Santa Cruz City ADU / Granny Flat Ordinance

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2/6/18 BOS

The Santa Cruz County Code is hereby amended by changing Section 12.02.020(11) to read as follows: ( 1 1) Permits for accessory dwelling units as provided for in SCCC 13.10.681.

The Santa Cruz County Code is hereby amended by changing the entry for “second unit” in Section 13.10. 312(B) Uses Chart to read as follows:

Accessory Dwelling Unit, subject to the provisions of SCCC 13.10.681

Outside the Coastal Zone

4

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Inside the Coastal Zone

5

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The Santa Cruz County Code is hereby amended by changing Section 13.10.314 (B) to read as follows:

(B) Residential Uses in the Coastal Zone. For parcels within the CA Commercial Agricultural and AP Agricultural Preserve Zone Districts in the Coastal Zone, the following special findings shall be made in addition to those required by Chapter 18.10 SCCC and subsection (A) of this section in order to approve any discretionary residential use including a single-family residence, an accessory dwelling unit, a permanent caretaker’s residence, or habitable accessory structure. These findings shall be based upon a review and determination by the Agricultural Policy

Advisory Commission.

SECTION IV

The Santa Cruz County Code is hereby amended by changing the entry for “second unit” in Section 13.10. 322(B) Uses Chart to read as follows:

USE RA RR R-1 RB RM
Accessory Dwelling Unit, subject to the provisions of

SCCC 13.10.681

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SECTION IV

The Santa Cruz County Code is hereby amended by changing Site and Structural Dimensions Charts in Section

13.10. 323(B) to read as follows:

Proposed ADU Ordinance Inside Coastal Zone

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R-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE DISTRICTS SITE AND STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS CHART

R-1-6 to R-1-9.9 6,000

to <10,000 sq. ft.

General requirements

20

5&8

15

40%

28

0.5:1

2

60

60

Corner lots–existing parcels

20

5&10

15

40%

28

0.5:1

2

60

60

-creating new parcels 5&20
Parcels >4,800 to

<5,999 sq. ft.

20

5&8

15

40%

28

0.5: 1

2

R-1-10 to R-1-15.9 10,000 to <16,000 sq. ft. General requirements

20

10&1

0

15

40%

28

0.5:1

2

60

60

Creating new corner lots

20

10&2

0

15

40%

28

0.5:1

2

60

60

R-1-16 to R-1-<l acre 16,000 sq. ft. to <1 acre General requirements

30

15&1

5

15

20%

28

NIA

2

90

60

RR, RA and R-1-1 >1

acre

General requirements- I to

<5 acres

40

20&2

0

20

10%

28

NIA

2

100

60

General requirements-5 acres or more

40

20&2

0

20

10%

28

NIA

2

150

100

NOTE: This chart contains the single family residential zone district standards and some of the most commonly used exceptions. For additional exceptions relating to parcels, see SCCC 13.10.323(D). For additional exceptions relating to structures, see SCCC 13.10.323(E). Variations from maximum structural height, maximum number of stories and maximum floor area as defined by FAR may be approved with a residential development permit by the appropriate approving body for affordable housing units built on-site or off-site in accordance with Chapter 17.10 SCCC and SCCC 13.10.681 and 13.10.685.

* Site standard for the applicable zone district must be met.

** Number of stories is limited outside the urban services line by the General Plan.

*** For parcels where there is an historic resource that has been designated consistent with the California Register of the State Office of Historic Preservation and Chapter 16.42 SCCC standards, the maximum parcel coverage shall be 1.25 times that of the applicable zone district. Development shall be consistent with State Office of Historic Preservation guidance. Where New Construction or Conversion ADUs are developed on parcels 6,000 square feet or smaller after January 1, 2018 an additional two percent (2%) Lot Coverage shall be available by right, including within the Pleasure Point (-PP) Combining Zone District.

**** For parcels where there is an historic resource that has been designated consistent with the California Register of the State Office of Historic Preservation and Chapter 16.42 SCCC standards, the floor area ratio (FAR) shall be 0.6: 1 in any zone district where the standard FAR is 0.5: 1. Development shall be consistent

with State Office of Historic Preservation guidance. Where New Construction or Conversion ADUs are developed on parcels 6,000 square feet or smaller after January 1, 2018 an additional two percent (2%) FAR shall be available by right, including within the Pleasure Point (-PP) Combining Zone District.

t See Code Sections 13.10.681(8)2 and (E) for standards governing Conversion ADUs.

