R-3 (Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District):
The purpose of this District is to provide areas for the development of two-to-four-family townhouse subdivisions within moderately spacious surroundings. The use of this District is appropriate as a transition zone between lower density residential Districts (R-1 and R-2) and higher density residential Districts (R-5), commercial uses or arterial streets (as reflected in the adopted Hinds County Comprehensive Plan Transportation Element) that are not compatible with low-density residential environment. These Districts should be located only in those areas of Hinds County depicted as "Medium Density Residential" areas on the adopted Land Use Plan.
Two-family, three-family or four-family townhouses. Townhouses are individual residential units that are part of a townhouse subdivision in which the occupant owns both the individual townhouse units and the lot on which the townhouse is constructed; property lines between such townhouses extend through the center of party walls separating the individual single-family dwellings.