Multiple-Family Residential Zone R-3

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14-1 Purpose and Intent

The purpose of the R-3 Zone classification is to provide residential areas that will accommodate the development of dwelling types from single-family through multiple-family units with their associated necessary public services and activities. It is also to provide an orderly transition from less intensive, lower density uses to more intensive, higher density uses.


14-2 Permitted Uses

  1. Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to any permitted use
  2. Agriculture
  3. Bachelor and/or bachelorette dwelling with 24 or less dwelling units
  4. Church, synagogue or similar permanent building used for regular religious worship
  5. Educational institution
  6. Golf course, except miniature golf course
  7. Greenhouse for private use only
  8. Group dwelling with 24 or less dwelling units in accordance with Chapter 23-22 of this Zoning Ordinance
  9. Home occupations
  10. Household pets
  11. Library or museum, public or non-profit
  12. Multiple family dwelling with 24 or less dwelling units
  13. Parking lot accessory to uses permitted in this zone
  14. Public building, public park, recreation grounds and associated buildings
  15. Residential Facility for Handicapped Persons meeting the requirements of Chapter 23-26 of this Ordinance
  16. Residential Facility for Elderly Persons meeting the requirements of Chapter 23-28 of this Ordinance
  17. Single-family dwelling
  18. Temporary building for use incidental to construction work. Such building shall be removed upon the completion or abandonment of the construction work
  19. Two-family dwelling

14-3 Conditional Uses

The following uses shall be permitted only when authorized by a Conditional Use Permit as provided in Chapter 22C of this Zoning Ordinance.

  1. Bachelor and/or bachelorette dwelling with 25 or more dwelling units
  2. Cemetery with customary incidental uses including, but not limited to mortuary, mausoleum, crematory, staff housing, service shops and chapel
  3. Day Care Center
  4. Educational/Institutional Identification Signs
  5. Group dwellings with 25 or more dwelling units in accordance with Chapter 23-22 of this Zoning Ordinance
  6. Multiple-Family Dwelling with 25 or more dwelling units
  7. Nursing home
  8. Planned Residential Unit Development, in accordance with Chapter 22D of this Zoning Ordinance
  9. Private park, playground, or recreation area, but not including privately owned commercial amusement business
  10. Public Utility Substations
  11. Water storage reservoir developed by a public agency and meeting requirements of Chapter 26 of this Zoning Ordinance

14-4 Site Development Standards

Zone R-3
Minimum lot area
  a. One building dwelling
     i. Single family 6,000 ft2
     ii. Two family 8,000 ft2
     iii. Multiple family 8,000 ft2[1]
     iv. Bachelor or bachelorette Same as above plus 1,000 ft2 for each dwelling unit
  b. Group dwelling 8,000 ft2[2]
  c. Other main dwelling 8,000 ft2[3]
Minimum lot width 60 ft
Minimum yard setbacks
  a. Front 25 ft[4]
  b. Side
     i. Main Building
       (1) One building 8 ft[5]
       (2) Other main building 20 ft[6]
     ii. Accessory Building 8 ft[7]
  c. Side (facing street on corner lot) 20 ft[8]
  d. Rear
     i. Main building 30 ft
     ii. Accessory building 1 ft[9]
Main building height maximum 35 ft
Accessory building height 25 ft[10]
Lot Coverage No building or group of buildings with their accessory buildings shall cover more than 40% of the lot area.
Open Green Space At least 40%
Special Regulations In no case shall the ratio of total floor area in the building to the total lot area exceed one to one (1:1).
  1. 8,000 ft2 plus 2,000 ft2 for each unit in excess of two.
  2. 8,000 ft2 for each building plus 2,000 ft2 for each dwelling unit in excess of two in each building; bachelor or bachelorette same as above plus 1,000 ft2 for each occupant in excess of four in each dwelling unit.
  3. 8,000 ft2 for nursing home and additional 750 ft2 for each guest or patient accommodations in excess of four.
  4. 25 ft, except average of existing dwellings where 50% frontage is developed, but not less than 20 ft.
  5. 8 ft with total width of two required yards of not less than 18 ft dwelling and plus 1 ft each side for each 1 ft main group dwelling building is over 35 ft high.
  6. 20 ft each side plus 1 ft for each 1 ft building is over 35 ft high.
  7. 8 ft except 1 ft if located at least 6 ft from rear of main building but not closer than 8 ft to dwelling on adjacent lot.
  8. 20 ft, except average where corner lot 50% frontage is developed, but not less than 15 ft.
  9. 1 foot except 8 feet where accessory building rears on side yard of adjacent corner lot.
  10. 25 ft unless meeting requirements of Chapter 23-29, Large Accessory Buildings.

14-5 Sign Regulations

The height, size and location of the following permitted signs shall be in accordance with the regulations set forth in Chapter 32 of this Zoning Ordinance:

  1. Business Sign for legal nonconforming commercial and industrial uses
  2. Identification and Information
  3. Name Plate
  4. Property
  5. Service

Blue Explanation Point.png The Multiple-Family Residential Zone R-3 has been re-formatted from the original for Internet accessibility, and may contain inadvertent errors and/or omissions. It is provided as a public convenience, for informational purposes only. Official Weber County Code Ordinances, in their original format, are available through the Office of the County Clerk/Auditor and at the County Library Branches.


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