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C2-3 Motor Vehicle-Related Commercial District

Shopping centers. Allows more business types than B1 districts, including liquor stores, warehouses, and auto shops. Apartment allowed above the ground floor.


Specifications

Zoning Ordinance reference ยง 17-3-0106
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Floor area ratio 3
Maximum building height Varies by lot frontage, and whether building has ground-floor commercial space. (See 17-3-0408)
Lot area per unit (density) 400 sq ft/dwelling unit, 300 sq ft/efficiency unit, 200 sq ft/SRO unit
Minimum lot area
On-site open space N/A

Setbacks

Front yard None, unless property borders an R-zoned lot. Then the front setback must be at least 50% of the R lot's front setback. (See 17-3-0404.)
Side None, unless property borders an R-zoned lot. Then the R lot's front setback applies.
Back yard If property has dwelling units, minimum of 30 ft. If its rear property line borders the side property line of an R-zoned lot, the rear setback must equal the side setback of the R-zoned lot. If rear line borders the R lot's rear line, setback must be at least 16 ft.