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Sep 17, 2008
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Sep 27, 2008
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Zoning Ordinance Summary, Commercial Zones,

Zone C-3: Unlimited Commercial

Permitted Uses:

  • Zone C-2 uses, secondhand stores (22.28.180)

Minimum Required Area:

  • No minimum required area. But see 21.24.240 of L.A. County Code - Subdivisions

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 13 times buildable area, except as otherwise provided in community standards district (22.52.050)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • General commercial – 1 parking space for each 250 sq. ft. of floor space

  • Non-medical office uses – 1 parking space for each 400 sq. ft. of floor space. See applicable use– Part 11, Chapter 22.52

  • Eating/drinking establishments – 1 parking space for each 3 persons, based on occupant load determined by Public Works Department (minimum of 10 parking spaces)

Building Setback:

  • No building setback required

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • 90% of net area of lot
  • 10% of net area must be landscaped (22.28.220)

Outside Display:

  • Automobile sales, restaurants, and a few other uses (22.28.220)

Outside Storage:

  • Permitted at the rear of a parcel when incidental to the permitted use existing in the front of the parcel; storage may not be closer than 50 feet to the front lot line and must be completely enclosed by a 5 to 6 foot-high solid fence or wall (22.28.280)

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