Multiplex: Medium

Description

A detached (2 to 2.5 story) structure that consists of 5 to 12 dwelling units arranged side-by-side and/or stacked, typically with a shared entry from the street. This type has the appearance of a medium-to-large single-unit house and does not include a rear yard.

Typical Specifications

Lot Front-loaded Alley-Loaded
Width* 96–120 feet 75–100 feet
Depth* 100–150 feet 100–150 feet
Area* 9,600–18,000 sq. ft. 7,500–15,000 sq. ft.
  0.22–0.41 acres 0.17–0.34 acres
Units
Number of Units 7–19 units 7–19 units
Typical Unit Size 500–1,200 sq. ft. 500–1,200 sq. ft.
Density
Net Density 37–55 du/acre 48–70 du/acre
Gross Density 30–50 du/acre 35–63 du/acre
Parking
Parking Ratio* 1-1.5 per unit 1-1.5 per unit
On-street Spaces 3–4 3–5
Off-street Spaces 1.25 per unit max. 1.25 per unit max.
Setbacks
Front* 10–25 feet
Side* 5–12 feet
Rear (main building)* 30–60 feet
Between Main and Accessory Buildings 10–20 feet
Building
Building Size
Width 50–80 feet
Depth 35–75 feet
Height (to eave)* 25–40 feet
Floors 2-3 stories
* 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.

Front Loaded