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Chapter 18.12 - R1 District - Establishing Low-Density Residential District

Section 18.12.010 - Uses permitted by right

The following uses are permitted by right in a R1 district:

1 .One-family dwellings;
2. Essential aboveground pad-mount transformers, electric and gas meters, telephone and electric junction and service locations, and
underground public utility and public service installations and facilities for the furnishing of gas, electric, water, sewer, telephone and other
utility services for the protection and welfare of the surrounding area; provided, business offices, repair, storage and production facilities
are not included;
3. Open land for the raising of crops, plants and flowers;
4. Accessory buildings and uses;
5. Public schools. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 3702 § 1 (part), 1990; Ord. 1276 § 4, 1973: Ord. 1004 § 5.1, 1968)

Section 18.12.020 - Uses permitted by special review

The following uses are permitted by special review in a R1 district:

1. Churches;
2. Preschool nurseries;
3. Parks, recreation areas and golf courses;
4. ...
5. Cemeteries;
6. Estate areas;
7. Two-family dwellings;
8. Private schools;
9. Essential aboveground public utility and public service installations and facilities for the furnishing of gas, electric, water, sewer,
telephone and other utility       services for the protection and welfare of the surrounding area; provided, business offices, repair, storage
and production facilities are not included;
10. Child care centers licensed according to the statutes of the state and in conformity with the minimum rules and regulations for child care
centers adopted in accordance with such statutes; such use may be conducted in conjunction with the residential use of the property;
11. ...
12. Governmental or semipublic uses;
13. Group care facilities;
14. Housing for elderly;
15. Receiving foster care homes for up to eight children licensed according to the statutes of the state;
16. Accessory dwelling units;
17. Personal wireless service facilities, as defined in § 18.55.020(G), in compliance with Chapter 18.55 of this title. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part),
1997; Ord. 4239 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 4236 § 2, 1997; Ord. 3764 § 2 (part), 1991; Ord. 3702 § 1 (part), 1990; Ord. 3537 § 1
(part), 1988; Ord. 3282 § 1, 1986; Ord. 3210 § 2, 1985; Ord. 2021 § 7 (part), 1981; Ord. 1880 § 3, 1980; Ord. 1628 §§ 1 (part) and
2 (part), 1977; Ord. 1444 § 2 (part), 1975: Ord. 1414 § 2, 1975; Ord. 1391 § 2, 1974; Ord. 1390 § 2, 1974; Ord. 1276 §§ 5, 6,
1973; Ord. 1097 § 1, 1970; Ord. 1026 § 2, 1969; Ord. 1004 § 5.2, 1968)

*See Ch. 18.40 of this code.

Section 18.12.030 - Lot area

The minimum area of a lot in the R1 district shall be seven thousand square feet as provided below:

1. When a group of ten or more single-family dwellings are proposed for development as a unit, the minimum lot area may be varied in
order to achieve flexibility and creativity in design. However, in no case shall the lot area be less than five thousand square feet, the average
lot size for the unit be less than seven thousand square feet, and more than twenty percent of the lots be less than seven thousand square
feet. When such development procedures are followed, the city-approved subdivision plat must be of record in the Larimer County clerk
and recorder's office.
2. The minimum area of the lot for a two-family dwelling shall be at least nine thousand square feet in the R1 district.
3. The minimum area of the lot for a church shall be three times the total floor area of the church building. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part), 1997;
Ord. 1628 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 1004 § 5.3, 1968)

Section 18.12.040 - Lot width

The minimum width of a lot in a R1 district shall be sixty-five feet, except that there shall be no minimum lot width requirement for
cul-de-sac lots. Cul-de-sac lots shall be designed so that driveways on adjacent lots will either be contiguous or separated by a minimum
of twenty-two feet as measured along the face of curb. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 3467 § 2 (part), 1987; Ord. 3096 § 2, 1984;
Ord. 2021  3, 1981; Ord. 1004 § 5.4, 1968)

Section 18.12.050 - Front yard

The minimum front yard in a R1 district, being the minimum distance of any building from the front lot line, shall be twenty feet. (Ord. 4246
§ 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 1628 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 1004 § 5.5, 1968)

Section 18.12.060 - Rear yard

The minimum rear yard in a R1 district, being the minimum distance of any building from the rear lot line, shall be as follows:

Principal building, fifteen feet;

Detached accessory building, five feet. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 1004 § 5.6, 1968)

Section 18.12.070 - Side yard

The minimum side yard in a R1 district, being the minimum distance of any building from each side lot line, shall be one foot for each three
feet or fraction thereof of building height; except that no side yard shall be less than five feet for a one-family dwelling or two-family
dwelling, nor less than twenty-five feet for any other permitted principal building. Variations to this requirement may be approved by the
chief planner for groups of three or more single-family dwellings; however, the minimum spacing between two adjacent structures shall not
be less than ten feet. On corner lots the side yard setback adjacent to the street shall be no less than fifteen feet. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part),
1997; Ord. 3574 § 2, 1989: Ord. 1628 § 1 (part), 1977: Ord. 1276 § 7, 1973: Ord. 1004 § 5.7, 1968)

Section 18.12.075 - Height limitations

Buildings and structures in this zone shall comply with Chapter 18.54 of this Code. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 4106 § 5, 1995)

Section 18.12.080 - Off-street parking

The minimum off-street parking in the R1 district shall be provided in Chapter 18.42. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 1628 § 1 (part),
1977: Ord. 1395 § 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 1004 § 5.8, 1968)

Section 18.12.090 - Special considerations

The following special requirements shall apply for special review uses in the R1 district:

A.      Preschool Nurseries.

1.      At least fifty square feet of floor area is set aside for school purposes for each child; and,

2.      At least two hundred square feet of outdoor fenced play area is available for each child.

2. Noncommercial Recreational Uses, including Swimming Pools, Community Buildings, Tennis Courts and Similar Uses as a Principal
Use.

1.      Outside lighting must not be located in such a manner or be of such intensity to be distracting to adjacent residential areas or street
traffic.

2.      All buildings and active play areas shall be located at least twenty-five feet from all lot lines.

3. Cemeteries. The minimum area of any cemetery shall be at least twenty acres, and gravesites shall be located at least twenty-five feet
from the boundaries of the cemetery. (Ord. 4246 § 1 (part), 1997; Ord. 2021 § 7 (part), 1981; Ord. 1628 § 2 (part), 1977)

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