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Sep 16, 2008
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Sep 16, 2008
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Zoning Ordinance Summary, Residential Zones,

Zone R-1: Single Family Residence

Permitted Uses:

  • Single family residences (22.20.070 - 22.20.100)

Minimum Required Area:

  • Unless otherwise specified: 5,000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100, 22.52.250)

Maximum Height Limit:

  • 35 feet from existing or excavated grade (22.20.110) (unless modified by a special standards district such as a community standards district.)

Minimum Required Parking:

  • 2 covered parking spaces per single family residence (22.52.1180)

Standard Yard Requirements:

  • Front Yard: 20 feet (22.20.120), 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 (22.20.120 and 22.48.110)
  • Side Yards: Interior Lot: 5 feet or 10% of average width of narrow lot, but not less than 3 feet (22.20.120 and 22.48.100)
  • Corner Lot: 5 feet except on reversed corner lot, which is 10 feet (22.20.120)

Development Standards:

  • (See 22.20.105 regarding development standards for single-family residences)

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