Chapter 18.04


18.04.010    Maximum number of new dwellings.

18.04.020    Low- and moderate-income housing.

18.04.030    Exempt developments.

18.04.010 Maximum number of new dwellings.

A.    The number of dwelling units which the city may authorize each calendar year shall not exceed the number of units which would result in a growth of one percent in the city’s population as of January 1st of that year.  In determining the number of permissible units, the city shall use the most recent U.S. Census figures for Half Moon Bay to calculate the average number of persons per household.

B.    The number of dwelling units authorized each year under subsection A of this section may be increased by fifty percent for additional dwelling units in the downtown area.

C.    Applications for new units from areas of the city outside the downtown area shall have priority for one-half of the units authorized under subsection A of this section.  If fewer applications are received, the remainder of these units may be authorized in the downtown area.

D.    Subject to subsections B and C of this section, the city shall allocate permissible dwelling units among applications on the basis of the existing allocation system in Chapter 17.06 of this code, or a subsequently modified allocation system.

E.    The “downtown area” is the area designated as the Downtown Half Moon Bay redevelopment survey area in city Resolution No. C-91-98, November 3, 1998, which is incorporated herein by this reference.*  (Ord. C-2-09 §1(part), 2009:  Ord. 5-05 §3(part), 2005:  1996 zoning code (part)).

*    Editor’s note:  The Half Moon Bay Redevelopment Survey Area Map is incorporated into this code at Section 17.06.020.

18.04.020 Low- and moderate-income housing.

To the extent feasible, new residential development must provide dwelling units for low- and moderate-income persons.  (Ord. C-2-09 §1(part), 2009:  Ord. 5-05 §3(part), 2005:  1996 zoning code (part)).

18.04.030 Exempt developments.

The limitations in Section 18.04.010 shall not apply to:

A.    Replacement of existing dwelling units on a one-for-one basis.

B.    Density bonuses for the provision of low- and moderate-income housing as required by state law.  (Ord. C-2-09 §1(part), 2009:  Ord. 5-05 §3(part), 2005:  1996 zoning code (part)).