Section 175-113 SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS - APARTMENTS.
All apartment developments shall comply with the following regulations:
A. Area regulations: The minimum lot size for apartment developments is ten thousand (10,000) square feet for an apartment structure having three (3) units, with an additional two thousand (2,000) square feet of lot area for each additional unit above three (3).
B. The minimum lot width shall be one hundred twenty-five (125) feet at the setback line.
C. Minimum yard requirements shall be as follows:
1. Front yard: - forty (40) feet from road right-of-way. Required parking may be located in a front yard, but not closer than ten (10) feet to the ultimate street right-of-way.
2. Rear yard: - forty (40) feet.
3. Side yard: - thirty-five (35) feet on each side.
D. Maximum building height shall be three (3) stories, but not to exceed thirty-five (35) feet.
E. Other regulations for all apartment construction:
1. Each apartment structure and/or apartment parking area shall have parking areas on a dedicated public street or on an access easement meeting State Department of Transportation and town standards.
2. Concrete curb and gutters shall be installed along both sides of all new streets within the development. However, should a new street act as a boundary for an apartment development, curb and gutter need only be installed on the side of the street adjacent to the development.
3. Walkways of four (4) feet in width, constructed of concrete or brick, shall be installed from parking areas to all apartment structures served by such parking areas.
4. The radii of cul-de-sac shall be at least fifty (50) feet. No more than twenty-five (25) dwelling units shall have sole principal access on any cul-de-sac.
5. Minimum parking space. There shall be two (2) off-street parking spaces for each unit. An off-street parking space shall be a minimum of ten by twenty (10 x 20) feet.
F. Special regulations for apartment developments of one (1) acre and over. For apartment developments of one (1) acre or more, the following regulations shall apply in addition to those previously noted:
1. Parking areas shall be set back at least thirty (30) feet from property lines of the development.
2. There shall be provided twenty-five hundredths (0.25) square feet of usable open space (not including parking or driveway areas) devoted to recreational use for every one (1) square foot of gross residential floor area. This space shall take the form of parks or play areas, etc.
3. Management of open space:
a. All open space shall be preserved for its intended purpose as expressed in the final site plan.
b. Should the units be for rental purposes, the developer or rental agent shall be responsible for maintenance and management of open space.
c. Should the units be for sale, there shall be an establishment of a nonprofit association, corporation, trust or foundation of all individuals or corporations owning residential property within the planned development to ensure the maintenance of open spaces.
d. When the development is to administer open space through an association, nonprofit corporation, trust or foundation, said organization shall conform to the following requirements:
 The developer must establish the organization prior to the sale of any lots.
 Membership in the organization shall be mandatory for all residential property owners, present or future, within the planned community, and said organization shall not discriminate in its members or shareholders.
 The organization shall manage all open space and recreational and cultural facilities, shall provide for the maintenance, administration and operation of said land and improvements and any other common land within the planned community and shall secure adequate liability insurance on the land.
 The organization shall conform to the Condominium Act, Code of Virginia 1950, as amended.
4. The horizontal distance between apartment structures shall be:
a. Two (2) times the average height of the two (2) groups of apartments for front or rear walls facing front or rear walls;
b. One and one-half (1 1/2) times the average height for front or rear walls facing side walls; and
c. Equal to the height of the highest building for side walls facing side walls.
5. Parking may be provided in a joint parking facility for a group of apartments with such deed restrictions as are necessary to determine ownership and maintenance of common parking facilities and methods of assigning charges for maintenance, snow removal and repairs.
6. Usable open space devoted to recreational use as herein required shall be designed for use by tenants of the development and shall be improved and equipped by the developer in accordance with plans submitted and approved by the Town Planning Commission and Town Council.
7. Screening shall be provided of sufficient height and density to screen the site from adjoining residential districts whether R-1 or R-2. A planting plan specifying type, size and location of existing and proposed planting material shall be submitted with the application for the permit. Screening shall be at least six (6) feet in height.
8. Parking facilities:
a. Number of spaces. Off-street parking, whether garage or on lot, shall be provided on the premises at the rate of two (2) spaces for each apartment unit.
b. Location. Required parking spaces shall be provided on the same lot as the building served.
c. All access drives shall be at least fifteen (15) feet from any building on the lot and from exterior lot lines.
d. Parking areas shall not be designed or located so as to require or encourage cars to back into a public street in order to leave the lot.
e. Entrance and exit ways to parking areas shall have a minimum width of twelve (12) feet for each lane of traffic entering or leaving the site, but shall at no time exceed thirty (30) feet in width at the street line.
f. All dead-end parking lots shall be designed to provide sufficient back-up area for the end stalls of the parking area.
g. All access ways and parking areas shall be paved with a hard-surface, double-surface treatment or concrete covering.
h. Entrance and exit ways and interior access ways shall be designed so as to prevent the blocking of vehicles.
i. Any other requirements deemed necessary by the Planning Commission or Town Council for the public health and safety shall be complied with.
a. A storm runoff and drainage system shall be installed by the developer in accordance with sound engineering practice so as to adequately drain the project site, to adequately dispose of all runoff and drainage away from the project site and so as not to permit excess flow of water across streets or adjoining properties. Plans for such drainage system shall be submitted with the application for the permit and shall be subject to approval by the Town Engineer, who may seek assistance from other agencies.
b. All provisions of existing town ordinances and regulations regarding storm drainage shall be complied with.
10. Lighting: Lighting for buildings, access ways and parking areas shall be so arranged as not to reflect toward public streets or cause any annoyance to building occupants or surrounding property owners or residents.
11. Storage of trash and rubbish: Exterior storage areas for trash and rubbish shall be well screened on three (3) sides with evergreen plantings and contained in vermin-proof containers. Interior storage areas for trash and rubbish shall at all times be kept in an orderly and sanitary fashion.
12. Site plan review and approval: Site plan shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission and approved or rejected by the Town Council. Such plan shall comply with Article XIII.