The purpose for which land or a structure, or both, are legally designed, constructed, arranged, or intended, or for which they are legally occupied or maintained, let, or leased. Each zoning district allows for one or multiple uses of the land. These could be from strictly residential, commercial, industrial, etc or a mixed use within the same structure.
What are the building use types?
- Principal Uses (ex. the main house)
- Accessory Uses (ex. ADU, detached garage, JADU)
- Conditional Uses (ex. allowed additional use only if it meets certain conditions)
CityStructure report shows the Principal and Accessory uses allowed by the zoning district for the lot.
The maximum size or gross area of a building on a lot is controlled also by the FAR or Floor Area Ratio. This is the ratio of the...
One of the restrictions or controls specified by zoning district is Lot Coverage. This tells how much the footprint of a building could cover the lot. Usually, the...
A Live/Work Unit is a hybrid Residential and PDR Use that is defined as a structure or portion of a structure combining a residential living space for...
Setbacks are the distance between the property lines and the immediate structure on the property. The setbacks could be a range from zero to X feet or could...
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