PART II. BASE DISTRICT REGULATIONS

Article 1. Single-Family Residential District (R)

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10-2.2.101 Purpose and Intent.

The purpose of the Single-Family Residential Zoning District is to provide for single-family residential development that is consistent with the General Plan. The intent is to promote and encourage a suitable environment for family life. This would include those conditionally permitted uses that are generally an integral part of single-family residential neighborhoods and that are compatible with residential activities including parks, playgrounds, religious assembly, day care, and schools.

10-2.2.102 Land Use Regulations. Revised 4/20 Revised 3/21

In the following table, the letters in the "Use Regulation" column are defined as follows:

P

=

A permitted use.

L

=

A use permitted subject to certain limitations prescribed by the "Use Regulations" that immediately follow the table.

U

=

A use permitted on approval of a Conditional Use Permit.

Letters in parentheses in the "Additional Regulations" column are described in the "Additional Regulations" section following the "Use Regulations". Where a Use Regulation or a letter in parentheses is opposite a use classification heading, the referenced regulations shall apply to all use classifications under the heading. Land uses not listed (indicated by strikeout) are not permitted.

LAND USE

USE REGULATIONS

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS

A. Residential Use Classification

 

(A)(B)(C)(G)

1. Adult Day Care Home

P

 

2. Congregate Living Facility

 

 

3. Family Day Care Home

 

 

a. Small Family Day Care Home

P

(D)

b. Large Family Day Care Home

L(1)

(D)

4. Group Residential

 

 

5. Multiple-Family Residential

 

 

6. Residential Care Home

P

 

7. Accessory Dwelling Units

 

 

a. Accessory Dwelling Unit

P

(I)

b. Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit

P

(I)

8. Single-Family Residential

P

 

B. Commercial Use Classifications

 

 

1. Ambulance Services

 

 

2. Animal Sales and Service

 

 

a. Animal Hospital

 

 

b. Animal: Retail Sales and Grooming

 

 

c. Horse Stables

L(2)

 

d. Kennel

 

 

3. Artist Studio

 

 

4. Banks and Savings and Loans

 

 

a. Banks and Savings and Loans

 

 

(1) With Drive-up Service

 

 

(2) With Automated Teller Machine

 

 

5. Catering Services

 

 

6. Commercial Cannabis Business

 

 

a. Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

 

 

b. Commercial Cannabis Distribution

 

 

c. Commercial Cannabis Manufacturing

 

 

d. Commercial Cannabis Retail Dispensary

 

 

(1) With Cannabis Delivery

 

 

e. Non-Storefront Medical Cannabis Delivery-Only Operation

 

 

f. Non-Storefront Recreational Cannabis Delivery-Only Operation

 

 

g. Commercial Cannabis Testing Laboratory

 

 

7. Communication Facilities

 

 

8. Custom Manufacturing

 

 

9. Eating and Drinking Establishments

 

 

a. Eating and Drinking Establishments

 

 

(1) With Alcoholic Beverage Service

 

 

(2) With Live Entertainment/Dancing

 

 

(3) With Take-out Service

 

 

(a) Drive-up

 

 

(4) With Permanent Outdoor Seating

 

 

(5) With Off-site Distribution

 

 

(a) Micro-brewery

 

 

10. Food and Beverage Sales

 

 

a. Food and Beverage Sales

 

 

b. Convenience Market

 

 

(1) With Gasoline Sales

 

 

c. Specialty Food Shops

 

 

(1) With Off-site Distribution

 

 

11. Funeral and Interment Services

 

 

12. Health Clubs

 

 

13. Home Improvement Sales and Service

 

 

14. Horticultural Establishment

 

 

15. Lumber and Building Material Yard

 

 

16. Maintenance and Repair Service/Small Equip.

 

 

17. Mini Storage

 

 

18. Nursery

 

 

19. Offices, Business and Professional

 

 

a. Offices, Business and Professional

 

 

b. Offices, Medical

 

 

20. Parking, Commercial Facility

 

 

21. Pawn Shop

 

 

22. Personal Improvement Services

 

 

23. Personal Services

 

 

24. Recreation and Entertainment, Commercial

 

 

a. Within a Building

 

 

b. Outside a Building

L(3)

 

25. Research and Development Services

 

 

26. Retail Sales/Rental

 

 

27. Vehicle/Equipment Sales and Service

 

 

a. Automobile Rental/Leasing

 

 

b. Automobile Sales/New and Used

 

