ARTICLE IX - RURAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT (RC)
(Adopted March 14, 1989)
The Rural Conservation District is intended to protect, conserve and preserve the remote mountainous portions of Antrim from excessive development pressures and/or activities that would be detrimental to the unique environmental characteristics and qualities of this district and detract from the peaceful enjoyment and tranquillity that this district affords local residents.
B. Permitted Uses
1. Principal permitted uses:
a. Single-family dwellings.
Duplex dwellings (Deleted March 10, 2005)
c. Public and private schools (all levels)
d. Churches (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)
e. Home-based businesses (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)
f. Kennels, boarding and/or breeding
g. Public and private recreational facilities
h. Farms and agricultural activities excluding pelt ranching and raising of more than twenty (20) swine
i. Roadside stands
j. Stables and riding academies
k. Farm employee housing (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)
l. Manufactured Housing Units (See Article XIV, Section
W)(Adopted March 13, 2001)
2. Accessory uses:
a. Any use accessory to a principal permitted use
b. Signs as permitted in Article XVII
c. Fences as permitted in Article XVI
d. Parking and loading facilities as permitted in Article XV
e. 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)
g. Retail sales of antiques, arts and crafts, handiwork and garden produce when an accessory use to a residence (Site Plan Review required)
3. Special Exception uses:
Multi-family dwellings (Site Plan Review required) (Deleted March 10, 2005)
b. Bed and breakfast establishments
c. Recreational vehicle park
d. Manufactured housing parks
Raising animals for their pelt or pelt ranches (Adopted March 9, 1993)
f. Accessory Living Units (Adopted March 9, 2004) (See Article XIV)
C. Lot and Area Requirements
1. Minimum: 130,000 square feet.
Minimum lot frontage: 300 feet.
3. Minimum lot depth: 300 feet.
Minimum front yard setback: 75 feet.
5. Minimum side yard setback: 50 feet each side.
6. Minimum rear yard setback: 50 feet.
Maximum lot coverage: 25 percent.
8. Maximum height for all buildings: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet, whichever is less.
Back Lots (See Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)