How to Read Module 2

Helpful Tips

  1. Keep the Table of Contents handy – it guides you to the content of each section.
  2. Read section-by-section – starting with the one that interests you the most. This is an easier approach than trying to read it from beginning to end because of its length and technical nature.
  3. Within the section – find the table or subsection that establishes the basic rules associated with the topic first.
  4. If you are interested in a particular zoning district – like the one where you live or work – focus on the subsections (if any) addressing that zoning district.
  5. If something seems strange – review the footnotes to see if it is new content or old content that has been reworded or reorganized.
  6. If you have looked and cannot find what section of Module 2 addresses a topic important to you – contact staff and they will help you locate it.

Common Questions

Use the reference letters to see where that question is addressed in the table of contents.

Reference letterQuestion?SectionPage
a.Where is the information about how a development should look?11-04-03 – Lot and Building Forms and Dimensions163
b.What are the basic rules for how tall, how big, and how dense a development can be?11-04-03.2 – Dimensional Standards Summary Tables166
c.What are the rules to protect small homes from tall buildings?11-04-03.4 – Neighborhood Protection Standards180
d.Where are the rules for parking?11-04-07 – Parking and Loading228
e.What are the rules for how much parking must be provided, what is the maximum  and minimum?11-04-07.4 – Minimum and Maximum Off-Street Parking Standards231
f.Can parking requirements be changed?11-04-07.5 – Parking Adjustments239

Module 2 - Table of Contents

11-04 Development and Design Standards

11-04-01 – Purpose

11-04-02 – Applicability

a. 11-04-03 – Lot and Building Forms and Dimensions

11-04-03 1 – General (mostly boilerplate)

b. 11-04-03.2 – Dimensional Standards Summary Tables

  • Residential Districts
  • Mixed-Use and Special Purpose Districts

11-04-03.3 – Substandard Original Lots of Record (special case carried forward)

c. 11-04-03.4 – Neighborhood Protection Standards

11-04-03.5 – Other Form Standards

  • Applicable to specific zone districts
  • Applicable to specific uses

11-04-03.6 – Exceptions & Encroachments

11-04-03.7 – Incentives

11-04-04 – Subdivision Standards

11-04-05 – Sensitive Lands

11-04-06 – Access and Connectivity

d. 11-04-07 – Parking and Loading

11-04-07.1 – General (mostly boilerplate)

11-04-07.2 – Applicability

11-04-07.3 – General Parking Standards

e. 11-04-07.4 – Minimum and Maximum Off-Street Parking Standards

f. 11-04-07.5 – Parking Adjustments

11-04-07.6 – Vehicle Parking Location and Design

11-04-07.7 – Required Bicycle Parking

11-04.07.8 – Drive-through Facilities and Vehicle Stacking Areas

11-04.07.9 – Off-Street Loading Facilities

11-04.07.10 – Compliance with Design Standards

11-04-08 – Landscaping, Fencing, Walls, and Screening

11-04-09 – Building Design

11-04-10 – Exterior Lighting

11-04-11 – Signs

11-04-12 – Operations and Maintenance

About how big is that?

Use these benchmarks to help with your reading of the dimensional table:

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