Is my lot/parcel buildable?

For a lot/parcel to be buildable it will need to comply with the minimum lot width and minimum lot size requirements for the zoning district in which it is zoned. That information is found in the zoning district under the zoning category after the use lists.

Section 110-5.4 of the zoning ordinance sets criteria to allow the development of certain lots that do not meet current zoning dimensional standards. A nonconforming “lot of record” may be developed if:

  • The lot existed in its current form as of 1981, as demonstrated by a recorded deed or plan from prior to that date.
  • Subject lot shall have been in separate ownership and not contiguous with other lots in the same ownership.
  • The minimum setback dimensions and other requirements shall conform to the regulations for the district.

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1. What is zoning?
2. What is my property zoned?
3. What can I use my property for under the classified zoning?
4. Can I rezone my property?
5. How do I measure setbacks?
6. Can the City provide me with a survey of my property?
7. How do I open a business?
8. Where can I install a fence?
9. What is a zoning ordinance?
10. What is a variance?
11. Who reviews and approves site plans?
12. Can I build a detached garage, pole barn, or shed?
13. Is my lot/parcel buildable?