Town of Leonardtown, MD
St. Marys County
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No building or premises shall be erected, structurally altered, enlarged or maintained nor shall any land be used, except for the following purposes:
A. 
Single-family dwellings, detached.
B. 
Two-family dwellings.
C. 
Townhouses.
D. 
Home occupations, where such is an accessory use of the building.
E. 
Religious institutions.
F. 
Private clubs and lodges, except those the chief activity of which is a service customarily carried on as a business.
G. 
Eleemosynary and philanthropic institutions.
H. 
Temporary buildings.
I. 
Accessory buildings and uses.
J. 
Multiple-family dwellings, conditioned upon demonstration of strict compliance with the off-street parking requirements of Article XI.
[Added 1-13-2014 by Ord. No. 160]
The following uses of land and buildings within the R-MF District shall be allowed only by special exception to this chapter, granted only by the Board of Zoning Appeals. Standards and procedures for special exceptions are contained in Article XVII.
A. 
Hospitals and sanatoriums; in addition, nursing or convalescent homes, which may be constructed to a maximum height of three stories or 45 feet. Animal hospitals or clinics shall not be permitted.
B. 
Garden apartments, at a maximum density of 10 dwelling units per acre.
C. 
Housing for the elderly, at a maximum density of 12 units per acre and a maximum height of three stories.
D. 
Public utility installations for sewer, water, gas and telephone mains, including substations and transmission lines.
E. 
Density bonuses.
(1) 
Density bonuses shall be initiated, whereby the owner of land(s) and/or building(s) to be put into multiple-family use would be allowed to increase the maximum density of 10 multiple-family dwellings per acre, up to 12 dwelling units per acre, and from two stories to three stories in height, if the owner will meet the following requirements:
(a) 
Provide additional recreation area or open space for use by all Town residents.
(b) 
Provide common buildings for use by all Town residents.
(2) 
The amount of extra public space and number of extra public facilities provided shall determine the number of extra dwelling units per acre to be allowed.
F. 
Private garage for three or more noncommercial vehicles.
G. 
Boardinghouse.
[Amended 5-9-2011 by Ord. No. 149]
All standards are summarized in Chart A, Height, Bulk and Area Requirements.[1] All uses, structures and buildings permitted or approved as special exception in this district shall be located on a lot having an acre, with a maximum of 10 townhouse units per acre. All lots shall have a minimum depth of 100 feet, with a rear yard depth of at least 30 feet (or 35 feet for nonresidential buildings) and a front yard depth of at least 15 feet. All side yards shall be at least 10 feet wide each. No building shall be higher than three stories unless otherwise provided. Accessory buildings shall be no less than three feet from the side property line and five feet from the rear property line. In all multiple-family areas, such as townhouses, apartment complexes and garden apartments, allowed as special exception, open space shall be provided at a minimum of 60% of the total area of such development. Housing for the elderly, as a special exception use, shall have a maximum height of three stories and a setback of one foot for each foot of building height above 15 feet.
[1]
Editor's Note: Chart A is included at the end of this chapter.
[Added 1-13-2014 by Ord. No. 160]
A. 
In addition to the standards and design criteria set forth in this article, multiple-family dwellings shall also be subject to the open space and general criteria set forth in §§ 155-22 and 155-23, to the extent such criteria do not conflict with the provisions of this article or are otherwise impractical in this district, in which case any such conflicting or impractical criterion shall not apply.
B. 
Projects and development under this section shall be subject to the application and review procedure set forth in § 155-24 and shall be exempt from the requirements of § 155-85.