Accessibility Statement

Chapter 13 Article 08 Zone District Regulations - 0800 through 0805

ARTICLE 13-8

ZONE DISTRICT REGULATIONS

 Sections:

13-800              Repealed and Replaced 10/7/14

13-801              Repealed and Replaced 10/7/14

13-802              Repealed and Replaced 10/7/14

13-803              Repealed and Replaced 10/7/14

13-804              Repealed and Replaced 10/7/14

13-805              Repealed and Replaced 10/7/14

(Ordinance 2014-09, 10/7/14)

Sections:         

13-800              Open Space/Unclassified Zone (O-1).

13-801              Residential Zoning Districts

13-802              Reserved

13-803              Reserved

13-804              Reserved

13-805              Reserved

  

 

13-800  Open Space/Unclassified Zone (O-1).

 A.    Purpose.

The purpose of the Open Space/Unclassified Zone is to provide a zone designation for lands that are either appropriate only for uses of an outdoor/open land nature or for land for which a specific land use has yet to be determined.

B.     Principally Permitted Uses.

(1)   Public parks.

(2)   Public utilities (except electrical substations).

(3)   Wireless Telecommunications, in accordance with the provisions of 13-814 of this ordinance.

C.     Conditionally Permitted Uses.

Those uses suitable for open land areas following authorization by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council subject to any conditions which the Commission and Council may require including, but not limited to, yard and lot requirements, development standards, sanitation requirements and time constraints.

13-801 Residential Zoning Districts.

A. Purpose Statements.

(1)   R-E Zoning District (Rural Estates).

The purpose of the R-E Rural Estates Zone is to provide for the development, at a very low density, of single-family detached dwellings in subdivided areas of the community where it is desirable to maintain a semi-rural environment, particularly within the City/County interface boundary.

(2)   R-1 Zoning District (Low Density Residential).

The purpose of the R-1 Low Density Residential Zone is to provide for the development, at a low density, of single-family detached dwellings and directly related complimentary uses. The R-1 Zone is intended to be strictly residential in character with a minimum of disturbances due to traffic or overcrowding.

(3)   R-2 Zoning District (Low Density Residential).

The purpose of the R-2 Low Density Residential Zone is to provide for the development, at a low density, of single-family detached dwellings, accessory dwelling units, and directly related complementary uses. The R-2 Zone is intended to be strictly residential in character with a minimum of disturbances due to traffic or overcrowding.

(4)   R-3 Zoning District (Medium Density Residential).

The purpose of the R-3 Medium Density Residential Zone is to provide for low to moderate housing densities and directly related complementary uses. The R-3 Zone is intended to create attractive residential neighborhoods while making an economical use of land.

(5)   R-4 Zoning District (Medium Density Residential).

The purpose of the R-4 Medium Density Residential Zone is to provide for medium density housing in multiple-family structures and directly related complementary uses. The R-4 Zone is designed to allow highly economical use of land while creating an attractive, functional, and safe residential environment.

(6)   R-5 Zoning District (High Density Residential).

The purpose of the R-5 High Density Residential Zone is to provide for high density housing in multiple-family structures and directly related complementary uses. The R-5 Zone is designed to allow highly economical use of land while creating an attractive, functional and safe residential environment.

(7)   R-6 Zoning District (Manufactured Home Residential).

The purpose of the R-6 Manufactured Home Residential Zone is to provide for the development of properly located and planned facilities for Manufactured and Mobile Homes. For use in this section, the term Manufactured Home shall include Mobile Homes as well. The R-6 Zoning District is established primarily for Manufactured Home Subdivisions and Manufactured Home Parks. Manufactured Home Subdivisions shall be designed with individual platted lots and public streets, and shall be processed through the Subdivision platting requirements of Chapter 16 of the Rock Springs Municipal Ordinances. Manufactured Home Parks shall be designed with a general layout for manufactured home spaces with private streets, and shall be processed as a Major Site Plan through the requirements listed in Section 13-904.B of the Rock Springs Municipal Ordinances.

(8)   B-R Zoning District (Business Residential).

The purpose of the B-R Business Residential Zone is to provide a mixed use district allowing both business and residential land uses. The B-R Zone is designed for commercial arterial streets which historically developed with a mixed land use pattern including some residential properties.