 

c. Automobile Washing

 

 

d. Automobile Wrecking

 

e. Service Stations

 

 

(1) Automobile Washing

 

 

f. Vehicle/Equipment Repair

 

 

(1) Limited Vehicle Service

 

 

g. Vehicle/Equipment Sales and Rentals

 

 

h. Vehicle Storage

 

 

28. Visitor Accommodations

 

 

a. Bed and Breakfast Inns

U

(E)

b. Hotels

 

 

c. Motels

 

 

C. Industrial Use Classifications

 

 

1. General Industry

 

 

2. Limited Industry

 

 

3. Research Development Industry

 

 

4. Wholesaling, Distribution and Storage

 

 

D. Agricultural Use Classifications

 

 

1. Animal Husbandry

 

 

2. Crop Production

 

 

E. Community Facility Use Classifications

 

 

1. Adult Day Care Facility

U

 

2. Child Day Care Facility (Day Care Center)

U

(D)

3. Clubs and Lodges

 

 

4. College, Public or Private

U

 

5. Cultural Institutions

 

 

a. Cultural Institutions

U

 

b. Natural History/Science Museum

U

 

6. Emergency Medical Care

 

 

7. Government Offices

 

 

8. Hazardous Waste Management Facility

 

 

9. Heliports

 

 

10. Housing for the Homeless/Emergency Shelters

 

11. Hospitals

 

 

a. Acute Care

 

 

b. Other

 

 

12. Maintenance and Service Facilities

 

 

13. Park and Recreation Facilities

L(5)

 

14. Public Parking Facilities

 

 

15. Public Safety Facilities

U

 

16. Public Transit Terminals

 

 

17. Recycling Facilities

 

 

a. Collection Facility

 

 

(1) Reverse Vending Machine

L(6)

(F)

(2) Small Collection Facility

L(6)

(F)

(3) Large Collection Facility

 

 

b. Processing Facility

 

 

18. Religious Assembly

U

 

19. Residential Care Facility

L(7)

 

20. Schools, Public or Private

U

 

21. Skilled Nursing Facilities

 

 

22. Utilities, Major

L(8)

 

23. Utilities, Minor

P

 

F. Accessory Uses

 

 

1. Accessory Living Quarters

L(9)

 

2. Accessory Structure

L(10)

(A)

3. Accessory Uses

L(11)

 

a. Garage Sales

P

 

b. Home Occupations

L(11)

(B)

c. Personal Cannabis Cultivation

L(13)

(H)

G. Temporary Uses

 

 

1. Arts and Crafts Shows, Outdoor

L(12)

 

2. Christmas Tree Sales

L(12)

 

3. Civic/Community Events

L(12)

 

4. Farmers Markets

L(12)

 

5. Live Entertainment Events

L(12)

 

6. Outdoor Seating/Eating and Drinking Estab

 

 

7. Pumpkin Sales

L(12)

 

8. Retail Sales, Outdoor

 

 

9. Swap Meets, Non-Recurring

L(12)

 

10. Swap Meets, Recurring

 

 

11. Street Fairs

 

 

12. Vendor Carts

 

 

USE REGULATIONS

L(1)

Permitted subject to the issuance of a Large Family Day Care Home Permit by the Zoning Administrator.

L(2)

Not permitted in the R-8, R-8.5, R-10, R-12, and R-15 zoning districts. Permitted upon approval of a Minor Use Permit in the R-20 and R-40 zoning districts subject to the regulations in Sec. 10-2.3.108. Animals.

L(3)

In the R-40 zoning district, private country clubs and golf courses are permitted upon approval of a Conditional Use Permit. All other uses within this category are not permitted.

L(4)

A transitional housing facility which is a residential care home as defined in Part I, Article 4. Use Classifications is a permitted use. All other uses under this classification are not permitted.

L(5)

Private neighborhood swim centers, owned and operated by and for the residents of the neighborhood in which such uses are located, are permitted upon approval of a Conditional Use Permit. All other uses within this classification are permitted.

L(6)

Reverse vending machines used by occupants of single family homes, duplex units and multiple family housing projects for the sole collection and storage of recyclable material generated by on-site residents are permitted. Reverse vending machines and small collection facilities are permitted in Community Service Facilities (see Part III, Article 7. Recycling Facilities. for the definition of "Community Service Facilities") upon approval by the Community Development Director. Storage containers must be enclosed or placed out of view of any public right-of-way.

