Article 3. Multiple Family Residential Districts (M)

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10-2.2.301 Purpose and Intent.

The purpose of the Multiple Family Residential Districts is to promote and encourage single and multiple family development at densities that are consistent with the General Plan land use designation and surrounding development. The intent is to provide for higher density classifications in and around the core area and adjacent to major transit centers. The lower density classifications will serve as a transition between single family development and commercial areas or higher density residential areas.

In the Core Area, ground floor commercial or retail uses may be permitted upon approval of a conditional use permit (subject to a specific set of findings) in multistory, high density residential complexes. The intent is to provide convenient services for the tenants living in and around these higher density residential complexes. (§7, Ord. 2194, eff. 6/7/19)

10-2.2.302 Land Use Regulations. Revised 4/20

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 Classifications

 

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

1. Adult Day Care Home

P

 

2. Congregate Living Facility

U

 

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

P

 

5. Multiple Family Residential

P

 

6. Residential Care Home

P

 

7. Accessory Dwelling Units

 

 

a. Accessory Dwelling Unit

P

(J)

b. Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit

L(15)

(J)

8. Single Family Residential

L(2)

 

B. Commercial Use Classifications

 

 

1. Ambulance Services

 

 

2. Animal Sales and Service

 

 

a. Animal Hospital

 

 

b. Animal: Retail Sales and Grooming

 

 

c. Horse Stables

 

 

d. Kennel

 

 

3. Artist Studio

 

 

4. Banks and Savings and Loans

 

 

a. Banks and Savings and Loans

L(3)

 

(1) With Drive-up Service

 

 

(2) With Automated Teller Machine

L(4)

 

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/or Drinking Establishments

 

(H)

a. Eating and/or Drinking Establishments

L(3)

 

(1) With Wine and Beer Service Ending at or Before 11:00 p.m.

L(5)

 

(2) With Wine and Beer Service Ending After 11:00 p.m.

L(6)

 

(3) With Full Alcoholic Beverage Service Ending at or Before 11:00 p.m.

L(5)

 

(4) With Full Alcoholic Beverage Service Ending After 11:00 p.m.

L(6)

 

(5) With Live Entertainment

 

 

(6) With Dancing

 

 

(7) With Take-out Service

L(3)

 

(a) Drive-up

 

 

(8) With Permanent Outdoor Seating

L(3)

 

(9) With Off-site Distribution

 

 

(a) Micro-brewery

L(3)

 

10. Food and Beverage Sales

 

 

a. Food and Beverage Sales

L(3)

 

b. Convenience Market

L(3)

 

(1) With Gasoline Sales

 

 

c. Specialty Food Shops

L(3)

 

(1) With Off-site Distribution

 

 

11. Funeral and Interment Services

 

 

12. Health Clubs

L(3)

 

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

L(3)

 

23. Personal Services

L(3)

 

24. Recreation and Entertainment, Commercial

 

 

a. Within a building

 

 

b. Outside a Building

 

 

25. Research and Development Services

 

 

26. Retail Sales/Rental

L(3)

 

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

U

 

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

L(7)

 

11. Hospitals

 

 

a. Acute Care

 

 

b. Other

 

 

12. Maintenance and Service Facilities

 

 

13. Park and Recreation Facilities

P

 

14. Public Parking Facilities

 

 

15. Public Safety Facilities

U

 

16. Public Transit Terminals

 

 

17. Recycling Facilities

 

 

a. Collection Facility

 

 

(1) Reverse Vending Machine

L(8)

(F)

(2) Small Collection Facility

L(8)

(F)

(3) Large Collection Facility

 

b. Processing Facility

 

 

18. Religious Assembly

U

 

19. Residential Care Facility

U

 

20. Schools, Public or Private

U

 

21. Skilled Nursing Facilities

U

 

22. Utilities, Major

L(9)

 

23. Utilities, Minor

P

 

F. Accessory Uses

 

 

1. Accessory Living Quarters

L(10)

 

2. Accessory Structure

L(11)

 

3. Accessory Use

L(12)

 

a. Garage Sales

P

 

b. Home Occupations

L(12)

 

c. Personal Cannabis Cultivation

L(14)

(I)

