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File #: CPC CA 19-00027    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Discussion Item
File created: 2/25/2019 In control: Council Work Session
On agenda: Final action: 9/9/2019
Title: Discussion of possible amendments to Chapter 7 (Planning, Development and Building) of City Code pertaining to accessory dwelling units. (Legislative) Presenter: Hannah Van Nimwegen, Senior Planner, Land Use Review Division Peter Wysocki, Director of Planning and Community Development
Indexes: Code Amendment
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - Option Breakdown, 2. Work Session ADU Presentation - 6.10.pdf, 3. Attachment 1 - Draft 10 ADU Ord - Option A - 5-28-19, 4. Attachment 2 - Draft 10 ADU Ord - Option B - 5-28-19, 5. Attachment 3 - Draft 3 - Affidavit - 5.28.19 - Notification, HOA Covenant, 6. Attachment 4 - Draft 3 - Restrictive Covenant - 5.28.19 - Subdivision, Owner Occupancy, 7. CPC Staff Report - Accessory Dwelling Unit, 8. Figure 1 - ADU Draft Ordinance, 9. Figure 2 - Zone Disticts Map, 10. Figure 3 - Comparable Cities, 11. Figure 4 - ADU Citizen Forum Materials, 12. Figure 5 - Citizen Comment, 13. Figure 6 - ADU Existing Vs Proposed Table, 14. Figure 7 - Integrated ADU Illustration, 15. Figure 8 - Detached ADU Illustration, 16. Figure 9 - PlanCOS Resource Sheet, 17. Figure 10 - Mill Street Plan Summary
Related files: CPC CA 20-00006

Title
Discussion of possible amendments to Chapter 7 (Planning, Development and Building) of City Code pertaining to accessory dwelling units.

(Legislative)

Presenter:
Hannah Van Nimwegen, Senior Planner, Land Use Review Division
Peter Wysocki, Director of Planning and Community Development

Body
Summary:
During the City Council Work Session meeting on September 9, 2019, City Council requested that town hall meetings be held to discuss accessory dwelling units (ADUs) directly with the public. Two town hall meetings were scheduled and held on November 19 and December 4, 2019. Both meetings were well attended, with duplicative attendance on the second night, and about half of those who spoke were supportive and the other half against the proposed changes.

At the September 9, 2019 Work Session meeting, City Planning staff presented a series of options for the City Council to consider for single-family zone districts. During that meeting, two primary questions were contemplated. First, should integrated or attached accessory dwellings be permitted as a matter of right, should they necessitate a special review prior to permitting, or should they be prohibited in single-family zones? Second, if accessory dwelling units are allowed within single-family zone districts, should the accessory dwelling unit be allowed to house a second "family" as defined by the zoning code, should the entire property be limited to one "family," or should the use of an accessory dwelling unit be restricted only to those with a "familial relationship" to the property owner? The options considered included:

1. Permitted by right (attached/integrated) for either two families, one family, or require a familial relationship,
2. ADU permit application and approval (attached, integrated, detached) for either two families, one family, or require a familial relationship,
3. Conditionally permitted per a "Conditional Use" (attached, integrated, detached) for either two families, o...

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