Town of Antrim, NH
ARTICLE VI - RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R)
ARTICLE VI - RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R)
(Adopted March 14, 1989)

A. Purpose

The Residential District is intended to be a district that provides a diversity of housing types to meet the needs of various age and interest groups. The district essentially encompasses the residential portion of the Town served by the sanitary sewer and water systems.

B. Permitted Uses

1.      Principal permitted uses:

a.      Single-family dwellings

b.      Duplex dwellings

  •      Home-based businesses (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)
2.      Accessory uses:

Any use accessory to a principal permitted use

Signs as permitted in Article XVII

     Fences as permitted in Article XIV

     Parking and loading facilities as permitted in Article XV

     Storage or parking of major recreation equipment as permitted in  Article XIV

     Private swimming pools, tennis courts and greenhouses as permitted in Article     
XIV (Adopted March 9, 1993)

    Retail sales of antiques, arts and crafts, handiwork and garden produce when an   
           accessory use to a residence (requires Site Plan Review)

Special Exception uses (as permitted in Article XIII):

a.      Multi-family dwellings (require Site Plan Review)

b.      Public and private schools (all levels)

c.      Churches (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)

d.      Social clubs

e.      Condominiums and cluster housing developments (requires Special Exception and Site Plan Review)

f.      Conversion apartments

g.      Elderly housing (requires Special Exception and Site Plan Review)

h.      Bed and Breakfast

C.      Lot, Yard and Height Requirements

1.      Areas served by public sewer and water:

a.      Single-family detached dwelling units: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 20,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 100 feet and a minimum depth of 100 feet.

b.      Duplex dwellings: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 30,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 125 feet and a minimum depth of 150 feet.

c.      Multi-family dwellings:

(1)     The required lot area is 10,000 square feet per dwelling unit.

(2)     The minimum required site (tract) for a multi-family dwelling is 40,000 square feet.

(3)     The total number of dwelling units permitted on a site is calculated by dividing the size of the site by 10,000 square feet per dwelling unit, with a maximum of six (6) units per dwelling building. Amended March 14, 2006)

(4)     The minimum lot frontage is 200 feet and the minimum lot depth is 200 feet.

d.      Elderly housing:

(1)     The required lot area is 3,600 square feet per dwelling unit.

(2)     The minimum required site (tract) for an elderly housing structure is 40,000 square feet.

(3)     The total number of dwelling units permitted on a site is calculated by dividing the size of the site by 3,600 square feet per dwelling unit.

(4)     The minimum lot frontage is 200 feet and the minimum lot depth is 200 feet.

e.       Back Lots (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)

2.      Areas not served by public sewer and water:

a.      Single-family detached dwelling units: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 90,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 200 feet and a minimum depth of 200 feet.

b.      Duplex dwellings: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 130,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 300 feet and a minimum depth of 200 feet.

c.      Multi-family dwellings and elderly housing: Permitted only in cluster housing developments. (see Article XIV)

d.      Back Lots (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)

3. Yard requirements:

a.      Minimum front yard depth for all uses and structures shall be 50 feet as measured from the street right-of way line.

b.      Minimum side yard depth shall be:

(1)     Principal structures and accessory structures with more than 120 square feet of floor area--20 feet each side.

Accessory structures with less than 120 square feet of floor area:

Interior lot line - 5 feet.
Street side corner - 20 feet
.
c.      Minimum rear yard depth shall be:

(1)     Principal structures and accessory structures with more than 120 square feet of floor area--20 feet.

(2)     Accessory structures with less than 120 square feet of floor area--5 feet.

d.      Multi-family and elderly units: The minimum side and rear yards shall be 20 feet from the lot line or 50 feet from the nearest adjacent residence, whichever is greater.


e.      Exceptions: Walls and fences shall be exempt from side and rear yard requirements as noted above; (see Article XIV)

4.      Maximum lot coverage for principal and accessory structures shall be as follows:

a.      Single family and duplex dwellings: 35 percent of the total lot area.

b.      Multi-family/elderly units: 30 percent of the total lot area.

5.       Maximum height for all buildings: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet, whichever is less.

Non-residential uses: All non-residential uses permitted in this district shall meet the   
 following minimum requirements:

a.      Minimum lot size - 40,000 square feet if water and sewer service and 90,000 square feet if area not served by water and sewer.

b.      Minimum lot frontage - 200 feet.

c.      Minimum lot depth - 200 feet.

d.      Minimum front yard depth - 50 feet as measured from the street right-of-way line.

e.      Minimum side and rear yard setbacks - 20 feet each.

f.      Maximum lot coverage - principal and accessory structures, 35 percent of lot area.

g.     Maximum building height - 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet, whichever is less.


Updated 12/2/03