23E.20.070 Change of Use to or from Live/Work Units

A.    In the MU-LI District, Live/Work Units may not be changed to residential use, nor may the portion of the Live/Work Unit devoted to residential space be increased above the percentage of residential space when the unit was established.

B.    In Districts other than the MU-LI District, Live/Work Units may be changed to exclusively residential use or the residential floor area increased above forty percent (40%), only if all requirements for establishing a residential use are met.

C.    In Districts other than the MU-R District, Live/Work Units may be changed to exclusively commercial use, except as limited by Section D, provided that in the C-W District, only ground floor space may be so changed. All such changes are subject to Section 23C.08.030.A.3. In the MU-R District, Live/Work Units may not be changed to exclusively commercial use.

D.    Live/Work Units created by a change of use from residential use pursuant to this Section may not be changed to exclusively commercial use.

E.    In the C-W, MU-LI and MU-R Districts, the Board may grant a Use Permit to change residential units to Live/Work Units provided that the requirements of this Section are met.

F.    To change a dwelling unit to a Live/Work Unit, the finding required by Section 23C.08.030.A.3 must be made.

G.    In the C-W and MU-R Districts, in any change from residential to live/work, an area equal to at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the pre-existing residential floor area must be retained as living area within the Live/Work Unit, except pursuant to a Use Permit under Section 23E.20.090.B. (Ord. 6478-NS § 4 (part), 1999)