G. Temporary Uses

 

 

1. Arts and Crafts Shows, Outdoor

L(13)

 

2. Christmas Tree Sales

L(13)

 

3. Civic/Community Events

L(13)

 

4. Farmers Markets

L(13)

 

5. Live Entertainment Events

L(13)

 

6. Outdoor Seating/Eating and Drinking Estab

 

 

7. Pumpkin Sales

L(13)

 

8. Retail Sales, Outdoor

 

 

9. Swap Meets, Non-Recurring

L(13)

 

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)

Permitted in the M-3 zoning district upon approval of a conditional use permit by the Planning Commission. Not permitted in the M-2.5, M-2.0, M-1.5, M-1.0, and M-0.75 zoning districts. The maximum density for single family residential development in the M-3 zoning district shall be determined by the Planning Commission in the approval of the Use Permit.

L(3)

Permitted on the ground floor of a multistory residential project in the Core Area upon approval of a Conditional Use Permit. Not permitted outside of the Core Area. In approving the Use Permit the Planning Commission must find that:

 

a) The proposed use is located on a collector or arterial street in the Core Area;

 

b) The use, in terms of activities, location, size, appearance and signage, will not alter nor detract from the residential character of the neighborhood.

L(4)

If the ATM is to be located on the exterior wall of an existing bank or an off-site building it shall be reviewed and approved by the Community Development Director. In approving the exterior ATM, the Community Development Director shall find that the ATM has adequate security and lighting and that queuing for the ATM does not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic flow.

L(5)

Permitted subject to L(3) and an additional finding by the Planning Commission that the use is consistent with the Administrative Use Permit Compliance Checklist Conditions of Approval pursuant to Article 12 of Part III of the Zoning Ordinance.

L(6)

Not permitted if located within 600 feet of a school (as defined in Article 4, Section 10-2.1.403(E)) if providing full alcoholic beverage service. Otherwise, permitted upon approval of a Conditional Use Permit pursuant to both L(3) and Article 12 of Part III of the Zoning Ordinance.

L(7)

Permitted in the M-1.5, M-1.0, and M-0.75 zoning districts upon approval of a Conditional Use Permit. Not permitted in the M-2.0, M-2.5 and M-3 zoning districts.

L(8)

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(9)

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(10)

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 Section 10-2.3.103, Accessory Structures.

L(11)

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

L(12)

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(13)

Permitted in neighborhood swim centers, cultural institutions, park and recreation facilities, religious assembly, schools and similar locations subject to the approval of a Temporary Activity Permit (see Section 10-2.3.118, Temporary Activity Permits).

L(14)

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

L(15)

Permitted in the M-3 zoning district. Not permitted in the M-2.5, M-2.0, M-1.5, M-1.0, and M-0.75 zoning districts.

ADDITIONAL USE REGULATIONS

(A)

See Section 10-2.3.103, Accessory Buildings.

(B)

See Section 10-2.3.107, Home Occupations.

(C)

See Section 10-2.3.108, Animals.

(D)

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

(E)

See Section 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 12, Alcoholic Beverage Sales.

(I)

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

(J)

See Part III, Article 5, Accessory Dwelling Units.

(Ord. 1877, eff. 1/6/96; §§5, 6, 7, Ord. 2109, eff. 6/15/12; §7, Ord. 2129, eff. 7/3/14; §§7(1), (12)—(14), Ord. 2183, eff. 9/8/18; §6, Ord. 2188, eff. 3/8/19; §7, Ord. 2194, eff. 6/7/19; §7, Ord. 2203, eff. 12/17/19; §7, Ord. 2204*, eff. 1/21/20)

*Code reviser's note: Section 25 of Ord. 2204 states: "This urgency ordinance shall be effective immediately upon its adoption. And shall expire ten (10) months and fifteen (15) days from the expiration of Ordinance No. 2203 (12:00 am on December 16, 2020), unless otherwise extended in compliance with California Government Code Section 65858."

10-2.2.303 Property Development Regulations.

