Chapter 17.16
HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL – R-3
(ONE – 20 UNITS PER ACRE)

Sections:

17.16.010    Purpose.

17.16.020    General plan consistency.

17.16.030    Density/intensity.

17.16.040    Site development standards.

17.16.050    Permitted uses.

17.16.060    Accessory uses.

17.16.070    Conditional uses.

17.16.010 Purpose.

This zone district is intended to provide areas for higher density apartment development. The zone district also allows professional office development. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.16.020 General plan consistency.

This zone district is consistent with the community residential land use designation. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.16.030 Density/intensity.

A. One to 20 housing units per gross acre.

B. Minimum parcel size: 7,200 square feet.

C. One family unit for each 2,000 square feet of lot area.

D. Maximum lot coverage – Residential uses: 75 percent.

E. Maximum lot coverage – Nonresidential uses: 75 percent. (Ord. 216 § 3 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 186, 2003)

17.16.040 Site development standards.

A. Setbacks.

1. Front.

a. Home: 20 feet.

b. Garage or parking area: 20 feet.

c. Accessory building: Not permitted in front.

2. Rear.

a. Home: 10 feet.

b. Garage or Parking Area.

i. Alley access: 10 feet.

ii. Other: 10 feet.

c. Accessory Building(s).

i. Not attached to main building(s): Five feet.

ii. Attached to main building(s): 10 feet.

3. Side, interior: 10 feet.

4. Side, exterior: Street side, 15 feet.

B. Building.

1. Height: 45 feet.

2. Height: Accessory, 20 feet.

3. Distance between buildings: 10 feet.

C. Lot Dimensions (Minimum).

1. Width:

a. Interior: 60 feet.

b. Exterior: 70 feet.

2. Width, cul-de-sac: 60 feet at setback line.

3. Depth, standard: 100 feet.

4. Depth, cul-de-sac: 90 feet.

D. Parking.

1. Single-Family, Duplex, Triplex or Townhouse Units.

a. Two parking spaces outside of any required setback. One parking space must be covered.

b. Parking stalls must be parallel and not tandem.

c. The parking areas and the driveway between the public street and the parking area must be covered in an all-weather surface (concrete, asphalt, bricks, etc.).

2. Multiple-Family.

a. Two spaces per unit, with the exception of one-bedroom units, plus one space for every two dwelling units over three units;

b. One-bedroom units shall only be required to have one parking space per unit, plus one-half space for every two one-bedroom dwelling units over three units.

3. Each required parking space shall have a minimum dimension of nine feet by 19 feet.

E. Signs. A single sign on each street frontage providing the name of the multifamily project, not exceeding 12 square feet in accordance with EMC 17.34.190.

F. Eave Overhang. All single-family dwellings including manufactured homes shall have a minimum eave overhang of at least 16 inches. If the council finds a lesser overhang is the standard in the neighborhood, a minimum eave overhang consistent with the neighborhood standard shall be permitted. (Ord. 216 § 3 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 189 § J, 2003; Ord. 186, 2003)

17.16.050 Permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted in the R-3 zone district subject to issuance of a building permit, business license or other required permit(s):

A. Single-family dwellings.

B. Duplex and triplex units.

C. Small group care home of clients pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code subject to review for overconcentration.

D. Small family day-care facilities.

E. Second dwelling units pursuant to EMC 17.34.220.

F. Small agricultural employee housing.

G. Supportive housing.

H. Transitional housing. (Ord. 216 § 3 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 186, 2003)

17.16.060 Accessory uses.

The following uses are permitted in the R-3 zone district as an accessory to the primary permitted or conditionally permitted use:

A. Garage or carport.

B. Swimming pool.

C. Fences, walls consistent with the provisions of EMC 17.34.060.

D. Home occupation consistent with the provisions of EMC 17.34.030.

E. Usual and customary structures associated with a residence. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.16.070 Conditional Uses

The following uses are permitted in the R-3 zone district upon approval and validation of a conditional use permit, in addition to any other permits or licenses required for the use. Setbacks and development criteria may be amended during the conditional use permit.

A. Townhouses or single-family attached.

B. Multiple-family apartments.

C. Professional offices.

D. Large family day-care facilities.

E. Places of Assembly or Learning.

1. Churches, places of worship or spiritual assembly.

2. Grange halls, community centers, meeting halls.

3. Schools, public or private.

F. Public and Quasi-Public Facilities.

1. Electrical substations.

2. Fire, police or sheriff substation.

3. Parks, picnic areas and playgrounds not associated with approved development.

4. Water and wastewater treatment facilities.

G. Transient residential uses such as motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, etc.

H. Buildings and structures taller than specified in EMC 17.16.040(B).

I. Large group care home of clients pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code subject to review for overconcentration.

J. Senior care facility.

K. Single-room occupancy housing. The unit may have a kitchen or bath facilities, but not both in the same room.

L. Other uses similar to those listed in this section. (Ord. 216 § 3 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 189 § K, 2003; Ord. 186, 2003)