Chapter 17.64
R-R RURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

Sections:

17.64.010    Purpose.

17.64.020    Permitted uses.

17.64.030    Uses subject to a conditional use permit.

17.64.040    Accessory uses.

17.64.050    Lots of record.

17.64.060    Lot area.

17.64.070    Street frontage width.

17.64.080    Setbacks.

17.64.090    Lot coverage.

17.64.100    Building height.

17.64.110    Minimum dwelling unit size.

17.64.120    Animals.

17.64.130    Parking.

17.64.140    Signs.

17.64.150    Design review.

17.64.010 Purpose.

The R-R district provides an opportunity to set aside areas of the City for single-family residential development in accordance with the General Plan designation of “very low density residential” for those persons who wish to reside in a truly rural setting. The district also makes provisions for compatible commercial uses which are land intensive and are normally with a nonurban environment. All uses, however, shall be designed to be environmentally sensitive in order to minimize the impact of encroachment of development into the countryside and to maintain the region’s scenic characteristics. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.010, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.010].

17.64.020 Permitted uses.

Uses permitted in this district shall include those uses listed below when developed in compliance with the purpose and intent of this chapter. Each use shall be evaluated in terms of its design characteristics and specific site location pursuant to the provisions of LEMC 17.415.050 and 17.415.060.

A. Single-family detached dwelling units: one dwelling unit per lot.

B. Accessory uses and structures pursuant to LEMC 17.64.040.

C. Large and small family day care and residential care facilities pursuant to LEMC 17.415.130.

D. Public utility distribution and transmission facilities excluding private radio, television, and paging antennas and towers.

E. Government buildings and service facilities.

F. Public parks and/or playgrounds.

G. Structures and installations necessary to the conservation and development of water resources and/or the control of flooding.

H. Manufactured houses in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 17.44 LEMC. [Ord. 1415 § 3 (Exh. F §§ 8, 9), 2019; Ord. 1086 § 3, 2002; Ord. 772 § 17.19.020, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.020].

17.64.030 Uses subject to a conditional use permit.

It is recognized that certain uses while similar in characteristics to permitted uses in LEMC 17.64.020 may have the potential to impact surrounding properties and therefore require additional approval and consideration. Such uses to be permitted in the R-R district shall require a use permit pursuant to LEMC 17.415.070 and shall include the following:

A. Archery ranges.

B. Cemeteries.

C. Country clubs.

D. Fishing lakes.

E. Fruit and vegetable stands.

F. Golf courses and driving ranges.

G. Guest ranches.

H. Hunting clubs.

I. Reserved.

J. Keeping of exotic animals on the same lot as a permitted dwelling for pets only and not for commercial purposes. The Planning Commission shall impose adequate limitations to assure that the residential character of the property and neighborhood are maintained.

K. Kennels.

L. Nurseries and garden supply stores.

M. Recreational vehicle parks.

N. Riding academies and commercial stables.

O. Rifle, pistol, skeet or trapshooting ranges.

P. Swimming, tennis, and polo clubs.

Q. Reserved.

R. Trailer and boat storage lots.

S. Community centers and recreational buildings located on a site at least one acre in size.

T. Places of religious assembly or institution located on a site at least one acre in size.

U. Preschools, elementary, middle, junior high and high schools located on a site at least one acre in size. [Ord. 1415 § 3 (Exh. F §§ 10, 11), 2019; Ord. 1259 § 4, 2009; Ord. 1101 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1086 § 4, 2002; Ord. 772 § 17.19.030, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.030].

17.64.040 Accessory uses.

The following accessory buildings and uses may be located on the same lot with a permitted dwelling; provided, that they remain clearly incidental and secondary to the primary permitted use, are found to be compatible with the residential character of the neighborhood, and that any buildings or structures be harmonious with the architectural style of the main building.

A. Uses.

1. Home occupations; subject to the completion and approval of an application for a home occupation issued by the Planning Department and compliance with the provisions of Chapter 17.48 LEMC.

2. Noncommercial hobbies.

3. Keeping of household pets (when no commercial activity is involved). For the purpose of this chapter, a household pet is an animal clearly considered customary to a residential use, e.g., dogs, cats, birds, and fish, but excluding livestock. Said pets shall be limited to a maximum of six weaned dogs and/or cats.

4. Keeping of the following additional animals subject to the provisions of LEMC 17.64.120.

a. Equine, bovine or swine.

b. Sheep and goats.

c. Chickens, rabbits, and similar small animals.

