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Title: 20 - Zoning

Chapter: 04 - Definitions

Section: 355 - Home enterprise

"Home enterprise" means a service, office, studio or production use conducted in conjunction with a dwelling unit, managed by the inhabitants thereof, which use includes business activities more intense than those of a home occupation. Home enterprises may be considered in specified zoning districts subject to the issuance of a use permit which shall find that the use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the property for dwelling purposes, does not substantially change the character of the dwelling or neighborhood thereof, and which use:

A.   Is confined within an on-site dwelling or accessory structure thereto, occupies not more than thirty-three percent of the total on-site square footage, and/or is confined to a garden or orchard where food or flora is grown on-site

B.   Involves no sale of new or used merchandise other than that produced on the premises, or merchandise directly related to, and incidental to, the services offered

C.   Is managed by the family occupying the dwelling with no more than three nonresident employees at the site where the residence is located within any general plan designated urban or rural area, or nor more than five nonresident employees at the site where the residence is located within any general plan designat­ed resource area

D.  Does not entail the establishment of a permanent salesroom or group meeting room, except that provision for occasional temporary sales areas or group meetings may be established by the use permit where no impact upon the surrounding neighbor-hood is found

E.  Is in compliance with applicable health, safety and welfare standards such as the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Fire Code, Americans With Disabilities Act, OSHA, etc.

F.  Produces no evidence of its existence beyond the property line (except one unlighted sign of not more than ten square feet which shall be considered a residential sign) such as noise, smoke, odors, vibration, lighting, exterior storage, excessive or intrusive electronic and/or communication devices, etc.

G.   Does not establish or create a health or safety hazard

H.  Does not generate pedestrian or vehicular traffic, including delivery vehicles, beyond that normal in the neighborhood in which located and provides off-street parking adequate for clients and employees in addition to that required for the resi­dence

I.  Includes no outside storage of materials, products, equipment or business vehicles, other than the personal transport vehicle(s) of the resident business owner(s)

J. Clinics (exceeding more than one doctor/practitioner), medical laboratories, hospitals, residential care facilities, animal hospi­tals, outdoor contractors yards, storage rental (i.e., mini storage), food or liquor service establishments such as bakeries, restau­rants or bars, and auto repair and/or painting, shall not be deemed to be home enterprises. Animal kennels, raising or sales of animals and/or animal products, food processing shall not be deemed to be home enterprises where the residence is located within a general plan designated urban area.


(Ord. 99-002 (part), 1999.)