B. Table of Uses.

Uses By Type

Zoning District

R-E

R-1

R-2

R-3

R-4

R-5

R-6

B-R

Residential Dwelling Types

Single-Family Site-Built Dwelling (Detached)

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

Single-Family Dwelling (Detached)

 

 

P

P

 

 

P(1)

 

Single-Family Dwelling (Attached or Detached)

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

P

Two-Family Dwelling

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

P

Two-Family Dwellings

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Three-Family Dwellings

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Four-Family Dwellings

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Townhouse Clusters (6 Dwelling Unit Maximum or 160' in Length Maximum, whichever is attained first)

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Townhouse Clusters (4 Dwelling Unit Minimum and 200' in Length Maximum)

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

Apartment Buildings (5 Dwelling Unit Minimum)

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

Manufactured Home

 

 

P(2)

P(2)

 

 

P

P(2)

Mobile Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

Modular Home

 

 

P

P

 

 

P(1)

P

Residential Accessory Uses

Accessory Dwelling

 

 

P(13)

 

 

 

 

 

Equestrian arena (covered or uncovered)

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horses

A(6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garage, Private

A

A

A

A

A

A

A(1)

A

Greenhouse, Private

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Residential Storage Shed (excludes Portable Storage Containers)

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Swimming Pool, Private or Jointly Owned

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Tennis Court, Private or Jointly Owned

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Signs

A(3)

A(3)

A(3)

A(3)

A(3)

A(3)

A(3)

A(4)

Home Occupation

A(5)

A(5)

A(5)

A(5)

A(5)

A(5)

A(5)

A(5)

Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS)

A(7)

A(7)

A(7)

A(7)

A(7)

A(7)

A(7)

A(7)

Other Uses

Adult Day Care Center Conducted as an Accessory Use to a Church

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Adult Day Care Center Conducted as an Accessory Use to a Private Residence for Up to Four (4) Adults

 

C

C

C

C

 

 

C

Assisted Living Facility

 

 

 

C

C

C

 

C

Bed & Breakfast Inn

C(8)

C(8)

C(8)

C(8)

 

 

 

C(8)

Church (including a Parsonage, Convent, or Monastery and/or Accessory Living Quarters for Priests, Nuns, or Ministers)

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Child Care Center (CCC) Conducted as an Accessory Use to a Church, School, or Public Building

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

Family Child Care Center (FCCC) Conducted as an Accessory Use to a Church, School, or Public Building

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

Family Child Care Home (FCCH)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

C(9)

 

C(9)

C(9)

Model Home

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

P

Model Home Sales Office

 

C(10)

C(10)

C(10)

C(10)

 

 

C(10)

Nursing Home

 

 

 

C

C

C

 

C

Public Building

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Public Park

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Residential Storage Warehouse

 

 

 

 

 

C(11)

C(12)

 

School and Associated Buildings and Facilities (i.e. classrooms, laboratories, observatories, staff and student offices, student centers, dormitories, educational or interpretive centers, etc.).

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Utility Facilities, including Electrical Sub-Stations, Gas Regulating Stations, Water Pump Stations, Water Towers, and Lift Stations

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Wireless Telecommunications

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P - Principally Permitted Use

C - Conditionally Permitted Use

A - Permitted Accessory Use

 

(1)         Only permitted within a Manufactured Home Subdivision.

(2)         If placed on a permanent foundation.

(3)         In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-818.

(4)         In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-818: Commercial uses shall comply with the sign requirements of the B-2 Zone, and Residential uses shall comply with the sign requirements for the R-1 Zone.

(5)         In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-815.N.

(6)         In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-801.D(1)

(7)         In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-817.

(8)         In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-801.D(2).

(9)         In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-816.

(10)      In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-801.D(3).

(11)      In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-801.D(4).

(12)      In accordance with the requirements of Section 13-801.D(5).

(13)     All accessory dwellings shall meet the following requirements:

(a)    General: All accessory dwellings shall meet the requirements of Section 13-815.E entitled, "Accessory Buildings, Uses, and Equipment".

(b)   Size: The square footage of any newly constructed or newly converted accessory dwelling shall be no more than 75 percent of the square footage of the principal building or 800 square feet, whichever is less. In no case shall the square footage of any accessory dwelling be less than 300 square feet.

