Chapter 90.06


90.06.010    Application – Purpose.

90.06.020    Uses permitted.

90.06.030    Development standards.

90.06.040    Width determination.

90.06.050    Maximum density.

90.06.060    Lot coverage.

90.06.070    Distance between main and accessory buildings.

90.06.080    Maximum building height.

90.06.090    Minimum floor area.

90.06.100    Yard requirements.

90.06.110    Yard setback exceptions.

90.06.120    Fences, walls or hedges.

90.06.130    Garages.

90.06.010 Application Purpose.

The Custom Waterfront Homes Zone provides an area of medium density for custom-built, single-family homes to promote and protect those special amenities associated with waterfront living. The provisions of this chapter apply to the following villages: Green Turtle and Blue Anchor.

90.06.020 Uses permitted.

Detached single-family dwellings, including customary accessory uses and structures.

90.06.030 Development standards.

A. Minimum Lot Area. The minimum lot area shall be 4,000 square feet for interior lots and 4,500 square feet for corner lots.

Any three or more contiguous lots of record, under one ownership, may be divided into two or more lots by the filing of record of survey or parcel maps, subject to City ordinances and/or State law. All lots thus created shall conform to all minimum standards of area, frontage and setbacks, as elsewhere set forth in this chapter.

B. Minimum Lot Width and Frontage. The minimum lot width shall be 40 feet for interior lots and 45 feet for corner lots. The minimum street frontage shall be 25 feet. The minimum water frontage shall be 25 feet, measured at the bulkhead.

90.06.040 Width determination.

A. Rectangular-Shaped Lots. Lot width shall be measured along a line equidistant to, and 10 feet from, the front property line.

B. Cul-de-Sac, Knuckle or Similar Lots. Lot width shall be measured 30 feet from the front property line along a curve concentric with the street line.

C. Cul-de-Sac Lots Abutting Another Street, Channel, Bay or Similar Properties. Lot width shall be measured 30 feet from the front property line along a curve concentric with the street line.

90.06.050 Maximum density.

Maximum density shall not exceed one dwelling unit for each 4,000 square feet of lot area. In no case shall there be more than one dwelling unit located on any one parcel of land or lot. No building other than the main building shall be used for living purposes. Where a main building crosses the boundary line(s) between two or more lots, those lots shall be considered as a single parcel, and an additional main building may not be constructed thereon.

90.06.060 Lot coverage.

The ground floor area of all roofed structures on lots shall not occupy more than 55 percent of the lot area. Sun shades and/or patios, roofed or trellised, shall not be considered roofed structures.

90.06.070 Distance between main and accessory buildings.

The minimum distance between the exterior walls of a main dwelling and an accessory building on the same lot shall be 10 feet.

90.06.080 Maximum building height.

The maximum building height shall not exceed two stories or 35 feet.

90.06.090 Minimum floor area.

Each dwelling, constructed or erected, shall have a minimum living floor area of 2,000 square feet, including walls but exclusive of garage.

90.06.100 Yard requirements.

A. Front Yard. The minimum front yard shall be 10 feet, except that on cul-de-sacs the minimum front yard may be reduced to five feet. Planters not to exceed 24 inches above grade shall be allowed in the front yard. For those lots that front partially on a cul-de-sac, the setback shall be five feet on the cul-de-sac portion and 10 feet on the remaining street frontage.

B. Interior Side Yard.

1. The minimum interior side yard shall be five feet, except for a one-story garage the side yard of which on one side shall not be less than three feet. A garage may not be split for purposes of this section.

2. For a wharfage lot or an easement area in a waterway, the minimum side yard shall be five feet from the sides of the wharfage lot or water easement area to the dock, wharf or ramp in this area. Planters not to exceed 24 inches above grade shall be allowed in the interior side yard.

3. Exterior Side Yard. The minimum exterior side yard of a corner lot shall be 10 feet.

4. Rear Yard. The minimum rear yard shall be 15 feet, measured from the bulkhead wall to the main dwelling, or furthermost projection of the cantilevered wall, balcony or deck; however, sun shades may project to within five feet of the exterior wall of the bulkhead. Lots bounded on two sides by channel waterways shall maintain a minimum of 15 feet from bulkhead to main dwelling on both sides.

a. Structures other than the aforementioned sun shades shall be limited to planter walls, seats, benches, fountains, spas or pools including equipment for same, or barbecue facilities not exceeding three and one-half feet in height measured from top of the coping or cap on the bulkhead in the rear yard of the property as constructed by the original developer.

b. Patio slabs, decks or other surface materials shall be limited to 12 inches in height, measured from the top of the bulkhead as constructed by the original developer, but shall not exceed seven inches on the bulkhead.

90.06.110 Yard setback exceptions.

A. Architectural Features. Architectural features may project 30 inches into the required side yard and three feet into the required front and rear yard. Architectural features of one-story garages may project to within 18 inches of the side lot line.

Architectural features are limited to a maximum of 25 percent of the length of each ground floor side and each second story side.

B. Unenclosed Stairways. Unenclosed stairways may extend four feet into the required rear yard and may extend into the required side yard to within three feet of the property line.

90.06.120 Fences, walls or hedges.

A. Fences, walls or hedges may not be located in the required front yard.

B. Fences or walls located in the required side yards shall not exceed eight feet in height; provided, that fences or walls in the required side yard located within one foot of the rear yard shall comply with subsections (B)(1) and (B)(2) of this section.

1. No other portion of the rear yard shall have a fence or wall, over three and one-half feet in height, other than a clear, shatterproof glass windscreen with no top rail, or wrought iron or aluminum fence with balusters not exceeding one-half inch in thickness and five feet in height.

2. Pilasters not exceeding four and one-half feet in height with a ball light mounted on each pilaster, not exceeding eight feet in height measured from top of bulkhead to top of globe, may be located in the rear yard. These regulations for fences or walls in required rear yards shall apply to both sides of the lot or lots, which have a bulkhead on two sides of the lot.

3. Fences, walls or hedges not exceeding eight feet in height may be erected in the exterior side yard of a corner lot, provided they are not closer than 25 feet to the front property line for traffic safety vision. (Ord. 1956 § 12, 2004)

90.06.130 Garages.

Each dwelling unit shall maintain a fully enclosed garage capable of providing at the minimum two residential off-street parking spaces as set forth in Chapter 90.02 CMC, General Provisions. Garages shall be equipped with an operable garage door to provide for its complete enclosure when not in active use by occupants.