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File #: 21-0009    Version: 0 Name: Zoning - Residential Conversions
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 1/11/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Zoning - Residential Conversions For the purpose of changing the procedure for the conversion of a single-family dwelling to a multi-family dwelling in the R-7 and R-8 Zoning Districts; and adding a unit type to the types of units that may be established in a converted dwelling.
Sponsors: John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: Conversion, Residential, Zoning
Attachments: 1. 21-0009~1st Reader, 2. Fire 21-0009, 3. BDC 21-0009, 4. Parking 21-0009, 5. DOT 21-0009
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Bullock

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Zoning - Residential Conversions
For the purpose of changing the procedure for the conversion of a single-family dwelling to a multi-family dwelling in the R-7 and R-8 Zoning Districts; and adding a unit type to the types of units that may be established in a converted dwelling.
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By amending
Article 32 - Zoning
Sections 9-701 and 9-703(b) and (c)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 32. Zoning

Title 9. Rowhouse and Multi-Family Residential Districts

§ 9-701. Where allowed.

In the Residence Districts, the conversion of a single-family dwelling to a multi-family dwelling is allowed only in the R-7, R-8, R-9, and R-10 Districts, subject to[:

(1)] the requirements of this subtitle.[; and

(2) in the R-7 and R-8 Districts, conditional-use approval by Ordinance of the Mayor and City Council.]

§ 9-703. Conversion standards.

(b) Existing dwelling.

(1) The existing dwelling must be[:]

[(i) a structure originally constructed as a single-family dwelling; and]

[(ii)] 1,500 square feet or more in gross floor area.

(2) For purposes of this subsection, gross floor area does not include any basement area.

(c) GFA per dwelling unit.

The converted dwelling must mee...

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