Lawrenceville approves zoning amendment to provide live-work dwellings

Example of Live-Work Dwellings in downtown Lawrenceville. Google Maps

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Example of Live-Work Dwellings in downtown Lawrenceville. Google Maps

The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to a zoning amendment specifically designed to define ‘Live-Work Dwellings’ and to provide for Live-Work Dwellings within the Downtown Overlay.

The amendment defines a Live-Work Dwelling as a type of dwelling in which a commercial business or professional office may be operated in the basement or first floor/story of the structure (excluding any required garage). The business or office may not exceed 50 percent of the floor area of the dwelling unit. Businesses operated in such space shall not be considered home occupations, and need not be operated by the resident of the dwelling.