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RU-4 – High Density Apartment House District

Uses permitted

  •  RU-1, RU-1M(a),  RU-1M(b), RU-3 and RU-TH districts
  • Swimming Pools
  • Sheds

RU-4 - Diagram

What is Zoning? Zoning controls the use and development of land and buildings for the health, welfare and safety of the community. 

What is Setback? A setback is the required minimum horizontal distance between the front, sides, and rear of the lot to the building. 

What is Lot Coverage? It is the percentage of the overall area of the site that the building occupies (building area under roof at ground level/total lot area = lot coverage percentage).

Multiple family housing developments shall be permitted only after an administrative site plan review to ensure compliance with all RU-4 district requirements and site plan review criteria. 

Maximum Lot Coverage

Maximum lot coverage shall be 40% of net lot area.

Minimum Lot Area, Frontage

Minimum area of land shall not be less than 10,000 square feet, having a minimum frontage of 100 feet.

Building Height and # of Stories: (See Section 33-212)

Principal Building Setbacks (See Section 33-211)

  • Front and Rear: 25' for buildings up to 35' in height; for buildings over 35' in height, the setback shall be increased by 40% of the additional height provided, however, that the required front setback shall not exceed 50'
  • Side Street:  25' minimum, subject to building envelope
  • Between Building: 20'; 30' for walls with doors/windows

Accessory Use Setbacks (utility sheds, gazebos, etc.)

  • Front     75’         
  • Rear       5’           
  • Interior side       7.5’        
  • Side street          30’         
  • Between buildings          10’         

Fences, Walls and Hedges

Height permitted             6’*

Schools and religious facilities are permitted in this zoning classification. See Section 33-151.11 through 33-151.22 for school requirements and see Sections 33-17 and 33-18 for public assemblage and other religious facility requirements.

The height of a fence, wall or hedge shall be the vertical distance measured from the average elevation of the finished building site to the top of said wall, fence or hedge.

* In certain instances, the height may be limited to 2.5’ for visibility at intersections. 

The regulations contained herein are general in nature and are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Board of County Commissioners. It is advisable to contact Regulatory & Economic Resources Department at (305) 375-2800 to ascertain whether more restrictive regulations may apply to specific developments.

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