Chapter 18.45 RESIDENTIAL COMPOUNDS

18.45.010 Purpose.

18.45.020 Density.

18.45.030 Streets.

18.45.040 Dimensional Regulations.

18.45.050 Agricultural overlay district.

18.45.010 Purpose. A residential compound is a type of residential subdivision intended to preserve the rural character of the town by permitting low-density residential development on large parcels of land while relieving the applicant from compliance with the design and improvement standards applicable to other subdivisions.

(Ord. dated 9-7-10)

18.45.020 Density. Residential compounds shall have a residential density no greater than one unit for every five acres of land suitable for development, as that term is defined in the land development and subdivision regulations. A residential compound shall contain a maximum of seven (7) lots for residential use.

(Ord. dated 9-7-10)

18.45.030 Streets. Streets in residential compounds shall be owned and maintained by the owners of property in the subdivision.

(Ord. dated 9-7-10)

18.45.040 Dimensional Regulations.

A. Each lot shall contain, at a minimum, the area of land suitable for development required for a residential lot in the zoning district where the subdivision is located. Excess acreage may be included in one or more of the residential building lots or in an open space lot not intended for development.

B. Each lot shall satisfy the dimensional requirements for the zoning district where the subdivision is located, except that lot frontage may be fifty (50) feet.

C. Land unsuitable for development, as that term is defined by the land development and subdivision regulations, may be included as part of any residential building lot, provided that it does not make up a part of the minimum required lot area.

(Ord. dated 9-7-10)

18.45.050 Agricultural overlay district. Residential compounds in the agricultural overlay district shall satisfy all the requirements of chapter 18.46 and the corresponding requirement of the land development and subdivision regulations. Each lot shall contain at least eleven (11) acres.

(Ord. dated 9-7-10)

REFERENCES

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-24-47; Code ch. 18.46; Land Development and Subdivision Regulations § 4.2.

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