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2011_05_24_O012 - Amending Art. 6 Building Heights in the B-1Otti A. Minimum Lot Area (square feet) I Single Family Detached 1 4,0001 Single Family Attached (Interior Lots) I 2,000 1 Single Family Attached (Corner and End Lots) 3,000 Duplex, Vertical 1 3,0001 Duplex Horizontal 1 6,000 1 Multi- Family 10,0001 All Other Development None 1 B. Minimum Lot Width (feet) Single Family Detached 1 40 1 Single Family Attached (Interior Lots) 1 20 1 Single Family Attached (Corner and End Lots) 30 Duplex, Vertical j 30 1 Duplex, Horizontal 1 60 Multi Family 100 1 All Other Development 20 C. Maximum Floor Area Ratio 1 None 1 D. Minimum Yards /Setbacks (feet) 1 Front If [1] 1 Side 1 5[2][3] Rear 1 20[4][51 E. Maximum Building Height (feet) 1 Residential 1 35[60) 45[6] 7j�1 Nonresidential I The Town of Leesburg, Virginia PRESENTED: May 24, 2011 ORDINANCE NO. 2011 -0 -012 ADOPTED: May 24, 2011 AN ORDINANCE: AMENDING ARTICLES 6 (NONRESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS) AND ARTICLE 10 (DENSITY /INTENSITY DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS) OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LEESBURG TO ESTABLISH REASONABLE REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE INCREASED BUILDING HEIGHT IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS IN THE B -1 COMMUNITY (DOWNTOWN) BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICT The Council of the Town of Leesburg in Virginia hereby ordains: SECTION I 6.3.3 Density/Intensity and Dimensional Standards All development in the B -1 District shall be subject to the following standards (See also Article 10): 2 AN ORDINANCE: AMENDING ARTICLES 6 (NONRESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS) AND ARTICLE 10 (DENSITY /INTENSITY DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS) OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LEESBURG TO ESTABLISH REASONABLE REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE INCREASED BUILDING HEIGHT IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS IN THE B -1 COMMUNITY (DOWNTOWN) BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICT [5] [1] Minimum Front Setback: 1 foot; Maximum front setback: 20 feet. Actual setback determined in accordance with Sec. 10.4.5.D. [2] No side yards /setbacks are required for lots fronting on Market Street, Loudoun Street, King Street, Wirt Street or Liberty Street. [3] Side yard setback shall be 0 feet for an interior townhouse lot. [4] Rear yard setbacks for a commercial use or mixed use may be reduced or be provided as a zero -yard setback if all of the following criteria are met: (a) the property fronts on Market Street or Loudoun Street between Liberty and Church Streets; or on King Street between Cornwall and Loudoun Streets; (b) the property contains 4,000 square feet or less; (c) the rear yard is adjacent to non residential uses; and (d) the applicant can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board of Architectural Review and Zoning Administrator that the proposed setback will facilitate a structure that is harmonious and compatible with surrounding properties. Rear yard setbacks for residential uses may be reduced to fifteen feet (15') if all of the following criteria are met: (a) the property fronts on Market Street, Loudoun Street or Royal Street between Liberty and Church Streets; or on King Street, Wirt Street or Liberty Street between Market Street and Royal Street; and (b) the applicant can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board of Architectural Review and Zoning Administrator that the proposed setback will facilitate a structure that is harmonious and compatible with surrounding properties. [6] Maximum height may be increased up to 65 feet if all of the following criteria are met: (a) the property lies within 250 feet of the centerline of Town Branch between Wirt Street and Harrison Street. (b) Where a property fronts on Wirt, South, King, Church or Harrison Streets, the elevations adjacent to the street shall not exceed two stories for a depth of at least forty feet back from the property line. f71 Maximum height may be increased up to 65 feet in the following specified areas, (marl graphic), due to its low mean elevation above sea level and low topographical relationship to the rest of the B-1 District if an applicant can demonstrate that all of the following criteria have been met: (a) the property, must front on the designated areas of Market, Loudoun, Harrison, South or Church Streets not otherwise covered by [6) above: (b) height elevations adjacent to the street shall not exceed forty -five (45) feet for a depth of at least forty fare (45) feet back from the right-of- way line, except on Church Street between Market and Loudoun Streets; (c) beyond forty-five (45) a one-to-cm height to setback ratio may be permitted up to sixty -five (65) feet in maximum height subject to BAR approval in accordance with the Old Historic District Design Guidelines: (d) height shall be measures, based upon the average mean elevation above sea level prior to site disturbance and tar issuance of a grading permit: and (d) all other applicable B-1 setbacks shall be met. 3 AN ORDINANCE: AMENDING ARTICLES 6 (NONRESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS) AND ARTICLE 10 (DENSITY /INTENSITY DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS) OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LEESBURG TO ESTABLISH REASONABLE REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE INCREASED BUILDING HEIGHT IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS IN THE B -1 COMMUNITY (DOWNTOWN) BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICT 10.4.6.0 Structures Excluded from Maximum Height Limitations 4. Elevator towers, air conditioning units and related all rooftop HVAC and mechanical uipment shall be hidden from view of public rights -of- way and adjoining properties, buildifigt. This shall be accomplished for pitche r oofs by placing the equipment on the back half of the building or concealing the equipment within the roof structure. This shall be accomplished for flat roofs by limiting the area of the screened area or penthouse containing the equipment to no more than 25% of the area of the floor below and setting the penthouse or screened area from the front and back facades of the building such that the top of the penthouse or screen is below a 45 degree line drawn from the bottom of the parapet. In addition, the penthouse or screen wall shall be compatible with the design of the building and, for properties located in the H -1 or H -2 overlay districts, comply with the applicable design guidelines as determined appropriate by the Board of Architectural Review. SECTION II. All prior ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION III Severability. If a court of competent jurisdiction declares any provision of this ordinance invalid, the decision shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any remaining provisions of the Leesburg Town Code. SECTION IV. This ordinance shall be effective upon its adoption. PASSED this 24th day of May, 2011. P: \Ordinances\2011 \0524 TLOA 2011 -0001 Amending Chapter 6 Building Heights in the B -1.doc •P C. Umstattd, Mayor Town of Leesburg