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The objective in establishing the R-3 residential zone is to provide appropriate locations within the City for high density development, primarily occupied by full-time residents, and employees and owners of local businesses. In general, this zone is located in the central part of the City, adjacent to commercial areas where the impact of vehicular travel and parking is consonant with adjacent use of land, and where multiple dwellings can best be supplied with necessary public facilities. This zone is characterized by more compact development and somewhat higher volumes of traffic than is characteristic of the R-1 and R-2 zones.

Representative of the uses within the R-3 zone are one-household, two-household, three-household and four-household dwellings and apartment houses, and related community facilities. However, commercial and industrial uses are prohibited therein.

Owners and developers of property should bear in mind that primacy is given to multiple household dwellings, boarding houses, rest homes and other high density residential uses, and should develop and maintain their property in recognition thereof.

In order to accomplish the objectives and purposes of this title and to promote the characteristics of this zone, the following regulations shall apply in the R-3 residential zone. (Ord. 22-05 § 2, 2022; Ord. 19-13 § 21 (part), 2019; prior code § 27-17-1)