What is a High Occupancy Housing Development (HOHD)?

Please refer to Division 10-80.20: Definition of Specialized Terms, Phrases, and Building Functions, Section 10-80.20.080 Definitions, “H” of the Zoning Code.

A summary of the definitions of High Occupancy Housing Development are below:

A.   High Occupancy Housing Development (HOHD): means any of following: High Occupancy Housing Development, single-family; High Occupancy Housing Development, two-units; High Occupancy Housing Development, three-units; and High Occupancy Housing Development, four-units and greater (see definitions below). Housing development, either for rental or purchase, in which all dwelling units are permanently affordable and offered at 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) in compliance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations shall not be categorized as High Occupancy Housing Development, regardless of the number units, bedrooms, or zoning.

B.  Single-Family High Occupancy Housing Development: A single-family attached or detached dwelling unit with:

  • Seven or more bedrooms; or
  • Five or more sanitation facilities.

C.  Two-units (Duplex) High Occupancy Housing Development: A lot or parcel containing two dwelling units, excluding an Accessory Dwelling Unit, with:

  • More than a total of seven bedrooms; or
  • One or more dwelling unit(s) containing four or more sanitation facilities.

D.  Three-units (Triplex / Mulitple-family) High Occupancy Housing Development, : A lot or parcel containing three dwelling units with:

  • More than a total of nine bedrooms; or
  • One or more dwelling unit(s) containing four or more sanitation facilities.

E.  Four-units and Greater High Occupancy Housing Development: A Development Site containing four or more dwelling units where:

  • More than 20 percent of the total dwelling units have four bedrooms or more;
  • One or more of the dwelling unit(s) containing four or more sanitation facilities; or
  • The total number of dwelling units per acre, or bedrooms per acre, requires a Conditional Use Permit for an HOHD in accordance with the building form and property development standards of the property’s designated Non-Transect Zone; or, if the property owner has elected a Transect Zone, the density is greater than 29 dwelling units per acre or 72.5 bedrooms per acre.

Definitions:

  • Sanitation Facility. The Zoning Code defines a sanitation facility as a delineated area for bathing that contains a toilet, shower, sink, and a shower or tub. The fixtures (toilet, sink, and a shower or tub) may be located in a room or in close proximity that functions as a Sanitation Facility as determined by the Zoning Administrator.
  • Bedroom. The Zoning Code defines a bedroom as a room in a residence marketed, designed, or likely to function primarily for sleeping. 

Show All Answers

1. Why was the High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code Text Amendment Adopted
2. What is a High Occupancy Housing Development (HOHD)?
3. What is a Mixed-use High Occupancy Housing Development (MHOHD)?
4. What is needed if my development is considered an HOHD or MHOHD?
5. What zones is the HOHD allowed in?
6. What zones is the MHOHD allowed?
7. In addition to the zones that an HOHD and MHOHD are allowed, are there additional locational requirements?
8. Has the allowed residential density (dwelling units per acre) in the Residential Zones been changed?
9. Has there been changes to the allowed residential density (dwelling units per acre) of the Commercial Zones?
10. How has High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code Text Amendment affected the Transect Zones and related Building Types?
11. What is the maximum bedrooms that a Single-family, Two-unit (duplex), and Three-unit HOHD is allowed with a Conditional Use Permit?
12. What is the Bedrooms per Acre provisions for a Multiple-Family Developments with four dwelling units or more?
13. Is there a minimum or maximum number or distribution requirements for units with a specific number of bedrooms (one, two, three, four, etc.)?
14. What are the vehicle parking requirements for an HOHD and MHOHD?
15. Is there a parking reduction for provide transit pass to tenants and employees?
16. What are the bicycle parking requirements for an HOHD and MHOHD?
17. What are the building footprint size and separation requirements?
18. What other requirements are there for an HOHD or MHOHD?
19. I have an existing site plan application submitted for a development that is now considered an HOHD or MHOHD. Do I need to comply with the applicable HOHD or MHOHD requirements?
20. I have an existing approved site plan for a development that is now considered an HOHD or MHOHD, and the approval has not expired. Do I need to comply with the High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code?
21. I have an existing approved site plan for a development that is now considered an HOHD or MHOHD, and the approval has expired. Do I need to comply with the High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code?
22. I have a concept plan for a development that is now considered an HOHD or MHOHD; but, I have not submitted a site plan application. Do I need to comply with the High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code?