Chapter 15.16A


15.16A.010    Purpose.

15.16A.020    Exemption.

15.16A.030    Minimum development standards.

15.16A.040    Violation – Penalty.

15.16A.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide the minimum standards for development of single-family dwellings on residential lots within the city. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to traditional “site-built” homes, manufactured homes, and modular homes placed on residential lots in the city. (Ord. TLS 23-11-44B Att. B)

15.16A.020 Exemption.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the placement of a manufactured home in an approved mobile home park. (Ord. TLS 23-11-44B Att. B)

15.16A.030 Minimum development standards.

All single-family dwellings constructed in the city shall comply with the following minimum development standards:

A.    Width. The minimum width of a single-family dwelling, as assembled on the site, shall not be less than 20 feet, as measured across the narrowest portion; provided, that in the R-L residential district, the minimum width as measured across the narrowest point shall be 24 feet.

B.    Length. The minimum length of a single-family dwelling, as assembled on the site, shall not be less than 36 feet.

C.    Siding Materials. Siding materials shall be wood, masonite, masonry, stucco, vinyl, or other exterior siding similar in appearance to siding materials commonly used on conventional site-built single-family homes. The exterior siding materials shall extend to the top of the foundation or skirting.

D.    Foundation. A permanent, perimeter masonry or a concrete foundation shall be required for all residential dwellings in the R-L residential district. Manufactured homes located within residential districts other than the R-L residential district, shall have a perimeter foundation or skirting that is similar in appearance to the foundations of site-built housing. Manufactured homes shall be placed on concrete runners extending for the length of the required blocking and 18 inches beyond the end pier. The runners shall be no less than six inches in thickness and a minimum of two feet in width. The runners will be reinforced with #4 rebar that are placed longitudinally and spaced no more than 12 inches apart. Tie-downs are required as per manufacturer’s recommendation or as recommended by the building official.

E.    Floor Level. The first finished floor level of a residence shall be 15 inches or less above the top of the perimeter foundation wall. Manufactured homes may be recessed (pit-set) to achieve this.

F.    Accessory Attached or Detached Storage. Within all residential districts, at least one accessory carport, storage or garage building shall be constructed in conjunction with the residential dwelling and shall contain a minimum of 300 square feet of floor area. If an accessory carport is constructed to meet this requirement, a minimum of 80 square feet of storage area shall be provided to the rear of the structure. (Ord. TLS 23-11-44B Att. B)

15.16A.040 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalties as provided in DCC 1.20.010 as the same exist now or may hereafter be amended. Every violation of this chapter shall be a separate and distinct offense and in case of a continuing violation every day’s continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense. The existence of a criminal remedy or an impending criminal proceeding under the provisions of this chapter shall not be construed to affect the right of the city to proceed through its proper officers with the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter by civil proceedings either at law or equity in any court of competent jurisdiction. (Ord. TLS 23-11-44B Att. B)