B. Structures.

1. Group I. Sheds, children’s playhouses, and similar enclosures of less than 120 square feet provided they do not exceed a maximum height of six and one-half feet. Such structures may be located on property line provided the design of the structure complies with the City’s fire and building codes.

2. Group II. Unenclosed structures such as noncommercial stables, corrals, and appurtenant facilities for the keeping of animals, carports, gazebos, and patio covers (both trellis-type and solid) as well as detached enclosed structures not included in Group I but containing less than 600 square feet of floor area such as sheds, cabanas, children’s playhouses, and workshops, provided they do not exceed a maximum height of 15 feet and are located no closer than five feet to a property, or 10 feet to a rear property line. Attached, enclosed structures in this category, such as garages and enclosed patios, shall be located no closer to a property line than the setback prescribed for the main dwelling unit.

3. Group III. Garages, stables, enclosed patios, workshops, cabanas, and similar enclosed structures containing 600 or more square feet of floor area, provided they are located no closer than 20 feet to a public right-of-way or trail and no closer than 10 feet to any other property line.

4. Group IV.

a. Antennas, satellite dishes, and similar devices utilized for noncommercial purpose, unless preempted by State or Federal law.

b. Swimming pools, jacuzzis, spas, and associated equipment; provided they may be permitted only within rear yard areas or the enclosed portion of a side yard. Pool equipment located within 10 feet of a property line shall be separated from the adjacent property by a minimum six-foot-high masonry wall. Otherwise there shall be no required setback provided the design and installation complies with the City’s building codes.

Trellis-type patio covers may be located in a front yard area but shall encroach not more than 20 feet into the required setback. [Ord. 1364 § 2, 2016; Ord. 772 § 17.19.040, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.040].

17.64.050 Lots of record.

Existing lots of record as of the date of adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter, August 26, 1986, which do not comply with the required minimum lot standards contained herein may be used as a building site for a permitted use, provided the development complies with all other development standards and criteria contained herein. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.050, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.050].

17.64.060 Lot area.

The minimum lot area for any new lot created in the R-R district shall be two acres. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.060, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.060].

17.64.070 Street frontage width.

The minimum street frontage width for any new lot created in the R-R district shall be as follows:

A. Standard lots: 160 feet.

B. Cul-de-sac lots: 70 feet; provided the average width is 1,600 feet. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.070, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.070].

17.64.080 Setbacks.

The following minimum standards shall apply to all new construction within the R-R district:

A. Front yard: 30 feet.

B. Side Yard.

1. Main dwelling unit: Adjacent to an interior lot line there shall be minimum side yard of 20 feet. Adjacent to a public right-of-way the minimum side yard shall be 30 feet.

2. Accessory structures: In the rear one-half of the lot, as specified in LEMC 17.64.040, otherwise the same as required for the main dwelling unit with the exception that where straight-in entry garage gains access via the side yard, the setback shall be 22 feet.

C. Rear Yard.

1. Main dwelling unit: 50 feet.

2. Accessory structures: As specified in LEMC 17.64.040, with the exception that where straight-in entry garage gains access via the rear yard, the setback shall be 22 feet. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.080, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.080].

17.64.090 Lot coverage.

The maximum lot coverage in the R-R district shall be 20 percent. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.090, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.090].

17.64.100 Building height.

Except as otherwise provided for accessory structures, the maximum building height in the R-R district shall be 30 feet. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.100, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.100].

17.64.110 Minimum dwelling unit size.

The minimum dwelling unit size within the R-R district shall be 1,400 square feet exclusive of garage area. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.110, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.110].

17.64.120 Animals.

The keeping of animals as permitted in LEMC 17.64.040(A)(4) on the same lot with a permitted use shall be permitted subject to compliance with the provisions of LEMC 17.68.120 with the exception that the minimum lot area required to maintain said animals shall be one net acre. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.120, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.120].

17.64.130 Parking.

The provisions of Chapter 17.148 LEMC shall be used to determine the required parking for development in the R-R district. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.130, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.130].

17.64.140 Signs.

The provisions of Chapter 17.196 LEMC shall be used to determine signs in the R-R district. [Ord. 772 § 17.19.140, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.140].

17.64.150 Design review.

No building permits shall be issued for the construction of any building or structure in the R-R district until the applicant has obtained design review approval pursuant to the provisions of LEMC 17.415.050 and 17.415.060. [Ord. 1415 § 3 (Exh. F § 12), 2019; Ord. 772 § 17.19.150, 1986. Code 1987 § 17.19.150].