The following schedule prescribes development regulations for the Multiple 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)

1. M-0.75

10,000 Sq Ft

 

2. M-1

5,000 Sq Ft

 

3. M-1.5

9,000 Sq Ft

 

4. M-2

8,000 Sq Ft

 

5. M-2.5

10,000 Sq Ft

 

6. M-3

15,000 Sq Ft

D(2)

B. Minimum Lot Width

 

D(1)

1. M-0.75

80 Feet

 

2. M-1

50 Feet

 

3. M-1.5

90 Feet

 

4. M-2

60 Feet

 

5. M-2.5

90 Feet

 

6. M-3

90 Feet

D(2)

C. Minimum Lot Frontage

 

D(1)

1. M-0.75

80 Feet

 

2. M-1

50 Feet

 

3. M-1.5

90 Feet

 

4. M-2

60 Feet

 

5. M-2.5

90 Feet

 

6. M-3

90 Feet

D(2)

D. Minimum Lot Depth

 

 

1. M-0.75

100 Feet

 

2. M-1, M-1.5, M-2, M-2.5, M-3

NA

 

E. Minimum Setbacks

 

D(1), D(3)

1. Front

 

 

a. M-0.75

10 Feet

D(14)

b. M-1, M-1.5, M-2, M-2.5

15 Feet

D(15)

c. M-3

20 Feet

D(2)

2. Side

 

D(1)

a. M-0.75

 

D(16)

b. M-1, M-1.5, M-2, M-2.5

 

D(4)

c. M-3

 

D(5)

3. Corner Side

 

D(1)

a. M-0.75

10 Feet

D(14)

b. M-1, M-1.5, M-2, M-2.5

10 Feet

 

c. M-3

20 Feet

D(2)

4. Rear

 

 

a. M-0.75

 

D(16)

b. M-1, M-1.5

 

D(6)

c. M-2, M-2.5

 

D(7)

d. M-3

 

D(8)

F. Maximum Height

 

D(9)

G. Density

 

 

1. Residential

 

 

a. M-0.75

 

D(17)

b. M-1

1 dwelling unit per 1,000 sq. ft. of net lot area

 

c. M-1.5

1 dwelling unit per 1,500 sq. ft. of net lot area

 

d. M-2

1 dwelling unit per 2,000 sq. ft. of net lot area

 

e. M-2.5

1 dwelling unit per 2,500 sq. ft. of net lot area

 

f. M-3

1 dwelling unit per 3,000 sq. ft. of net lot area

D(2)

2. Commercial

 

D(10)

3. Mixed Use

 

D(10)

H. Maximum Lot Coverage

 

1. M-0.75

70%

 

2. M-1

70%

3. M-1.5

70%

 

4. M-2

60%

 

5. M-2.5

50%

 

6. M-3

50%

D(2)

I. Distance Between Buildings

 

 

1. M-0.75

 

D(18)

2. M-1, M-1.5, M-2, M-2.5, M-3

 

D(11)

J. Maximum Net Floor Area Ratio

 

 

1. M-0.75

 

D(19)

2. M-1, M-1.5, M-2, M-2.5, M-3

 

D(10)

K. Design Review

See Sec. 10-2.4.1202.

 

L. Landscaping

See Part III, Article 11.

D(12)

M. Storage Space for Residential Units

 

D(13)

N. Fences and Walls

See Sec. 10-2.3.104.

 

O. Antennas

See Sec. 10-2.3.120.

 

P. Nonconforming Conditions

See Part III, Article 3.

 

Q. Elevators

See Sec. 10-2.3.124.

 

R. Recycling Facilities

See Part III, Article 7.

 

S. Parking and Loading

See Part III, Article 2.

D(3), D(10)

T. Signs

See Title 10, Chapter 8.

 

U. Preservation of Trees

See Title 3, Chapter 8.

 

V. Hillside Performance Standards

See Part III, Article 4.

 

W. Stormwater Control

See Title 9, Chapter 16.

ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

D(1)

For development of uses 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.

D(2)

For single-family residential development, the minimum lot area, lot width, lot frontage, maximum lot coverage and setbacks are to be determined by the Planning Commission in approval of the Conditional Use Permit.

D(3)

In the M-0.75 district, no surface, ground-level, or aboveground parking shall be located within twenty (20) feet of a street line or within fifty (50) feet of a street line for a Core Area retail street. In the M-1, M-1.5, M-2, M-2.5, and M-3 districts, no parking shall occupy any portion of any required front yard or any required street side yard.

