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File #: 39903    Version: 1 Name: Rear yard setback requirements in DR2 District
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2015 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 10/6/2015 Final action: 10/6/2015
Enactment date: 10/16/2015 Enactment #: ORD-15-00105
Title: Amending Section 28.079(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to amend the rear yard setback requirements in the DR2 District.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. Body, 2. Zoning Text Memo 092115.pdf

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact.

Title

Amending Section 28.079(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to amend the rear yard setback requirements in the DR2 District.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This amendment fixes what staff believes was an oversight when the zoning code was recreated in 2012. 

In the DR2 District, a district that is intended to allow more density and development than DR1, the rear yard setback currently requires the setback to be “20% of the lot depth, but no less than 20 feet.”  Under this requirement, a lot that is 200 feet deep would require a 40 foot setback.  Meanwhile, the DR1 setback requirement reads that the setback must be “the lesser of 20% lot depth or 20 feet.”  Under this requirement, the same lot would require a 20 foot setback.  Staff believes the DR2 rear yard setback requirement should have been written the same as the DR1 setback requirement.  This amendment makes the two requirements consistent and, in doing so, furthers the purpose of the DR2 district by allowing more density and development.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

                     Please see "Body" in Attachments.