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Feb 25, 2019
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Zoning Ordinance Summary, Commercial Zones,

Title 22 - Commercial Zones (effective 2019-02-28)

Zone C-1: Restricted Commercial

Permitted Uses:

  • Zone C-H uses, commercial services, retail sales of new goods and genuine antiques (22.20.030.C)

Minimum Required Area:

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

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet, or as provided in community standards district (22.20.040.B)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • General commercial and medical offices - 1 parking space for each 250 sq. ft. of floor space.
  • Other office uses - 1 parking space per each 400 sq. ft. of floor space (22.112.070). See applicable use – Chapter 22.112
  • Eating/drinking establishments – 1 parking space for each 3 persons, based on occupant load determined by Public Works Department, (minimum of 10 parking spaces). (22.112.070)

Building Setback:

-20 feet for front or corner side yards where property adjoins a parkway, major or secondary highway. On local streets - same as the adjoining residential or agriculture-zoned property (22.20.050)

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • 90% of net area of lot (22.20.040)
  • 10% of net area must be landscaped (22.20.040)

Outside Display:

  • C-H uses plus a few additional uses (22.140.420)

Outside Storage:

  • Not permitted (22.140.430)

Zone C-2: Neighborhood Commercial

Permitted Uses:

  • Zone C-1 uses, rentals, outdoor advertising, tailor shops (22.20.030.C)

Minimum Required Area:

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

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet, or as provided in community standards district (22.20.040.B, 22.110.060)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • General commercial - 1 parking space for each 250 sq. ft. of floor space (22.112.070)
  • Non-medical office uses - 1 parking space for each 400 sq. ft. of floor space. See applicable use (22.112.070)
  • Eating/drinking establishments - 1 parking space for each 3 persons, based on occupant load determined by Public Works Department (minimum of 10 parking spaces) (22.112.070)

Building Setback:

  • No building setback required

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • 90% of net area of lot (22.20.040)
  • 10% of net area must be open and landscaped (22.20.040)

Outside Display:

  • Limited to a few uses (22.140.420)

Outside Storage:

  • Not permitted (22.140.430)

Zone C-3: General Commercial

Permitted Uses:

  • Zone C-2 uses, secondhand stores (22.20.030.C)

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 (22.20.040.B, 22.110.060), except as otherwise provided in community standards district

Minimum Required Parking:

  • General commercial – 1 parking space for each 250 sq. ft. of floor space (22.112.070)
  • Non-medical office uses – 1 parking space for each 400 sq. ft. of floor space. (22.112.070)
  • Eating/drinking establishments – 1 parking space for each 3 persons, based on occupant load determined by Public Works Department (minimum of 10 parking spaces) (22.112.070)

Building Setback:

  • No building setback required

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • 90% of net area of lot (22.20.040)
  • 10% of net area must be landscaped (22.20.040)

Outside Display:

  • Automobile sales, restaurants, and a few other uses (22.140.420)

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 (22.140.430)

Zone C-H: Commercial Highway

Permitted Uses:

  • Community and financial services, parks and play grounds, business/professional offices. No retail sales (22.20.030.C)

Minimum Required Area:

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

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet, or as provided in community standards district (22.20.040)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • Banks, post offices, medical offices - 1 parking space per each 250 sq. ft. of floor space (22.112.070)
  • Other office uses - 1 parking space per each 400 sq. ft. of floor space (22.112.070)

Building Setback:

  • 20 feet for front or corner side yards where property adjoins a parkway, major or secondary highway. On local streets - same as adjoining residential or agriculture-zoned yard (22.20.050.A)

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • 90% of net area of lot (22.20.040)
  • 10% of net area must be open and landscaped (22.20.040)

Outside Display:

  • Limited to a few uses (22.140.420)

Outside Storage:

  • Not permitted (22.140.430)

Zone C-M: Commercial Manufacturing

Permitted Uses:

  • Zone C-3 uses plus limited manufacture and assembly (22.20.030.C)

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 (22.110.060)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • General commercial - 1 parking space for each 250 square feet of floor space (22.112.070)
  • Non-medical office uses - 1 parking space for each 400 sq. ft. of floor space (22.112.070)
  • Eating/drinking establishments–1 parking space for each 3 persons, based on occupant load determined by Public Works Department (minimum of 10 parking spaces) (22.112.070)

Building Setback:

  • No building setback required

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • 90% of net area of lot (22.20.040)
  • 10% of net area must be landscaped (22.20.040)

Outside Display:

  • Same as C-3 (22.140.420)

Outside Storage:

  • Same as C-3 (22.140.430)

Zone C-R: Commercial Recreation

Permitted Uses:

  • Amusement parks, campgrounds, tennis courts, golf courses, limited agriculture (22.20.030.C)

Minimum Required Area:

  • 5 acres (22.110.130.A.4.a)
  • 1 acre – For sales and service uses (22.20.080.A)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 13 times buildable area, except as otherwise provided in community standards district (22.110.060)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • See 22.112.070

Building Setback:

  • No building setback required

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • No maximum lot coverage

Zone CPD: Commercial Planned Development

Permitted Uses:

  • R-A zone uses (22.20.090.A.1, 22.18.030.C)
  • Non-residential C-1 uses with approved CUP (22.20.090.A.2)

Minimum Required Area:

  • 5000 sq. ft. (22.20.090 and 22.110.130.A)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet (22.20.040.C)
  • 13 times buildable area (22.110.060)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • Same as zones R-A and C-1 (22.112.030.B, 22.112.070)
  • As required by CUP (22.20.090)

Building Setback:

  • Same as R-A (22.20.090, 22.18.040, 22.18.040.B)
  • Subject to the provisions of the CUP

Maximum Lot Coverage:

  • 40% of gross area of the lot (22.20.090.B.3 – building shall not occupy more than 40%)

Other Standards:

  • Same as R-A
  • Design, access, utilities, signs, walls, walks, landscaping, and development schedule to be established in the conditional use permit
  • Development standards in R-1 zone shall apply to R-A zone uses (22.18.040)

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