RM MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE DISTRICTS SITE AND STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS CHART

NOTE: This chart contains the multifamily residential zone district standards and some of the most commonly used exceptions. For additional exceptions relating to parcels, see SCCC 13.10.323(D). For additional exceptions relating to structures, see SCCC 13.10.323(E). Variations from maximum structural height, maximum number of stories and maximum floor area as defined by FAR may be approved with a residential development permit by the appropriate approving body for affordable housing units built on-site or off-site in accordance with Chapter 17.10 SCCC and SCCC 13.10.681 and 13.10.685.

* Site standard for the applicable zone district must be met.

** For parcels where there is an historic resource that has been designated consistent with the California Register of the State Office of Historic Preservation and Chapter 16.42 SCCC standards, the maximum parcel coverage shall be 1.25 times that of the applicable zone district. Development shall be consistent with State Office of Historic Preservation guidance. Where New Construction or Conversion ADUs are developed on parcels 6,000 square feet or smaller after January 1, 2018 an additional two percent (2%) Lot Coverage shall be available by right, including within the Pleasure Point (-PP) Combining Zone District.

*** For parcels where there is an historic resource that has been designated consistent with the California Register of the State Office of Historic Preservation and Chapter 16.42 SCCC standards, the floor area ratio (FAR) shall be 0.6: 1 in any zone district where the standard FAR is 0.5: 1. Development shall be consistent with State Office of Historic Preservation guidance. Where New Construction or Conversion ADUs are developed on parcels 6,000 square feet or smaller after January 1, 2018 an additional two percent (2%) FAR shall be available by right, including within the Pleasure Point (-PP) Combining Zone District.

t See Code Sections 13.10.68l(B)2 and (E) for standards governing Conversion ADUs.

ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT RESIDENTIAL ZONE DISTRICTS

SITE AND STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS CHART

PARCEL MAXIMUM FLOOR MAXIMUM MINIMUM MINIMUM ZONE SPECIFIC PARCEL MAXIMUM AREA NUMBER SITE SITE

DISTRICT CONDITION SETBACKS (FEET) COVERAGE HEIGHT (FEET) RATIO* STORIES** WIDTH FRONTAGE

FRONT SIDE REAR

*** *** (FEET)

New Construction 17 and 15 exterior side

Detached from SFD, * * * * * NIA * *

inside USL

New Construction

Detached from SFD, * * * * * * * * *

outside USL

New Construction

Attached to SFD

* * * * * * * * *

New Construction 24 and 20 exterior

above a Detached * 5 5 *

garage inside USL

wall

24 between 5′ and

* 2 * *

New Construction zone district setback,

Accessory above an Attached * 5 5 * with 20 exterior wall; * 2 * *

Dwelling garage inside USL * at zone district

Units, All setback

Districts New Construction

above a Detached or 24 between 5′ and

Attached garage- zone district setback,

outside USL

Reduced setbacks

* 5 5 * with 20 exterior wall; * 2 * *

* at zone district setback

New Construction above a Detached or

Attached garage- * * * * * * * * *

outside USL

Standard Setbacks

Conversion ADUs + t t t t t + + +

* Site standard for the applicable zone district must be met.

** For parcels where there is an historic resource that has been designated consistent with the California Register of the State Office of Historic Preservation and Chapter 16.42 SCCC standards, the maximum parcel coverage shall be 1.25 times that of the applicable zone district. Development shall be consistent with State Office of Historic Preservation guidance. Where New Construction or Conversion ADUs are developed on parcels 6,000 square feet or smaller after January 1, 2018 an additional two percent (2%) Lot Coverage shall be available by right, including within the Pleasure Point (-PP) Combining Zone District.

