Rapid City, SD, Code of Ordinances
Updated December 2019
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The city's zoning code permits internal, attached, and detached accessory dwelling units by right in most zoning districts that permit single-family homes (§17.250.219). Use-specific standards address purpose and intent; definitions; zoning districts; number of units; location; area regulations; dwelling unit occupancy; addresses; parking; living areas; city codes; short term rentals; design of large units; existing units; registration; and home occupations.
The city's zoning ordinance defines "microcell wireless communication facilities" (§17.04.483) and "microcell wireless communication antenna" (§17.04.484). The code provides locational, design, and safety standards for these facilities on existing buildings and on poles (§17.50.400).
It allows WECS in certain districts as accessory uses. Height standards differ between horizontal WECS (§17.50.215.E) and vertical axis WECS (§17.50.217.E). It includes interconnection, setback, rotor size, noise, access, lighting, design, construction, and abandonment standards (§§17.50.215 & 17.50.217).
Rapid City, SD
2010 Population: 67,956
2010 Population Density: 1,226.49/square mile