Zoning

Land use within the city is divided into zones, or districts and the boundaries of zoning districts are delineated upon the official zoning map of the city (see below).

All land, buildings, structures or appurtenances located within the city shall be occupied, used, erected, altered removed, placed, demolished and/or converted in conformance with the zoning regulations prescribed for the zoning district in which the land, building, structure or appurtenance is located.

All of the standards and regulations shall be considered as minimum requirements unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Notice: This website is intended for general information purposes only. Please review § 155 Zoning Code of the City’s Code of Ordinances for complete zoning regulations. Click here to access zoning and other applicable land use regulations. 

City of Martindale Zoning Map (click on map to open a detailed .pdf file version)

Zoning
  1. R-1 
  2. R-1A 
  3. R-2
  4. R-3 
  5. R-4 
  6. MU
  7. C-1
  8. C-2
  9.   I  
  10. Use Table

§ 155.076  R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.

(A)       Purpose. The R-1 Single-Family Residential District is intended for development of detached, single-family residences and customary accessory uses on lots of at least one-half acre in size.

(B)       Permitted uses. See the use table in § 155.096 for permitted and specific uses.

(1)        Residential uses.

 (a)        Single-family, detached dwelling; and

 (b)        Accessory uses as authorized in § 155.098.

 (2)        Public or civic uses.

(a)        Church or place of worship, subject to the supplementary standards of § 155.097(C)(1);

(b)        Family home day care, subject to the supplementary standards of § 155.097(3);

(c)        Parks and recreation, subject to the supplementary standards of § 155.097(H);

(d)       Group home;

(e)       Safety services;

(f)        School, subject to the supplementary standards of § 155.097(I); and

(g)       Utilities, limited.

(3)        Retail, service and office uses. Retail, service and office uses shall be limited to home occupations, subject to the supplementary standards of § 155.097(F).

(C)       Property development standards. Each site in the R-1 Residential District shall be subject to the following property development standards:

(1)        Lot size. The minimum lot size for single-family detached dwelling units shall be 21,780 square feet (one-half acre);

(2)        Front setback. The minimum front setback for all uses in the R-1 District shall be 25 feet;

(3)        Rear setback. The minimum rear setback for all uses in the R-1 District other than in-ground swimming pools shall be 20 feet; for in-ground swimming pools, the rear setback shall be eight feet;

(4)        Interior side setback. The minimum interior side setback for all uses in the R-1 District shall be six feet;

(5)        Street side setback. The minimum street side setback for all uses in the R-1 District shall be ten feet, unless the side street is a major thoroughfare, in which case the minimum street side setback shall be 20 feet;

(6)        Height. The maximum height for all uses in the R-1 District shall be 28.5 feet or two and one-half stories;

(7)        Lot coverage. The maximum impervious cover for all uses in the R-1 District shall be 35% of the lot area; and

(8)        Landscaping. A minimum of two trees and eight shrubs shall be preserved (if existing) or planted, and maintained for all new development.

(Ord. 08-347, passed - -2008; Ord. 2013-08-06, passed 8-6-2013; Ord. 2013-08-20-1, passed 8-20-2013)