(c)    Design: Any newly constructed accessory dwelling shall have a roof pitch, siding, and exterior finish that matches, and shall thereafter be maintained to match, the principal building in style and type of material. Existing structures built prior to the adoption of this Ordinance are exempt from design requirements for accessory dwellings.

(d)   Parking: At least one off-street parking space shall be provided solely for use by the accessory dwelling occupants and in addition to off-street parking for the principal building. Off-street parking for use by the accessory dwelling occupants may be provided within the accessory dwelling structure, provided that the non-parking area of the accessory dwelling is a minimum of 300 square feet.

(e)    Owner Occupancy: Either the principal building or the accessory dwelling shall be owner-occupied.

(f)    Number: A maximum of one accessory dwelling is allowed per parcel or lot.

(g)    Prohibited: Mobile Homes, Recreational Vehicles, Motor Vehicles, Boats, etc. shall not be considered as accessory dwellings.

C. Table of Development Standards.

Uses by Zoning District

Lot Requirements

Setbacks

Max. Mean

Building Height

Min. Lot Area

Min. Lot Width

Min. Lot Depth

Min. Front Setback (1)

Min. Interior Side Setback

Min. Corner Side Setback

Min. Rear Setback

R-E (Rural Estates)

Single-Family Site-Built Dwelling (Detached)

0.75 acres

100'

200'

30'

15'

30'

30'

28'

Structures Accessory to Single Family Residences

-

-

-

30'

15'

30'

15'

%u2264 Primary Structure

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

R-1 (Low Density Residential)

Single-Family Site-Built Dwelling (Detached)

7,000sf

70'

100'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

Structures Accessory to Single Family Residences

-

-

-

20'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

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Uses by Zoning District

Lot Requirements

Setbacks

Max. Mean

Building Height

Outdoor Living Area (5)

Min. Lot Area

Min. Lot Width

Min. Lot Depth

Min. Front Setback (1)

Min. Interior Side Setback

Min. Corner Side Setback

Min. Rear Setback

R-2 (Low Density Residential)

Single-Family Site-Built Dwelling (Detached)

6,000sf

60'

100'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Single-Family Dwelling (Detached)

6,000sf

60'

100'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Manufactured Home (if placed on a permanent foundation)

6,000sf

60'

100'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Modular Home

6,000sf

60'

100'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Single Family Residences (all types)

-

-

-

20'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

R-3 (Medium Density Residential)

Single-Family Site-Built Dwelling (Detached)

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Single-Family Dwelling (Detached)

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Single-Family Dwelling (Attached or Detached)

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Two-Family Dwelling

8,000sf(4)

35'

per unit

90'

20'

10'

20'

20'

28'

-

Manufactured Home (placed on a permanent foundation)

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Modular Home

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Single-Family and Two-Family Residences (all types)

-

-

-

20'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

R-4 (Medium Density Residential)

Two-Family Dwellings (6)

3,500sf

per unit (7)

70'

90'

20'

10'

20'

20'

28'

600sf per d.u.

Three-Family Dwellings (6)

3,000sf

per unit (7)

90'

90'

20'

10'

20'

20'

28'

500sf per d.u.

Four-Family Dwellings (6)

2,500sf

per unit (7)

90'

90'

20'

15'

20'

20'

28'

400sf per d.u.

Townhouse Clusters (6 Dwelling Unit Maximum or 160' in Length Maximum, whichever is attained first) (6)

2,000sf

per unit (7)

120'

90'

20'

15'

20'

20'

28'

400sf per d.u.

Structures Accessory to Two-Family, Three-Family, Four-Family, and Townhouse Cluster Residences (8)

-

-

-

20'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

 

Uses by Zoning District

Lot Requirements

Setbacks

Max. Mean

Building Height

Outdoor Living Area (5)

Min. Lot Area

Min. Lot Width

Min. Lot Depth

Min. Front Setback (1)

Min. Interior Side Setback

Min. Corner Side Setback

Min. Rear Setback

R-5 (High Density Residential)

 

Townhouse Clusters (4 Dwelling Unit Minimum and 200' in Length Maximum) (6) (9)

200sf

per unit (7)

120'

90'

25'

15'