*** For parcels where there is an historic resource that has been designated consistent with the California Register of the State Office of Historic Preservation and Chapter 16.42 SCCC standards, the floor area ratio (FAR) shall be 0.6: 1 in any zone district where the standard FAR is 0.5: 1. Development shall be consistent with State Office of Historic Preservation guidance. Where New Construction or Conversion ADUs are developed on parcels 6,000 square feet or smaller after January 1, 2018 an additional two percent (2%) FAR shall be available by right, including within the Pleasure Point (-PP) Combining Zone District.

t See Code Sections 13.10.68 l(B)2 and (E) for standards governing Conversion ADUs.

SECTION VI

The Santa Cruz County Code is hereby amended by amending Section 13.I 0.323(E)(6) to read as follows:

  1. Site and Structural Dimension Exceptions Relating to Structures.
    1. Accessory Structures.
      1. Water Tanks and Propane Tanks. Water tanks which are required for fire protection and/or domestic use may be erected to within three feet of any property line; provided, that the proposed location is a written requirement from the County Fire Marshal, appropriate fire agency or Environmental Health Service. Propane/LP gas tanks may be erected to within five feet of any property line; provided, that the proposed location is a written requirement from the County Fire Marshal or appropriate fire agency. A landscaped screen shall be provided for any tank located within the required front yard.
      1. Side and Rear Yards.
        1. An accessory structure which is attached to the main building shall be considered a part thereof, and shall be required to have the same setbacks as the main structure;
        1. A detached accessory structure which is located entirely within the required rear yard and which is smaller than 120 square feet in size and I 0 feet or less in height may be constructed to within three feet of the side and rear property lines;

        1. Garden trellises, garden statuary, birdbaths, freestanding barbeques, play equipment, swimming pool equipment, freestanding air conditioners, heat pumps and similar HVAC equipment and ground-mounted solar systems, if not exceeding six feet in height, are not required to maintain side and rear yard setbacks and are excluded from the calculation of allowable lot coverage.
      1. Separation. The minimum distance between any two detached structures shall be 10 feet with the following exceptions:
        1. Eaves, chimneys, cantilevered, uncovered, unenclosed balconies, porches, decks and uncovered, unenclosed stairways and landings may encroach three feet into the required I 0-foot separation;
  1. No separation is required between water tanks located on the same parcel;
  1. No separation is required between garden trellises, garden statuary, birdbaths, freestanding barbecues, play equipment, swimming pool equipment, freestanding air conditioners, heat pumps

and similar HYAC equipment and ground-mounted solar systems and other structures located on the same parcel.

  1. The minimum separation between an Accessory Dwelling Unit and any other structure on a parcel, including encroachments included in subsection (i) above, shall be no less than three feet.
      1. On Reversed Corner Lots. On a reversed corner lot, accessory structures shall be located not closer to the rear property line than the required side yard on the adjoining key lot, and not closer to the side property line adjoining the street than the required front yard of the adjoining key lot.
      1. Distance from Alleys. Detached accessory structures including garages shall not be located within three feet of any alley.
      1. Garages Located in Required Rear and Side Yards.
        1. On residentially zoned parcels smaller than 10,000 square feet, an attached or detached garage (“garage” as defined under SCCC 13.10.700-G but e?’cluding carports) may be located within side and rear setback areas with up to a 50 percent reduction of the required setback distances to the rear and interior side property lines; provided, that:
          1. There shall be no windows, doors or other openings on garage walls that are less than five feet from the side or rear property lines.
          1. The garage shall have a minimum front setback of 40 feet, or, for parcels less than 80 feet deep, the minimum front setback to the garage shall be 50 percent of the parcel’s depth.
          1. Eaves or other projections on garages with reduced setbacks shall extend no more than two additional feet closer to the rear and side yard property lines, and no closer than allowed by the California Residential Building Code (CRC).
          1. The garage shall have a maximum depth of 30 feet.
        1. On residential parcels 10,000 square feet or larger in size, an attached or detached garage may be located within side and rear setback areas with up to a 50 percent reduction of the required setback distances to the rear and interior side property lines, subject to subsections (E)(6)(f)(i)(A) through (D) of this section; and provided, that a minor exception is obtained in accordance with

sccc 13.10.235.

        1. On residential parcels less than 10,000 square feet, a garage may be located up to zero feet from the rear or interior side property line if an administrative site development permit (Level IV