What are the building footprint size and separation requirements?

Building Footprint(1) Sizes and Separation Requirements.

  1. Maximum building footprint(1) inside a pedestrian shed of a Historic Activity Center delineated in the General Plan or applicable Specific Plan, excluding properties zoned Commercial Business (CB): Equal to, or less than, 5,000 square feet.
  2. Maximum building footprint(1) inside a pedestrian shed of a Historic Activity Center delineated in the General Plan or applicable Specific Plan, and on a property zoned Commercial Business (CB): Equal to, or less than, 22,000 square feet.
  3. Maximum building footprint(1) inside a pedestrian shed of a Regional Activity Center delineated in the General Plan or applicable Specific Plan: No Maximum.
  4. Maximum building footprint(1) inside a pedestrian shed of an activity center in all other areas not described in subsection B.1., B.2., and B.3. of this section: Equal to, or less than, 22,000 square feet.
  5. Excluding the Commercial Business (CB) zone, the minimum separation between the building footprints of structures on the same lot or parcel, and structures on an abutting lot or parcel, shall be separated by a distance that is the greater of 10 feet, or 1/3 the height of the taller structure.
  6. Where the area of a pedestrian shed of an activity center intersects with the area of a pedestrian shed of another activity center, the pedestrian shed with the more restrictive maximum building footprint requirement shall govern the intersecting area. The locations of the pedestrian sheds of the activity centers are identified in the General Plan, including any applicable Specific Plans.

Note 1. For the purpose of the requirements of subsection B of this section, the maximum allowable building footprint is equal to the largest floor plate of a structure, including interior courtyards, abutting and interior, or partial interior, podium and above ground parking structure(s), and structures connected with a continuous roof.

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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?