20'

20'

35'

400sf

Apartment Buildings (5 Dwelling Unit Minimum) (6) (9) (10)

#Bedrooms

Per Unit (7)

0:1,500sf

1:1,500sf

2:2,000sf

3:2,000sf

90'

90'

30'

20'

20'

25'

35'

300sf per unit

Structures Accessory to Townhouse Clusters (8) (9)

-

-

-

25'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Structures Accessory to Apartment Buildings (8) (9)

-

-

-

30'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B. (9)

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

35'

-

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8) (9)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

R-6 (Manufactured Home Residential): Manufactured Home Subdivision (12)

Single-Family Dwelling (Detached)

5,000sf

50'

100'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Modular Home

5,000sf

50'

100'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Manufactured Home %u226418' Width

4,400sf

40'

110'

20'

10'

10'

10'

28'

-

Manufactured Home >18' Width

5,500sf

50'

110'

20'

10'

10'

10'

28'

-

Mobile Home %u226418' Width

4,400sf

40'

110'

20'

10'

10'

10'

28'

-

Mobile Home >18' Width

5,500sf

50'

110'

20'

10'

10'

10'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Single Family Residences (all types)

-

-

-

20'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

R-6 (Manufactured Home Residential): Manufactured Home Park - see note (15) for specific design requirements.

Manufactured Home %u226418' Width

4,000sf

40'

-

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

28'

-

Manufactured Home >18' Width

5,000sf

50'

-

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

28'

-

Mobile Home %u226418' Width

4,000sf

40'

-

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

28'

-

Mobile Home >18' Width

5,000sf

50'

-

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

See note (13)

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Manufactured or Mobile Homes

-

-

-

See note (14)

See note (14)

See note (14)

See note (14)

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-


Uses by Zoning District

Lot Requirements

Setbacks

Max. Mean

Building Height

Outdoor Living Area (5)

Min. Space or Lot Area

Min. Lot Width

Min. Lot Depth

Min. Front Setback (1)

Min. Interior Side Setback

Min. Corner Side Setback

Min. Rear Setback

B-R (Business Residential): Residential Uses

 

Single-Family Dwelling (Attached or Detached) (11)

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Two-Family Dwelling (11)

8,000sf(4)

35'

per unit

90'

20'

10'

20'

20'

28'

-

Manufactured Home (placed on a permanent foundation) (11)

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Modular Home (11)

5,000sf

50'

90'

20'

10'/6'(2)

20'

20'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Single-Family and Two-Family Residences (all types) (11)

-

-

-

20'

3'

20'(3)

3'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B.

varies

varies

varies

30'

30'

30'

30'

28'

-

Structures Accessory to Other Permitted Uses as listed in Section 13-801.B (8)

-

-

-

30'

30'

30'

30'

%u2264 Primary Structure

-

(1)        Front setbacks may be adjusted to a lesser amount than required by this Ordinance as follows: when more than 25 percent of the lots fronting one side of the street between intersections are occupied by structures having setbacks from the street right-of-way of lesser amounts than hereinafter required by this Ordinance, the average setback of all existing buildings between the intersection shall be considered an established setback and shall be maintained by all new or relocated structures. When a building is to be built where there is an established setback less than that required by this Ordinance, and there is an existing building on only one contiguous side, the front setback for the new building shall be no greater than that of the existing building on the one side which is contiguous to and contains a building. If a building is to be built where there is an established setback less than that required by this Ordinance, and there are existing buildings on both contiguous sides, the established setback shall be determined by connecting a straight line between the forward most portion of the buildings on the contiguous sides. An adjustable front setback under this section must be approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

(2)        16' total both sides; one side shall have a minimum setback of 10' and one side shall have a minimum setback of 6'.

(3)        Corner yard setbacks may be reduced to 3' for accessory structures not exceeding 200 square feet on corner lots in which a 6 foot fence is installed and permitted in accordance with Section 13-815.F(4)(e) of this Ordinance, or in which a legally non-conforming fence is established within the corner yard.

(4)        4,000 square foot per lot if each dwelling unit of a duplex is on a separate lot.

