(A) Purpose: The purpose of the Traditional Residential District is to retain the existing patterns of residential development in Menan. The District will encourage single-family homes on larger lots. This District is characterized by predominantly residential uses and pastures. This District is recommended for areas where the water table is especially high.
(B) Permitted Uses. The following uses are permitted in the Traditional Residential District:
(1) Single family dwellings.
(2) Private garages, carports, and storage sheds for storage of vehicles and personal items owned by residents of household.
(3) A multi-sectional manufactured home on an excavated and backfilled foundation which is enclosed at perimeter.
(4) Agriculture for personal use including gardens, greenhouses, and orchards.
(5) Livestock for personal use and stables, corrals and other accessory structures in accordance with Section 3.2.10.
(6) Home occupations in accordance with this Ordinance.
(7) Family home day care and group home day care for twelve or less children.
(8) Schools, churches, and public parks.
(9) Accessory satellite receiver dishes, solar collectors, and antennas for personal use.
(C) Conditional Uses: After review and approval under the procedures and standards in this Ordinance, the following uses may be permitted as conditional use in the Traditional Residential District:
(1) Day care centers for thirteen (13) or more children.
(2) Community and public buildings.
(3) Maintenance yards, substations, and storage yards owned by public agencies or utilities.
(4) Bed and breakfast inns.
(D) Prohibited Uses: Uses not specified above are prohibited unless the City Council, after recommendation of the Planning Commission, determines that a use is similar to a use listed above.
(E) Lot Area: The minimum lot area requirements are as follows:
(1) The minimum lot area for a single family dwelling is 22,000 square feet. Maximum density is two (2) units per acre.
(2) The minimum lot area for non-residential uses will be determined by land required to accommodate the proposed buildings, required setbacks, off-street parking, landscaping, and screening.
(F) Building Height: The height of any building shall not exceed thirty-five feet (35').
(G) Setbacks: The following are minimum setbacks in the Traditional Residential District:
(1) Front: The front building line shall not be closer than twenty-five feet (25') to the front property line on a platted right-of-way or closer than sixty feet (60') feet to centerline of an unplatted public road.
(2) Rear: The rear building line of the main building shall not be closer than twenty-five feet (25') from the rear property line.
(3) Side: The side building line shall not be closer than fifteen feet (15') to the side property line.
(H) Lot Coverage: For residential uses, main and accessory buildings shall not cover more than thirty percent (30%) of the lot area. For non-residential uses, buildings, parking areas, and sidewalks shall not cover more than eighty percent (80%) of the lot area.
(I) Screening. Where a non-residential use adjoins a residential use, there shall be provided along the abutting property line a landscaped buffer which is at least ten feet (10') in width. The landscaped buffer shall include a berm and trees planted at forty foot (40') intervals with an understory of shrubs unless the trees are evergreen. The developer of the non-residential use shall provide and maintain the buffer.
When a public street is located between the front lot line of a non-residential use and residential lands, a landscaped buffer at least seven feet (7') wide shall be constructed and maintained by the owner of the non-residential use on the front lot line. Within the buffer shall be a two foot high berm, evergreen shrubs, and trees. No more than thirty percent (30%) of the frontage shall be dedicated to driveways.
The berming and landscaping shall be planned and maintained so as to be less than three feet (3') in height within fifteen feet (15') of a driveway.
A fence may be required as part of the buffer in addition to or in lieu of landscaping.
(J) Livestock: Cows, horses, goats, pigs, sheep, mules, burros, or llamas shall be allowed, provided the lot is at least one-half acre in size and corrals, stables, and manure piles are at least two hundred feet (200') from any neighboring home.