City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
This Zone District is designed to be a large lot single-family residential district intended to provide a low-density environment of predominantly single-family dwellings.
[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.
(f) 
Agricultural crops conducted in accordance with State of Michigan's GAMPs (generally accepted management practices).
[Added 7-31-2015 by Ord. No. 786]
[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 1295.05(c).
(e) 
Churches, synagogues and other religious assembly structures.
(f) 
Child group day care home, more than six but less than 13, subject to § 1295.05(d).
[Added 1-9-2017 by Ord. No. 800]
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following height and area regulations shall apply:
(a) 
Height. No building shall exceed two and 1/2 stories or 25 feet in height, whichever is less.
(b) 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 30 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. For single-family dwellings, there shall be two side yards totaling at least 18 feet, and no side yard shall be less than seven feet. For all other buildings, minimum side yards of 20 feet on each side are required.
(d) 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard of at least 25 feet.
(e) 
Lot area. There shall be a lot area of at least 7,800 square feet. The required lot area must be measured within 120 feet from the front street line.
(f) 
Lot width. The minimum lot width shall be 65 feet as measured at the front yard setback line.
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.