(5)        Outdoor Living Area in the minimum amount specified above must be provided on any lot occupied by the multiple residence, townhouse cluser, or apartment building. This space must be easily accessible for daily recreational use by the occupants of the building. Driveways, parking areas, ornamental landscaped areas (having a width of less than 20 feet), and required side or front yards shall not be considered as Outdoor Living Area, except in the case of interior townhouse units where said unit is less than 20 feet in width, in which case the minimum width of the outdoor living area shall be the width of the lot.

(6)        When two (2) or more principal buildings are located on one (1) lot, the minimum separation between any two (2) adjacent principal buildings shall be a distance not less than an amount equal to the height of the taller of the two buildings or twenty (20) feet, whichever is greater when developed as a Planned Unit Development. For major and minor site plans, building separation shall be the sum of two interior side yard setbacks.

(7)        The minimum lot area may be adjusted according to the following: For each parking stall in or under the residence or otherwise completely underground, subtract 400 sq. ft. from the total minimum lot area. For each unit with a balcony or patio of not less than 40 sq. ft., subtract 100 sq. ft. from the Outdoor Living Area.

(8)        The City may require common walls for accessory structures on the same lot where common walls will eliminate unsightly and hazardous areas. Exteriors of accessory structures shall have an exterior finish compatible to the main structure. Compatibility shall be determined by the City based on type and use of building materials.

(9)        All Principally Permitted, Conditionally Permitted, and Accessory Uses shall be screened from adjacent Residential Zones (except R-5 zones) as described in Article 8, Section 13815.B.(1).

(10)     For apartment buildings, parking of motor vehicles shall not be allowed within the front or corner side setbacks.

(11)     Access for residential uses shall comply with the requirements of Section 13-815.I.(2).(e) through (j).

(12)     Manufactured Home Subdivision Streets: All Manufactured Home Subdivision streets shall be public and shall meet all design requirements of Section 16-9 of the Subdivision Ordinance of the City of Rock Springs, unless approved as private as part of a Planned Unit Development. The Director of Engineering and Operations shall review and approve the design of all streets within a Manufactured Home Subdivision.

(13)     Each manufactured or mobile home shall be setback a minimum of 15 feet from the private street. Each manufactured or mobile home shall be separated by a distance of 20 feet from all adjacent manufactured or mobile homes. For purposes of measuring separation, all attached porches and decks that have a roof covering shall be considered part of the manufactured or mobile home and shall observe a 20 foot separation from adjacent manufactured or mobile homes.  Each manufactured or mobile home shall be setback a minimum of 10 feet from exterior property lines of the Manufactured Home Park and 3 feet from all interior space lines.

(14)     Structures accessory to manufactured or mobile homes shall meet all requirements listed in Section 13-815.E and in addition be a minimum of 3 feet from all interior space lines.

(15)     The following provisions shall apply to all Manufactured Home Parks:

(a)    Manufactured Home Park Streets: Private streets shall be permitted within a Manufactured Home Park and may be permitted to have a residential street right-of-way minimum width of fifty (50) feet. All other design criteria shall meet the requirements of Section 16-9 of the Subdivision Ordinance of the City of Rock Springs. The Director of Engineering and Operations shall review and approve the design of all streets within a Manufactured Home Park.

(b)   Recreational Area. Recreation areas shall be provided to meet the anticipated needs of the residents of the Manufactured Home Park. Not less than 7 percent of the gross site area shall be devoted to recreational uses. Recreation areas shall include space for community use facilities, picnic and play areas. The design of recreation areas shall be appropriate for the intended use and location of the activity.

(c)    Review and Approval of a Manufactured Home Park. In evaluating a Major Site Plan application for an R-6 Manufactured Home Park, the Commission shall consider the following:

(d)   -That the proposed site and development plan provide for adequate access to the public street system without causing undue congestion or placing excessive traffic loads on local streets.

(e)    -That the size and shape of the site is adaptable to good mobile home park design and that development of the site for mobile home uses will not unduly obstruct development of adjoining property.

(f)    Parking. There shall be a minimum of two (2) paved, off-street parking spaces per dwelling unit. Each space shall be at least 9' wide and 20' deep in size. Each off-street parking space shall have direct access to a public or private street. No direct access shall be allowed to arterial roadways. Direct access to collector roadways shall be discouraged.

