Chapter 17.32
CONSERVATION/OPEN SPACE
(C/OS) ZONE

Sections:

17.32.010    Purpose and application.

17.32.020    Property development standards.

17.32.010 Purpose and application.

A. The C/OS zone generally will be applied to areas which are most suitable for open space uses because of topography, geology, vegetation, soils, wildlife habitat, scenic prominence, agricultural value or flood hazard.

B. The C/OS zone is intended to prevent exposure or urban development to unacceptable risks posed by natural hazards and to protect natural resources from disruptive alterations. To these ends, it is further intended to prevent the subdivision of such lands.

C. It will be applied as a permanent zone to areas designated “open space” or “park” on the general plan map. It may also be applied to areas designated “interim open space” where development is contingent on prerequisites identified in the general plan text. (Ord. 1346 § 2 (part), 1999; Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9203.5(A))

17.32.020 Property development standards.

The property development standards for the C/OS zone are as follows:

A. Maximum density: One dwelling per five or more acres, as indicated in the zone designation.

B. Minimum parcel size: Five or more acres, as noted in the number which is part of the zone designation (C/OS‑40 requires forty acres).

C. Minimum street yard: Twenty feet.

D. Minimum other yards: Twenty feet.

E. Maximum height: Thirty-five feet.

F. Standard Lot Dimensions.

1. Minimum lot area: Five acres or more as required by zone.

2. Minimum lot width: Two hundred feet.

3. Minimum lot depth: Two hundred feet.

4. Minimum street frontage: Twenty feet.

G. Maximum pavement and building area: Buildings and paved surfaces, such as parking and roads, shall not exceed five percent of site area for a parcel smaller than ten acres or three percent of site area for a parcel ten acres or larger.

H. Parking: See Section 17.16.060. (Ord. 1500 § 3 (part), 2007; Ord. 1365 § 3 (part), 2000; Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9203.5(B))