

unlimited 8 (wtf?) n/a 100% 100% 0 0 0 0 unlimited (but practically constrained by the very low FAR limit of 8) No