Chapter 17.16


17.16.010    Regulations generally.

17.16.020    Permitted uses.

17.16.030    Conditional uses.

17.16.040    Development regulations.

17.16.050    Parking.

17.16.010 Regulations generally.

The specific regulations set forth in this chapter shall apply in all R-T districts. (Ord. 657 § 4 (Exh. I), 2023)

17.16.020 Permitted uses.

The following uses shall be permitted in the R-T district:

A.    One-family attached residential or townhouse units; provided, that a maximum of six units may be joined together by common walls;

B.    Accessory structures and uses located on the same site as the townhouse unit for which the use is clearly related to the primary unit;

C.    Home occupations as defined in Section 17.04.250;

D.    Common open areas maintained and available for the use of the residents of the development;

E.    Private roads and driveways; provided, that:

1.    A minimum road width of twenty-four feet shall be maintained where no driveway access occurs, and width of twenty-eight feet shall be minimum where driveways or parking bays occur;

2.    In addition to normally required parking, at least two-thirds of a space for guest parking shall be provided for each unit within the development. Guest spaces shall be reasonably accessible to all units;

F.    Common recreation facilities including but not limited to community buildings, swimming pools, activity court and the like. A minimum of ten percent of the development shall be devoted to active recreational activity;

G.    Community care facilities including family day care homes, day care centers, residential care facilities, transitional housing and supportive housing as defined by Sections 17.04.135, 17.04.149, 17.04.215, 17.04.459, 17.04.544 and 17.04.547;

H.    Accessory dwelling units in compliance with Chapter 17.78. (Ord. 657 § 4 (Exh. I), 2023)

17.16.030 Conditional uses.

The following uses shall be permitted only when authorized by a conditional use permit issued in accordance with Chapter 17.72:

A.    Temporary sales office and model complex for first sale of residences within the development;

B.    Temporary buildings or trailers used during construction on the site, to be removed upon issuance of the first occupancy permit. (Ord. 657 § 4 (Exh. I), 2023)

17.16.040 Development regulations.

Due to the unique character of townhouse development and the required common area and recreation areas, a use permit shall be required for each separate development. The R-T zone shall be developed only in conjunction with the PD combining district zone and processed in the method prescribed therein. The standards development generally used are those set forth in the Hahn-Wise report “Townhouse and Apartment Development in Foster City.” (Ord. 657 § 4 (Exh. I), 2023)

17.16.050 Parking.

Parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 17.62. (Ord. 657 § 4 (Exh. I), 2023)