In addition to the zones that an HOHD and MHOHD are allowed, are there additional locational requirements?

In addition to the zones that High Occupancy Housing Development (HOHD) and Mixed-use High Occupancy Housing Development (MHOHD) are allowed, the following locational requirements apply:

A.   Single-Family HOHD:

  • No additional locational requirements beyond the zones that the use is allowed with a Conditional Use Permit.

B.  An HOHD with two-units (Duplex): A lot or parcel containing two dwelling units, excluding an Accessory Dwelling Unit, with:

  • No additional locational requirements beyond the zones that the use is allowed with a Conditional Use Permit.

C.  An HOHD with three-units (Triplex / Mulitple-family): A lot or parcel containing three dwelling units with:

  • No additional locational requirements beyond the zones that the use is allowed with a Conditional Use Permit.

D.  An HOHD with four or more dwelling units: An HOHD containing four or more dwelling units where:

  • The HOHD shall be located inside of a pedestrian shed of an activity center delineated in the General Plan or applicable Specific Plan.

Link to the Regional Plan, Map 24: Activity Centers

Link to the Specific Plan website and list of plans

  • The HOHD shall be located where this is adequate transit service is available to the Development Site. Adequate transit service from a Development Site to a permanent transit stop is:
  1. Less than or equal to 1,320 feet; or
  2. A distance greater than 1,320 feet when the Planning and Zoning Commission finds that
    the route to the permanent transit stop has adequate nighttime lighting and does not
    have a significant grade change, and the distance does not impede reasonable access to
    transit.

The distance between the permanent transit stop to the Development Site shall be measured following a continuously improved sidewalk and/or public paved trail.

E. Mixed-use High Occupancy Housing Developments (MHOHD)s:

  • The MHOHD shall be on a lot or parcel that abuts a street classified as a commercial corridor shown on the General Plan (Regional Plan) and located in the pedestrian shed of activity center indicated in the General Plan (Regional Plan) or applicable specific plan.

Link to the Regional Plan, Map 24: Activity Centers

Link to the Regional Plan, Map 25: Road Network Illustration

Link to the Specific Plan website and list of plans

  • An MHOHD containing four dwelling units or more shall be located where this is adequate transit service is available to the Development Site. Adequate transit service from a Development Site to a permanent transit stop is:
  1. Less than or equal to 1,320 feet; or
  2. A distance greater than 1,320 feet when the Planning and Zoning Commission finds that
    the route to the permanent transit stop has adequate nighttime lighting and does not
    have a significant grade change, and the distance does not impede reasonable access to
    transit.

The distance between the permanent transit stop to the Development Site shall be measured
following a continuously improved sidewalk and/or public paved trail.

F.  An HOHD or MHOHD with more than 50 dwelling units per acre and/or 125 bedrooms per acre.

  • The HOHD or MHOHD with more than 50 dwelling units per acre and/or 125 bedrooms per acre shall be located inside of a pedestrian shed of a Regional Activity Center.

G.  An HOHD on a lot or parcel with a Commercial Zone designation:

  1. On a lot or parcel that is setback at least 300 feet from the centerline of a street classified as a Commercial Corridor identified on the General Plan; and
  2.  There shall be an existing primary mixed-use development or commercial use(s), excluding primary transportation and infrastructure uses,

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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?