(g)   Utilities. All utilities, including water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer (and/or surface water drainage), electrical lines, gas lines, telephone lines, and street lights shall be designed and constructed according to such regulations as prescribed in the Subdivision Ordinance.

(h)   Landscaping. The front setback area of each manufactured or mobile home shall be landscaped using sod and/or decorative stone. All private, commonly owned recreation areas not devoted to buildings, structures, surfaced courts, sandboxes, etc shall be sodded and irrigated. Landscaping of public parks shall be the responsibility of the City of Rock Springs.

(i)     Screening. All principal and accessory uses shall be screened from adjacent residential uses (except R-6) as described in Article 8, Sec. 13-815.B.(1).

(j)     Maintenance:

                                i.     A permit, issued by the Building Inspection Department, shall be required for every manufactured or mobile home installation.

                               ii.     No manufactured or mobile home may be parked on a roadway for more than 24 hours.

                             iii.     Within an R-6 Zoning District, a burned or wrecked manufactured or mobile home which is damaged beyond repair or which poses a hazard to the public health, safety or welfare, shall be removed.

                             iv.     Standard manufactured or mobile home skirting must be provided around the entire perimeter of the manufactured or mobile home between the bottom of the body and the manufactured or mobile home and the ground.

                               v.     Each manufactured or mobile home must be stabilized from beneath using a concrete masonry, and/or metal support system acceptable to the City of Rock Springs Building Inspector.

                             vi.     There shall be no outdoor storage of furniture (except lawn furniture), household goods, tools, equipment, or building materials or supplies.

                            vii.     Each manufactured or mobile home must bear a label certifying that it is built in compliance with the Federal Manufactured Home and Safety Standards. Manufactured or mobile homes built prior to June 15, 1976, must bear a label certifying compliance to the Standard for Mobile Homes. NFPA 501, ANSI 119.1, in effect at the time of manufacture.

(k)   Inspections. The City of Rock Springs Zoning Administrator or agent is hereby authorized to make such inspections as are necessary to determine satisfactory compliance with this Ordinance and shall have the authority to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public real property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of this Ordinance. It shall be the duty of the owners of Manufactured Home Parks or persons in charge thereof, or owners or occupants of a lot in a Manufactured Home Subdivision, to allow the City of Rock Springs Zoning Administrator or his agent free access to such premises at reasonable times for the purpose of such inspections. It shall be the duty of every occupant of a Manufactured Home Park to allow the owner thereof, or his agents or employees, access to any part of such Manufactured Home Park at reasonable times for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations as may be necessary to effect compliance with this Ordinance or with any lawful order issued pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance.

(l)     Replacement of Existing Manufactured or Mobile Homes. Manufactured or mobile homes as principal residential buildings on individual lots, or in Manufactured Home Parks or Manufactured Home Subdivisions in operation at the time of the adoption of this Ordinance may be improved by the replacement of the manufactured or mobile home with another manufactured or mobile home, even though it may not be designated as a permitted use in the district in which it is located and provided that the replacing manufactured or mobile home will not create nonconforming yards or separation distances or will not increase existing nonconforming yards or separation distances.

D. Supplemental Requirements.

(1)   Horses in an R-E Zoning District:

(a)    Each lot shall be permitted to have no more than two (2) horses per lot, not including unweened offspring (foal). A foal becomes a "horse" for the purposes of this definition when it has attained the age of 12 months. Each Shetland pony, mule or donkey constitutes one horse.  Other than household pets (dogs and cats) and horses noted above, no other animals (pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, etc.) shall be permitted.

(b)   Horses shall be considered for private use only when the owner of the animal and the occupant of the property upon which the horse is kept are the same party.

(c)    All other domesticated livestock or wild animals are strictly prohibited.

(d)   Grazing/corral areas shall not be located within the front or corner yard.

(e)    Animal Feces and Waste.

                                i.     Areas of the lot, as well as accessory buildings or structures devoted to the animal shall be maintained and kept in such a manner as to not constitute a nuisance to the surrounding properties or area.

                              ii.     It shall be unlawful for any person to spread, scatter, distribute, drain or deposit in any manner any animal feces and/or waste on property not owned or occupied by them.

(f)    Dust and/or drainage.

                                i.     To prevent dust and drainage problems, corral areas shall be limited to 25% of the lot coverage.

