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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Text Amendment Changes to Subdivision Dimensional Requirements

Text Amendment to Section 400.3090

With this amendment, you can rebuild or reconstruct a non-conforming accessory structure, like a garage, without having to make it comply with current setback requirements so long as the new structure is not more non-conforming than the last. For example, you can rebuild a garage that was less than five feet from your side property line on the same footprint of the old garage because the new garage will not be more non-conforming than the last.


Text Amendment to Sections 400.3080 and 400.1020

This text amendment changes the minimum lot area and widths in older residential subdivisions so as to promote infill development. It allows lots to be subdivided so long as the lots created from the subdivision are similar in width and area to those around them. Previously, the code required a single family (SR) or limited residential (LR) zoned lot to be at least 100 feet wide and 12,000 square feet in area before it could be subdivided to create two new lots. With this text amendment, you can subdivide a property that is under 100 feet wide and 12,000 square feet in area so long as the lots you create from that split meet the new minimum width and area requirements for your subdivision. Additionally, if you own an empty lot next to yours and it is under 50 feet wide or under 6,000 square feet in area, you can build on both lots and sell off the lot next door so long as your lots meet the new minimum area and width requirements for your subdivision. The new area and width requirements for subdivisions are in the table as follows.


Table 1: Subdivisions and their prevailing pattern dimensions for lots in subdivisions platted prior to the City’s first zoning code in 1926.


Subdivision

Minimum Area (SF)

Minimum Width (ft)

Alta Dena

4600

45

Ames Place

5600

50

Balson's at Olive

3700

30

Balson's at Shaftesbury Heights

5100

50

Bellemoor Park

4200

40

Darstdale No.3

3200

40

De Soto Place

3200

30

Delmar Garden

3500

40

Eastover

4600

30

Forsyth Place

4900

50

Gannondale

5100

50

Garden Heights

4700

50

Hafner Place

5000

50

Harris Place

3000

45

Jackson Park

5200

50

Kingsland Place

3600

40

Meridian

5700

50

Mount Olive

4400

35

Musick

5600

50

New Delmar

5500

50

North Parkview

4000

40

Northmoor

5000

40

Olivania Park

4000

40

Olive Heights

3000

30

Olive Street

3700

40

Partridge Heights

5100

50

Pearl Heights

4000

40

Pershing Heights

4200

40

Rathert Heights

3200

30

Richardson Washington Park

3900

50

Roth Grove

4000

45

Sadler Place

5000

40

Spring Avenue

5300

50

Sutter Estates

4300

45

Sutter Heights

3400

30

University Park:

Amherst Blocks 7000-7300
Tulane and Dartmouth Blocks 7000-7100
Parcels north of and not including 728 Pennsylvania

4000

40

University Park No. 2

3800

40

University Terrace

4300

40

Vernon Place

3400

30

West Chamberlain Park

2900

25

West Delmar

5500

50

West Lawn

4000

30

West Portland

5100

40

West University No. 3

4500

40

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