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Zoning Ordinance Summary, Residential Zones,

New Title 22 - Residential Zones (effective 2019-02-28)

New Title 22

Zone R-A: Residential Agricultural

Permitted Uses:

  • Single family residences (22.18.030.C)
  • Crops (field, tree, bush, berry, row and nursery stock) (22.18.030.C)

Minimum Required Area:

  • Unless otherwise specified 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.110.130.A.4.c, 22.110.140)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet (22.18.040.C.1)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • 2 covered parking spaces per single family residence (22.112.070)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 20 feet (22.18.040)
  • Rear Yard: 15 feet (22.18.040)
  • Corner/Interior Side Yards: (22.18.040)
  • Reverse Corner Side: 10 feet
  • Lot: See 22.140.580 regarding development standards for single family residences

Development Standards:

  • (See 22.140.580 regarding development standards for single-family residences)

Zone R-1: Single-Family Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Single family residences with accessory uses (22.18.030.C)

Minimum Required Area:

  • Unless otherwise specified: 5,000 sq. ft./lot (22.110.130, 22.110.140)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet from existing or excavated grade (22.18.040.C.1) (unless modified by a special standards district such as a community standards district.)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • 2 covered parking spaces per single family residence (22.112.030)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 20 feet (22.18.040), except as provided in special Standards District
  • Rear Yard: 15 feet or 20% of average depth of shallow lot, but not less than 10 feet (22.18.040 and 22.110.080)
  • Side Yards: Interior Lot: 5 feet or 10% of average width of narrow lot, but not less than 3 feet (22.18.040 and 22.110.080)
  • Corner Lot: 5 feet except on reversed corner lot, which is 10 feet (22.18.040)

Development Standards:

  • (See 22.140.580 regarding development standards for single-family residences)

Zone R-2: Two-Family Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Two family residences (or duplex), single family residences (22.18.030.C)

Minimum Required Area (Unless otherwise specified):

  • 5,000 sq. ft./lot (22.110.130)
  • 2,500 sq. ft./unit (22.110.140)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet from existing or excavated grade (22.18.040.C.1). See special standards district

Minimum Required Parking:

  • 3 covered spaces + 1 covered or uncovered space per unit for each 2-family residence (duplex) (22.112.070)
  • 2 covered spaces for Single Family Residence, same as in R-1 zone (22.112.070)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 20 feet (22.18.040)
  • Rear Yard: 15 feet (22.18.040 and 22.110.080)
  • Interior/Corner Side: 5 feet (22. 18.040 and 22.110.080)
  • Reverse Corner Side: 10 feet (22.18.040)

Development Standards:

  • (See 22.140.580 regarding development standards for single-family residences)

Zone R-3: Limited Density Multiple Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Apartment houses, uses permitted in Zone R-1 and R-2 (22.18.030.C)

Minimum Required Area (Unless otherwise specified):

  • 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.110.130.A.4)

Density:

  • 30 du/ac (22.110.120.B)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet from existing or excavated grade (22.18.040.C.1)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • Each bachelor apartment unit, 1 covered space
  • Each efficiency or 1 bedroom apartment unit, 1 1/2 covered spaces
  • Each 2 bedroom apartment unit, 1 1/2 covered + 1/2 uncovered spaces
  • See R-1 and R-2 zones
  • Guest parking required for apartments with a minimum of 10 units at a ratio of 1 space for each 4 units (22.112.070 and 22.112: Parking)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 15 ft., except as provided (22.18.040)
  • Rear Yard: 15 ft. or 20% of average depth of lot, not less than 10 ft. (22. 18.040 and 22.110.080)
  • Interior/Corner Side: 5 feet or 10% of average width of narrow lot, but not less than 3 feet (22.18.040 and 22.110.080) Reversed Corner Side: 7 1/2 feet (22.18.040)

Development Standards:

  • (See 22.140.580 regarding development standards for single-family residences)

Zone R-4: Medium Density Multiple Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Apartment houses, uses permitted in Zone R-3 (22.18.030.C)

Minimum Required Area (Unless otherwise specified):

  • 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.110.130.A.4)

Density:

  • 50 du/ac (22.110.120.C.), depending on the land use category

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 13 times the buildable area (22.18.040.C.2)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • See Chapter 22.112: Parking

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 15 ft., except as provided (22.18.040)
  • Rear Yard: 15 ft. or 20% of average depth of lot, not less than 10 ft. (22. 18.040 and 22.110.080)
  • Interior/Corner Side Yards: 5 feet or 10% of average width of narrow lot, but not less than 3 feet (22.18.040 and 22.110.080)
  • Reversed Corner Side Yard: 7 1/2 feet (22.18.040)

Development Standards:

  • (See 22.140.580 regarding development standards for single-family residences)

Zone R-5: High Density Multiple Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Apartment houses, uses permitted in Zone R-1 and R-2 (22.18.030.C)

Minimum Required Area (Unless otherwise specified):

  • 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.110.130)

Density:

  • 100-150 du/ac (22.110.120.D), depending on the land use category (22.110.120.D)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 45 feet with stepback if adjacent to R-1 or R-2 zone (22.18.040.C.5),
  • 65 feet (22.18.040.C.5) (if not adjacent to R-1 or R-2 zone)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • See R-1 and R-2 zones (22.112.070)
  • See Chapter 22.112: Parking)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 5 feet (22.18.040)
  • All other Yards: 15 feet if adjacent to R-1 or R-2 zone, or 0 feet if not adjacent to R-1 and R-2 zone (22.18.040)

Zone RPD: Residential Planned Development

Permitted Uses:

  • Single family residences (22.18.030.C)
  • Planned unit development with approved CUP (22.18.030.C)

Minimum Required Area (unless otherwise specified)

  • 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.110.130.A.4 and 22.110.140)
  • 5 acres/development project (22.18.040)
  • Density - as established by CUP & zoning (22.18.020 and (22.18.060.C.2)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet (22.18.060)
  • As established by CUP (22.18.060)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • See Chapter 22.112: Parking

Density:

  • As established by CUP and zoning (22.18.020)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • All yards: same as R-1 (22.18.030) or as established by CUP
  • The Regional Planning Commission, in approving a CUP for a planned development, may modify or require greater yards than those required in a normal single-family residential development. Building separation is a minimum of 10 feet for 1 and 2 stories. Add 2 feet for each story above 2 stories (22.18.020)

Development Standards:

  • (See 22.140.580 regarding development standards for single-family residences)
  • The CUP will regulate the type of structures, open space, building coverage, utilities, landscaping, and other features.

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