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Sep 17, 2008
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Zoning Ordinance Summary,Residential Zones

Zone R-3: Limited Multiple Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Apartment houses, uses permitted in Zone R-1 and R-2 (22.20.260 - 22.20.290)

Minimum Required Area (Unless otherwise specified):

  • 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100)
  • 1452 sq. ft./unit or as otherwise limited by the General Plan (22.20.310 and 22.20.060)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet from existing or excavated grade (22.20.300)

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 (22.52.1180 and 22.20.330)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 15 ft., except as provided (22.20.320)
  • Rear Yard: 15 ft. or 20% of average depth of lot, not less than 10 ft. (22.20.320 and 22.48.110)
  • Side Yards: Interior Lot: 5 feet or 10% of average width of narrow lot, but not less than 3 feet (22.20.320 and 22.48.100) Corner Lot: 5 ft., except on reversed corner lot, which is 7 1/2 feet (22.20.320)

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