L(7)

Permitted if the occupants of the facility meet the definition of handicapped under the Fair Housing Act, otherwise not permitted. Parking, as required in Part III, Article 2. Off-site Parking and Loading Regulations, shall be provided. The development regulations (other than parking) for a residential care facility shall be the same as required for the Residential Use Classifications in Sec. 10-2.2.103.

L(8)

Electrical substations, aboveground electrical transmission lines water pumping stations and switching buildings are permitted uses. All other uses within this classification are not permitted.

L(9)

Accessory living quarters, as defined in Part I, Article 4. Use Classifications, are living quarters within an accessory structure, without kitchen facilities. Accessory living quarters are permitted subject to the standards in Sec. 10-2.3.103. Accessory Structures.

L(10)

Accessory structures are permitted subject to the standards in Sec. 10-2.3.103. Accessory Structures.

L(11)

Home Occupations are permitted subject to the approval of a Home Occupation Permit (see Sec. 10-2.3.107. Home Occupations). For all other accessory uses, see the use regulation for the primary use classification.

L(12)

Permitted in private country clubs and golf courses, neighborhood swim centers, cultural institutions, park and recreation facilities, religious assembly, and schools subject to the approval of a Temporary Activity Permit (see Sec. 10-2.3.118. Temporary Activity Permits).

L(13)

Personal cannabis cultivation is permitted subject to the regulations outlined by Article 14 of Part III of the Zoning Ordinance.

ADDITIONAL USE REGULATIONS

(A)

See Sec. 10-2.3.103. Accessory Structures.

(B)

See Sec. 10-2.3.107. Home Occupations.

(C)

See Sec. 10-2.3.108. Animals.

(D)

See Part III, Article 6. Child Day Care Facilities.

(E)

See Sec. 10-2.3.109. Bed and Breakfast Inns.

(F)

See Part III, Article 7. Recycling Facilities.

(G)

See Part III, Article 9. Inclusionary Housing.

(H)

See Part III, Article 14. Personal and Commercial Cannabis Activities.

(I)

See Part III, Article 5. Accessory Dwelling Units.

(§5, Ord. 2129, eff. 7/3/14; §§7(1), (6)—(8), Ord. 2183, eff. 9/8/18; §4, Ord. 2188, eff. 3/8/19; §5, Ord. 2203, eff. 12/17/19; §5, Ord. 2204, eff. 1/21/20; §5, Ord. 2208*, eff. 12/15/20)

*Code reviser's note: Section 25 of Ord. 2208 states: "This urgency ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its adoption, and shall expire one (1) year from the expiration of Ordinance No. 2204 (12:00 am on December 16, 2021)."

10-2.2.103 Property Development Regulations.

The following schedule prescribes development regulations for the Single Family Residential Zoning District. The symbol "NA" indicates that there is no restriction for that particular development regulation or it is not applicable in this District. Letters in parentheses refer to the "Additional Development Regulations" following the schedule.

CLASSIFICATION

DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS

A. Minimum Lot Area

D(1), D(2), D(3), D(5)

1. R-8

8,000 sq ft

 

2. R-8.5

8,500 sq ft

 

3. R-10

10,000 sq ft

 

4. R-12

12,000 sq ft

 

5. R-15

15,000 sq ft

 

6. R-20

20,000 sq ft

 

7. R-40

40,000 sq ft

 

B. Minimum Lot Width

D(1), D(2), D(3), D(5)

1. R-8

75 feet

 

2. R-8.5

75 feet

 

3. R-10

80 feet

 

4. R-12

90 feet

 

5. R-15

100 feet

 

6. R-20

120 feet

 

7. R-40

140 feet

 

C. Minimum Lot Frontage

D(1), D(2), D(3), D(4), D(5)

1. R-8

75 feet

 

2. R-8.5

75 feet

 

3. R-10

80 feet

 

4. R-12

90 feet

 

5. R-15

100 feet

 

6. R-20

120 feet

 

7. R-40

140 feet

 

D. Minimum Lot Depth

D(1), D(2), D(5)

1. R-8, R-8.5

95 feet

 

2. R-10, R-12

100 feet

 

3. R-15

120 feet

 

4. R-20, R-40

150 feet

 

E. Minimum Setbacks

D(1), D(2), D(3), D(4), D(5)

1. Front

 

 

a. R-8, R-8.5, R-10, R-12, R-15, R-20

20 feet

 

b. R-40

30 feet

 

2. Side

 

