The C-M zone addresses designated areas within close walking distance of Metro Rail stations, and is intended to facilitate an elevated level of urban intensity and transit orientation.
The C-M zone is an overlay zone, so both the standards of the C-M zone and underlying zone apply. All development in the C-M zone must comply with the standards of this section, as well as any applicable standards in the underlying zone and other sections.
5.1.3 Specific Standards
- The minimum building height in the C-M zone is three stories where the underlying zone is N-1C, N-1S, N-2C, N-2E, or N-2R; and two stories where the underlying zone is N-3C, N-3E, or N-3R.
- A development that involves new construction with a residential component in the C-M zone must meet a minimum density of 36 dwelling units per acre where the underlying zone is N-1C, 24 dwelling units per acre where the underlying zone is N-2C or N-2E, and 18 dwelling units per acre where the underlying zone is N-3C or N-3E.
- Any accessory surface parking lot must be located wholly within a rear yard, consistent with Section 8.3.3.A.2.