I ask, as a simple survey:
Where I work, we allow residential above the first floor in 4 of our 5 commercial districts. In three of them, the density requirements (expressed as min. lot area per unit) are as follows:
In our CBD district we require:
- 3,500 sqft per 2-bd or less unit
- 4,500 sqft per 3-bd unit
- 5,000 sqft per 4-bd unit
Outside of the downtown though, really no developers have taken advantage of the permitted mixed use, which is kind of a shame.
- 300 sqft per 1-bd or less unit
- 400 sqft per 2-bd unit
- 500 sqft per 3-bd or more unit
What does your municipality permit?