 

a. R-8, R-8.5, R-10

5', aggregate 15'/second story 10'

D(10)

b. R-12

10'

 

c. R-15

10', aggregate 25'

 

d. R-20, R-40

15'

 

3. Corner Side

 

 

a. R-8, R-8.5, R-10, R-12, R-15

10 feet

D(6)

b. R-20

15 feet

 

c. R-40

30 feet

 

4. Rear

 

 

a. R-8, R-8.5, R-10, R-12, R-15

15 feet

 

c. R-20, R-40

20 feet

 

F. Maximum Height

25 feet, 2 stories

 

G. Density

 

D(7)

H. Maximum Lot Coverage

 

 

1. R-8, R-8.5

40%

 

2. R-10

35%

 

3. R-12

30%

 

4. R-15, R-20

25%

 

5. R-40

NA

 

I. Threshold Floor Area Ratio (including garage and all other buildings)

 

 

1. R-8, R-8.5, R-10

.42

D(10)

2. R-12, R-15, R-20

N/A

 

J. Floor Area Distribution (Maximum percentage of floor area on second floor of principal structure, where total floor area includes garage)

 

 

1. R-8, R-8.5, R-10

40%

D(10)

2. R-12, R-15, R-20

N/A

 

K. Distance Between Buildings

5 feet

 

L. Placement of Mailboxes

 

D(8)

M. Temporary Tract Offices

See Sec. 10-2.3.113.

 

N. Fences and Walls

See Sec. 10-2.3.104.

 

O. Antennas

See Sec. 10-2.3.120.

 

P. Non-Conforming Conditions

See Part III, Article 3.

 

Q. Recycling Facilities

See Part III, Article 7.

 

R. Parking and Loading

See Part III, Article 2.

 

S. Signs

See Title 10. Chapter 8.

 

T. Preservation of Trees

See Title 3. Chapter 8.

 

U. Hillside Performance Standards

See Part III, Article 4.

 

V. Design Review

 

D(9)

W. Stormwater Control

See Title 9, Chapter 16.

 

X. Landscaping

See Part III, Article 11.

 

ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

D(1)

For development of uses (other than Residential Care Facilities) within the Commercial and Community Facility Use Classifications, the minimum lot area, lot width, lot frontage and setbacks are to be determined by the Planning Commission in approval of the Conditional Use Permit. The development regulations for a Residential Care Facility shall be the same as required for the Residential Use Classifications.

D(2)

See Sec. 10-2.3.106. Exclusion of Rights of Way.

D(3)

In the event that more than 1/2 of the front lot line is a concave curve, the minimum lot frontage shall be not less than 1/2 the required lot width, and the actual width of the lot measured at the real line of the require front yard shall be not less than 80% of the required lot width.

D(4)

See Sec. 10-2.3.102. Yards, Setbacks and Open Areas.

D(5)

Refer to the Zoning Map for Future Street Line Setbacks.

D(6)

The side yard on the street side of a reversed corner lot shall be not less than the required front yard in the R district in which such lot is located.

D(7)

The maximum permitted density shall be determined by the stricter of the following three regulations: General Plan Land Use Map; Maximum Lot Coverage as determined in H. above; Maximum density as permitted under Part III, Article 4. Hillside Performance Standards.

D(8)

No mailbox shall be placed within the minimum required depth of the front yard in the sidewalk area between the curb and property line in any R or D-3 district unless the regulations of the U.S. Postal Service specifically mandate such placement. The Chief of Code Enforcement may grant an exception to the above restriction wherein special circumstances applicable to the property such as size, shape, location of buildings justify the exception.

D(9)

Except for those single family dwellings and accessory structures exempted from the provisions of this section, no new building shall be constructed or moved onto any building site, nor shall any existing non-residential building be enlarged, remodeled or otherwise altered on the exterior, nor shall any landscaping previously required pursuant to any permit be altered, nor shall any parking layout or dimension be altered until the design plan and site plan have received Design Review approval pursuant to Part IV, Article 12. Of this Chapter. See Part IV, Article 12 of this Chapter for design review requirements for single family dwellings, additions to single family dwellings, and other buildings on single family lots.

D(10)

Exceptions to these regulations may be permitted with Design Review approval pursuant to Part IV, Article 12, of this Chapter.

(Ord. 2005, eff. 12/19/02; §2, Ord. 2037, eff. 12/17/04; §19, Ord. 2046, eff. 12/1/2005; §5, Ord. 2108, eff. 4/7/12)