408 Accessory Apartments
To increase housing alternatives while maintaining neighborhood aesthetics and quality, one accessory apartment within a detached single family dwelling shall be permitted provided the following conditions are met:
A. Maximum of one (1) accessory apartment per lot.
B. The property owner must occupy one of the two units.
C. The exterior appearance and entrances of the dwelling shall be consistent with a single-family residence.
D. Only one (1) bedroom is permitted in the accessory apartment and to qualify as an accessory apartment under this section, the apartment may not exceed 750 sq. ft. of floor space.
E. Where municipal sewer is not provided, the total number of bedrooms shall not exceed the capacity of the septic system.
F. Off-street parking shall be provided for at least four (4) vehicles. Garage and “piggy-back” parking is encouraged.
G. The structure and lot shall not be converted to a condominium or any other form of legal ownership distinct from the ownership of the existing single-family dwelling. Accessory apartment use shall be recorded by Deed Addendum.
H. Accessory apartments shall not be permitted in conjunction with variances from any requirements of this Section.
I. Variances from this Section shall be contrary to the spirit and intent of this Ordinance.
J. The accessory apartment shall be allowed only within an existing building which has been Certified for Occupancy for at least three (3) calendar years prior to date of application.