Franklin Zoning Ordinance

11 194 Chapter Courtyard OPEN SPACE Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2023 11.7 Courtyard Description An open space located between houses, duplexes, multiplexes, or townhouses that face each other Standards Permitted Districts ER R1 R2 R3 R4 R6 MR PD CI CC Dimensions No minimum size Arrangement One or two sides of the courtyard shall abut a street Minimum width of 30 feet with at least 40 feet between opposing front facades. No more than six dwellings shall be located on any one side of the courtyard. Where four or fewer dwellings face a courtyard, the minimum width may be reduced to 20 feet with at least 30 feet between opposing front facades The placement of buildings shall comply with Section 503 of the Fire Code Standards (Continued) Landscape Minimum one large canopy tree and two understory trees per each 2,500 square feet, and landscaping provided in a formal arrangement Hardscape May cover up to 33 percent and shall be concrete, crushed stone, brick paver, or other comparable material Features The following features are required: A. Internal sidewalks that connect all main entrances to any adjacent street B. Pedestrian-scale lighting that illuminates all sidewalk connections One of the additional features is required: A. Seating elements B. Specialized or decorative hardscape C. Arcades, canopies, awnings, or overhangs to shield pedestrians D. Furnishings, such as planters, waste receptacles, bicycle racks, drinking fountains, or transit shelters E. Fountains, sculptures, or art Stormwater Stormwater management features may occupy up to 40 percent of a courtyard when treated as a site amenity and designed pursuant to Section 17.5, Stormwater Management Features