City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The R-3 District, as herein established, is intended to permit a limited mix of detached single-family dwellings in an area possessing an orientation to both seasonal as well as permanent dwelling unit types, on land characterized by small lot parcels.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
Within this District no land, building or structure shall be erected, altered or used unless for one or more of the following specified uses or as otherwise provided in this Zoning Code:
(a) 
Single-family homes, subject to Section 1299.13.
(b) 
Accessory buildings and structures as regulated in Section 1299.14.
(c) 
Existing railroad rights-of-way, excluding switching, storage and freight yards and sidings.
(d) 
Essential services, subject to the provisions of Section 1299.08.
(e) 
Adult foster care family home, six or fewer adults and family child care home, six or fewer children.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following uses may be permitted, but are subject to the provisions of this section and the provisions of Chapter 1295 (Special Land Uses):
(a) 
Public, parochial and private schools, where located at least 50 feet from any other lot or property line.
(b) 
Public libraries, public museums, public art galleries, Municipal, County, State or Federal administrative buildings, public parks, public playgrounds, community centers and fairgrounds operated by public agencies, provided that all buildings shall be located at least 20 feet from any other lot or property line.
(c) 
Home occupations, subject to the provisions of Section 1299.15.
(d) 
One-family cluster developments, subject to the provisions of Section 1295.04(c).
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following height and area regulations shall apply:
(a) 
Height. No building shall exceed two stories or 25 feet in height.
(b) 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 20 feet, provided that if 40% or more of all the frontage on one side of a street between two intersecting streets has been developed with one-family houses, the front yard so established shall prevail. This section shall not permit any new house to be closer than 20 feet to the front lot line, or permit a front yard setback of more than 50 feet from the front lot line. On a corner lot or double frontage lot, the secondary front yard shall have a setback of no less than 20 feet.
(c) 
Side yards. There shall be two side yards totaling 10 feet, and no side yard shall be less than five feet. In the case of a mobile home, the side yard setback on the entry side shall be no less than 10 feet.
(d) 
Rear yard. There shall be provided a rear yard of at least 25 feet, except that in the case of a mobile home, the rear yard may be reduced to 15 feet.
For an overview of all districts and their regulations see the Schedule of Regulations in Appendix A.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to Chapter 1266, Districts Generally and Zoning Map.