Zoning Dictionary

Category: Residential Uses

Accessory Apartment

A second dwelling unit either in or added to an existing single-family detached dwelling, or in a separate accessory structure on the same lot as the main dwelling, for use as a complete, independent living facility with provision within the accessory apartment for cooking, eating, sanitation, and sleeping. Such a dwelling is an accessory use […]

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Accessory Home Use (see Also ‘home Occupation’)

An occupation or profession which is clearly incidental to the use of a dwelling unit for residential purposes, or to the residential use of a lot occupied by a dwelling.

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Accessory Living Quarters

Shall mean living quarters on the same building site as a dwelling, designed or used for housing servants or guests, having no kitchen facilities and not rented or otherwise used as a separate dwelling.

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Addition

Any construction which increases the size of a building such as a porch, attached garage or carport, or a new room.

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Adult Care Residential Facility

A dwelling or similar building of a residential character which is used or intended to be used to provide housing and care for five or fewer unrelated ambulatory persons who are eighteen years of age or older and who are elderly, physically ill or inform, physically handicapped, mentally retarded or who have a mental handicap […]

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Adult Congregate Living Facility

Any building or buildings, section of a building, or distinct part of a building, residence, private home, boarding home, home for the aged, or other place, whether operated for profit or not, which undertakes through its ownership or management to provide, for a period exceeding 24 hours, housing, food service, and one or more personal […]

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Affordable Housing

Adequate housing which is affordable to households of low, moderate and middle incomes. For housing to be affordable, shelter costs must not exceed 30% of the gross annual income of a household.

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Apartment Building

A single building comprised of three or more dwelling units with shared entrance facilities, where none of the dwelling units are rented or are available for rent or occupation for periods of less than 30 days. Dwelling units so arranged in a building so that five or more dwelling units shall have common external access […]

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