                              ii.     Grazing/corral area shall not create a dust or drainage condition beyond the property boundaries.

(g)   Separation. Horse(s) shall have an accessory structure (barn or stable) and both shall be separated by 30 feet from the residence.

(Amended Ord. 2018-07, 5/1/18)

(2)   Bed and Breakfast Inn:

(a)    The structure must be owner occupied and not more than two guestrooms shall be permitted.

(b)   The only meal to be provided to guests shall be breakfast.

(c)    Guests may stay no more than six consecutive days.  The establishment may not be operated as a boarding house, and weekly rates cannot be offered.

(d)   The outside appearance of the structure shall not be altered from its single-family appearance.

(e)    One off-street parking space per guestroom shall be provided.

(f)    One advertising sign not to exceed six square feet may be permitted.  The sign may be attached or freestanding and shall not exceed six feet in height.  The sign shall not be a flashing sign, moving sign, or electronic message board.

(3)   Model Home Sales Office:

(a)    Model Homes Sales Office shall be located entirely within a Model Home and shall not disrupt nor detract from the residential character of the subdivision.

(b)   Model Home Sales Office shall be located within, and offer for sale only, lots/homes within the subdivision where the Model Home Sales Office is located.  No off-subdivision sales shall be permitted.

(c)    Model Home Sales Office use shall not commence until such time as the Model Home containing the Model Home Sales Office has received an Occupancy Permit from the City of Rock Springs.

(d)   Model Home Sales Office use shall not commence until such time as conditional use approval is obtained from the Zoning Administrator.  To apply for a Model Home Sales Office Conditional Use Permit, the developer shall submit the following:

                                i.     Application for Model Home Sales Office;

                              ii.     Vicinity map showing the location of the Model Home Sales Office, location of model homes and related parking, and the entire development served by the Model Home Sales Office;

                             iii.     Proposed timeline for development and duration of Model Home Sales Office use; and

                             iv.     Application fee.

(e)    Model Home Sales Office use shall cease upon issuance of the final building permit for a subdivision, or when all lots within a subdivision have been sold, whichever comes first, provided, that Model Home Sales Offices shall be permitted only in subdivisions actively under construction.  The Model Home Sales Office conditional use permit shall be revoked should there be no subdivision activity, as indicated by issuance of a building permit for new residential construction, within any six (6) month timeframe.

(f)    Model Home Sales Offices shall have minimal impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.  Model Home Sales Office hours shall be limited to the following hours of operation:

                                i.     Winter (October 1 to April 30):  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

                              ii.     Summer (May 1 to September 30):  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

(g)   No more than one (1) Model Home Sales Office shall be permitted per subdivision at any given time.

(4)   Residential Storage Warehouse in a R-5 Zoning District:

(a)    The warehouses must be within one-half mile of existing Apartment, Townhouse, or Condominium development.

(b)   Minimum site size shall be a lot depth of 100 feet and lot width of 100 feet.

(c)    Maximum site size shall be three (3) acres except that the 3 acre maximum may be exceeded provided that the number of warehouse units shall not exceed three-fourths (3/4) the number of apartment, townhouse, and condominium units within a one-half (1/2) mile radius.

(d)   For purpose of this Ordinance each outdoor recreational vehicle storage shall be counted as one storage unit.

(e)    Warehouse development shall be subject to all design standards specified in Section 13-808.C.(7).

(5)   Residential Storage Warehouse in a R-6 Zoning District:

(a)    The warehouses must be within one half mile of an existing manufactured home park.

(b)   Minimum site size shall be a lot depth of 100 feet and lot width of 100 feet.

(c)    Maximum site size shall be three (3) acres except that the 3 acre maximum may be exceeded provided that the number of warehouse units shall not exceed three-fourths (3/4) the number of manufactured home spaces within a one-half (1/2) mile radius. (Ord. No. 09-03, 2-3-2009; Ord. No. 09-16, 10-6-2009).

(d)   For purpose of this Ordinance each outdoor recreational vehicle storage shall be counted as one storage unit.

(e)    Warehouse development shall be subject to all design standards specified in Section 113-808.C.(7).

13-802  Reserved.

13-803  Reserved.

13-804  Reserved.

13-805  Reserved.


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