D(4)

The minimum interior side yards for one-story buildings in the M-1, M-1.5, M-2 and M-2.5 districts shall be five (5) feet on each side. Every building over one (1) story shall provide a setback, for the second story, of five (5) feet, plus three (3) inches of additional setback for each foot that such building exceeds ten (10) feet in height.

D(5)

The minimum interior side yard for one-story buildings in the M-3 district shall be ten (10) feet on each side. Every building over one (1) story shall provide a setback, for the second story, of ten (10) feet, plus three (3) inches of additional setback for each foot that such building exceeds ten (10) feet in height. For new single-family development, see L(2). Additions to single-family homes existing as of 2/16/96 (effective date of ordinance) shall conform to the M-3 standards.

D(6)

The minimum depth of the rear yard for buildings in the M-1 and M-1.5 districts shall be three (3) inches per foot of building height, but not less than five (5) feet.

D(7)

The minimum depth of the rear yard for buildings in the M-2 and M-2.5 districts shall be six (6) inches per foot of building height, but not less than ten (10) feet.

D(8)

The minimum depth of the rear yard in the M-3 district shall be twenty (20) feet when adjacent to any single-family development. The minimum depth of the rear yard in the M-3 district, not adjacent to single-family development, shall be ten (10) feet. The minimum depth of the rear yard for new single-family development shall be as determined in L(2). Additions to single-family homes existing as of 2/16/96 (effective date of ordinance) shall conform to the M-3 standards.

D(9)

The maximum building height for multifamily development shall be thirty (30) feet unless otherwise specified in the Zoning Map. The maximum height for single-family development shall be twenty-five (25) feet.

D(10)

For commercial and mixed-use development, the density and parking requirements are to be determined by the Planning Commission in the approval of a Conditional Use Permit.

D(11)

The minimum distance between any two (2) buildings on the same lot in the multiple family districts shall be not less than the sum of the side yards required for each building; except that such distance may be reduced or waived pursuant to the approval of a site plan upon the finding that such distances are not necessary for the maintenance of light, air and privacy for the individual units.

D(12)

Not less than twenty percent (20%) of any site shall be landscaped, the location, size and species of plant material to be determined by the Design Review Commission.

D(13)

Each residential unit shall have at least two hundred (200) cubic feet of enclosed, weather-proofed and lockable private storage space in addition to guest, linen, pantry and clothes closets customarily provided. Such space may be provided in any location approved by the Community Development Department, but shall not be divided into two (2) or more locations.

D(14)

A reduced setback of five (5) feet is permitted for unenclosed exterior stairs leading directly to the entrance of an individual dwelling unit on the ground floor of a multistory building, and for unenclosed patios not more than three (3) feet in height. Only open or transparent glass railings shall be used for said exterior stairs and patios, except that exceptions may be granted by the Design Review Commission upon a finding that an alternative design is necessary to ensure privacy to the adjacent units, and that the design of the railing is suitable for its location within the setback.

An increased setback of fifteen (15) feet is required for the upper portions of a building located more than forty (40) vertical feet from the base elevation.

D(15)

Ten (10) feet within the plan area boundaries of the West Downtown Specific Plan.

D(16)

a) Except where a greater setback is required pursuant to subsection (b) below, the side and rear setbacks shall be as follows:

1) For the portions of a building located within thirty (30) vertical feet of the existing or finished grade (whichever is lower) at the adjacent lot line: ten (10) feet.

2) For the portions of a building located more than thirty (30) vertical feet in height from the existing or finished grade (whichever is lower) at the adjacent lot line: fifteen (15) feet.

3) The Design Review Commission may require additional landscaping and setbacks to protect and promote the appearance, safety, and welfare of surrounding properties.

b) For portions of buildings containing uses described in Section 10-2.1.403(A), Residential Use Classifications:

1) A yard measured as a horizontal plane with minimum dimensions of twenty (20) feet in length and twenty (20) feet in width shall be provided adjacent to the bottom of any primary living room window.

2) A yard measured as a horizontal plane with minimum dimensions of ten (10) feet in length and ten (10) feet in width shall be provided adjacent to the bottom of any primary bedroom window.

