Chapter 17.64


17.64.010    Conformance required.

17.64.020    Individual meters and sewer laterals--Master water meter.

17.64.030    Noise insulation.

17.64.040    Parking.

17.64.050    Minimum dwelling unit size.

17.64.060    Outdoor common area.

17.64.070    Storage space.

17.64.080    Shock mounting of mechanical equipment.

17.64.090    Fire protection requirements.

17.64.100    Insulation.

17.64.110    Laundry facilities.

17.64.010 Conformance required.

Each community apartment project, condominium project, and stock cooperative project, whether new construction or conversion, shall conform to the building standards set forth in this chapter.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.020 Individual meters and sewer laterals--Master water meter.

Each unit within a project shall have a separate meter to register the consumption of gas, electricity and water within such unit so that each unit owner may be billed individually for such consumption.  Each horizontal condominium unit shall have an individual sewer lateral.  In any condominium project with eight units or more per building, the developer may utilize a master water meter.  This section shall not be construed to prevent installation of metering for utilities utilized in the common areas, which billing may be to the association.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.030 Noise insulation.

Walls, ceilings and floors and between units, vehicle parking areas, common ownership areas shall comply with all sound transmission standards of the Uniform Building Code adopted for use by the city at the time of the project application.  All common walls must be caulked at the ceiling and floor.  No electrical outlets shall be installed back to back in common walls.  In no event shall plumbing be installed within a common wall in a horizontal dwelling unit.  In vertical dwelling units, if plumbing is within a common wall such common wall shall be double-walled.  Prior to construction of any new condominium dwelling units, or conversion of existing dwelling units, the developer shall submit a report from a licensed acoustical engineer.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.040 Parking.

Each dwelling unit in any community apartment project, condominium project, and stock cooperative project shall have two covered parking spaces, one of which shall be a garage.  There shall be one guest parking space provided for each four dwelling units or fraction thereof.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.050 Minimum dwelling unit size.

All projects shall contain the following minimum gross usable floor area, inclusive of walls, stairs within the unit, clothes closets, and cabinets:

One bedroom unit:  eight hundred seventy-five square feet;

Two bedroom unit:  one thousand seventy-five square feet;

Three bedroom unit:  one thousand two hundred fifty square feet;

Each additional bedroom over three:  one thousand two hundred fifty square feet plus one hundred square feet each additional bedroom.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.060 Outdoor common area.

In all residential condominiums, community apartment projects, and stock cooperatives, the outdoor common area, exclusive of all structures, driveways and parking areas, shall contain a minimum land area per unit as follows:

A.    For horizontal condominiums, seven hundred square feet per unit;

B.    For vertical condominiums, where structures average two stories or less, four hundred square feet per unit; where structures average between two and three stories, three hundred square feet per unit; where structures average three stories or more, two hundred square feet per unit;

C.    Each vertical dwelling unit shall be provided with a minimum sixty-square-foot deck.  Horizontal dwelling units shall be provided within a one-hundred-fifty-square-foot minimum deck or private open space.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.070 Storage space.

In addition to guest, linen, food pantry, and clothes closets customarily provided, each unit within a project shall have at least one hundred twenty-five cubic feet of enclosed, weatherproofed, and lockable private storage space.  Such space shall be for the sole use of the unit owner and shall have a minimum horizontal surface area of eighteen square feet, and a minimum interior width dimension of two and seventy-five hundredths feet.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.080 Shock mounting of mechanical equipment.

All permanent mechanical equipment, such as motors, compressors, pumps and compactors, which is determined by the building official to be a source of structural vibration or structure-borne noise shall be shock mounted on inertia blocks or bases and/or vibration isolators in a manner approved by the building official.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.090 Fire protection requirements.

A.    Smoke Detectors.  Every dwelling unit shall be provided with a smoke detector.  Installation shall comply with the National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet No. 74.  The detector shall be mounted on the ceiling at a point centrally located in the corridor or area giving access to rooms used for sleeping purposes.

B.    Fire Walls.  Fire walls shall be installed in accordance with the standards contained in the Uniform Building Code as adopted by the city at the time of the project application.

C.    Sprinkler System.  Installation of a sprinkler system, fire alarms and other fire protection devices, when required, shall be in compliance with the Uniform Fire Code adopted for use at the time of construction as a project, or at the time of the conversion application.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.100 Insulation.

Energy conservation insulation shall be installed in all buildings including common ownership structures used for assembly purposes, in accordance with Title 24 of the California Administrative Code.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).

17.64.110 Laundry facilities.

A laundry area shall be provided in each unit.  In such cases where the developer can demonstrate that this standard cannot or should not reasonably be met, this standard may be modified by the planning commission.  (Ord. 3-94 §1(part), 1994).