DescriptionA small- to medium-sized (2 to 3-story) attached or detached structure consisting of one dwelling unit above or behind a fire-separated flexible ground floor space that can accommodate a range of non-residential use. The flex space and residential unit typically have separate street entrances. The flex space typically has a taller height (min.10’) and a shopfront frontage. This type does not include a rear yard.
|Area*||1,530–3,000 sq. ft.|
|Number of Units||1-2|
|Typical Unit Size||1,000–3,000 sq. ft.|
|Net Density||11–56 du/acre|
|Gross Density||10–45 du/acre|
|Parking Ratio*||1–3 per unit|
|Off-street Spaces||2 per unit max.|
|Rear (main building)*||30–60 feet|
|Between Main and Accessory Buildings||10–20 feet|
|Height (to eave)*||25–40 feet|
|* Varies based on context|
Idealized specifications take the best characteristics of this type and update them for today’s typical building standards, serving as a model for new development.