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Title: 21 - Coastal Zoning

Chapter: 00 - Residential Second Units

Section: 40 - Senior second units Temporary second dwelling uses with kitchen facilities in existing residences or additions to existing residences

A use permit for a temporary second dwelling use with cooking facilities may be considered by the planning commission in a portion of, or an addition to, any legally existing single-family resi­dence subject to all of the following:

  1. The second dwelling shall be used for the sole occupancy of one to two adult persons who are sixty-two - years of age or over and are immediate family members of the principal residents of the parcel.
  2. The total designated floor area for the second dwelling use shall not exceed thirty percent of the floor area of the entire structure, including any proposed addi­tion. However, under no circumstances shall the floor area of the second unit exceed seven hundred square feet.
  3. The habitable floor area of the second dwelling shall maintain direct, internal access to the habitable floor area of the primary residence, and a direct exit outside. For purposes of this section, habitable floor area shall include hallways.
  4. Any structural additions or alterations shall com­ply with all applicable building, zoning, health and fire code requirements.
  5. Utilities for the second dwelling area (electrici­ty, water, sewage disposal, etc.) shall be integrated into those of the primary residence as much as is feasible.
  6. When the specified occupant(s) of the second dwelling no longer reside in the unit or no longer qualify for the use permitted under these provisions, the kitchen facilities and any duplicate utilities shall be removed, and the area no longer used for second dwelling purposes.
  7. A Notice of noncompliance, stating the conditions of the use permit, shall be recorded at the time of issu­ance of a building permit for the structural addition or alteration to the existing residence.
  8. The use permit shall be subject to annual review and verification of compliance by the planning department and/or planning commission. A fee, in an amount determined by the board of supervisors, may be charged for the annual review.


 (Ord. 95-03 (part), 1995.)