Chapter 23.24
R-3 DISTRICTS

Sections:

23.24.010    Generally.

23.24.020    Uses permitted.

23.24.030    Building height limit.

23.24.040    Building site area required.

23.24.050    Allowed building coverage.

23.24.051    Allowed site coverage.

23.24.060    Yards required.

23.24.070    Garbage areas.

23.24.010 Generally.

The regulations found in this chapter shall apply to all R-3 districts and shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 23.64 PGMC. [Ord. 382 N.S., 1962; Ord. 210 N.S. § 11-133(1)(a), 1952].

23.24.020 Uses permitted.

The following uses shall be permitted in the R-3 district:

(a) Single- or two-family dwellings;

(b) Second units as permitted by Chapter 23.80 PGMC;

(c) Multiple dwellings, apartment houses and dwelling groups, subject to first securing a use permit in either of the following cases:

(1) The total number of family units shall exceed seven on a building site; or

(2) The proposed development includes a combination of an existing structure (whether or not altered) with a new structure or additions to an existing structure on one building site;

(d) Rooming or boarding houses, subject to first securing a use permit;

(e) Accessory uses and buildings normally incidental to any in this section;

(f) State-licensed residential care facilities for seven or more persons, subject to first securing a use permit. [Ord. 16-005 § 4, 2016; Ord. 03-08 §§ 4, 5, 2003; Ord. 811 N.S., 1974; Ord. 795 N.S., 1974; Ord. 720 N.S. §§ 9, 10, 1972; Ord. 532 N.S. § 5, 1966; Ord. 453 N.S., 1964; Ord. 382 N.S., 1962; Ord. 210 N.S. § 11-133(1)(a), 1952].

23.24.030 Building height limit.

The maximum height of main buildings shall be 30 feet. [Ord. 00-18 § 6, 2000; Ord. 1141 N.S. § 3, 1979; Ord. 720 N.S. § 3, 1972; Ord. 210 N.S. § 11-133(1)(b), 1952].

23.24.040 Building site area required.

For each building, or group of buildings, a minimum of 4,000 square feet and minimum width of 40 feet shall be required on interior lots. A minimum of 6,000 square feet and a minimum width of 60 feet shall be required on corner lots. In the subdivisions designated as additions to Pacific Grove Retreat and in the Pacific Grove Retreat, where the lot sizes, as legally subdivided, are 30 by 60 feet, the minimum lot size shall be 3,600 square feet, with the lot lines along the lines of said subdivisions. Nothing contained herein shall authorize such smaller minimum lot sizes for any future subdivisions.

For each family unit in any building or group of buildings, a minimum of 1,500 square feet of land area shall be required. [Ord. 1260 N.S. § 2, 1981; Ord. 720 N.S. § 1, 1972; Ord. 210 N.S. § 11-133(1)(c), 1952].

23.24.050 Allowed building coverage.

Maximum building coverage on all sites is 50 percent. [Ord. 12-003 § 5, 2012; Ord. 1193 N.S. § 2, 1980; Ord. 720 N.S. § 8, 1972; Ord. 593 N.S., 1968; Ord. 210 N.S. § 11-133(1)(d), 1952].

23.24.051 Allowed site coverage.

Maximum site coverage on all sites is 60 percent. [Ord. 12-003 § 5, 2012].

23.24.060 Yards required.

(a) Front Yards. The minimum required front yard shall be 12 feet. Driveways shall not occupy more than 40 percent of the street frontage, and on a corner lot, the combined coverage on all frontages shall not exceed 25 percent of the total street frontage. Fifty percent of the front yard area shall be landscaped. Such areas shall not be surfaced, covered, enclosed or treated in such a manner as to make it impossible or impractical to establish and maintain landscaping and gardening thereon. The area must be rectangular or composed of a series of rectangles not less than 10 feet in width.

(b) Side Yards. Side yards shall be 10 percent of lot width with a minimum requirement of three feet and a maximum of 10 feet; provided, however, on corner lots, the side yard abutting the street shall be 20 percent of the width of the lot, but need not exceed 10 feet.

(c) Rear Yards. Rear yards, excluding eaves, shall have the following minimums:

(1) One-story building: five feet.

(2) Two-story building: eight feet.

(3) Three-story building: 10 feet.

(4) Where a rear yard fronts on a street, the minimum rear yard shall be 12 feet.

(d) Special Yards and Distances Between Buildings.

(1) Distance between any buildings, which shall be free from the encroachment of overhanging eaves, shall be a minimum of eight feet. For buildings of three stories, the minimum shall be increased to 10 feet and for buildings of four stories or more the minimums shall be increased to 12 feet.

(2) Side yards providing access to single-row dwelling group: minimum 12 feet.

(3) Inner court providing access to double-row dwelling group: minimum 20 feet.

(e) Open Yard. Open yard required shall be 200 square feet per unit for all construction of five units or more.

(f) Decks, Porches and Parking Spaces. Decks and open porches over three feet above grade may project or extend four feet over a required yard area, but not closer than three feet to the property line and no closer to other buildings than the minimums set forth in subsection (d) of this section. Parking spaces in excess of the required space for each family unit may project into the rear yard area set forth in subsection (c) of this section. [Ord. 720 N.S. § 6, 1972; Ord. 593 N.S., 1968; Ord. 532 N.S. § 6, 1966; Ord. 478 N.S., 1964; Ord. 382 N.S., 1962; Ord. 210 N.S. § 11-133(1)(e), 1952].

23.24.070 Garbage areas.

Where there are three or more units, garbage areas for holding of garbage or refuse shall be constructed with a concrete floor and curb. The area shall be enclosed by a view-obscuring wall or fence designed in harmony with the building design. The enclosure shall be not less than five feet in height and equipped with a self-closing gate or door. Trash area shall have access to a driveway or public way. [Ord. 720 N.S. § 14, 1972].