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SpUD PENDING: Amendment 013 - Duplexes

posted Aug 28, 2010, 10:38 PM by Tim Swezey   [ updated Aug 28, 2010, 11:32 PM ]
Bill Carney

Page 26: Section 7 RURAL RESIDENTIAL - 
I would like to propose an amendment to section 7 rural residential. 
  • STEP 1: On page 26 delete "duplexes" from the "Conditional uses" paragraph & re-letter the remainder so as not to skip "B".
  • STEP 2: Add "duplexes" to "A" in the "Permitted principal uses and structures" paragraph after "single-family dwellings".                                                                                                                                      
My reasons are: 
  1. Many duplexes look similar to single family homes.
  2. They are rarely large monstrosity's that would stand out in a residential neighborhood.
  3. If I were to build an "accessory dwelling" for my elderly mother I would want to be able to hear her call for help through a single wall rather than from the house next door. My mother (as well as many elderly people) is to proud, independent, and stubborn to accept hand outs or charity and would never impose on anyone (no matter how many times you say it is not an imposition) and I know a standard mother-in-law apartment would be out of the question.
  4. Duplexes do not fit into the last two "Uses" paragraphs because they are not similar.
  5. Duplexes would create no more traffic than the use of  "accessory dwelling units".                                                                                                                                                         
Bill Carney & Pro the no assistance what-so-ever dog.