What is the Bedrooms per Acre provisions for a Multiple-Family Developments with four dwelling units or more?

Residential Zones

  • Each Residential Zone has a maximum number of bedrooms per acre with and without a Conditional Use Permit for a High Occupancy Housing Development (HOHD).  Please refer to Table 10-40.30.030.C. Residential Zones – Building Form and Property Development Standards for allowed Bedrooms per Acre of a Multiple-Family Development with four dwelling units or more. 
  • LInk to: City Council Adopted High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code Text Amendment - Ordinance No. 2020-28 and Resolution No. 2020-59 (PDF)

Commercial Zones

  • Each Commercial Zone has a maximum number of bedrooms per acre with and without a Conditional Use Permit for a Mixed-use High Occupancy Housing Development (MHOHD).  Please refer to Table 10-40.30.040.C. Commercial Zones – Building Form and Property Development Standards for allowed Bedrooms per Acre of a Multiple-Family Development with four dwelling units or more.
  • LInk to: City Council Adopted High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code Text Amendment - Ordinance No. 2020-28 and Resolution No. 2020-59 (PDF)

Transect Zones

  • A Conditional Use Permit for an HOHD (with four dwelling units or greater) or MHOHD is required for a development on a property with the Transect Zone designation that has more than 72.5 bedrooms per acre.  This requirement is pursuant to the definition of a High Occupancy Housing Development, Four-units and Greater, and MHOHD.
  • LInk to: City Council Adopted High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code Text Amendment - Ordinance No. 2020-28 and Resolution No. 2020-59 (PDF)

Bedrooms per Arce are calculated by the total bedrooms of a Development Site divided by the total gross acres of the Development Site.

Example: An HOHD has a total number of 560 bedrooms on a 12-acre Development Site.  The Bedrooms per Arce would be

560 bedrooms ÷ 12 acres = 46.67 Bedrooms per Acre

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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?