3) The required yards or courts for multiple primary windows in the same dwelling unit may overlap one another. The required yards or courts for multiple primary windows in different dwelling units may overlap one another only if the primary windows are facing in the same direction and are located on the same wall of a building.

4) Eaves and awnings projecting from the wall containing a primary window may project up to two (2) feet into the yard required adjacent to the primary window.

5) Cantilevered balconies projecting from the wall containing a primary window may project up to two (2) feet into the yard required adjacent to a primary bedroom window, and up to four (4) feet into the yard required adjacent to a primary living room window.

6) In cases where a primary window is recessed not more than four (4) feet into the face of the wall and the recessed area is not large enough to accommodate the required yard, the yard may be measured from the face of the wall into which the primary window is recessed.

 

 

7) In cases where a primary window opens onto a covered patio or balcony serving that same dwelling unit, the covered patio or balcony may project up to four (4) feet into the required yard.

8) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Design Review Commission may allow exceptions to the dimensional standards and overlap restrictions for yards and courts which are specified above. In granting Design Review approval, the Design Review Commission shall find that the interior(s) of the dwelling unit(s) will be provided with visual access to open sky, access to direct or indirect sunlight, and visual privacy, all equal to or better than what would otherwise be provided through compliance with the standard requirements.

D(17)

The maximum density is one (1) dwelling unit per seven hundred fifty (750) square feet of net lot area. This base density shall be used for purposes of calculating any density bonus pursuant to Part III, Article 10, Density Bonus Ordinance, and Government Code Section 65915.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the City Council may permit a density up to one (1) dwelling unit per five hundred (500) square feet of net lot area, upon approval of a Planned Development Permit. In approving a Planned Development Permit, the City Council shall find that:

a) The net lot area is equal to or greater than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.

b) The development provides community benefits consistent with any applicable specific plan or City Council adopted policy on community benefits.

D(18)

Courts shall be provided for all uses described in Section 10-2.1.403(A), Residential Use Classifications, as follows:

a) A court measured as a horizontal plane with minimum dimensions of twenty (20) feet in length and twenty (20) feet in width shall be provided adjacent to the bottom of any primary living room window.

b) A court measured as a horizontal plane with minimum dimensions of ten (10) feet in length and ten (10) feet in width shall be provided adjacent to the bottom of any primary bedroom window.

c) The required yards or courts for multiple primary windows in the same dwelling unit may overlap one another. The required yards or courts for multiple primary windows in different dwelling units may overlap one another only if the primary windows are facing in the same direction and are located on the same wall of a building.

d) Eaves and awnings projecting from the wall containing a primary window may project up to two (2) feet into the court required adjacent to the primary window.

e) Cantilevered balconies projecting from the wall containing a primary window may project up to two (2) feet into the court required adjacent to a primary bedroom window, and up to four (4) feet into the yard or court required adjacent to a primary living room window.

f) In cases where a primary window is recessed not more than four (4) feet into the face of the wall and the recessed area is not large enough to accommodate the required court, the court may be measured from the face of the wall into which the primary window is recessed.

g) In cases where a primary window opens onto a covered patio or balcony serving that same dwelling unit, the covered patio or balcony may project up to four (4) feet into the required yard.

 

h) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Design Review Commission may allow exceptions to the dimensional standards and overlap restrictions for yards and courts which are specified above. In granting design review approval, the Design Review Commission shall find that the interior(s) of the dwelling unit(s) will be provided with visual access to open sky, access to direct or indirect sunlight, and visual privacy, all equal to or better than what would otherwise be provided through compliance with the standard requirements.

D(19)

Maximum FAR is 2.5. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a twenty thousand (20,000) square foot minimum lot area, and approval of a Planned Development Permit, is required for an FAR greater than 1.5. In approving a Planned Development Permit, the City Council shall find that the development provides community benefits consistent with any applicable specific plan or City Council adopted policy on community benefits.

(§2, Ord. 2037, eff. 12/17/04; §5, Ord. 2070, eff. 6/20/2008; §7, Ord. 2108, eff. 4/7/12; §7, Ord. 2194, eff. 6/7/19)