Folsom ADU / Granny Flat Ordinance

http://caladu.org/ordinance/Folsom-05-19-17.pdf

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ORDINANCE NO. 1273

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FOLSOM AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS IN TITLE 17 OF THE FOLSOM MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING SECOND DWELLING UNITS

The City Council of the City of Folsom does ordain as follows:

SECTION l PURPOSE

The purpose of this ordinance is to amend certain Sections in Chapters 17.104, lnclusionary Housing, and 17.105, Second Dwelling Units, of the Folsom Municipal Code, to ccmply with recent amendments to state law regarding Second Dwelling Units and to assure consistency with other chapters of the zoning code.

SECTION 2 AMENDMENT TO CODE

Section 17.104.030(C) of the Folsom Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

17.104.030 lnclusionary housing requirement.

C. Unit Size. The inclusionary housing requirement shall accommodate diverse family sizes by including a mix of studio, one-, two- and/or three-bedroom units and the mix of inclusionary unit sizes shall generally accommodate the household sizes identified in the city’s general plan,

unless otherwise negotiated in the inclusionary housing agreement A developer may propose an alternative mix of the size of units as part of its inclusionary housing plan.

SECTION 3 AMENDMENT TO CODE

Section 17.104.lOO(F) of the Folsom Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

17.l 04.l 00 Administration of the inclusionary housing requirement.

F. Reserved.

SECTION 4 AMENDMENT TO CODE

Section 17.105.030(F) of the Folsom M11nicipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

17.105.30 Definitions

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maximum of 1,200 square feet as long as all other requirements of this Chapter are met. If detached, the Second Dwelling Unit shall not exceed a maximum of 1,200 square feet of living area.

  1. Maximum Lot Coverage. The maximum lot coverage in the single-family residential zoning district may be increased for second dwelling units up to a maximum of ten percent, except in the Historic District where the maximum lot coverage may only be increased up to a maximum of five percent.
  1. Utilities. All necessary public and private utilities and services shall be required for the Second Dwelling Unit. Second Dwelling Units shall not be considered new residential uses for the purposes of calculating connection fees or capacity charges for utilities, including water and sewer service.

H. Entrance. A separate entrance, independent of the entrance for the Primary Dwelling Unit, shall be provided. Any entrances to a Second Dwelling Unit shall not be located on the same building elevation as the entrance to the Primary Dwelling Unit. No Passageway shall be required in conjunction with the construction of a Second Dwelling Unit.

  1. Parking. The Second Dwelling Unit shall be required to provide no more than one off­ street parking space per unit. Additional parking may be required, up to a maximum of one parking space per bedroom, provided that a finding is made by the Director of Community Development Department that the additional parking requirements are directly related to the use of the Second Dwelling Unit and are consistent with any existing neighborhood standards applicable to the existing Primary Dwelling unit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Second Dwelling Unit is not required to provide parking in any of the following instances:
    1. The Second Dwelling Unit is located within one-half mile of public transit.
    1. The Second Dwelling Unit is located in the Historic District.
    1. The Second Dwelling Unit is part of an existing Primary Dwelling Unit or an existing Accessory Building or Structure.
    1. \Vhen there is a Car Share Vehicle, as defined in this Chapter, located within one block of the Second Dwelling Unit.
  1. Conformity with Regulatory Requirements.
    1. Attached or detached Second Dwelling Units shall comply with the height, setback, and lot coverage standards as well as ees, charges and other zoning requirements applicable to construction in the permitted single-family residential zoning district.

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This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days from and after its passage and adoption, provided it is published in full or in summary V>’:ithin twenty (20) days after its adoption in a newspaper of general circulation.

This ordinance was introduced and the tille thereof read at the regular meeting of the City Council on February 28, 2017, and the second reading occurred at the regular meeting of the City Council on March 14, 2017.

On a motion by Vice Mayor Kerri Howell, seconded by Mayor Andy Morin the foregoing ordinance was passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Folsom, State of California, this l 41h day of March, 2017, by the following vote, to wit:

AYES: Council Members: Gaylord, Howell, Miklos, Sheldon, Morin

NOES: Council Members: None ABSENT: Council Members: None ABSTAIN: Council Members: None

Andrew J. Morin, M OR

ATTEST:

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Folsom, California 95630

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D I S T IN CT IV E B Y N A T U R E

May 10, 2017

{916) 355-7222 Fax (916) 355-7274

Mr. Ben Metcalf, Director

California Department of Housing & Community Development 2020 West El Camino Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95833 Dear Mr. Metcalf,

Enclosed please find the City of Folsom’s amendments to the Folsom Municipal Code to comply with recent changes to California Accessory Dwelling Unit Law.

Please feel free to contact Stephanie Traylor Henry, Associate Planner, at 916-351-3349 or shenry@folsom.ca.us if you have questions regarding the attached ordinance.

Sincerely,

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David E. Miller, AICP

Community Development Director

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