Chapter 17.42
RESIDENTIAL USE TYPES

Sections:

17.42.010    Residential Use Types.

17.42.010 Residential Use Types.

1. Accessory Dwelling Unit

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An attached or a detached residential dwelling unit that provides complete independent living facilities for one (1) or more persons and is located on a lot with a proposed or existing primary residence. It shall include permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation on the same parcel as the single-family or multifamily dwelling is or will be situated (refer to Government Code Section 65852.2). An ADU also includes an efficiency unit as defined in Section 17958.1 of the Health and Safety Code and may include manufactured homes as defined in Section 18007 of the Health and Safety Code. For zoning purposes, an accessory dwelling unit, whether attached or detached, shall not be considered to exceed the allowed density on a lot, and shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.57 (Property Development Standards—Residential). Residential parcels that contain accessory dwelling units shall be subject to subsection (14) of this section (Rooming House) and Chapter 23.50 (Residential High Occupancy Licensing and Registration).

1 space per unit or bedroom, whichever is less, in addition to required parking for the primary dwelling unit. Notwithstanding the above, per State law, no parking space is required for an accessory dwelling unit if (a) the accessory dwelling unit is within 1/2 mile walking distance of public transit; (b) the accessory dwelling unit is entirely within the proposed or existing primary residence or accessory structure; (c) the accessory dwelling unit has no bedrooms; (d) when on-street parking permits are required but not offered to the accessory dwelling unit; or (e) where there is a car share vehicle located within 1 block of the accessory dwelling unit.

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2. Caretaker’s Residence

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Includes permanent or temporary housing that is secondary or accessory to the primary nonresidential use on the same property. Caretaker’s housing shall be used exclusively for occupancy by a caretaker for security or monitoring of the primary use. Caretaker’s residences shall comply with the parking standards for single-family residential uses.

2 fully enclosed spaces; spaces may be tandem

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3. Community Care Facility

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Includes any residential facility which is planned, designed and managed to include facilities and common areas that maximize the residents’ potential for independent living. The facility may be occupied by elderly or disabled persons or households as defined in the Health and Safety Code. Direct services that may be provided include those relating to nutritional, social, recreational, housekeeping and personal needs of the residents.

0.5 spaces per unit; plus guest parking at 1 space per each 8 units

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4. Dwelling

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Includes a building or portion of a building with a single room or group of internally connected rooms that is designed exclusively for the long-term habitation of a family and contains facilities for sleeping, eating, sanitation and a kitchen.

a. Single-Family—a detached building designed exclusively for occupancy by a single family.

2 fully enclosed spaces

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b. Two (2) Family—includes a duplex, or other building designed for occupancy by two (2) families living independently of each other, which may be owned individually or by a single landlord.

2 fully enclosed spaces per unit

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c. Multifamily—includes a building designed and intended for occupancy by three (3) or more families living independently of each other, each in a separate dwelling unit, which may be owned individually or by a single landlord. Includes apartments, townhomes, row houses, triplexes, and fourplexes. Accessible parking stalls shall be required in accordance with the Building Code.

(1) Studio—1 enclosed parking space per unit

(2) One bedroom—2 enclosed parking spaces per unit

(3) Two bedroom—2 enclosed parking spaces per unit

(4) Guest parking—1 parking space per each two units (for complexes with more than 3 units)

(5) For senior/age restricted developments, one parking space per each two units, plus required guest parking

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5. Family Day Care Homes

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Includes a private single-family dwelling where nonmedical care and protection are provided to individuals for periods less than twenty-four (24) hours.

a. Adult—up to six (6) adults.

b. Family—up to fourteen (14) children. Family day care homes shall be licensed by the State and consistent with Section 1597.30 of the Health and Safety Code.

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6. Fraternity and Sorority Houses

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Includes buildings containing sleeping rooms, bathrooms, common rooms and a central kitchen and dining room maintained exclusively for fraternity/sorority members and their guests or visitors and affiliated with an institution of higher learning.

0.75 spaces per bed

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7. Home-Based Cottage Food Operation

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Includes an enterprise which produces and sells cottage food products in the home kitchen of a primary residential dwelling unit. A cottage food operation shall be considered an accessory use and shall not operate as a food facility or wholesale food manufacturer. Home-based cottage food operations shall be in accordance with Section 17.66.025 (Cottage Food Operations).

