Low-Medium Density Residential (LMDR) is one of the new Nontransect Zones. It allows single-family houses, duplexes, and ADUs. It is meant to be closest to SF-3 in the old code, but many advocates believe it represents a significant downzoning from SF-3. The closest Transect Zones are the T3 family. Unfortunately, it was mapped over much of the urban core. LMDR is described at 23-4D 3090.
|Remove 80' 1-story limitation. Among other things, it would disallow two-story ADUs at the back of the lot and seriously limit the total possible area of an ADU.||23-4D 3090|
|Shorten 20' rear setback to 5' or remove it entirely. The 20' rear setback is a significant obstacle for ADUs at the rear of the lot|
|Increase height from 2 stories to 3 stories, at least in the urban core. Nowhere in the urban core should be capped at two stories.|
|Reduce or Remove 15' front setback. This is in addition to the 10' setback for ROW. 25' total is excessive as a minimum.||23-4D 3090|
|At very least Clarify that less restrictive of 2300sf and .4 FAR should apply, and/or remove the 2300sf requirement||23-4D 3090|
|There should be no FAR limits. It is redundant given impervious cover and height limits and there is no policy rationale to care about it.||23-4D 3090|
|Nothing called "low medium density residential" -- and certainly nothing like this zone -- should be anywhere in the urban core.|