These districts are intended to recognize, protect, conserve and enhance areas characterized by structures combining residential uses with neighborhood-serving commercial uses. The predominant residential uses are preserved, while provision is made for supporting commercial uses, usually in or below the ground story, which meet the frequent needs of nearby residents without generating excessive vehicular traffic. The RC Districts are composed of
RC-3 Districts: Medium Density. These districts provide for a mixture of medium-density dwellings similar to those in RM-3 Districts, with supporting commercial uses. Open spaces are required for dwellings in the same manner as in RM-3 Districts, except that rear yards need not be at ground level and front setback areas are not required.
RC-4 Districts: High Density. These districts provide for a mixture of high-density dwellings similar to those in RM-4 Districts with supporting commercial uses. Open spaces are required for dwellings in the same manner as in RM-4 Districts, except that rear yards need not be at ground level and front setback areas are not required. The high-density and mixed-use nature of these districts is recognized by certain reductions in off-street parking requirements.
(Added by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; amended by Ord. 63-11, File No. 101053, App. 4/7/2011, Eff. 5/7/2011; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
Section header and section amended; Ord. 63-11, Eff. 5/7/2011. Former references to RC-1 and RC-2 Districts deleted; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013.