No additional parking required

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8. Home Occupation Businesses

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Includes office businesses which are incidental and accessory to a residential use and do not include the storage of materials of any kind or product manufacturing of any kind. Home occupation businesses shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.65 (Home Occupations).

No additional parking required

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9. Joint Living and Working Quarters (Live/Work Units)

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Includes a dwelling occupying a building designed for commercial or industrial occupancy and includes adequate working space reserved for, and regularly used by, one or more persons residing therein. Joint living and working quarters shall be in accordance with Section 17.66.080 (Joint Living and Working Quarters).

2 fully enclosed spaces for residential use, plus parking for commercial use as per the parking requirements contained in this code

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10. Model Homes

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Includes dwellings initially constructed for the purposes of displaying the different housing models offered for sale within a residential development. Model homes shall be developed in accordance with Section 17.67.030(C) (temporary uses).

3 spaces per model

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11. Mobilehome Park

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Includes sites containing spaces with the required improvements and utilities that are leased for the long-term placement of mobile or manufactured homes and may include services and facilities for residents.

2 spaces per unit; spaces may be tandem; plus 1 space per 2 units for guest parking

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12. Residential Health Care Facility

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Includes residential facilities usually occupied by the elderly that provide rooms, meals, personal care and health monitoring services under the supervision of a professional nurse or other professional health care provider and that may provide other services, such as recreation, social and cultural activities, financial services and transportation. Typical uses include convalescent homes.

0.5 spaces for each unit and/or bed

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13. Residential Service/Care Home

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Includes a private single-family residence where twenty-four (24) hour care, nonmedical services, supervision, treatment or assistance essential for sustaining the activities of daily living to six (6) or fewer persons is provided. Residential service/care home shall be consistent with Section 1500 et seq. of the Health and Safety Code and any other applicable State law.

2 fully enclosed spaces

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14. Rooming House

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Means a dwelling unit (other than a hotel or motel) where three (3) or more rooms are rented individually or separately to tenants under separate rental agreements where tenants do not share common financial responsibility for use of the dwelling unit as a whole. Rent may be paid in money, goods, labor, or otherwise. Rental agreements may be written or oral. Housing protected by Federal or State law, including housing for persons protected under the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. Section 3604(F)) and the California Fair Housing Act (California Government Code Section 12920 et seq.), or housing otherwise subject to treatment as a single-family dwelling unit by the provisions of State law shall not constitute a rooming house.

2 fully enclosed stalls; plus one parking stall for each resident 18 years or older

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*Rooming houses are not permitted in neighborhoods that are comprised predominantly of single-family detached residential units.

15. Supportive Commercial Uses Serving the Local Area

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Supportive commercial uses serving the local area, such as grocery stores, restaurants, personal services, and retail sale of specialty goods, may be permitted in a proposed development project, new establishment, or conversion of a residence; provided, that the size, location, design, and use types are determined to be compatible with the surrounding area. Such supportive commercial uses in the NU4 and NU5 zones shall be located in activity areas, must be at least one (1) mile from any commercial land use designation, and must not exceed five (5) acres in size. A change in use in an established activity area shall be subject to the required entitlement for such use in the CN zone. However, a permitted use in the CN zone shall require a MUP.

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16. Supportive Housing

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Includes housing with no limits on length of stay that is linked to on-site or off-site services that assist a resident in retaining housing, improving his/her health conditions and maximizing his or her ability to live and, when possible, work in the community.

1 space for each staff member; plus 1 space for each resident using a motor vehicle

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17. Transitional Housing

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Includes buildings configured as a rental housing development but operated under program requirements. Upon termination of assistance, the unit shall be recirculated as an assisted unit to another eligible program recipient at some predetermined point in time where length of stays shall be no less than six (6) months and no more than two (2) years.

1 space for each resident over 18 years of age

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(Ord. 13-8 § 4 (Exhs. A, E), 6/11/13; Ord. 15-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 12/8/15; Ord. 21-1 § 6 (Exh. A), 1/26/21)