613 R1-6 Single-Family Residence District.

A.    Purpose. A basic purpose of these regulations is to foster the creation of living areas which can assist the establishment of stable, functional neighborhoods. An established pattern of living in this metropolitan area reflects a tradition of single-family occupied dwellings which also emphasize outdoor living. Many of these dwellings are thereby located on relatively large urban or suburban lots.

These regulations provide standards for dwellings built at low and moderate densities. While the predominant housing type is expected to be single-family dwelling, provisions are made for alternative housing types within the same density limits.

B.    District Regulations. The following tables establish standards to be used in the R1-6 district. The definitions of terms used in these standards are found in Section 608.D. *5

TABLE A. SINGLE-FAMILY, DETACHED DEVELOPMENT +5 *8 -9

 

R1-6 Development Option

Standards

Conventional

Planned Residential Development

Minimum lot width (in the event of horizontal property regimes, "lot" shall refer to the width of the structure and exclusive use area) *7

55' minimum

45' minimum (unless approved by either the design advisor or the Single-Family Architectural Appeals Board for demonstrating enhanced architecture that minimizes the impact of the garage (see Section 507 Tab A.2.12.1 B(2)(b) [sic])) *7

Minimum lot depth

None, except 110' adjacent to freeway or arterial

None, except 110' adjacent to freeway or arterial

Dwelling unit density (units/gross acre)

5.0

5.5; 6.5 with bonus

Minimum perimeter building setbacks

Front: 15';Rear: 15' (1-story), 20' (2-story);Side: 10' (1-story), 15' (2-story)

Street (front, rear or side): 15' (in addition to landscape setback);Property line (rear): 15' (1-story), 20' (2-story);Property line (side): 10' (1-story), 15' (2-story)

Common landscaped setback adjacent to perimeter streets

None

15' average, 10' minimum(Does not apply to lots fronting onto perimeter streets)

Minimum interior building setbacks

Front: 10'; rear: 10'; combined front and rear: 35', street side: 10'; sides: 13' total (3' minimum, unless 0')

Front: 10'; rear: none (established by Building Code); street side: 10'; sides: none (established by Building Code)

Minimum building separation

10'

None

Minimum garage setback

18' from back of sidewalk for front-loaded garages, 10' from property line for side-loaded garages

18' from back of sidewalk for front-loaded garages, 10' from property line for side-loaded garages

Maximum garage width

For lots <60': 2 car widths, for lots ≥60' to 70': 3 car widths, for lots >70': no maximum *7

For lots <60': 2 car widths, for lots ≥60' to 70': 3 car widths, for lots >70': no maximum *7

Maximum height

2 stories and 30'

2 stories and 30' (except that 3 stories not exceeding 30' are permitted when approved by the design advisor for demonstrating enhanced architecture) *7

Lot coverage

Primary structure, not including attached shade structures: 40%Total: 50%

Primary structure, not including attached shade structures: 40%Total: 50%

Common areas

None

Minimum 5% of gross area

Allowed uses

Single-family detached

Single-family detached

Required review

Development review per Section 507, and subdivision to create 4 or more lots

Development review per Section 507, and subdivision to create 4 or more lots

Street standards

Public street, or private street built to City standards with a homeowners’ association established for maintenance

Public street or private accessway(1)

On-lot and common retention

Common retention required for lots less than 8,000 sq. ft. per grading and drainage ordinance requirements

Common retention required for lots less than 8,000 sq. ft. per grading and drainage ordinance requirements

Landscape standards

 

Perimeter common: trees spaced a maximum of 20 to 30 feet on center (based on species) or in equivalent groupings, and 5 shrubs per tree.

(1) Public streets may be required as a part of subdivision or development review for extensions of street patterns, for circulation within neighborhoods, or to continue partial dedications.

(2) For single-family, detached development built or subdivided under the subdivision option prior to May 1, 1998, refer to the subdivision option in table B. +6 *8

(3) For purposes of this section, canal rights-of-way shall be treated the same as public street rights-of-way. +9

TABLE B. SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED (SUBDIVIDED PRIOR TO MAY 1, 1998), SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACHED AND MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT -2 *5 *7 *8

Standards

Subdivision(3)

Average Lot

Planned Residential Development

Minimum lot dimensions (width and depth) *3

60' width, 94' depth(Minimum area 6,000 sq. ft.)

40' width, 60' depth *3

None

Dwelling unit density (units/gross acre)

5.30

5.30

5.54; 6.34 with bonus

Perimeter standards

None

25' front or rear 10' side

20' adjacent to a public street; this area is be in common ownership unless lots front on the perimeter public street; 15' adjacent to property line *2

Building setbacks

20' front, 25' rear, 10' and 3' side

10' front, 35' front plus rear

10' front

Maximum height

2 stories and 30'

2 stories and 30'

2 stories and 30' for first 150'; 1' in 5' increase to 48' high and 4 stories

Lot coverage

40%

Primary structure, not including attached shade structures: 40%

Total: 45% *2

Primary structure, not including attached shade structures: 40%

Total: 45% *2

Common areas

None

None

Minimum 5% of gross area(3)

Allowed uses

Single-family detached

Single-family attached *5

Multiple-family and single-family attached *5

Required review

Subdivision to create 4 or more lots

Subdivision with building setbacks

Development review per Section 507

Street standards

Public street required

Public street

Public street or private accessway(2)

(1) Public streets may be required as a part of subdivision or development review for extensions of street patterns, for circulation within neighborhoods, or to continue partial dedications. *8

(2) For purposes of this section, canal rights-of-way shall be treated the same as public street rights-of-way.

(3) These standards apply only to single-family, detached development built or subdivided under the subdivision option prior to May 1, 1998. +6 *8 *9

C.    Reserved. -10

Date of Addition/Revision/Deletion - Section 613

+1 Addition on 2-19-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3498

-2 Deletion on 5-20-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3529

*2 Revision on 5-20-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3529

*3 Revision on 7-1-1992 by Ordinance No. G-3553

+4 Addition on 7-2-1997 by Ordinance No. G-4041

+5 Addition on 5-1-1998 by Ordinance No. G-4078

*5 Revision on 5-1-1998 by Ordinance No. G-4078

+6 Addition on 7-1-1998 by Ordinance No. G-4111

*7 Revision on 6-2-1999 by Ordinance No. G-4188

*8 Revision on 1-3-2007 by Ordinance No. G-4857, eff. 2-2-2007

*9 Revision on 11-3-2010 by Ordinance No. G-5561, eff. 12-3-2010

-9 Deletion on 11-3-2010 by Ordinance No. G-5561, eff. 12-3-2010

-10 Deletion on 6-21-2017 by Ordinance No. G-6331, eff. 7-21-2017