Chapter 17.340
ZERO LOT LINE DEVELOPMENT

Sections:

17.340.010    Pre-application.

17.340.020    Permits required.

17.340.030    Standards.

17.340.010 Pre-application.

The applicant shall submit a sketch plan to the department of community services and shall discuss the general proposal with staff before filing for any special development permits. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018].

17.340.020 Permits required.

New construction or the replacement, addition, or major improvement of existing development shall be subject to site plan review. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018].

17.340.030 Standards.

The general conditions of the district shall prevail in addition to the special standards listed in this section: (See Figure 17.340.030.)

(1) The lot(s) contiguous to the zero-setback yard must be under the same ownership at the time of initial construction, or the applicant must produce written evidence that the contiguous property owner consents to this type of construction and is willing to enter into the required covenant agreement.

(2) The yard setback on the lot contiguous to the zero lot line development must comply with the requirements of the Uniform Building Code.

(3) If dwellings are constructed against both side lot lines, access must be provided along the rear lot lines for public pedestrian or vehicular access to the rear yards and for access by protection service vehicles.

(4) When two dwellings are built against the same zero lot line, no portion of them shall project over any property line.

(5) Property owners of this kind of development and property owners of contiguous property shall sign a covenant agreement with the city which shall be recorded against the lots. The agreement shall provide that:

(a) In case of destruction of one or more units, new construction must follow the same concept of construction as previously designed.

(b) Each owner shall carry fire and liability insurance on their portion of the building with the contiguous owner(s) also listed on the policy.

(c) Provisions for the maintenance of the zero lot line wall, the roof and any common facilities are included.

(d) The procedures for the resolution of disputes is specified.

Figure 17.340.030 – Examples of Zero Lot Line Development

[Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018].