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Title: 21 - Coastal Zoning

Chapter: 36 - D Combining District

Section: 30 - Restrictions

  A.   The D combining district may be utilized on subdivision projects when, because of terrain, site characteristics or overall project design, varying lot sizes or cluster development with mitigating open areas are more desirable than standard, uniform lot sizes.

 B.   For subdivisions utilizing the D combining district located within the Coastal Zone outside of the urban rural boundary, the resulting lot sizes of the subdivided parcel(s) shall be no smaller than the average size of surrounding parcels, as established under the criteria for Division of Rural Lands within the general plan coastal element use plan.

            The "average size" usually means the arithmetic mean, although the mode or the median size may be used when the majority of parcels are of a 
           common size and a very few parcels skew the mean to create an average atypical of the size of surrounding lots.
           The study area for determining "the average size of surrounding parcels" shall include all parcels within one-quarter (1/4) mile of the exterior   
           bounds of the property being subdivided. The study area may be reduced to exclude parcels with land use zoning designations, or other
           characteristics markedly dissimilar to the subject property, or those lying outside of a readily identifiable neighborhood area as delineated by a
           perimeter of major streets, or other cultural or natural features. Parcels or portions of parcels committed to the resource conservation area for
           purposes other than compliance with zoning district minimum yard regulations, traffic safety visibility standards, setbacks from geologically 
           unstable areas, buffers around environmentally sensitive habitat areas, floodway management, or other such siting restrictions required by the
           certified LCP may be excluded from the "average size" calculation.
C.   The overall project density shall not exceed the General Plan density requirement for the project site.
D.   The building site area required for each lot shall be shown on the final subdivision map. No further land divisions shall be permitted unless a rezone is granted and the land division is consistent with the General Plan or adopted specific plan density requirement for the total original project site.
E.   The subdivision map may not be approved by the county prior to certification of the D overlay rezone as an LCP amendment by the Coastal Commission.
(Ord. 2004-004 ยง 1, 2004; Ord. 83-03(part))