Chapter 18.30   SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS—R4 AND R6

Sections:


18.30.010   Intent.

It is the intent of this chapter to:

A.

Enhance the residential quality of the city by providing a high standard of development for single-family residential areas;

B.

Designate certain areas in which single-family structures on individual lots are the predominant type of dwelling unit;

C.

Guide residential development to those areas where public sewers are in place or can be extended efficiently at reasonable cost;

D.

Guide development of residential areas in such manner as to assure availability of public services and community facilities such as utilities, police and fire protection, schools, parks and recreation; and

E.

Preserve existing agricultural activities within the city and provide opportunities for small-scale agricultural uses meeting the needs of city residents.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 962, § 1, 7-7-2011)

18.30.020   Permitted uses.

A.

Residential.

1.

Single-family detached structures on individual lots.

2.

Manufactured housing as provided in Chapter 18.90.

3.

Agricultural uses, including farms, nurseries and community gardens/pea patches. Greenhouses, storage sheds and similar buildings accessory to such uses are also permitted.

B.

Other or Related Uses.

1.

Accessory buildings or structures as provided in Chapter 18.50.

2.

Temporary uses as provided in Chapter 18.52.

3.

Home occupations as provided in Chapter 18.54.

4.

Utilities, underground.

5.

Child day care for up to twelve children.

6.

Agricultural stands for sales of produce and plants grown on-site.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 27, 10-7-2010; Ord. No. 962, § 2, 7-7-2011)

18.30.030   Conditional uses.

The following uses not allowed as permitted uses in Section 18.30.020 may be allowed by approval of a conditional use permit in accordance with Chapters 18.08 and 18.12:

A.

Child care for more than twelve children, including nursery schools, day care centers and preschools;

B.

Utilities, aboveground;

C.

Public uses/facilities;

D.

Religious institutions, not to exceed ten thousand square feet gross floor area;

E.

Bed and breakfasts;

F.

Duplexes, subject to the following criteria:

1.

The minimum lot size for a duplex shall be one and one-half times that required for a single family detached structure. Only one duplex shall be permitted per lot meeting this standard;

2.

A lot on which a duplex is proposed shall not be located within three hundred feet of any other lot on which a duplex or multiple unit structure is found (accessory dwelling units excluded), or constitute more than ten percent of the dwelling units in a single block; and

3.

Duplexes shall be subject to design standards to ensure their compatibility in terms of bulk, scale and architectural style with the surrounding neighborhood.

G.

Private schools, K-12.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 28, 10-7-2010)

18.30.040   Development standards.

A.

Site area and dimensional standards.

1.

Minimum lot area:

a.

Districts designated R4: Nine thousand six hundred square feet.

b.

Districts designated R6: Seven thousand two hundred square feet.

2.

Maximum density.

a.

R4 district: four dwelling units per acre.

b.

R6 district: six dwelling units per acre.

3.

Minimum lot width: Sixty feet.

4.

Minimum lot depth: Eighty feet.

5.

Minimum front yard:

a.

On minor street: Twenty feet.

b.

On major street: Twenty-five feet.

6.

Minimum side yards: Seven feet.

a.

Minimum on a flanking street: Ten feet.

7.

Minimum rear yard: Twenty feet.

8.

Maximum building coverage: Thirty percent.

9.

Maximum building height:

a.

Primary dwelling unit: Thirty-two feet.

b.

Accessory building: No greater than the height of the primary dwelling unit or twenty-six feet, whichever is less.

B.

Parking. Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 18.80.

C.

Landscaping.

1.

Landscaping shall be planned and provided in accordance with Chapter 18.72.

2.

Development shall also comply with the tree preservation requirements of Chapter 19.30.

D.

Signs. Regulation of signs is provided in Chapter 18.82.

E.

Lighting. Lighting shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 18.70.

F.

Storage and Exterior Displays.

1.

Required landscaping or buffer areas shall not be used for storage of any sort.

2.

Storage or parking of motor vehicles for rental income is prohibited.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 29, 10-7-2010)

18.30.050   Additional requirements.

A.

All development within the R4 and R6 zones shall comply with applicable environmental performance standards of Chapter 18.78 and, if applicable, the design review requirements of Chapter 18.74.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 30, 10-7-2010)