Certain community facility uses in lower density growth management areas

In R3-1, R3A, R3X, R4-1, R4A or R4B Districts in lower density growth management areas, the Board of Standards and Appeals may permit ambulatory diagnostic or treatment health care facilities listed in Use Group 4, limited in each case to a maximum of 10,000 square feet of floor area, provided that such facilities are located on zoning lots that comply with the minimum lot area and lot width regulations of Section 23-35 (Special Provisions for Zoning Lots Containing Certain Community Facility Uses in Lower Density Growth Management Areas).

In addition, for buildings in R3, R4 and R5 Districts in lower density growth management areas subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 24-012 (Exceptions to the bulk regulations of this Chapter) the Board may permit the development of a building pursuant to the bulk regulations of Article II, Chapter 4 (Bulk Regulations for Community Facilities in Residence Districts).

In order to grant such special permit, the Board shall find that:

(a)        the amount and type of open area and its distribution on the zoning lot is compatible with the character of the neighborhood;

(b)        the distribution of bulk on the zoning lot will not unduly obstruct access of light and air to adjoining properties or streets; and

(c)        the scale and placement of the building on the zoning lot relates harmoniously with surrounding buildings.

The Board may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.