City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010; Ord. No. 767, passed 2-11-2013]
This Zone District is designed primarily for single-family residences.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010; Ord. No. 767, passed 2-11-2013]
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; Ord. No. 767, passed 2-11-2013]
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) 
Funeral homes/mortuaries provided that the principal building is at least 30 feet from adjacent property lines.
(e) 
Parking lots on parcels directly adjacent to property zoned for commercial or industrial use, subject to Chapter 1296.
(f) 
One-family cluster developments, subject to the provisions of Section 1295.05(c).
(g) 
Bed and breakfast operations, which may be permitted as a subordinate use to apartment units, subject to City licensing provisions under Chapter 808 of these Codified Ordinances and a determination that the dwelling unit has historic significance. In making the determination, the Planning Commission shall reference the historic criteria developed and adopted by the Commission.
(h) 
Adult and child foster care group home, more than seven individuals but less than 13, subject to Section 1295.05(d).
(i) 
Churches, synagogues and other religious assembly structures.
(j) 
Single-story residential senior adult foster care homes, senior citizen assisted-living facilities. For each resident:
(1) 
A floor area, exclusive of attic or basement space, of 200 square feet shall be provided.
(2) 
A lot area of 1,500 square feet shall be provided.
(3) 
One off-street parking space shall be provided for each three such persons.
(k) 
Two-family homes, subject to Section 1299.13 and Section 1295.05(g).
(l) 
Offices and centers for providing client services of not-for-profit and public social service agency providers (i.e., Sunshine Place, Shelterhouse, Friendship Center, Pines Behavior Health) not including overnight housing.
[Added 7-31-2015 by Ord. No. 786]
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010; Ord. No. 767, passed 2-11-2013]
The following height and area regulations shall apply:
(a) 
Height. No building shall exceed a maximum of 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet in height, whichever is less.
(b) 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 25 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 and two-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 at least 13 feet, and no side yard shall be less than five 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. For each new single-family residence hereafter erected, there shall be a lot area of at least 6,600 square feet, measured within 120 feet of the front street line.
(f) 
Lot width. The minimum lot width shall be 65 feet as measured at the front yard setback line.
(g) 
Conversions of existing buildings. Conversions of existing buildings into additional residential units are not permitted on lots less than 55 feet wide or with an area of less than 6,000 square feet. For the purpose of this section, all lot area shall be measured within 110 feet of the front street line.
For an overview of all districts and their regulations see the Schedule of Regulations in Appendix A.[1]
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Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to Chapter 1266, Districts Generally and Zoning Map.