Chapter 27 – Part 5 – F-S-C, Forest-Slope-Conservation District

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PART 5

 

F-S-C FOREST-SLOPE-CONSERVATION DISTRICT

§501.            PURPOSE. 

The
purpose of the F‑S‑C, Forest‑Slope‑Conser­vation District is to conserve
vegetative cover, partic­ularly trees, shrubs and ground cover, on sloping
ground, stream banks, floodplains and stormwater drainage channels and swales;
to discourage the scatter­ing of commercial, industrial, residential and other
urban type uses throughout predominately forested areas of steep slope; to
provide for the regulation of housing density in areas; to otherwise create
condi­tions conducive to carrying out the purpose of this Chapter.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §501)

§502.           PERMITTED
USES.
 

A
building may be erected or used and a lot may be used or occupied for any of
the following purposes and no other:

A.       Single family detached dwellings.

B.       Family day care home.

C.       Public utilities and facilities.

D.      Municipal buildings and/or uses.

E.       Recreation areas and facilities.

F.       Preservation of natural amenities.

G.      Public water generation, collection,
treatment and distribution facilities including wells, reservoirs, collection
stations, pumping stations and distribution lines.

H.      No-impact home-based business.  [Ord. 02-06]

I.        Accessory uses on the same lot and
customarily incidental to any of the permitted uses. [Ord. 2016-05]

          J.        Wind
turbines permitted by special exception. 
[Ord. 09-01]

          K.      Outdoor
wood-fired boilers in accordance with the provisions of Section 1725. 

                    [Ord. 09-01]

          L.       Residential
Solar Energy System [Ord. 13-07]

(Ord.
8­4‑2
, 3/29/1984,
§502; as amended by Ord. 92-5, 2/4/1992, §4; and by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §4; by Ord.
02-06
, 11/6/2002, §2; by Ord. 09-01 01/29/2009, §2; by Ord. 09-02,
01/29/2009, §1, and by Ord. 2016-05, 09/01/2016)

§503.           BUILDING
HEIGHT LIMIT.
 

No
building shall be erected to a height in excess of 35 feet; provided, however,
that the height limit may be increased 1 foot for each additional foot
that the width of each yard exceeds the minimum required.  All yards shall exceed the minimum by the
number of feet proposed to be added to the maximum height of 35 feet. 

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §504; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §4)

§504.           LOT AREA AND WIDTH. 

A
lot area of not less than 5 acres and a lot width of not less than
200 feet at the street line shall be provided for each single family
detached dwell­ing and for every other principal use or building permitted in
this district. 

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/84, §505; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §4)

§505.           LOT COVERAGE. 

No
more than 20% of the area of the lot shall be covered by buildings including
accesso­ry build­ings.  At least 70% of
the area of the lot shall be maintained with a vegetative material.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §506; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §4)

§506.           YARDS.
 

Each
lot shall have front, side and rear yards of not less than the depth or width
indicated below:

A.       Front yard ‑ 50 feet.

B.       Side yards ‑ two at 50 feet each.

C.       Rear yard ‑ 50 feet.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §507; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §4)

§507.           LAND
CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS.
 

In
order to promote the highest environmental quality possible, the success to
which an appli­cant for a zoning permit has preserved the existing salient
natural features and land forms intrinsic to the site shall be assessed.  Terms of the granting of a zoning permit may
be subject to the manner in which the layout or design of the plan has
preserved existing natural features such as, but not limited to, trees, wooded
areas and water courses.  The following
conservation requirements shall be applied to each lot within this district at
such time improve­ments are to be made:

A.       A plan showing the “limit of
work” shall be submitted which will confine excavation, earthmoving
procedures and other changes to the landscape. 

B.       All trees 6 inches or more in caliper at
breast height shall not be removed unless within the proposed right‑­of‑way
line of a street or drive, within proposed building lines or within utility
loca­tion or mandatory access for equipment. 
Relocation of noteworthy plant material shall be encouraged where
retention is imprac­tical. 

C.       No topsoil shall be removed from the site
or used as spoil.  Topsoil must be
removed from the areas of construction and stored sepa­rately.  Upon completion of construction and/or site
improvements, the topsoil must be redistributed on the site uniformly.  All disturbed areas of the site shall be
stabilized by seeding or planting. 

D.      A soil erosion and sedimentation plan must
be prepared and submit­ted for the improvement of any lot within this
district. 

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §508; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §4)

§508.           OFF‑STREET
PARKING.
 

Parking
shall be provided in accor­dance with the off‑street parking Part of this
Chapter.

(Ord. 84‑2,
3/29/1984, §509; as amended by Ord. 96-2, 8/1/1996, §4)

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