Chapter 23.57


23.57.010    Purpose and description.

23.57.020    Uses permitted.

23.57.030    Building height limits.

23.57.040    Building site area required.

23.57.050    Allowed building coverage.

23.57.051    Allowed site coverage.

23.57.060    Yards required.

23.57.070    Architectural approval.

23.57.010 Purpose and description.

The council declares that the portion of the Pacific Grove Beach Tract bounded by Lorelei Street on the east, Ocean View Boulevard on the north, Sea Palm Avenue on the west, and the southerly property line of property on the south side of Mermaid Avenue on the south is an architecturally unique neighborhood of the city of Pacific Grove; that said neighborhood is characterized by its small lots, spaces and massing which has resulted in a village-like setting; and that it is the intention of the council to resolve the unique problems of said neighborhood through the regulations of this chapter. Said district shall be known as the R-3-P.G.B. district. [Ord. 754 N.S. § 1, 1973].

23.57.020 Uses permitted.

The following uses are permitted in the R-3-P.G.B. district, subject to first securing architectural approval and a use permit:

(a) Single-family dwellings:

(b) Duplexes, multiple-family dwellings, apartment houses and dwelling groups;

(c) Accessory uses and buildings normally incidental to any of the above. [Ord. 1418 N.S. § 5, 1984; Ord. 811 N.S., 1974; Ord. 754 N.S. § 1, 1973].

23.57.030 Building height limits.

The maximum height of main buildings shall be 25 feet and limited to two stories. [Ord. 00-18 § 9, 2000; Ord. 754 N.S. § 1, 1973].

23.57.040 Building site area required.

The minimum building site area for each building or group of buildings and minimum width which shall be required are as follows:

(a) On the southerly side of Mermaid Avenue (Lots 19 through 31 of Block 241 and Lots 1 through 45 of Block 245), 1,760 square feet with a minimum width of 44 feet;

(b) Between Mermaid Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard (Blocks 242, 243, 244 and 246), 2,500 square feet.

In order to install more than one dwelling unit on a building site, there shall be a minimum of 2,500 square feet of land in the building site for each dwelling unit. [Ord. 1115 N.S. § 1, 1979; Ord. 754 N.S. § 1, 1973].

23.57.050 Allowed building coverage.

Maximum building coverage on all sites is 50 percent. [Ord. 12-003 § 10, 2012; Ord. 1307 N.S. § 3, 1982; Ord. 754 N.S. § 1, 1973].

23.57.051 Allowed site coverage.

Maximum site coverage on all sites is 60 percent. [Ord. 12-003 § 10, 2012].

23.57.060 Yards required.

(a) Front Yard. The minimum front yard shall be eight feet along Mermaid Avenue and 12 feet along Ocean View Boulevard.

(b) Side Yard. Side yards shall be 10 percent of the lot width, with a minimum requirement of three feet and a maximum of 10 feet.

(c) Rear Yard. Rear yards shall be five feet for one-story structures and eight feet for two-story structures.

When a rear yard abuts a street, the front yard setback for the street shall also be the rear yard setback.

(d) Special Yards and Distances Between Buildings. The regulations prescribed by PGMC 23.24.060(d) shall apply to the R-3-P.G.B. district.

(e) Decks and Porches. The regulations prescribed by PGMC 23.24.060(f), as said regulations pertain to decks and porches, shall apply to the R-3-P.G.B. district.

(f) Parking. The regulations prescribed by PGMC 23.64.190 shall apply to the R-3-P.G.B. district.

(g) In considering any application for a use permit, the planning commission is authorized to prescribe requirements other than prescribed by subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this section where it finds that the qualifications of PGMC 23.72.090 apply to the land, building or use, or if the lot involved is a permitted building site by virtue of PGMC 23.64.140. [Ord. 1418 N.S. § 6, 1984; Ord. 754 N.S. § 1, 1973].

23.57.070 Architectural approval.

Architectural approval pursuant to Chapter 23.73 PGMC shall apply to all structures erected or remodeled in the zone. [Ord. 754 N.S. § 1, 1973].