Chapter 17.14
R-1 OR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT*

Sections:

17.14.010    Generally.

17.14.020    Permitted uses.

17.14.030    Conditional uses.

17.14.040    Accessory buildings, structures and uses.

17.14.045    Public utility buildings and uses.

17.14.050    Building height.

17.14.060    Site area.

17.14.070    Site width.

17.14.080    Site depth.

17.14.090    Site coverage.

17.14.100    Front yard.

17.14.110    Side yard.

17.14.120    Rear yard.

17.14.130    Parking.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 77-10, 79-11, 82-14, 83-11, 84-7 and 93-2.

17.14.010 Generally.

The regulations in this chapter shall apply in all R-1 districts and shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.06. (Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.020 Permitted uses.

Uses permitted in the R-1 districts shall be as follows:

A.    One single-family dwelling per lot;

B.    One guest house or secondary dwelling pursuant to the provisions of Section 17.06.040, except in the Coastal Zone where this provision shall not be effective unless and until approved by the California Coastal Commission;

C.    Small residential care homes;

D.    Large family day care homes pursuant to Section 17.06.135;

E.    Home occupations pursuant to Section 17.06.110;

F.    Transitional housing pursuant to Section 17.04.711;

G.    Supportive housing pursuant to Section 17.04.698;

H.    Other uses accessory and incidental to residential use pursuant to Section 17.14.040 and those uses accessory and incidental to a residential use located within the R-1/C-P district, including but not limited to: small family day care and foster home care; rooming and boarding of not more than two persons; the keeping of not more than four dogs and/or cats; and the keeping of domestic chickens pursuant to Section 17.06.160. (Ord. 2013-09 § 3, 2013: Ord. 2011-03 § 2, 2011: Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: Ord. 2003-09 § 1 (part), 2003: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.030 Conditional uses.

Uses permitted, subject to first securing a use permit in each case or in the Coastal Zone, a coastal permit in the R-1 districts shall be as follows:

A.    Public and quasi-public uses and buildings, including churches, firehouses, hospitals, parks and playgrounds, community or recreational centers, schools (public and parochial), or schools accredited to the state school system and public utility buildings and uses exclusive of corporate, storage or repair yards;

B.    Private stables, subject to Section 17.06.030;

C.    Large residential care homes for the elderly;

D.    Condominium and/or planned development projects, subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.54. (Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: Ord. 2004-13 § 1 (part), 2004; Ord. 2003-09 § 1 (part), 2003: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.040 Accessory buildings, structures and uses.

Accessory buildings not intended for living purposes and accessory structures and uses permitted in the R-1 districts shall be on the same building site with, and of a nature customarily incidental and subordinate to, the principal use, structure or building including, but not limited to:

A.    Portable recreation structures;

B.    Detached sheds, garages, workrooms, and other outbuildings in compliance with the limitations contained in Section 17.06.070 of the zoning ordinance;

C.    Non-portable recreation structures located in a yard area screened from public and private streets. (Ord. 2006-03 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2006: Ord. 2003-09 § 1 (part), 2003: Ord. 2002-03 § 1 (part), 2002; zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.045 Public utility buildings and uses.

Lot design restrictions shall not apply to public utility buildings and uses. (Ord. 2007-01 § 1 (part), 2007)

17.14.050 Building height.

A.    Maximum building height limit in the R-1 districts shall be thirty feet for main buildings and sixteen feet for accessory buildings not intended for living purposes, except that approval by the site and architectural design review board shall be obtained prior to the construction of any accessory building over twelve feet in height, or if any portion within five feet of any lot line is over ten feet in height. Any action taken by the site and architectural design review board may be appealed, in writing, to the planning commission within ten days of such action. Any action taken by the planning commission may be appealed, in writing, to the city council within ten days of such action.

B.    The maximum building heights for secondary dwelling units and guest houses shall be governed by the provisions of Section 17.06.040.

C.    The maximum building heights for public and quasi-public uses and buildings, including churches, firehouses, hospitals, parks and playgrounds, community or recreational centers, schools (public and parochial), or schools accredited to the state school system and public utility buildings and uses exclusive of corporate, storage or repair yards is forty feet. (Ord. 2006-17 § 1 (part), 2006; Ord. 2003-09 § 1 (part), 2003: Ord. 98-15 § 1 (part), 1998: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.060 Site area.

Minimum building site area required in the R-1 districts shall be six thousand square feet, seven thousand square feet for a corner lot, except where combined with any B district, and except that building site area for all lots created by an infill subdivision as defined in the subdivision ordinance shall be a minimum of six thousand square feet. (Ord. 2001-07 § 1, 2001: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.070 Site width.

Average building site width required in the R-1 districts shall be sixty feet, and except for building sites created by an infill subdivision as defined in the subdivision ordinance where minimum average site width shall be fifty feet. (Ord. 2001-07 § 1, 2001: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.080 Site depth.

Maximum building site depth allowed in the R-1 districts shall average not to exceed three times building site width. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.090 Site coverage.

Percentage of building site coverage permitted in the R-1 districts shall be thirty-five percent. However, for building sites limited exclusively to single-story structures, the percentage of building site coverage permitted shall be forty percent. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.100 Front yard.

Minimum front yard required in the R-1 districts shall be twenty feet, except where combined with any B district. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.110 Side yard.

Minimum side yards required in the R-1 districts shall be six feet, except where combined with any B district, and except where the side yard abuts a street. A side yard which abuts a street shall have a width which is no smaller than the lesser of the minimum required front yard or twenty percent of the site width, but in no case less than fourteen feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.120 Rear yard.

Minimum rear yard required in the R-1 districts shall be twenty feet, except where combined with any B district. However, a portion of the main building may extend into the required rear yard not exceeding a horizontal distance of five feet, not exceeding one hundred square feet of gross floor area, not exceeding one story and not exceeding a height of sixteen feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.14.130 Parking.

See Section 17.44.020(A). (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)